Washington State - Latta Wines was founded in 2011 by winemaker and owner Andrew Latta. The product of 10 years of sweat equity as a cellar hand who worked his way to winemaker at a notable Washington winery, Andrew is proud to release his personal wines to you. Latta seeks to put uncommon varietals from the most unique vineyards in Washington State on center stage. Years of scouring the geologically diverse soils of Eastern Washington led to an initial release of two very special wines. The extremely small production offerings are put forward from sustainable vineyard sites after fermentation with native yeast, and aging in french barrique and puncheon.
California - Leviathan was founded in 2004 by winemaker Andy Erickson, former winemaker of Screaming Eagle Winery. The goal was simple: to create one, unique red wine, drawn from some of the best vineyards in Northern California. The resulting bottling, was born of a passion for blending Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, to create a full bodied wine with a character all of its own. Since then, we have remained true to our goal of producing a rich, distinctly Californian red blend, year after year. One blend. One focus. Leviathan.
Worldwide! - In the world of wine there are compelling Locations that exist where soil, climate and vines interact to produce grapes that uniquely express their Location through wine. Our love of wine recognizes the nuances of time and place that combine and interact to represent location. These Locations exist individually within appellations of the new and old world, but are seldom combined across appellation, in the art of blending due to laws and restrictions that make it near impossible to express true winemaking freedom. But what if it could be done. What if one could blend across all of the major appellations, to produce a wine that represented a country of origin? What if one could do this across all of the major wine producing regions of the world. What if there were no rules? What if one had complete freedom to express whatever one believed. Could it be done? The question is – do you break the rules, and thousands of years of history and tradition, in pursuit of expressing freedom? We believe so. Welcome to Locations.
Martin Ray Winery
Sonoma, California - In 1990, Courtney Benham was walking through an old warehouse in San Jose when he chanced upon a forgotten treasure — some 1,500 cases of library wines, dating back more than forty years, made by California wine pioneer Martin Ray. It was clear that Martin Ray had quite a history, so Courtney contacted the Ray family, & decided to take up the Martin Ray brand with the goal of creating wines whose quality would make Martin Ray himself proud.
Napa Valley, California - High on the slopes of Mount Veeder, Mayacamas Vineyards has been a source of legendary California wine since 1889. This historic winery space, as well as two others constructed in later decades, were gently restored in 2013 and provide a considered environment that allows for an enhanced level of quality and consistency in our wines. They believe strongly that the careful investment in Mayacamas is already starting to yield the finest wines the property has produced to date.
tellenbosch, South Africa - Since its founding in 1989, Mulderbosch Vineyards has widely been accepted as one of South Africa’s foremost wine producers. Although wine guide author John Platter famously referred to the Mulderbosch Sauvignon Blanc as ”South Africa’s most celebrated Sauvignon”, the entire Mulderbosch portfolio has consistently represented high quality wines of distinction for which it has gained an enviable track record. Offerings include our Faithful Hound Bordeaux-style blend; a varietal Cabernet Sauvignon Rosé; a Barrel Fermented and lightly wooded style of Chardonnay; a Chenin Blanc sourced from predominantly old bush vines and a deliciously decadent Noble Late Harvest made from Sauvignon Blanc.
Mount Eden Vineyards
Santa Cruz, California - Mount Eden Vineyards is a small historic wine estate perched at 2000 feet overlooking Silicon Valley, in the Santa Cruz Mountain Appellation, about 50 miles south of San Francisco. Founded in 1945, it is recognized as one of the original “boutique” California winery properties, focusing on small lots of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. Mount Eden’s lineage of estate bottled Chardonnay and Pinot Noir is the longest in California. Mount Eden Vineyards also produces non-estate Chardonnays from the central coast, primarily Edna Valley. They have great success making Chardonnay from the Wolff Vineyard and are continually recognized as making outstanding wines from that region.
Owen Roe Winery
Oregon | Washington - Owen Roe is committed to practicing the highest standards of winemaking. Since their first vintage in 1999, their goal has been simple; to produce beautiful wines from superior sites in the Pacific Northwest. A place where the fruit ripens slowly and fully, resulting in excellent acidity and balance. All of their grapes are hand harvested, handled with minimal processing, small-lot fermented and aged in French oak barrels.
Sonoma County, California - “Petrichor (pet-ri-kor) n. the scent of rain on dry earth. We chose this obscure term for our wine because, in a word, Petrichor defines our passion for terroir driven wines. We want our wines to express the robust interplay of our volcanic soil and the diverse elements of the Redwood Hill climate. But beyond its efficient and eloquent expression of the terroir, Petrichor has a transportive quality. Petrichor connects us to nature and becomes a smell we can remember and a memory we can smell. We hope that when you first sip Petrichor wine, you will feel that same connection and be transported, from wherever you are, to the unique terroir of our vineyard high atop Redwood Hill.” (Jim & Margaret Foley, Grower/Producers)
Central Coast, California - Bob Lindquist, founder and winemaker of Qupé (pronounced kyoo-pay'), is a pioneers of Rhone varieties in California and one of the original Rhone Rangers. Established in 1982, they are dedicated to making quality wines that are true to their source. Their wines focus on quality, character, and balance. They specialize in Rhône-style wines from the Bien Nacido Vineyard in Santa Maria, that is farmed sustainable, the Sawyer Lindquist Vineyard in the Edna Valley, farmed biodynamically, and the Ibarra-Young Vineyard in Los Olivos, farmed organically. Bob Lindquist's exacting standards and never-resting-on-laurels attitude, allows Qupé to continually be cutting edge and a benchmark other wineries aspire to be.
Radley & Finch
Western Cape, South Africa - Sourced from across the broad Western Cape region of South Africa, Radley & Finch offerswines at an attractive entry-level price. The labels are quirky and fun but the wine inside is way more serious than the price point suggests. Radley & Finch is a new project / partnership between young gun, rising star winemaker Thinus Krüger and boutique S. African wine importer Pascal Schildt. Basically they got sick of cheap, poorly made S. African wines flooding the market and decided to do something about it. Juicy, easy, quaffable and classy - a steal for every night drinking.
Revana Family Vineyard
Napa Valley, California - Wine quality begins in the vineyard. The Revana Estate Vineyard is situated in a prime part of St. Helena where deep, well-drained alluvial soils pair with warm days and cool nights to provide an ideal terroir for Cabernet Sauvignon. Hands-on vineyard management ensures that the natural potential of each vine is realized and only perfect Cabernet grapes are brought into the winery. Once in the winery, Thomas Brown’s artfully restrained approach to winemaking allows for the pure expression of the Revana Estate Vineyard. Employing natural yeasts, gentle maceration and attention to every detail, Thomas crafts wines of purity, depth, character and elegance.
Walla Walla Valley, Washington State - “These are impressive across the board and this tiny estate is one to watch.” (Jeb Dunnuck, The Wine Advocate)
Founded in 2005, Revelry Vintners is a progressive producer of premium wines, highlighting the viticulture and dynamic quality of Washington State’s Columbia Valley, and building a tradition of excellence.
Savage Wines LA
Santa Barbara County, California - These three restaurant lifers with almost 50 years cumulative experience in bartending, management, food preparation, and service, bring their palates to bear producing wine that is simple and ferocious. Their mission is to produce untamed, uncivilized, minimally manipulated wines that describe the varietal's characteristics and terroir of two distinct vineyards in Southern California's Happy Canyon AVA.
Italy - You would be hard pressed to find two people more Friuli-obsessed than Bobby Stuckey & Lachlan Patterson. After working together at The French Laundry, Bobby as a Master Sommelier & Lachlan as a chef de partie, they moved to Boulder, Colorado with the dream of opening a neighborhood restaurant. One fateful trip to Friuli, complete with carsickness from the winding roads of the Alps, traditional Friulian fare, and lots and lots of amazing local wine was enough to seal their fate.
Oregon | Washington - During the economic recession of 2001, and Owen Roe’s first couple vintages as a winery, NW growers were facing hardship in selling their fruit, come harvest time. The Sharecropper’s Wine Company originated early in the 2000s when several family farmers, unable to sell their fruit, agreed to compensation on a sharecropping arrangement. Since we were too small to purchase their fruit up front, payment was made once the wine made from their grapes was sold. These wines are a tribute to our early vineyard partners and farmers around the world who earn their livelihood and are able to build thriving businesses through sharecropping partnerships.
Washington State - SIXTO, the Chardonnay-only label from Charles Smith and Brennon Leighton. Inspired by the story of musician Sixto Rodriguez (featured in the acclaimed documentary "Searching for Sugar Man"), Charles similarly wanted to resurrect something that was always great, but was waiting to be rediscovered - as in the old Chardonnay vines in Washington State. Being the sixth label that Charles has created (sextus translates to "sixth" in Latin), the name SIXTO was a perfect fit.
SLO Down Wines
California - "Seriously good wine that doesn’t take itself too seriously. In a nutshell, I started SLO Down Wines in 2008 with 93 cases of Sexual Chocolate. Never could I imagine that I would be here telling you this story 7 years later with a wine that has blown up across the country and has also allowed me to release two new wines - Broken Dreams Chardonnay and Stand Out Cabernet/Merlot Blend. SLO Down Wines had a very humble start and we remain humble and grateful for all of our supporters out there who want to ditch the boring, stuffy, old rules that surround wine and just drink it for pleasure and fun.” (Brandon Allen, Founding Wino)
Argentina | Chile | Japan - Vine Connections is the leading authority and educator in the U.S. for premium Argentine and Chilean wine and Japanese sake. As the exclusive U.S. representative for some of the world’s most unique and exciting wines and sake, they proudly partner with over 25 family-owned and run wineries and 16 breweries. Based in Sausalito, California, Ed Lehrman and Nick Ramkowsky pioneered the first nationally-imported portfolio of artisan wines from Argentina in 1999 and have become the leading US importer of fine Argentinean wines retailing above $10 from Mendoza and Salta.
Well Oiled Wine Co.
Spain - Well Oiled Wine Company began in December 2005 as a wine import and marketing company. In April 2006 we launched our first wines to a few select distributors and have since expanded to all major markets through 40 states. Well Oiled Wine Company philosophy necessitates a small portfolio of vibrant brands. We identify market opportunities by listening to the needs of the consumers, both on and off-premise, and we seek out, or create, brands to meet those demands. Our requirements are demanding yet simple: Outstanding wine. Memorable branding. Excellent pricing.