NEW ZEALAND

JACKSON ESTATE

Marlborough, South Island

 

 

 

As modern pioneers, Jackson Estate has been in the business for over 25 years, quietly getting on with hand crafting beautiful wines with elegance, finesse and longevity.  With total respect for our land and focusing on low cropping levels, small batch fermentation, single vineyard fruits and minimal winemaking intervention, we continue to achieve incremental improvements year on year, in a sustainable and environmentally responsible way.  We remain 100 percent kiwi-owned and are staying put on our perfectly balanced soils, growing our beautifully mature vines in this incredible Marlborough climate.

 

PORTUGAL

MONTE DA RAVASQUEIRA

Alentejo, in Arraiolos

 

 

Located in the village of Arraiolos, one hour away from Lisbon, Monte da Ravasqueira has maintained a three generation link to the José de Mello family since 1943.  The vast area of typical Alentejo landscape and the unique geological and climatic conditions found here led José Manuel de Mello to believe that Monte da Ravasqueira had everything to be a producer of high quality wines. The dream began to take shape in 1998 when, after a series of geological studies to choose the best grape varieties and the best spots, an old orchard gives rise to the first vineyards Today, Monte da Ravasqueira extends over approximately 3 000 hectares, a total of 15 different grape varieties distributed over 29 plots, planted in 8 distinct types of soil, which allow for the production of the region’s best wines.

 

QUINTA DA FALORCA

DAO

Falorca / T-Nac by Falorca

"This small property is one of the finer properties in the region, making hand-crafted, complex and age-worthy wines that sometimes need a little time but rarely disappoint."  Mark Squires, erobertparker.com Oct 2015.

Formed by the Costa Barros de Figueiredo Family, more then five generations ago,  today  consists  of  four  vineyards  on  Silgueiros sub-region, Vale das Escadinhas, Barreiro, Esmoitada and Falorca, with a productive area of 13 ha. All  of  them  have been reconverted over the last 30 years, and a huge investment happened,  with direct intervention in wine production and the building of a modern vinification facility.

Proudly making hand-crafted wines!

 

VINEDOS ALONSO DEL YERRO

D.O. Ribera del Duero (Santa Marta) & D.O. Toro (Pagos De Miguel),Spain

Vinedos Alonso del Yerro is a story of a passion. The passion shared by all the Alonso del Yerro family since we started this project in 2002 to work out a group of plots thoroughly selected and planted with Tempranillo grapes with the aim of producing high-quality wines following our main principles: respect for the environment, passion for excellence, love for the family and friendship’s value.  Since the beginning, we’ve been surrounded by a group of professionals which understand, as we do, the principles of great wines. We have a team of professionals led by Stéphane Derenoncourt at Finca Santa Marta (Roa, Spain). Thanks to their talent and experience and combined with the passion shared by all the people working at Viñedos Alonso del Yerro, we’ve created two unique wines: Alonso del Yerro and María.  Late in 2007, we decided to widen our wine horizons to the region of Toro by acquiring 9 hectares of Tinta de Toro which have resulted in a new wine, Paydos, following the same qualitative principles of its “brothers” from Ribera del Duero but extracting all the power offered by the Tinta de Toro grape in the best vineyards of the region.

CANADA - BRITISH COLUMBIA

PERSEUS WINERY

VQA Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys, BC, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

Perseus Winery is proud to celebrate the diversity of the Okanagan and Similkameen Valleys by farming grapes with some of the best growers in some of the best vineyards in British Columbia. No other BC winery embraces the concept of sub-appellations as thoroughly.  Perseus Winery produces a library of consistent award winning BC wines, led by our flagship Bordeaux-style red blend Invictus.

CHAMPAGNE MANDOIS

Champagne, France

Established in 1735 by Jean Mandois, this champagne house is led by Claude Mandois (born in 1961), representing the 9th generation since Jean. Claude Mandois is now in charge of following the constant policy of the house and of the continuity of the family philosophy. Independent, Mandois can continue to take the right decisions over the long run, ensure the continuity and the consistency of the style and the quality of its wines. Bringing together tradition and modernity, the family Mandois is faithful to the values of the champagne houses. Champagne Mandois is now sold all over the world and it's quality has made it one of the great Champagne houses.

CASTELFEDER WINE ESTATE

Alto Adige, Northern Italy

Luna Nuda Brand

Luna Nuda is the Italian phrase, meaning “Naked Moon” often used by vintners to describe a clear night sky with a bright full moon shining and shimmering over the beautiful Italian countryside, the fresh smell of dew as it softly dusts the trees carried in the calm whispering breeze.  An experience that has and continues to inspire generations of Italian winemakers.  Luna Nuda was created in Alto Adige Italy at the Castelfeder Wine Estate.  The vines bearing the grapes for these fine Italian wines have seen many generations of naked moons, and we believe there is a little of that energy and beauty inherent in each bottle of our wines. 

IL BOTOLO AZIENDA AGRICOLA

Piedmont, Northern Italy

Il Botolo is a boutique winery that is all about passion. Their wines are the reflection of a truly special territory in the heart of Piedmont, which has brought acclaim not only to this region but to Italy. “Great wines are made in the vineyard”, as always been the company philosophy and they still draw inspiration from this proverb today. The journey continues with the same passion, tradition and attention to detail in the vineyards, where a little dog with a big personality that we call “Botolo” keeps them company and who today is the symbol of the Estate.

TENUTA MAIANO

Montespertoli, Tuscany

Organic Winery

With roots dating back to 1984, this certified organic winery from the territory of Montespertoli which extends between hills, steep slopes and narrow valleys. Thanks to the climate and the exposure of the soil, the area has always been dedicated to the cultivation of the vine. Scenic hilly course, rises to 257 meters above sea level and has a surface area of ​​about 2200 ha. "City of Wine" and "City of Oil", Montespertoli has built on its land products its history.  As Hemingway said wisely, "wine is the epitome of a territory, a culture, a way of life." 

SPAIN

BODEGAS SAN ALEJANDRO

Calatayud Designation of Origin

Bodegas San Alejandro was founded in 1962 in Miedes of Aragon (Zaragoza), in a privileged location for the culture of the grapevine, the altitude of its vineyards, the rigor of the climate, the slow ripeness of its grapes, the diversity of its soils and multiple singularities composed by its terroir.  It receives its name in honor to San Alejandro, whose remains are in the Franciscan Convent of the S.XVII of Mudejar style placed in Miedes.  Since then, Bodegas San Alejandro has grown and evolved supporting always its people, its land and its culture. A culture that BSA promotes in more than 30 countries over the world.

 

FERRER FAMILY WINES

Rioja - Still Wines

Canals & Nubiola Brands

Few companies can offer such a diverse and interesting world-wide range, where family ownership and the associated values, remains core to its philosophy as Ferrer Family Wines.  Whatever the size of our wineries, the principles of understanding terroir, producing wines that reflect the characteristics of the region and that can be enjoyed by our loyal consumers around the world remain paramount in our beliefs. Ferrer Family Wines encompasses many of these wineries.

WE ARE LOOKING TO EXPAND

Epic Wines and Spirits is actively looking for family wineries active in or interested in doing business in Ontario from:

  • France

  • Italy

  • Spain

If interested, please contact us at contact@epicwinesandspirits.ca

ARGENTINA

BODEGA LAGARDE

Mendoza, Argentina

With  the first vine planted in 1897, Lagarde is one of the oldest wineries in the Mendoza region with Malbec vines over 100 years old. With only two owning families in its history, Lagarde was acquired by the Pescarmona family in 1969.  Today the winery and estate are run by third generation Pescarmonas, sisters Sofia and Lucila Pescarmona. Under their direction, Lagarde creates exceptional terroir character wines that reflect a strong sustainable commitment to the land and its people.  Their wines are made with grapes from our own managed vineyards, adhering to the special conditions each variety needs in order to achieve its maximum expression.

THE LANE VINEYARD

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

At The Lane Vineyard the Edwards family step to the beat of a different drum.  We dare to be different. We can be irreverent. We are always authentic.  Drink our wine knowing we have grown every berry and made every drop at The Lane capturing the beauty of our vineyard in every glass, neither European nor Australian in style rather the best of both worlds.  

AUSTRALIA

ROBERT OATLEY VINEYARDS

Margaret River, West Australia

Robert Oatley Wines, founded by the late Robert (Bob) Oatley AO BEM in 2006, is a family owned winery led by his eldest son Sandy Oatley who with his father, brother and sister, planted the first Oatley vineyards in the late 1960’s. The trio of labels celebrates Bob Oatley with the Signature Series, exceptional vineyard sites with Finisterre, and the best of the best barrels under The Pennant. Focussing on wines from Margaret River and McLaren Vale, our home is in the stunning Margaret River, with a vineyard and cellar door on Caves Road, in the heart of this great wine region. Consistently scoring over 90 points with the critics and having collected too many medals to detail, a number of the wines have been or are trophy winners but most importantly they’ve resonated with the wine-loving public around Australia and the world. As Bob Oatley said ‘they must be a darned good drink.’

ONTARIO, CANADA

FOLLY BREWING

MICROBREWERY | TORONTO

At Folly we draw inspiration from the Belgian farmhouse tradition to brew bright and complex beers fermented with unique blends of Saison yeast and Brettanomyces. Many of our beers feature local and seasonal ingredients, new and expressive hop varieties, and are fermented and aged in barrels that previously held wine, cognac or bourbon. Our goal is to produce fun and engaging beer that provides a new perspective on a rich brewing tradition.  We hope you enjoy our craft beer.

NGATARAWA WINES

Hawkes Bay - North Island

"Heritage - Innovation - Experience - Integrity.”

 

 

 

When Assid Abraham Corban left Lebanon in 1891, he brought with him a 300 year winemaking heritage. Ngatarawa was one of New Zealand's earliest boutique wineries.  Today cousins Alwyn Corban and Brian Corban continue the heritage and craft of the Corban family of winemakers at Ngatarawa in Hawke's Bay. 

Ngatarawa is a successful, family-owned winery internationally acclaimed for its Bordeaux style red wines, Syrah, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and dessert wine.  Innovation and integrity are hallmarks of the Corban family’s success in the wine industry.

ROCKBURN WINES

Central Otago, South Island

Rockburn takes its name from the rugged, rock-strewn, burn-scarred landscape of Central Otago. The region is renowned for its stunning scenery of rugged mountains and picturesque lakes.  We produce premium wines of intense varietal characteristics in Central Otago, the world’s most southerly grape-growing region. Central Otago, at 45º south, has a climate similar to Burgundy, France, the great Pinot Noir producing region of the world. All our wines exhibit strong varietal characteristics, highlighted in the white varieties by crisp acids, which are typical of the region. It has also become apparent that like Burgundy there are distinct ‘appellations’ within Central Otago. For this reason, to fully exploit the potential of the region, it is a distinct advantage to have vineyards in different ‘appellations’.

WAIRAU RIVER WINES

Marlborough - South Island

Wairau River (pronounced why-row) produces wines exclusively sourced from our family estate vineyards first established in 1978 by Phil & Chris Rose. Hand tended in small batches from vine to bottle, low crops and ultra ripe fruit are utilised to produce premium wine that has become renowned for exhibiting intense fruit characteristics and classical elegance. With nine estate vineyards of around 700 acres, Wairau River Wines can maintain total commitment to quality by carefully managing these sites to keep yields low and quality high.  The extended Rose family are all heavily involved in the business – so we are a true family owned and managed winery.

WASHINGTON

PURPLE STAR WINES & MURET-GASTON WINERY

Columbia Valley & Wahluke Slope, Washington, USA

 

 

 

 

 

In 2008, Purple Star set out to start a winery with a specific vision: to embody the soul of wine from vineyard to bottle to table. Their philosophy is that wine should be accessible, approachable, and affordable. But most of all, a wine’s purpose is to bring together family and friends!  With 10 years of viticulture and winemaking experience in Washington State, they know a thing or two about making wine. For starters, Purple Star’s varietal blends are grown from some of Washington State’s finest appellations including Wahluke Slope, Yakima Valley and Red Mountain. With grapes handpicked at their optimal flavor profile and juice fermented at cooler temperatures for longer periods, our wines exhibit softer tannins and retain more varietal character.  Purple Star has a pay it forward approach -  15% of Purple Star Wines’ proceeds to Seattle Children’s Hospital 

UNITED STATES - OREGON

R. STUART & CO.

Oregon, USA

 

 

 

 

 

R. Stuart & Co. is a winery specializing in Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris, located in McMinnville, Oregon. Winemaker Rob Stuart gathers the best fruit possible to make wines that are friendly and approachable for real people to enjoy with their friends, family and good food.  The wines with the Big Fire label—Pinot gris, Pinot noir and dry Rosé—are fresh, lively and friendly, intended for everyday drinking. The LOVE Oregon label - Pinot Noir, Riesling and White Sky Blend - are honest, straightforward, no frills, kind of like the lives of those early pioneers. 

SOUTH AFRICA

PAINTED WOLF WINE COMPANY

Paarl / Swartland, South Africa

 

 

 

 

Painted Wolf Wines is a dynamic and innovative South African wine company. They are dedicated to the production of authentic, distinct and delicious wines, and to the conservation of African wild dogs and their natural habitat.  They produce wines with a distinctive South African feel, and to that end focus largely on wines crafted from Chenin Blanc and Pinotage – the two bench mark South African grape varieties, The grapes are sourced from their pack members vineyards, which are low yielding, mostly unirrigated and farmed organically or with minimal non organic inputs.

THELEMA MOUNTAIN VINEYARDS

Stellenbosch, South Africa

 

 

 

 

AN EXPRESSION OF STELLENBOSCH THROUGH AUTHORITY AND RICH TRADITION.
Situated on the South Easterly side of the Simonsberg Mountain with elevations 530m above sea level with mainly south-facing slopes, possessing some of the highest elevations in Stellenbosch. The high altitude and the rich red soils are ideal for premium quality wine grape production.   Through the understanding of our optimal climate and soil type, we have firmly entrenched ourselves as one of the leaders in Cabernet Sauvignon, placing Stellenbosch Cabernet’s firmly on the global wine map.  As we believe grape quality is the single most important factor in serious winemaking, our policy in one of minimum interference, allowing the wines to be a true expression of each vineyard.

URUGUAY

BODEGAS CARRAU

Uruguay

“This is a country where the name of the producer is the most important element on the label.  Te best producer is Carrau.”  - Hugh Johnson

 

 

 

The Carrau family first began to grow wines in the famous wine region of Cataluña, Spain in 1752. In 1930 they moved to Uruguay to Las Violetas region in South America to continue this tradition.  Since that time, the Carrau family has been part of a small group of families in the world that have been devoted quietly, yet without pause, to the development of a tradition currently representing ten uninterrupted generations of wine producers. Nowadays, Bodegas Carrau is a family company, five siblings, determined to do honour to more than 250 years of wisdom generated by their ancestors.  

WE ARE LOOKING TO EXPAND

Epic Wines and Spirits is actively looking for family wineries active in or interested in doing business in Ontario from:

 

  • Argentina

  • California

  • Washington

  • Oregon

If interested, please contact us at contact@epicwinesandspirits.ca

WE ARE LOOKING FOR CRAFT BREWERS

 

​Epic Wines and Spirits is actively looking for craft or specialty brewers active in or interested in doing business in Ontario.

If interested, please contact us at contact@epicwinesandspirits.ca

PORTUGAL

PINHAL DA TORRE

Tejo

Quinta de São João & Quinta do Alqueve

The Pinhal da Torre Winery differs largely from other producers in the region since they only use their own grapes in the production of their wines.  Their motive is to produce the best wine from the best grapes and the best varieties.  Thus, knowledge of the particularities of each variety, limited production for the quality and great respect for nature and the fruit are the main reason the quality of our wines that come from the Quinta de São João and Quinta do Alqueve.

EUGENIO COLLAVINI VITICOLTORI

Friuli, Northern Italy

 

 

Founder Eugenio never imagined that a century after the Collavini began their family run vineyard in 1896 that their wine would spread throughout the world. It was Giovanni’s son Manlio who noticed the first signs of major changes and indeed almost anticipated them. He was one of the first to take Friulian wines abroad.  The love for Friuli have today placed the winery at the top of territorial production.  Today, Collavini is a family-owned limited company  managed by Manlio and his sons Giovanni, Luigi and Eugenio.

STONEY RIDGE ESTATE WINERY

VQA Niagara Peninsula, ONTARIO, Canada

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stoney Ridge Estate Winery opened its doors July 1985 and was the 18th winery in Canada to receive its license. In 2013 one of Canada's best known radio and television personalities became the new owner of Stoney Ridge Winery. Bob McCown is a sports broadcasting legend . Today Stoney Ridge Estate Winery continues to produce a wide array of 100% Niagara wines with the help of head winemaker, Jeff Hundertmark, featuring a full complement of VQA varietals and Icewines. In addition, Stoney Ridge is now the proud partner of The Tragically Hip, producing the Fully Completely Grand Red Reserve which has quickly become one of the fastest selling wines in Canadian history.

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