ARGENTINA

CASARENA BODEGA Y VIÑEDOS

Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

CASARENA Bodega y Viñedos is located in the heart of Lujan de Cuyo, in the Mendoza wine region. Its building, a 1937 winery, restored and full of cutting-edge technology to work on unique wines. As custodian of the Lujan de Cuyo terroir, Casarena is a leader in research and interpretation of the various soils, that it has in its 4 vineyards, Finca Jamilla, Finca Lauren, Finca Owen and Finca Naoki, located in the privileged areas of Agrelo and Perdriel . In its Single Vineyard line, CASARENA demonstrates the enormous potential of its varietals and how the soil is a fundamental part of its expression, as well as the conformation of high-end blends. Part of DARTLEY FAMILY WINES, Casarena is a fundamental part of the new winemaking style of Argentina.

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.’

RYMILL COONAWARRA

Coonawarra, South Australia

"Pioneering. Strength. Adventure."

 

Rymill Coonawarra is situated in the heart of the COONAWARRA wine region in South Australia. Due to its cool climate and unique terra rossa soil, the region has become world renowned for the strength and quality of its Cabernet Sauvignon and Shiraz.  The winery has an amazing heritage as its founder Peter Rymill, is the great grandson of John Riddoch, the famous explorer who founded the region in 1890. Peter embraced his family’s PIONEERING spirit when he planted a diverse range of vines and built a stunning, high tech winery.   Today the winemaking team are also pioneers, focusing on ADVENTURE, the newest winemaking and sustainable viticulture techniques to hand craft wines with extraordinary personality and purpose. 

 

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.  

CANADA- ONTARIO

COLCHESTER RIDGE ESTATE WINERY

VQA Lake Erie North Shore, ONTARIO

Colchester Ridge Estate Winery (CREW) is located in Essex County, Ontario, and is part of Ontario’s Lake Erie North Shore appellation. The vineyard boasts 12 acres of vines, consisting of vinifera varietals. CREW opened its doors in July, 2006 and have since been graced with many prestigious awards.

LUNDY MANOR WINE CELLARS

VQA Niagara Falls, ONTARIO, Canada

Lundy Manor is Niagara Falls Only Estate Winery and home to exceptional 100% Niagara VQA wines crafted from premium grape varieties.  All wines are cellared at the estate mansion on the historic Lundy’s Lane.  "It’s a matter of taste and quality."

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.

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.

CHILE

VIÑA MONTGRAS

Colchagua Valley, Maipo and Leyda, Chile

 

A winery with soul. That is MontGras and that’s the way it has been forged since the onset with one clear objective: consistently create world-class wines from Chile’s best terroirs.   Brothers Hernán and Eduardo Gras, along with partner Cristián Hartwig gave life to the winery in 1993, combining state of the art technology with the talent and passion of a very special group of people.  With the inspiration of Hernán, who had a long winemaking trajectory in Canada, along with the entrepreneurial vision of his brother Eduardo and Cristián's pragmatic businesses view, they made a perfect combination that has converted MontGras into one of the major wine groups of Chile, with presence in the main wine regions of the country – Colchagua, Maipo and Leyda-, along with a high participation in international markets.

VIÑA VERAMONTE

Casablanca & Colchagua Valley, Chile

A pioneer in the development of one of Chile's most renowned winemaking regions, the Casablanca Valley, Augustin Huneeus founded Veramonte in 1990.  It was one of the first vineyards to settle in this coastal zone and nowadays the wines have been widely recognized throughout the five continents.  Today, the property of Veramonte in Casablanca has more than 420 hectares of vineyards surrounded by over 2,500 hectares preserved as a natural green belt.  

FRANCE

CELENE BORDEAUX

Bordeaux, FrancePioneers in AOC Cremant de Bordeaux

Celene Bordeaux was created through the merger of the historical Maison de Cremant Ballarin and the Lannoye's family vineyards located on the right bank of hte Garonne river in the Appellations of Castillon Cotes de Bordeaux, Puisseguin Saint-Emilion and Saint-Emilion Grand Cru.  "Bordelais by adoption" we are committed not only to respect the winegrower legacy with a worldwide reputation, but also to bring our personal touch in accordance with our consumers requests.  Our key-words are Identity, Quality and Authenticity. 

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.

CHATEAU HAUT-RIAN

Bordeaux, France

Château Haut-Rian is a beautiful family-owned 85 hectare vineyard at the heart of Premières Côtes de Bordeaux where my parents, Michel & Isabelle, decided to settle 30 years ago.  It is a thrilling adventure to craft wines that are a perfect reflection of our terroir.

 

DOMAINE GAYDA

Languedoc, France

Situated in the foothills of the Pyrenees, surrounded by its vineyards, Domaine Gayda is a new destination in the Languedoc, 25km south west of Carcassonne, in the village of Brugairolles.  Owners Tim Ford and Anthony Record joined forces with winemaker Vincent Chansault to build the new winery in 2004, creating the new face of wine for the region.  Domaine Gayda has a passion for the traditional ‘cépages’ grown across the many diverse soils and climates of our vineyards situated throughout the Languedoc, giving “Provenance” to all our wines. While the grapes are rooted in tradition, the winery itself is all about the new, with investments in all the latest equipment and technology.

 

DOMAINE TARIQUET

Cotes de Gascogne & Bas-Armagnacs, France

Established in 1912 by the Gassa family, Domaine du Tariquet is now run by the third generation of the family. They run the property with an eye on the future and have built a business that is well placed to meet market demand. With close to 900 hectares of land, they produce Tariquet white wines and Bas-Armagnac brandies that have won international acclaim.  The foundation of their success rests on their bold, rule breaking philosoply.   The challenge was to seduce the consumer, which Tariquet has done, defying all tenets of white wine consumption. 

LES VINS BREBAN

Cotes de Provence, France

The House of Breban Wines ("Vins Breban") has been producing and supplying a wide range of wines of varying styles and aromas since 1952.  Vins Breban” brings to market each year more than 50 different wines, over 7 million bottles in total comprised of roses, whites, reds, wines BIO, stills and sparkling wines.  These fine wines of the Provence region are produced from grape varietals raised along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, from the Sainte-Victoire mountain range in the west to the hinterlands of Haute Provence Alps in the east.  Wines from this region inherit their best characteristics from local soil, wines which are notable for their strong character combined with delicate bouquet.  The wines of Provence are often described as colorful, lively, aromatic, fruity, and mischievous in nature.

MAISON SHAPS

Meursault, Burgundy, France

Founded originally in 2004 as Maison Shaps & Roucher-Sarrazin, the winery was taken over by Michael Shaps in 2012. Continuing with the same philosophy, Maison Shaps is a small “garage-iste” winery producing less than 12,000 bottles per year from some of Burgundy’s finest appellations and vineyard sites. Michael oversees the leased vineyard sites and produces wines using traditional Burgundian techniques, with the objective of making authentic wines that exemplify the rich heritage of the Burgundian villages.  The winemaking takes place in the cuverie (tank room), a former garage that is situated over the main cave that is capable of aging 60 barrels. The secondary cave is located under the main residence where the reds go through the second year of aging. The cuverie is designed to work in a traditional gravity flow method.

VIGNOBLES DARRIET

Bordeaux, France

Vignobles Darriet has been in the hands of the same family for 8 generations.  Today, they own several properties, managed by a young team, supported by the previous family generation. Quality is part of an approach of excellence within our properties.   One key property, Château Les Tourelles, was acquired in 1938. This property has the characteristic to produce wines on several different appellations, such as Bordeaux, in red, white and rosé, but also in Cadillac Côtes de Bordeaux (red wine) and in Cadillac (sweet wine).

 

VINS CASANOVA

Corsica, France

Innovative Mediterranean wines from Corsica.  Casanova is a brand combining Corsican terroir and innovation. Managed by the cooperative cellar of Aghione, it represents the alliance between the work of Aghione's winemakers - through wines made from the island's emblematic grape varieties (Niellucciu, Sciaccarellu, Vermentinu) - and that of the oenological team making blends to offer consumers modern and surprising wines. Since its first creation in 2006 until today. innovation is one of the key motifs of the brand.

ITALY

ARALDICA VINI

Piedmont, Italy

Araldica produces the best wines of Piedmont from the most suitable areas of Monferrato, Gavi, Langhe and Roero. Founded in 1954 in Castel Boglione, a small village between Asti and Acqui Terme, today Araldica Vini is a cooperative that has 140 members, of which it coordinates and guides the work starting from the vineyards.   Enhancement of traditional vines, choice of the best varieties based on microclimate and terroir, respect for the environment and the characteristics of each wine: Araldica is a large cooperative that, while producing important volumes, has not forgotten a familiar and artisanal approach to the vineyard, considered the fundamental starting point for producing large labels.

AZIENDA AGRICOLA PRINSI

Neive, Piedmont, Italy

The Lequio Family owns the Prinsi Winery, located in Neive – Piedmont, locally known as Langa (in the Barbaresco growing area).  The family has been running the business for three generations; Daniele’s grandfather Ottavio started bottling his own grapes at the end of the 1940s.  Franco, Ottavio’s son (Daniele’s father) in 1967 he entered the family business and decided to dedicate himself completely to wine making.  After many years, he and his wife Silvana together redefined the course the winery would take: putting plenty of time and attention into growing of the grapes – which they consider the one and only starting point to make great wines. In 1999, Franco and Silvana’s son, Daniele also started working at the winery as an agronomist.  Daniele is a farmer, passionate about his work and the Langhe area he grew up in; fully convinced of the great result that his grapes can display.  His utmost goal is to create wines to remember. Today, this enthusiastically dedicated family seeks to preserve the strong link with their territory and transfer this uniqueness to their wines. 

CANTINE FINA

Sicily, Italy

Fina Vini is a young winery that expresses the unique characteristics of the Sicilian terroir. The territory is sunny and caressed by the winds, the sea gives sapidity to the land, and what is born from this has a charming taste and a strong character. Here, where multi-cultural dominations have met and merged over the centuries, in an Arabic-Sicilian baglio, Fina family produces wines that taste of  passion. The grapes, fruits of this blessed land, are skillfully elevated to wine, thanks to the professionalism of Fina family who, with love and dedication, take care of the vineyards.

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. 

CASTELLO DI RADDA

Chianti, Italy

The Azienda Agricola Castello di Radda is located on the hills eastern hills facing the town of Radda in Chianti, and under the Castello di Volpaia borough. The vineyards are exposed from the south-west to the south-east with clay and limestone soils of a medium texture, with a good skeleton percentage, particularly suited for the cultivation of Sangiovese and Canaiolo.  Castello di Radda was acquired by the Beretta family in 2003.  The project is realized with the recovery, in qualitative terms, of the 45 hectares of vineyards and the construction of a large cellar built according to the plans of the architect Spartaco Mori.  

ENIO OTTAVIANI

San Clemente, Emilia Romagna, Italy

The wine estate began 60 years ago with our grandfather Enio Ottaviani.  We are located in San Clemente (Rimini), Emilia Romagna, Italy. It is a family estate, passed on from generation to generation, in continual development.  Our family grew up amongst bunches of grapes and authentic Romagna. We are dedicated to our work in the vines and in the cellar and share the fruit of our land with our guests.  We believe that what is in our glass is all the poetry of the earth.  We make wines for our friends, because sharing wine is a priceless value and wine is the maximum expression of joy at the table.

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.

FATTORIA DIANELLA

Chianti, Italy

A Place of Great Passion

 

Dianella’s winemaking tradition goes all the way back to the end of 17th century. From the beginning of the 19th century, Dianella’s Chianti could be found all over the best italian trattorias and restaurants and also at the Quirinale Palace’s table during Gronchi’s government.  Dianella’s modern history begins in 2003, when Francesco and Veronica Passerin d’Entreves move to Dianella, starting a slow but inevitable remoderning process of the farming and tourism of the estate. The theme throughout this renovation was to respect the terroir’s traditions while always look to innovate both in the vineyard and in the cellar.  This careful approach is reflected in the wine and all the other produce of Dianella’s estate. A further step in this direction was taken in 2004 when the winemaking duties were handed over to Franco Bernabei, a strong supporter of terroir, local grape varieties and Sangiovese, the grape most produced within the estate.

 

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.

LAVARINI VINI

Valpolicella (Verona), Italy

L 'Azienda Agricola Lavarini has a long history with three generations of winemakers, who have been crafting wine since the 1970’s. Today, Massimo Lavarini, continues the family tradition with passion and enthusiasm for the family business.  The company's philosophy derives from the firm belief that the quality of the wines is a direct consequence on the quality of each individual phase the production process.  They believe in a combination of tradition and innovation. Massimo uses the experience and knowledge that he learned from his father and grandfather, combined with technical innovations in production to produce the typical wines of Valpolicella DOC and DOCG wines: Valpolicella Classico, Valpolicella Superiore, Ripasso Valpolicella, Amarone and Recioto.

LE GINESTRE

Langhe hills, Piedmont, North-West Italy

“Cantina Le Ginestre” is a wine-growing family business located in the village of Grinzane Cavour, in the Langhe hills, a Unesco Heritage, in Piedmont, North-West of Italy.  The small Ginestre hamlet was already marked on land registry maps as far as the 1700s, and it has always been inhabited by wine-growers, who have passed on their passion for working in the vineyards with the skills that are still theirs today. Some of them, who worked in the property of Camillo Benso Count of Cavour, architect of the Unification of Italy, were the Audasso family’s forefathers. Nowadays in the Mask Room of the Castle of Grinzane Cavour it is possible to see the Land Registry Maps of the 1783, where our property is marked, as it once was called, the “Region of the Ginestre”.

NOVARIPA

Abruzzo, Italy

Novaripa is the union of great stories and humble families who for centuries have chosen to protect their ideals by preserving the tradition of the land and the cultivation of the vine. The winery was founded in 1969 as a cooperative between 20 growers. Today the agricultures are 400, covering 700 hectares of vineyards located in Abruzzo, region where the 40% of its territory is dedicated to wildlife, protected parks and where wonderful beaches join the mountain landscape in a very short distance. Today Novaripa is seen as a benchmark for its quality in the entire region, it is a cooperative that works with the entrepreneurial spirit. 

TENUTA FERTUNA

Maremma, Tuscany

FERTUNA is the realization of the productive dream of a wine professional group with more than a century of experience. Different generations and various experiences have created this project aimed at the maturity.
We like referring the chosen name to the almost rarefied atmosphere you breathe. You feel the sense of a place suspended in time and space, pervaded by a magical sense. The Name is the combination between fertility (fertus) and fortune.  

Tenuta Fertuna is situated in the heart of the Maremma countryside, Tuscany, crowned with green hills of wild nature and infinite light spaces towards the Tyrrhenian Sea.

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." 

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.

 

MISSION ESTATE WINERY

Marlborough, South Island

 

 

 

Mission Estate Winery established in 1851 by pioneering French Missionaries is New Zealand's oldest winery and the birthplace of New Zealand wines.  As New Zealand’s oldest winery, Mission Estate has a long standing reputation for producing award-winning, quality wines.

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.

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.

 

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.

THE FISHWIVES CLUB BOUTIQUE WINERY

Constantia, South Africa

The Fishwives Club Boutique Winery is a New World wine from Cape Town, South Africa. We're unique because we literally have the pick of the finest grapes and choice of exceptional terroirs the world famous Cape Wine region has to offer.  The grapes are personally selected by our serial award-winning winemaker, none other than Imbuko’s Theunis Van Zijl, who sources from both his own Estate as well as the bountiful Cape regions - internationally renowned for producing the best their particular cultivars have to offer.  The result is an extraordinary collection of noticeably superior wines made to The Fishwives Club’s unique (patent pending) specifications and particular subtle French Oak and American Maple wood influences to produce our export quality wines, consistent in character, distinction and style, regardless of the volume.  Year in. Year out. That is the art and hallmark of a true winemaker. 

Consistency. Craftsmanship. Excellence.

Expect these exacting standards in every bottle of The Fishwives Club wines.

SUTHERLAND VINEYARDS

Elgin Valley, South Africa

A DEMONSTRATION OF ELGIN’S COOL-CLIMATE SERENITY.
The Elgin Valley is located 70km southeast of Cape Town in the Overberg region. It is uniquely set on a high plateau surrounded by four mountain ranges.  Sutherland Vineyards are situated just 9km off the Atlantic Ocean with altitudes of 140 to 250m above sea level, due to this proximity, ideal cool climate conditions are created. One can expect wines of linearity, accessibility and modernity.  Our winemakers emulate the same ethos when making Thelema as is used with Sutherland. The home of these wines can be found at Thelema Mountain Vineyards in Stellenbosch as this is where they are produced and bottled.

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.

WATERFORD ESTATE

Stellenbosch, South Africa

 

 

 

 

Waterford Estate is situated in the picturesque Blaauwklippen Valley, in the world-renowned Stellenbosch region. We believe in the old adage of 'less is more'. There is nothing pretentious or ostentatious about the estate, rather the visual impact is one of a seamless whole, which complements rather than detracts from the surrounding natural beauty.  For this reason we have also chosen to use only half of the total 120 hectares of our land for the planting of vines in order to preserve and maintain the natural fauna and flora on the Estate.  Waterford Estate is owned by the Ord Family and developed under the watchful eye of Kevin Arnold, Cellar Master and Managing Partner, since 1998.  Our winery was styled along the engaging terracotta design and was the result of winemaker Kevin Arnold and architect Alex Walker teaming up to create the home of Waterford Estate wines. The centerpiece of the courtyard is the magnificent and iconic fountain. This feature has been immortalised in the Waterford Estate label and represents a fundamental component of our philosophy.

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.

 

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.

UNITED STATES - CALIFORNIA

PELLET ESTATE

Napa Valley, California, USA

Pellet Estate® is a rare, authentically grown, and classically made wine. The Estate is a spectacular vineyard site in the small town of St. Helena, with a rich history dating back to 1859. Henry Pellet, one of the founding pioneers of Napa Valley winemaking, first planted this site with a vision of producing wines that would be among the best in the world. The flagship wine for Pellet Estate is the Cabernet Sauvignon from the Pellet Vineyard®, a blend of about 90% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance being Merlot and Petit Verdot. Our Chardonnay from the Sunchase Vineyard® in the Petaluma Gap is crafted in two styles – an Un-Oaked Chardonnay and a traditional Burgundian barrel fermented Chardonnay.

ROBERT YOUNG ESTATE WINERY

Sonoma, California, USA

Robert Young’s success is built on generosity and connecting with people, whether that be family, friends, employees, colleagues, or guests visiting the ranch. Fred Young and his siblings founded Robert Young Winery in 1997 to continue the family tradition of excellence and hospitality. Today, visitors to our Geyserville winery in Alexander Valley are welcomed as members of the extended family and invited to experience the beauty of the vineyard ranch and the wines inspired by Robert Young.

UNITED STATES - NEW YORK

BROTHERHOOD, AMERICA'S OLDEST WINERY

Hudson Valley, New York, USA

A visit to Brotherhood,America's Oldest Winery,is an extraordinary opportunity to experience the perfect blending of a rich historical past with the modern-day present conveniently located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley in Orange County, New York, Brotherhood Winery is the perfect destination for a wonderful and educational wine experience. 

HOSMER ESTATE WINERY

Finger Lakes, New York, USA

Hosmer Winery is home to Patrician Verona Vineyard established in 1972, comprised of the nearly 70 acres of grapes that provide Hosmer Winery with the fruit to remain a fully functioning estate winery. The vineyard frames our tasting room and production facility creating a picturesque setting on the western shore of Cayuga Lake in the Finger Lakes region of New York. With silt loam soils, shale bedrock, and Easterly sloping land that matches near-maximum lake width and depth, Patrician Verona is ideally situated within the Finger Lakes Region to produce premium wine grapes. The grapes include Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Lemberger, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Sauvignon Blanc, among several other natives and hybrids. By preserving and building soil the grapes are grown on and exploring new ways to reduce environmental impacts, the vines can inhabit a site less altered by modern agricultural inputs. The wines can portray a truer reflection of the Patrician Verona Vineyard site.

WAGNER VINEYARDS

Finger Lakes, New York, USA

Wagner Vineyards Estate Winery is one of the oldest and most recognized wineries in the Finger Lakes Region of upstate New York. Centrally located on the eastern shore of Seneca Lake. Family Owned and operated, the 4th and 5th generation Wagners are in the vineyards on Seneca Lake and in the cellar to bring you the best quality Finger Lakes wine. Wagner Vineyards has been one of the region’s most popular wine tasting destinations since opening in 1979. Wagner Vineyards has over 30 award winning wines ranging from bone dry to dessert wine sweet. 

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. 

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

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