Argentina is the 6th largest producer of grapes in the world and the largest grower of Malbec. Growing grapes since the mid 1600's, Argentina has only started to export wine since the mid 1990's, with the Malbec grape varietal exploding in popularity on the global market. Argentina has some of the highest altitude vineyards in the world and therefore many vineyards are naturally organic as pests are very limited at this high elevation.
Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza
A small production family run winery in the heart of Agrelo, Lujan de Cuyo, Mendoza that extracts the essence of the lands, weather and sun to transmit into the grapes, and through them into the wines. The land produces grapes of the highest quality = world class wines.
Uco Valley, Mendoza
From the start, Felipe Rutini was guided by the motto “Labor and perseverance.” This attitude shaped the development of his wines, which became synonymous with superlative quality. Following his innovative spirit, in 1925 the winery began to plant vines in the Uco Valley. From those first pioneering vines, the region has continued to expand its plantings and become one of the primary wine-producing areas in Mendoza. In the 1990s, the original Bodega La Rural facilities in Coquimbito were completely renovated, incorporating cutting-edge technology into the nineteenth-century structure.
Australia has some of the oldest vineyards on the planet, as the first vines were planted in the 1800's. Being the 5th largest grape producer in the world, the Aussies are known for their high quality wine production with 65 wine regions with 100 different types of grapes, however Shiraz and Chardonnay are grown in every region.
All Luke Lambert wines are handpicked and of single-vineyard origin. They are wildly perfumed with moderate alcohol, fresh acidities, powdery tannins, and limited oak influence. These are wines made as if the industrial revolution (in wine) was a figment of collective imagination. Available exclusively at Metrovino
Adelaide Hills, South Australia
The Ochota Barrel tale began on a surf trip, late 2000 along the Mexico west coast in a Volkswagen campervan. A final destination after travelling some of the world's most amazing wine and surf regions, Taras and Amber Ochota conceived the idea to make beautiful holistic wines back in South Australia. Available exclusively at Metrovino
Wild Duck Creek Estate
Wild Duck Creek Estate is a small family owned winery dedicated to producing wines of the highest quality. We began with two small vineyards, the Alan’s Cabernet vineyard and the Original Vineyard located at the winery. We now own and operate 8 different vineyards across the Heathcote Wine Region, each producing beautifully unique and rich flavours and textures. Available exclusively at Market Wines
The majority of Austrian grapes are grown on small estates with the average winery covering less than 7 acres. This results in high quality wines, many with single vineyard status. The production on these family run estates constitutes for less than 1% of the worlds wine, with the majority (75%) consumed locally. The majority of the wine grapes regulated for growing are white, due to the climate. The most famous of the indigenous grapes is the hardy Gruner Veltlinger which is known for its citrus fruit, herbaceous character and explosive acidity. Gruner is very important to the Austrian wine market as it makes up approximately 1/3 of all plantings.
Fred Loimer began practicing biodynamics in 2006 and is a founding member of Respekt, a certifying body for biodynamic viticulture in Austria. His wines are among the very best examples of Grüner Veltliner and Riesling in the Kamptal. In 2002, he was named “Winemaker of the Year” by Austria's Falstaff wine magazine.
Our name stands for one of the region’s best wineries as well as for distinguished hospitality and delightful meals.Schneider Winery has put its focus on the red grape varieties of the burgundy family – the international Pinot Noir and the autochthonous Saint Laurent. This specialization orgins in the excellent growing conditions that mirror a close working dialogue with the continental climate, the gravelly soils, skills and passion of the individual vintners.
The French not only consume more wine than any another country in the world, they also the largest wine producer. Consuming 60L of wine perperson a year, the French drink approximately 2/3 of their own production. Within France there are 10 main wine growing regions, with each region having its unique identity, including grape types. Appellation Controlee laws guarantee each wine's origin and style. As the French wine labels do not specify grape types, but rather the geographical location, it is estimated 72% of adults have difficulty understanding the wine label.
Burgundy Champagne Cotes du Rhone Languedoc Loire Valley
Although Burgundy has a big reputation for its high quality wines, the region only produces 3% of France's total wine. The two main grapes grown in the region are Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, with twice as much white wine produced over red. Burgundy with its ideal weather, rich soils, exceptional geographical location and of course the top notch expertise of its winemakers are some of the reasons that wine prices from this reason can be high.
At Château Thivin, the oldest wine-growing estate in Mont-Brouilly, there reigns a special atmosphere — that of a château on a human scale where the6 generations of the Geoffray family have been producing quality wines in the greatest respect for the terroirs. The hand-picking of the grapes and the rather “hands-on” vinification make it possible to obtain authentic wines that reflect their terroir.
Henri Magnien et Fils is a small family estate established back in 1987 but there are traces of vines having grown in the family since 1700. They are located at the top of Gevrey-Chambertin and at the foot of the hillside of the famed premier cru Cazetiers in Côte de Nuits. Though only 6 hectares, they own a number of fantastic Premier Cru parcels in Gevrey. Given the use of grapes from vines planted as early as 1915, they have very low yield across the board making exceptional wines.
A family run estate since 1872, Ponsot is focused on sustainable farming and letting nature show itself in the wine. All of the generations since the founding of the Domaine have subscribed to this Love of Nature and therefore to its respect. "At Domaine Ponsot we produce wines uninfluenced by fashion. These choice are not dictated by a kind of occultism resulting from what today is known as non-interventionism".
Cote de Nuits
For four generations, the Rousseau family has worked tirelessly and passionately on some of the finest terroirs of the Côte de Nuits. From the moment the domain was established, the family developed an enduring ritual: the elders teach the ways of the vine the next generation. Thus, they maintain the strong bond between man and vine, upholding the family values and strong work ethic through the years.
Chateau de la Greffiere
The vineyard is located in La Roche Vineuse in the region of Macon, in south of Burgundy. This hilly landscape offers different appellations like “Aligoté” or “Mâcon La Roche Vineuse”. Working with the 4 grapes varieties of Burgundy : “Chardonnay, Aligoté” for white wines and ” Pinot Noir, Gamay” for red wines, each grapes variety develops their unique characteristics thanks to this special geographic situation.
Champagne is one of France's most famous regions known for making high quality sparkling wines with crystalline clear effervescence, elegant and lively. The French consume 162.5 million bottles of this classy drink, more than 50% of total production per year. The main three grapes that make up the wines of Champagne are Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay.
Eight generations have passed since Nicolas Chiquet planted his first vine in 1746. In 1919, brothers Fernand and Gaston Chiquet were pioneers in Champagne, among the very first winemakers to take the initiative, bold at the time, to keep their grapes, turn them into Champagne and sell their own product. Today, for over 80 years, the brand Champagne Gaston Chiquet is still lead by the family with 23 hectares of vineyards situated primarily in the precious perimeter of Dizy, Aÿ, Mareuil-sur-Aÿ and Hautvillers
Jean-Baptiste Laherte set up the family estate in 1889, planting most of the vines in the village of Chavost, which was to become Chavot. The estate gradually grew over generations, and covers today over 11 hectares through the Champagne region. The sixth and seventh generations are now working together to create wines that are just like them - pure, sincere and authentic. They share their experience and combine their efforts to make the most of this beautiful heritage.
Proprietress Dominique Morneau embodies all of the qualities of the artisan approach in Champagne. Hers are some of the most adventurous, cutting edges Champagnes readers will come across. Biodynamic farming, the use of natural yeasts, and low or no dosage are some of the elements that inform these wines. Above all else, the Marie-Courtin Champagnes are made with meticulously grown fruit that makes the above possible in this tiny, emerging estate in the Cote des Bars.
It was in 1846 that the Cochet story began, as Etienne Cochet made the decision to form a wine trading business that would make this process easier. Located in Ambonnay, which is the region where some of the world’s best Champagne originates from, Etienne chose to explore his passion for the grape by helping others gain easier access to wines they may never have experienced before. With the 6th Generation at the helm, the 6.5 Ha estate practices Bio Farming and produces stunning Champagne
Champagne Suenen is a small family property of just 1.5 hectares located in the grand cru village of Cramant, where some of Champagne's finest chardonnay is grown. Aurélien Suenen is the new generation of the family to take over and he has done so with energy and vigour. The speciality here is Blanc de Blancs made in a style which rests its quality on purity, breadth and softness.
Cotes du Rhone
Rhone Wine is so popular around the world evidence suggests a bottle is consumed every 13 seconds, for a total of 400 million bottles consumed a year. Being the second largest appellation in France, the Cotes du Rhone has approximately 32,000 hectares planted. The Rhone is divided by the Rhone river into the North and South regions, each having their own distinct grape growing traditions due to the climate differential.
In 2000, I created my own wine-growing operation with land that I farm either in renting or in sharecropping in the communes of Rasteau and Buisson, which represents an area of 15 hectares. I had become a winegrower but a new challenge attracted me: if love and respect for the land were present every day, I wanted to highlight it: hand-pick the sun-drenched bunches, let them sleep and improve these fruits in order to share and taste this union, a desire to produce wine.
La Croix de Pins
Cotes du Ventoux
Situated in Mazan, ( Vaucluse county ) the Château la Croix des Pins boast a micro climate from it's ideal location between the Mont Ventoux and Les Dentelles de Montmirail in an area classified Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO.The history of the estate goes back to the 16th century, whereby the bastide was built in a Tuscan-style, according to its origins. Since 2010, a new team lead by Jean-Pierre Valade, gave a new life to the Château la Croix des Pins to seek excellence in the elaboration of its wines.
Chateauneuf du Pape
The Ameniers are one of the oldest registered families in the village of Chateauneuf dating back to 1344. In more recent history, in 1995, at a time when it was still not straightforward for women to work in a winery, Sophie and Catherine Armenier took over running Domaine de Marcoux. The sisters wholly devoted themselves to the estate and to making quality wines. In 2014, Sophie’s son Vincent Esteven took his place alongside his mother and aunt, bringing his youth, passion and skills to the winery.
Chateauneuf du Pape
Our estate was created by my grandfather Francis USSEGLIO, who came from Italy in 1931settled in Châteauneuf du Pape and began producing his own wine in 1948. In 1963, my father Raymond took over and with my mother Danielle they expanded and created the DOMAINE USSEGLIO RAYMOND estate. Like the "climates" in Burgundy, our various plots offer us a mosaic of different terroirs and exposure. We work in biodynamics, a cultivation method that requires a lot of observation and specific care.
It was in 1997 that Stéphane Ogier joined the family estate, rooted for seven generations on the slopes of Ampuis. By taking over from his father Michel, he chooses to do specific work on his different terroirs in order to reveal the uniqueness of these places full of history. Over the years, the estate has gone beyond the village limits with the desire to discover and enhance new terroirs. From his experience in Burgundy, Stéphane Ogier retains the taste of elegance and finesse that has become characteristic of his wines.
The Languedoc-Rousillan region is located in the south of France along the French Mediterranean Coast. Known as the largest producer of designated wine in the world, this region produces 5% of the worlds wine and 7% of the worlds organic wine. The wine produced in this region is highly desired for export accounting for 40% of total French wine exports.
Jeff Carrel, in his young adulthood, was a Parisian Chemist and when bitten by the wine bug; his passion bloomed into an almost religious pursuit complete with an Oenology degree. He is obsessed with sites, soil, weather, and grape varietals. As far as his winemaking, he calls himself a craftsman who is morphing into an artist. This eclectic winemaker is based in the South of France: Corbieres, Languedoc, Fitou, Côtes du Roussillon. This puts him in the place he loves, and he loves to interpret places with wines.
Pic Saint Loup
L’Euzière is located in Fontanès, 25 kilometres north of Montpellier in the heart of the Pic Saint Loup, Languedoc’s flagship wine region. A family run estate since the turn of the Century, Michel enthusiastically took up the reins of the estate. Our intention is for our wines to convey a natural wealth that fuses harmoniously with experience garnered over the decades, greater insight into our soils and judicious use of state-of-the-art technology showing deference to nature.
In 1878, the Guilhem family took over the vineyards and winery; and it is now Bertrand, representing the fifth generation. Catherine, the oenologist of the winery, and Hugues, who is in charge of the vineyards, together, they represent the foundations of what is Château Guilhem. With 35 hectares of vineyards grown according to organic farming methods, this philosophy is part of the desire to be as close as possible to the vines: this process brings up the best out of the plants, with excellent grapes being harvested each year.
Chateau La Negly
Château de la Négly is located in the Occitanie region in France, in the La Clape massif overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Its exceptional geographical location creates a unique alchemy of elements: caressed by the sea spray and buffeted by the Tramontane and sea winds, this sun-drenched land absorbs heat to warm the grapes that soak up the sun’s golden rays. The grapes greedily accept the treasures that Nature offers them. They can then begin their slow maturation, generously returning the bounty they have received.
The Loire Valley is located in Central France, the cooler climate being key to the production of their crisp white and rose wines. Half of the production of wines in the Loire are white wine predominantly Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc. The majority of the reds are made with Cabernet France known for its herbaceous notes.
Alliance Loire is a cooperative winery located in France’s Loire Valley region, leveraging the combined talents, resources and vineyards of growers situated in fine terroirs across several important winegrowing villages. This producer brings exceptionally well-crafted and delicious value wines to market, leaning on the core values of solidarity, sharing, respect, creativity and teamwork as the driving forces driving quality and consistency.
This superb Château is located on a quadrilateral estate bordered on one side by the Canal de Monsieur. The canal joins the River Layon where Dutch store ships and "pinasses" moored to load Anjou wine back in the seventeenth century. Wines from the prestigious area surrounding the Layon are reputed for their high quality. The River Layon meanders trough a landscape of vineyards planted on sloping hillsides and fossil-rich shell marl plateaux.
La philosophie du Domaine Sérol: Family estate, farmed biodynamically, on the eastern foothills of the Massif Central, close to the gorges de la Loire. When Stéphane Sérol took over in 1996, the domaine totalled 12 hectares. Very attached to the Côte Roannaise, he cleared new plots on the finest hillsides to replant. With his wife, Carine, they converted the domaine to organic and then to biodynamic viticulture, with the aim of preserving and valorizing the terroirs.
Home of the Riesling grape varietal, German soil has been producing wine since the second century BC when the Romans started cultivating grapes in the Mosel. German wine classification is based upon sugar levels in the grape must, defining the wine from dry (Kabinett) to varying levels of sweetness (Spatlese, Auslese, etc). Many other white and red grape varietals are grown in Germany including Spatburgunder or what we call Pinot Noir.
Daniel Brand first brought organic production to his Bockenheim family farm in 2007 and joined by brother Jonas, started producing wines without sulphur in 2014 (Pur). Riesling and Pinot Blanc dominate their collection, and they make wines with youthful attitude but also care and precision. Their 16 hectares are mostly on the windy Bockenheimer hillside, planted on loam with a lot of shell limestone. It is one of the coolest climate sites in the Pfalz.
The Dönnhoff Family is proud to call Oberhausen an der Nahe home. Running from Niederhausen to Schloßböckelheim, the majestic landscapes of the Nahe Valley have held sway over us for more than 250 years. Helmut Dönnhoff‘s grandfather laid the cornerstone for the estate‘s success planting Riesling vines in prized vineyards, and by the 1920s was filling his wines into bottles and selling the finest of them by their individual vineyard names.
A family run business, we are winemakers out of conviction and manage our winery in the 2nd generation: initially as a sideline, since 1995 with the passion of the whole family. In the Remstal we cultivate 18 hectares of vineyards with vines up to 60 years old. Due to the variety of soils of the Keuper step landscape, we can grow numerous varieties. Andreas Knauß is responsible for vinification and provides impetus with ecological cultivation and yield reduction.
Italy produces more wine than any other country in the world, producing 45-50 million hectolitres per year. Italy has more than 200 grape varietals grown in 20 wine regions, with a distinct difference in grape and wine styles from the cooler climate in the north to the hot south. Famous for its production of Barolo, Amarone, Chianti and Prosecco, the Italians not only produce delicious wine but consume on average about 1L per week per person.
Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore is a wine which is literally “hand made”: only by careful, exhausting, daily manual labour is it possible to cultivate vineyards on these steep hills. For this reason the viticulture and the Prosecco are defined “heroic”.
Heroic is the work in this context of production which has always priviledged the smaller family dimension, and which over the centuries has modified the landscape rendering it unique obtaining a wine capable of conquering the world.
Casa Vinicola D'Angelo
The D’Angelo winery, whose name has been identified with the Aglianico wine for approximately a century, represents for Basilicata the history of this wine. Rocco and Erminia D’Angelo sons of Lucio. Vulture is the northernmost point of the fifth ridge that crosses Basilicata. The volcano has been extinguished for more than 130,000 years and has a very fertile soil, mostly covered by forests like Monticchio, protected by a very curious curtain of beech, oak, chestnut, oak, ash, maple and lime.
Antonio Fattori, who runs this 25 hectare property, comes from a family of winemakers in Veneto. With over a century of history, the winery has accumulated a solid base for continuing improvement and some expansion. Antonio Fattori and his brother Giovanni took over the family business in the early ’80s. Prior to then, the estate prospered under the direction of their father who sold to many of the neighboring properties.
The Mastroberardino family has lived in the socio-cultural context of wine for over two centuries, based on the most reliable historical reconstructions. The first traces of its presence in Irpinia date back to the mid- eighteenth century, when the family chose the village of Atripalda as its headquarters, where the ancient cellars are still located, and from there it originated a lineage that linked indissolubly their fate to the cult of wine. Ten generations, since then, have led the story of the oldest family business.
Spain is the 3rd largest producer of wine and the top exporter in the world. The majority of production is in a region called La Mancha located south of Madrid. With over 400 grape varietals planted in the country, Spain's most widely planted red grape is Tempranillo followed closely by Garnacha. Spain is known for its sparkling wine called Cava, which is made in traditional method and commonly a blend of three indigenous white grape varietals.
Campo de Borja DO
3,700 hectares of vineyard, of mainly low-yielding vines, situated at 500 metres and above in the foot hills of the Moncayo mountain. Here, the harsh conditions of the intensely hot summers and very cold winters, the sharp contrast between night and day temperatures and the poor limestone soils produce fine and elegant wines that are full of local character. Founded in 1945 in Ainzón (Zaragoza) it is one of the longest standing small wineries in the area, combining traditional winemaking expertise with the latest technology.
Fruit comes from 200ha of vineyards owned 100% by the winery in Alfaro. Vines are over 30 years of age and located in an area that offers an extraordinary diversity of soils and microclimates. The winery is run by six families of grape growers. The passionate and well-coordinated team has won global recognition for their award-winning wines, based on international and local winemaking experience.
Vino de la Tierra
One of largest organic vine growing projects in Europe – the winery controls over 1,000 hectares of certified organic, low-yielding, hand- picked vineyard in la Mancha and is supported by over 600 local vinegrowers. With over 50 years experience the winery is a world leader in organic wine production. It is IFS certified and all organic wines comply with CE, SOHISCERT, BIOSIEGEL and United States National Organic Program (US- NOP) certification.
Situated in the heart of Cava country in Catalunya on the edge of the Mediterranean but protected by the mountain of Monserrat. The mild climate,moderate rains throughout the year and the well-drained calcareous soils provide optimum conditions. Part of a group with nine winegrowing cooperatives across Catalonia giving access to the best fruit and the latest technology. Its modernist Cava cellar was named the Catedral of Wine by Catalan writer Àngel Guimerà.
Las Carlinas is the result of a collaboration between Long Wines, a specialist winery and our winemaker, Fernando Mora MW. The definitive Garnacha, it is sourced from the DO Cariñena in Aragón, the area with the most hectares of Garnacha vines in Spain, many more than 100 years old. The Garnacha vines grow at high altitude (more than 700m) with no irrigation and using sustainable viticultural techniques.
DO Campo de Borja
3,700 hectares of vineyard, of mainly low-yielding vines, situated at 500 metres and above in the foothills
of the Moncayo mountain. Here, the harsh conditions of the intensely hot summers and very cold winters, the sharp contrast between night and day temperatures and the poor limestone soils produce fine and elegant wines full of local character.
California produces the most wine in the United States, approximately 80. the two noms popular grapes grown in California are Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Tony Arcudi worked first as a missile navigation engineer aboard Navy
submarines and later as a product manager in the tech sector. His transition to
winemaker– working with wine greats like Heidi Barrett and famed Maison M
Chapoutier– happened later in life.
It’s a story that is still just beginning, evidenced by 100 point scores for his
work at Kapcsandy Family Winery and the launch of his own wine brand.
Life is a journey, not a destination.
Experiences along the way contribute to and define our character. Like fine wine, we start out young and vibrant, then hopefully become refined and elegant with age. The essence of Experience wines is to capture the balance between a winemaker’s art and this journey. Catherine and Travis Vale struck out on their own journey of growing grapes in 2010 Naming the fledgling wine Experience.
Freelander is sourced through select vineyards that produce elegant and impressive wines. Most of the fruit comes from small production vineyard blocks in California’s central valley. Our handcrafted wines are true to varietal, show complex fruit and have a gentle, well balanced finish. Each wine can be enjoyed on its own or with a variety of foods. Our aim is to bring to you some of the best value California wines for the price.
When we first started Grayson Cellars we asked our winemaker to search throughout California's finest growing regions for the best grapes. We then made several small lots of handcrafted wines and gave each a lot number. We continue that tradition today with lot numbers for each wine. For 15 straight years Grayson has received Best Buy ratings from leading wine critics. We believe in consistently delivering great value wines to consumers year after year.
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.
Fred first became known for Zinfandel from his father’s Alexander Valley vineyard, and now his careful hand with Pinot Noir from the Russian River and Sonoma County has quietly gained attention and a steady following. That same attention has made Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Grenache that exemplify the bounty of Sonoma County vineyards.
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Nestled in the heart of the St. Helena Appellation sits Titus Vineyards’ 50 acre Ranch Estate. This picturesque property sprawls along the base of Howell Mountain, with the Silverado Trail on its Eastern border and the Napa River to its West. Views of the Mayacamus range and Mt. St. Helena are breathtaking at any time of year, most especially from the sun porch of the original 1910 ranch house, for which the estate is aptly named.
Caduceus is a small production winery producing approximately 2500 cases a year, and Keenan is the owner and winemaker. Keenan researched wine-growing regions around the world to identify the varieties best suited for the high desert conditions found in the Verde Valley, Cochise County and regions in New Mexico. As a result, the winery is producing some of Arizona's finest wines using Spanish, Italian and Rhone varieties.