Our Producers

We work with an exceptional selection of wine producers who offer provenance, authenticity and above all else, a dedication to making outstanding quality wines. Below you will find a full list of the producers we work with. To filter through our producers by country, simply select the country of interest.

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Hentley Farm

Hentley Farm is a boutique single estate winery that produces wines reflective of its exceptional Seppeltsfield site and microclimates. James Halliday, the revered Australian wine critic, scored Hentley Farm with the highest average scores of any Australian winery from 2015 to 2018. Today, it remains the only Barossa Valley winery to be named Australia’s “Winery of the Year” and continues to hold 5 red star status.

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Petaluma

The Adelaide Hills-based Halliday 5 star winery Petaluma was founded in 1976 on the simple belief - their ‘distinguished vineyards’ philosophy - that to make the best wine, you must plant the right grape varieties in the right regions. Cabernet from Coonawarra, Chardonnay from the Adelaide Hills and Riesling from the Clare Valley remain the basis of the Petaluma range to this day. Now in his 30th year at Petaluma, Senior Winemaker Mike Mudge brings a breadth of experience and knowledge in all facets of the business from vine to glass.

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Grant Burge

Founded in 1988 by fifth generation vigneron, Grant Burge, the winery has been considered one of the most respected and innovative forces with the Australian wine industry ever since. The history of the Burge family and their long association with winemaking in the region can be traced back to March 1855, when noted tailor John Burge immigrated to the Barossa from Hillcot, near Pewsey in Wiltshire. John worked as a winemaker at Hillside Vineyards and his love of viticulture was passed onto his son Meshach, who continued the tradition making his first wine in 1865.

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Deep Woods Estate

Deep Woods Estate is considered one Australia’s most prolific and sought after producers with multi-award-winning Head Winemaker Julian Langworthy regarded as Australia’s new “King of Cabernet”. Established in 1987, the estate is a boutique 32 hectare property and one of the northernmost producers of Margaret River. Ranked a 5 red star winery by James Halliday, signifying a long track record of excellence, Deep Woods Estate has produced some of Australia’s most iconic Chardonnay and Cabernet in recent years, with Julian awarded Halliday’s Australian Winemaker of the Year in 2019.

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Evans & Tate

Forty five years after its founding, this Halliday 2020 5 star winery is Australia’s best-selling Margaret River wine brand, having amassed over 2,000 trophy medals during that time. Senior Winemaker Matt Byrne has been at the helm of Evans & Tate winemaking since 2001 and has played a pivotal role in driving the style and quality of the portfolio of wines. Under his stewardship, Evans & Tate has established itself as Margaret River’s number one wine brand through an emphasis on site selection, vineyard management and wine style evolution.

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Stonier

Established in 1978 by the Stonier family, pioneers of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in this coastal region, Stonier was one of the first wineries on the Mornington Peninsula and is a 5 red star Halliday winery. Stonier’s leading cool climate winemakers, Mike Symons and Will Byron, share a winemaking philosophy founded on two principles: achieving a natural balance in the vineyard, and allowing the wine’s natural flavours to flourish with minimum intervention in the winery.

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Houghton

Established in 1836, Houghton is not only one of Australia's oldest operating wineries but it remains Western Australia’s most awarded. The winery’s most famous winemaker was Jack Mann MBE, the driving force of Houghton for 51 consecutive vintages. Today, the winery’s iconic wine is the Jack Mann Cabernet Sauvignon – a fine single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from Frankland River in Western Australia’s Great Southern region, named by Matthew Jukes as ‘one of Australia’s most individual and respected creations. Cool winters, warm summer days and cool summer nights, along with some of the world’s oldest soils, contribute to a wine of outstanding intensity, structure and balance.

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House of Arras

Tasmania’s pioneering House of Arras thrives under the direction of its Chief Winemaker, Ed Carr. Ed is Australia’s most awarded sparkling winemaker and without question the greatest of all time, following 34 years of industry experience. His sparkling wines comfortably rival the best Champagnes - a unique achievement for an Australian winemaker, who has humble roots in Wigan, Greater Manchester.

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Punt Road Wines

Under the guidance of one of Australia’s most up-and-coming, “next-generation” winemakers, Tim Shand, (formerly Giant Steps assistant winemaker, and vintages at Domaine Dujac in Burgundy and Château Margaux in Bordeaux), Punt Road takes pride in making site-driven, exciting wines that reflect the earthiness and personality of the Yarra Valley through minimalist intervention techniques. A Halliday 5 star winery, the critic claims they are ‘one of the best value wineries in the 31-year history of The Companion.’

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Weingut Josef Ehmoser

Weingut Josef Ehmoser is based in the reaches of the Wagram, a mosaic of gentle hills, vineyards, fields and picturesque villages on the banks of the Danube River in northeastern Austria. The area is famous for its deep Loess soils, which are rich in fossils and minerals, calcareous, and thought to be a blessing for winemaking. The winery is certified sustainable by the Lacon Institute, with biodiversity, respect for the land and environment fundamental to their winemaking philosophy.

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Joseph Cattin

This historic, family-run Alsatian winery is now run by the twelfth generation of the Cattin family. Owning more than 65 ha of vineyard, the Cattin family is one of the largest family-owned Estates in Alsace. The plots, located either under the Grand Cru appellation, AOC Crémant d’Alsace or AOC Alsace, are spread over three sites: in Voegtlinshoffen, around Steinbach and near Colmar.

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Crus et Domaines de France

Established in Bordeaux for 5 generations, Crus et Domaines de France is the Bordeaux specialist for Les Grands Chais de France Group - a family owned company created in 1979 by Joseph Helfrich, and one of the leading French wine and spirit merchants.A player in the Bordeaux market, Crus et Domaines de France promotes the wines from the Helfrich family's 15 Bordeaux châteaux; 500 hectares representing the diversity of Bordeaux Terroirs.

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Joseph Drouhin

With close to 90 different appellations, Joseph Drouhin offers a fascinating array of Burgundy terroirs, and is one of the most historic domaines in Burgundy. The estate has been family-owned and run by the Drouhin family for the last 140 years , and they have adopted a natural-focused, biodynamic approach, to show the utmost respect for the soil, the vine and the environment.

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Maison Labouré-Roi

A family-run enterprise since 1832, Labouré-Roi is today part of the leading wine merchants of Burgundy. Located in Nuits-Saint-Georges, the Maison Labouré-Roi has at its disposal, for its team of oenologists, some very advanced technical equipment. Its cellars can house more than thirteen hundred barrels and allow for the wines to age in optimal conditions. In order to select and offer the best quality wines, Labouré-Roi works in partnership with various other winemakers.

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Champagne Pol Roger

This renowned family-owned champagne house, established in 1849, needs little introduction. Based in Epernay and still run by Pol Roger’s descendants, in its 160 years of history Pol Roger has carved out one of the most flattering reputations in the select circle of the leading Champagne brands.

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Champagne Soutiran

Based in Ambonnay, the family-run Champagne Soutiran’s main point of difference is the amount of age the wines enjoy in bottle before they are disgorged – anything from between five and ten years – with a further six-months minimum on the cork before release. This has a very distinct effect on the style as these are very much gastronomic Champagnes, designed more for the table than as a celebratory drink.

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Champagne Jacques Bardelot

A subsidiary brand of Dizy-based negociant, S.A Les Roches Blanches. Today, the négociant operates in a newly built, modern winery with thermo-regulated stainless steel vats, underground chalk cellars and 40 gyropalettes. Les Roches Blanches uses the traditional Champagne method and the wines are matured for two years in chalk cellars in Dizy.

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Les Costières de Pomerol

The Cave de Pomérols was founded in 1932, and since merging with the Cave of Castelnau de Guers in 2003 and the Cave of Mèze in 2007, the subsequently extended vineyards of the Vins de la Famille de Beauvignac are spread over 1800 hectares, 400 of which are classified AOP Picpoul de Pinet. At present they contract around 350 winegrowers who all have the knowledge and experience to produce 120.000 hectolitres on average. Production is 57% white, 21% rosé and 22% red.

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Michel Reynaud

Michel Reynaud’s family-run estate is based in the heart of Corbieres, north-east of Carcasonne and west of Narbonne, into the hills in the village of Causes. Although not certified, they have practise organic viticulture.

2021-03-23T11:12:18+00:00

Château Saint-Roch Limoux AOP

This historic Limoux-based estate has been in the Ginestous family since the 1600s, and today produces Burgundian-style rich and complex whites. South of Carcassonne and in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Limoux has fast developed a reputation for high quality, excellent value wines with more finesse than you might expect from the Languedoc.

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Phillipe Guérin

Located in a quiet hamlet north of Vallet, Philippe is the 5th generation of his family to farm 30 hectares of vines within the communes of Vallet and Goulaine. Of these, 23 hectares are dedicated to the production of Muscadet, with the oldest vines approaching 90 years of age. The under-the-radar producer has been causing waves with his Muscadet, with Richard Kelley MW claiming his is ‘some of the most profound Muscadet I have ever tasted’.

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Alphonse Dolly

This family owned estate in the Loire riverside village of Thauvenay in the Sancerre appellation has been producing exceptionally bright, fresh clean Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Noirs for several generations. Old sea bottom vineyards with clay-limestone soils, some combined with flint outcroppings, provide perfectly balanced fruit for the Sancerre, Pouilly Fume, and Menetou-Salon appellations.

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Domaine du Moulin Camus

François Boulanger heads-up a family domaine that controls some 45-hectares, 25 hectares of which are classified as Muscadet. The balance covers a range of varietal IGP and Vin de France wines, plus there is a négociant business which provides the business with some other domaine-bottled Muscadet as well as additional appellations through the Loire.

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Domaine Sergent

Madiran-based Domaine Sergent has been in the Dousseau family since 1902 and they have been bottling their own wine since 1974. Today, the domaine is run by sisters Brigitte and Corinne who took over from their father, Gilbert in 1995. The 17-hectare vineyard sits on a gentle south-facing slope overlooking the Pyrénées, with vines averaging 35 years of age.

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Barton & Guestier

With almost three centuries’ experience in the wine business, Barton & Guestier is present in 130 countries on five continents and is well known to millions of consumers worldwide. Their range represents the fantastic diversity of French wines from the main winegrowing regions across the country. The Barton & Guestier winemakers work in partnership with around 250 winegrowers in France and all the wines are selected and monitored by Laurent Prada, Head Winemaker, and his team.

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Estandon Vignerons

Jean Bagnis launched the Estandon brand in 1947 and through consistency, quality and service, quickly became the benchmark for the rose wines of Provence. Estandon is not only Provence’s oldest and most renowned brand, it’s also a category leader and the largest producer in Provence controlling more than 20% of the AOP and comprising of more than 20 wineries. The Estandon wines are made from cuvées carefully chosen each year in order to capture all the freshness and fruit that are at the heart of their style.

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Domaine Clavel

Rhône-based Domaine Clavel is a family-run winery covering 5 municipalities: St Gervais, St Michel d'Euzet, Carsan, Bagnols sur Cèze and St Nazaire and over a hundred parcels. This diversity is a major asset providing multi-layered, characteristic wines. They place great emphasis on sustainability and are a member of Terra Vitis since 2010.

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Nino Negri

Arguably Valtellina’s most iconic producer, Casa Vinicola Nino Negri was founded in 1897 and owns 31 hectares of vineyards across the most prestigious of the Valtellina Superiore D.O.C.G. subzones: Inferno, Sassella, Grumello and Fracia, a monopole vineyard located in the Valgella subzone. The winery is based in Chiuro, in the old fifteenth-century Castello Quadrio. Due to the extremely steep hillsides, Nino Negri’s estate is characterised by terracing to allow cultivation of the land. All vineyard work, including vineyard management and harvest is done entirely by hand along the terraces supported by a myriad of age- old dry stonewalls, a symbol of this valley.

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Monogram

Castel Faglia is situated in Calino, a suburb of Cazzago San Martino, in the province of Brescia in the center of Franciacorta.The estate is owned by the Cavicchioli Family, who have produced award-winning and renowned wines since 1928. They work with small plots of land, carefully selecting their grapes to produce concentrated Franciacorta exclusively from Chardonnay, Pinot Bianco and Pinot Nero.

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Azienda Agricola Giovanni Sordo

‘Sordo is gaining recognition as one of the best Barolo producers around’ - Decanter Magazine. A family-owned, traditional Barolo producer of 8 award winning Cru, Sordo was founded in the early 1900s by the present owner’s grandfather, Giuseppe. Sordo is now in its third generation and run by Giorgio Sordo. Located a few kilometers from Alba, in the municipal district of Castiglione Falleto, the winery produces 8 critically acclaimed Barolo Cru wines.

2021-05-25T10:33:22+00:00

Scarpa

This iconic producer of Barbera d’Asti was founded by Antonio Scarpa in the early 1900s, but it was in 1949 when Mauro Pesce purchased Cantina Scarpa that its rise to cult status began. His unwavering love of Barbera and commitment to ageing in large oak barrels, known as ‘botti’, was the mantra behind Cantina Scarpa’s rise to fame in the 1980s and 90s, and led to Mauro becoming the vanguard for Barbera d’Asti and president of Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e Vini del Monferrato.Today under the winemaking guidance of Silvio Trinchero, Cantina Scarpa has returned to its two main principles: an obsessive commitment to quality over quantity and long ageing.

2021-04-19T08:59:35+00:00

La Lomellina

The first estate to plant Cortese in the region of Gavi, with nearly five hundred years of history. Initially La Lomellina was little more than a country residence for the family and a grape grower to some of the regions more famous wine producers. Then, in 2006, Emanuela Croce Raggio decided to restore her family’s estate to its former glory, renovating the mansion, expanding the vineyards to cover 16 hectares, and creating the family’s first proprietary brand “Marchese Raggio” named after her ancestor who first planted Cortese grapes in Gavi.

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Tenimenti Ca’Bianca

Tenimenti Ca’ Bianca occupies an area of over 24 hectares in a single plot, set around its cellars, and the central viewpoint offers a stunning panorama. Its surrounding lands have a strong winemaking history, formed thirteen million years ago in the Miocene period, on the sandy bed of a quite shallow ancient sea. The estate grows a selection of Dolcetto, Gavi, Moscato, and Brachetto, as well as three different types of Barbera, a local varietal which is part of the DOC Barbera d’Asti designation.

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Concilio

Concilio dates back to 1860 and is now a brand of the Trento-based Cantina Sociale cooperative. The varying altitudes of Concilio’s vineyards provide large differences in microclimate and soils, making it possible to produce a broad range of wines and styles. All Concilio wines are produced under the most stringent of Italian appellation restrictions and the scrutiny of local viticultural regulations, which drastically restrict the use of chemical fertilisers, pesticides and other sprays both in the interest of health and the environment.

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Conti Formentini

In 1520 the Formentini family purchased the castle in the town of San Floriano del Collio, the highest hilltop village in eastern Friuli and the surrounding lands. For almost five centuries this estate has played a role in Friuli’s wine-producing tradition and has dominated the territory of Collio. The terrain in this zone consists of marl and sandstone and enjoys a cool, airy climate that brings out the aromatic richness of the grapes to produce wines of extraordinary personality. Grown in small plots, and cultivated with great care, Conti Formentini’s wines are well-structured, rich and superbly textured.

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Tenuta Sant’Antonio

With many of the historic Valpolicella producers residing on the western side of the denomination. Tenuta Sant’Antonio was founded in 1989 by four brothers: Armando, Tiziano, Paolo and Massimo Castagnedi, on the eastern side. Whilst initially this decision defied the status quo, today, several exciting and innovative producers have joined Tenuta Sant’Antonio in calling this area their home. The company has excelled in recent years, producing critically acclaimed Soave, Valpolicella and Amarone, alongside an innovative range of wines under the SCAIA brand.

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SCAIA

SCAIA is one of the brands of pioneers Valpolicella Tenuta Sant’Antonio winery. Based north-east of Verona, their vineyards are on a ridge of hills, close to the Alps. In Veneto dialect, the word “scaia” means a chip of stone, chalk, limestone: it is a tribute to our soil, where a line of unique young wines is produced. Their focus is on enhancing the primary characteristics of the grapes via stainless steel fermentation and ageing, to produce consistently fresh wines with aromatic complexity.

2021-05-27T12:20:54+00:00

Le Morette

Founded over 60 years ago by Gino Zenato, Le Morette is a 30 hectare family-owned and operated farm. Now under the guidance of Gino’s son Valerio, with support from his sons, Fabio and Paolo, they share an incredible passion for the territory and elegance of its wines.The soil in the winey’s location between Lake Garda and the Frassino Lake originates from the Garda glacier and is characterised by a compact, chalky and marly clay composition. With high salinity levels due to mineral sedimentations, as well as the mild microclimate as a result of the lake, the area is known for producing the best territorial Cru wines, showing elegant structure and greater minerality.

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Savian

Today the founder of Savian’s grandson, William Savian, manages what has developed into 42 hectare estate located between the Livenza and Tagliamento Rivers, where the provinces of Venice, Pordenone and Treviso meet. A forward thinking family and business, Savian have always been fully committed to the environment and for this reason, in 1993, they became one of the first certified organic producers in the region. The estate’s calcareous clay soil, rich in shallow carbonate, provides the perfect environment for low- intervention, organic, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Grigio and Lison Classico (Tocai Friulano).

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San Martino

San Martino is located near the village of Vazzola, 10 kilometers south-east of Conegliano, and currently under the management of its third generation, brothers Giovanni and Walter Cescon. A self-sufficient operation, San Martino manages its entire production chain starting with the hand picking of grapes from their 50 hectares of vineyards, in Treviso and Valdobbiadene, through to their own bottling line. Unusually, 12 of their 50 hectares are located in the DOCG area.

2021-04-06T10:59:50+00:00

Naonis

Part of the La Delizia cooperative, Naonis produces a range of predominantly sparkling wines in Friuli Grave. The combination of alluvial, gravelly soil, and a mild climate due to the protection of the mountains and the influence of the Tagliamento river allow Naonis to produce quality wines with personality.

2021-06-08T11:20:08+00:00

Tenuta Sette Ponti

Tenuta Sette Ponti is the vision of one man, Dr. Antonio Moretti, who after taking over the estate from his father in the late 1990s decided to produce estate-bottled wines. Recognising the estate’s exceptional terroir, Dr. Moretti, in collaboration with celebrated winemaker Giuseppe Ca Viola, has transformed Sette Ponti into one of Tuscany’s most celebrated estates. Recent accolades include Gambero Rosso’s Winery of the Year in 2015, multiple 95+ point scores and several “Top 10 Wines in the World” by publications from around the world.

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Orma

‘This Bordeaux blend from Bolgheri is a challenger to Sassicaia and Ornellaia’ - James Suckling. Orma is a 5.5 hectare estate that is nestled between two illustrious neighbours Sassicaia and Ornellaia. Orma’s debut vintage, in 2005, received the stellar reviews its privileged location demands and today, the wine is recognised alongside Bolgheri’s finest. Located in the Maremma, on the Tuscan coast, Bolgheri has earned a reputation for experimentation, primarily with innovative blends of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, to produce some of the most iconic red wines of Italy, indeed the world.

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San Giusto a Rentennano

The family-run, 100% organic San Giusto a Rentennano, a name of Etruscan origin, overlooks the upper course of the Arbia river in the farthest south Chianti Classico wine zone. Biodiversity, sustainability and eco-friendly practices are paramount to them - their farming methods remain largely manual, they have been organic since 2001, are 80% solar powered since 2007, and place a strong focus on recyclable packaging.

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Villa Trasqua

Wines crafted by one of Tuscany’s most famous winemakers.The historic property of Villa Trasqua is located in the Castellina sub-region of Chianti Classico, between Siena and Monteriggioni. The estate’s long tradition in winemaking dates back to 1001, making it one of the oldest winemaking estates in Chianti Classico. Winemaker Franco Bernabei has one of the most revered careers of any winemaker in Tuscany, having created wines for Felsina, Fontodi (where he created the iconic Flaccianello della Pieve), Folonari and Fattoria di Selvapiana.

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Poggio al Lupo

Founded in 1999, Poggio al Lupo, which translates as ‘Wolf’s Knoll’, is based in Maremma, located on the west coast of Italy, almost directly south of Florence. The vineyards lie on top of rich clay, sandstone and marly limestone soils, stretching across the Magliano hills. The latter provide varying south facing altitudes (100 – 330 metres above sea level) for their Sangiovese, Cabernet Sauvignon and Vermentino vines.

2021-03-23T11:37:15+00:00

Melini

In 1705 the Melini family established a winery in Pontassieve, Tuscany, with the aim of creating wines of quality and provenance. Now recognised as one of Tuscany’s most popular wineries, Melini has become synonymous with modern style Chianti as a result of its quality and innovation.The Melini Winery, in Gaggiano, is situated 300 metres above sea level on the Chianti Classico hills on the road linking Poggibonsi to Castellina in Chianti. The new, modern winery, was built over the period of 1970-74 and consists of four floors that are built into the side of a hill. It was designed for the separate vinification of parcels from single vineyards (the cru concept). All vinification phases, from drying in the loft for the Governo all’Uso, to aging in barrels and bottling are performed using specific techniques and following the philosophy of quality.

2021-06-24T12:00:32+00:00

Sartarelli

A fully family-run operation, Sartarelli is one of the few Italian wineries which focuses exclusively on a single varietal production, in this case Verdicchio. When the winery was started Verdicchio was considered a mass-produced table wine, and they were responsible for putting Verdicchio on the world stage in 1999, when their late-harvest Balciana 1997 was awarded both the White Wine Trophy and Italian White Wine Trophy at the International Wine Awards. In 2020 the same wine once again earned Sartarelli the trophy for the best Italian White Wine at the IWC.

2021-03-23T13:43:07+00:00

Fontana Candida

Located in the heart of Frascati, the beautiful Fontana Candida cellar has stunning views overlooking Rome. The most renowned winery in the region with a total of 25 hectares under vine, it is the 13 hectare Santa Teresa vineyard which Fontana Candida has built its reputation on, producing both highly award winning Frascati Superioress: Luna Mater Riserva and Santa Teresa.

2021-03-23T11:39:21+00:00

Bigi

The Bigi winery began life in a former Franciscan monastery, the ancient La Trinità in Orvieto, which had been confiscated by the Italian government in 1870. Inspired by the potential offered by its territory, over the years Bigi has reached truly enviable results.Thanks to its capable winemakers and the broad availability of vineyards, the company has diversified its product range, with some interesting monovarietal and blended reds based on Umbria’s Sangiovese grapes, standing alongside the greatest whites like Orvieto Classico, Grechetto and Est!Est!!Est!!!

2021-04-22T12:50:40+00:00

Colle Corviano

Nestled between the hillside villages of Loreto Aprutino and Picciano in the province of Pescara, Colle Corviano is an award-winning 15 hectare estate that is obsessively committed to improving the reputation of Abruzzo via single block winemaking. Each block is vinified separately and traced throughout the production process allowing Chief Winemaker, Paolo Benassi (previously of Castello Banfi) to create wines with distinct terroir driven character.

2021-04-16T13:57:02+00:00

Azienda Agricola Felline

Back-to-back Tre Bicchieri wins from Gambero Rosso for different Cru wines (Giravolta & Sinfarosa), coupled with the discovery and promotion of ancient native varietals - Felline is a Puglian protagonist. In recent times Puglia has emerged as an important wine producing region in Italy however little is known that much of this can be attributed to owner and winemaker Gregory Perrucci - not only a pioneer of Zinfandel but also a promoter of Puglia.

2021-03-23T10:17:21+00:00

Re Manfredi

A regular Gambero Rosso Tre Bicchieri winner, Re Manfredi is one of the most respected producers in Basilicata. Established in 1998 in the heart of the Aglianico del Vulture DOC production zone, Re Manfredi’s location offers an unusual microclimate at the foot of Mount Vulture: fabulous light, a continental climate and soils rich in clay, calcium, nitrogen and tuff, mixed together with the now extinct volcano’s lava. The 120 hectares of vineyards are almost entirely cultivated with Aglianico vines.

2021-03-30T10:34:59+00:00

Natale Verga

Since 1895 Natale Verga have been committed to creating a market for high-quality value Italian wines. There are five generations behind today's Natale Verga Winery which is based in Northern Italy, some 50 kilometres from Milan. The very impressive and highly efficient operation offers not only value for money wines but also rigorous quality assurance. Every year further investments are made to ensure a first class production facility is there to support their passion for quality. Today the company is led by Natale, Cristian and Laura Verga – a true family business.

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The Foundry

The Foundry was established on a shoestring budget in 2001 by former Meerlust winemaker Chris Williams and his great friend James Reid. Together they have developed The Foundry into a leading exponent of the New South Africa wine revolution, gaining numerous accolades and awards for their site specific, terroir defined wines.

2021-03-30T10:43:08+00:00

Alheit Vineyards

Alheit are one of South Africa’s newest producers, whose aim is ‘to vinify extraordinary Cape vineyards’. Using the knowledge and contacts of leading viticulturist, Rosa Kruger, it has quickly established itself as the most talked about winery in the Cape, with its limited releases being highly sought-after.

2021-03-30T10:47:43+00:00

The Liberator

The Liberator is the project of Richard Kelley MW, one of the most respected authorities on South African wine. The Liberator seeks out and celebrates marginalised parcels of wine which for whatever reason risk being blended and sold off in bulk. Each wine has a strong story behind it, with each release having its testimony recounted in bottle and on screen as an ‘episode’.

2021-03-30T10:40:57+00:00

Newton Johnson Family Vineyards

Based in upper Hemel en Aarde Valley, an hour and a half’s drive outside of Cape Town, and run by Cape Wine Master Dave Johnson and his wife, Newton Johnson has built a reputation for some of the Cape’s finest Pinot Noir. This enthusiasm for wine and Pinot Noir in particular, was passed on to and eagerly adopted by the couple’s sons Bevan and Gordon, who have taken this family cellar and vineyards to new heights in exploring the nuances of the Pinot Noir grape and their vineyards.

2021-05-04T13:49:12+00:00

Navascués Enología

Navascues Enologia is the personal project of Contino and Zorzal’s head winemaker, Jorge Navascués, who is forging an impressive career as one of Spain’s leading winemakers. From DO Cariñena in Aragon, Jorge focuses on Macabeo, Garnacha and Cariñena, creating smooth, yet complex reds and aromatic, expressive Macabeo. Despite his own project still being in its infancy, the wines have already started to attract attention from critics around the world with Robert Parker paying particular attention to what Jorge is developing.

2021-06-08T10:01:41+00:00

Bodegas Sonsierra

Named Cooperative of the Year by Tim Atkin MW in his Rioja Special Report 2021 & 2019, Bodegas Sonsierra has 136 grower members, and with over 1,500 vineyards ranging from 400–750 metres above sea level, the winery either directly owns or manages over 30% of all vineyards in Rioja Alta’s Sonsierra area. All members are highly supportive to the management’s forward-thinking, innovative strategies, and impressively under the new “Viñedos Singulares” (Single Vineyard) classification, they boast nine of these special designation vineyards, more than any other Rioja producer.

2021-06-08T10:05:03+00:00

Viñedos de Sonsierra – Viñedos Singulares

This is a very new project from Tim Atkin MW’s 2021 & 2019 Cooperative of the Year. Uniquely, under the new “Viñedos Singulares” (Single Vineyard) classification, Bodegas Sonsierra boasts nine of these special designation vineyards, more than any other Rioja producer. They amplified this in 2020 with the creation of an entirely separate new winery for their Viñedos Singulares wines, an investment permitting winemaking which means the highest possible standards for these limited-supply, revered wines.

2021-05-04T14:03:55+00:00

Bodegas y Viñedos Monteabellón

This small family-run winery is located in the small town of Nava de Roa, and is the product of the experience accumulated over decades and through generations by the García family, of Vega Sicilia fame. All of their wines are aged in 70% French / 30% American oak made exclusively from their own vineyards, which span a range of altitudes and soils over 130 hectares. They are committed to sustainable practices from planting to labeling, using no insecticides or herbicides, and have the utmost respect for terroir, promoting soil diversity and working with low yields.

2021-06-08T15:03:34+00:00

DAOU Family Estates

Founded by brothers George and Daniel Daou in 2009, DAOU Family Estates was created with the vision to make California “first growth” wine. Located in the Adelaida District of Paso Robles, DAOU Mountain provides the terroir to achieve this. The estate was named a “jewel of ecological elements” by the father of modern American winemaking, André Tchelistcheff, and was recently nominated for Wine Enthusiast’s American Winery of the Year.

2021-05-25T09:55:42+00:00

Patrimony Estate

Patrimony is the Cabernet Sauvignon-focused creation of brothers Georges Daou and Daniel Daou, proprietors of DAOU Vineyards & Winery. Patrimony is rooted in the DAOU mountain's unmatched alchemy of soil, aspect and climate, and realised through meticulous vinification of the estate's noble vineyard rows. The phenolics produced here are known to be among the highest in the world, fostering an immensity of colour, depth and structure that is only enhanced by the rigorous viticulture required to make Patrimony.

2021-03-30T12:24:26+00:00

McManis Family Vineyards

Built by five generations of family farmers using sustainable winegrowing, McManis Family Vineyards is located in the premier winegrowing Clarksburg Delta and northern interior regions of California. In addition to sustainability, they are highly focused on quality, using small batch winemaking techniques.