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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Agnès et Didier Dauvissat
Founded in 1987, the Agnès and Didier Dauvissat estate is located in Beine near Chablis. All of the estate's plots have been planted by them, with Chardonnay in soils composed of clay-limestone marl and small fossilised oysters (Kimmeridgian). Along with an optimal exposure to the sun, these provide the wines of Chablis with its unique aromas. Their 10 ha vineyard includes three appellations: Petit Chablis, Chablis and Chablis Premier Cru "Beauroy", and they produce typical wines whilst respecting the environment and their terroir.
Domaine des Mapliers
Certified Organic, Domaine des Mapliers Rosé is cultivated with total respect of nature. The vines, situated on a south-facing hillside, grow on a calcareous clay soil at an altitude of 300 metres above sea level, which accounts for the wine’s unique freshness. Domaine des Mapliers is owned by Jean Gallo, who with his son has been passionate about wine and Champagne for over 40 years. In 2013 they decided to acquire a vineyard and live out their passion for the land and its wine. Previously managed by the celebrated Domaine Ott, the vineyard is located in the heart of Provence Varoise.
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.
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.
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.
Located in Mareuil-sur-Aÿ, the highly renowned Billecart-Salmon has belonged to the same family since 1818 and is today run by the sixth generation brothers Antoine and François Roland-Billecart. Celebrated for the elegance, finesse and freshness of its age-worthy champagnes, its flagship bottling is the Rosé, which is composed of up to 50% Chardonnay.
Since 1829 Bollinger has been producing great Champagnes with a powerful, sophisticated and complex style. These outstanding wines are the result of rigorous attention to detail, for Bollinger accepts nothing less than excellence. Each and every detail represents a quest for a certain form of perfection.This uncompromisingly independent spirit, dedicated to unostentatious achievement, exemplifies the inimitable elegance for which the Champagne region is renowned and which has so impressed the Court of England that the House has been awarded the Royal Warrant since 1884.
Champagne Ayala is one of the original Grand Marque Champagne houses, founded by Edmond de Ayala in 1860 and based in Aÿ. The young House has been a key reference, pioneering a drier style of Champagne and was one of the founding members of the Syndicat des Grandes Marques in 1882, today called the Union des Maisons de Champagne. The house was acquired by the Bollinger family in 2005, and has continued to benefit from much investment and improvement. It consistently stands out for its purity of style which expresses the elegance of Chardonnay.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
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.
Château Maris has been named “one of the five most environmentally-friendly wineries in the world” by WineSpectator and a “Sustainability hero” by Jancis Robinson MW. It was the first European vineyard to receive the B Corporation certification, a label recognized by the UN and European Commission – a certification held by just 27 wineries worldwide today. Maris boasts a world-first carbon-negative winery constructed from hemp bricks, while the vineyards are hand-harvested and tilled by a horse-drawn plough. Sales of their wine support local wildlife and biodiversity initiatives such as L’Aspas and La Masion de L’Abeille, and they even made headlines for shipping wine to the USA by sailboat! Winemaker Robert Eden, great nephew of Prime Minster Anthony Eden, thinks of his vineyards as complex living structures and takes great pride in the sustainability of the entire Estate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
In 1931, 70 growers joined forces to create a cooperative called Destra Tagliamento. Today, known as Viticultori Friulani La Delizia with 500 growers and 2,000 hectares of vineyards throughout the Friuli plain with the renowned Friuli Grave and Prosecco DOC areas. Historically dedicated to viticulture, these areas produce wines with a strong identity and character.
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.
Marchesi di Barolo
Especially renowned for its single-vineyard wines, Marchesi di Barolo is the home cellar to Barolo wine. After five generations in the wine business, today Marchesi di Barolo is represented by the Abbona family: Anna and Ernesto, together with their children Valentina and Davide. Their mission has always been to marry tradition and evolution by combining ancient winemaking techniques with the ability to present Barolo in a contemporary way.
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.
Kellerei St Pauls
Formed in 1907 Kellerei St Pauls is a cooperative which today has over 200 members. Lying protected on the south side of the Alps and enjoying 1800 hours of sunshine a year, well aired by the downdraught from the Mendel range and benefitting from a high diurnal range, their vineyards are well-positioned to deliver consistently high-quality grapes. Their vineyards are predominantly managed by hand, and every stage of production benefits from modern, energy-efficient machinery.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
Casanova di Neri
Founded in 1971 by Giovanni Neri, in 2021 Casanova di Neri celebrated its 50th anniversary. A long-standing lover of wine, Giovanni had a dream to make a great Italian red and chose the northeast of Montalcino to do so. The property currently consists of 500 hectares, of which 156 hectares are dedicated to Sangiovese vines, and the rest left as woodland, olive groves and arable land. Giovanni’s son, Giacomo Neri, now holds the reins, and is accompanied by the third generation, his sons Giovanni and Gianlorenzo. The family are renowned for having set the benchmark for Montalcino’s single-vineyard wines. The wines are luxurious, rich and lusciously textural, with a consistent excellence across their vintages and distinctive terroirs.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
Situated in Lapio city, near Avellino, Tenuta Scuotto is a family-run winery who as Wine Spectator has recognised is pushing the boundaries of Fiano. Tenuta Scuotto strives to produce wines that fully express the characteristics of the area in which they are born at the same time as conveying their unique identity. Their desire and primary goal is to produce wines that are a clear expression of the territory and their passion for viticulture. They use an integrated approach to farming and work with reduced yields, producing highly complex and concentrated wines as a result.
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.
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.
Assuli, which means “under the sun” in the local dialect, combines tradition and innovation in a wonderful western Sicilian location. Their 120 hectares of vineyards between Mazara del Vallo and Trapani benefit from conditions perfectly suited to growing indigenous varieties, including Nero d’Avola, Zibibbo, Insolia, Lucido, Grillo, Perricone, and Syrah. Their characterful wines are 100% organic and authentically reflect the terroir of the region.
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.
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.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
Named Cooperative of the Year by Tim Atkin MW in his Rioja Special Report 2022, 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.
Viñedos de Sonsierra – Viñedos Singulares
This is a very new project from Tim Atkin MW’s 2022, 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.
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.
DAOU Family Estates
Founded by brothers Georges 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.
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.
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.
Chapel Down is England's leading wine producer with a world-class range of sparkling wines, aromatic still wines and contemporary gins and vodka. Chapel Down owns some of the finest vineyards in England, primarily situated on the North Downs of Kent with a terroir very similar to that of Champagne. They also source high quality fruit from long-term partner vineyards across Kent, Sussex and Essex, resulting in balanced wines with unique flavour profiles.
Since 1890, Bodegas y Viñedos Pascual Toso has become one of the most exciting and promising Argentine wineries and remains faithful to its principles: Tradition, Authenticity, Innovation. Las Barrancas is in a stunning location with premium quality soils, ideal climate and environment, located in Mendoza, in the district of Maipu within the Mendoza River highland. In the area, at around 750 meters above sea level, more than 400 hectares belong to Pascual Toso.
Astrolabe is a small family winery based in Marlborough led by winemaker Simon Waghorn, acknowledged as one of New Zealand's best Sauvignon Blanc producers. Astrolabe produces a range of wines that express the purity and intensity of fruit flavours naturally afforded by the climate and soils of the Marlborough region.