Close
800.578.3199
Home  »  Brand Profiles  »  All Brand Profiles

All Brand Profiles

If you've ever been to Napa or visited your favorite brewery or distillery, you know that the story and experience truly shapes your enjoyment of the sipping. We've put together profiles on our favorite brands and provided a little color to help you get that lovin' feeling even if you're sitting in your undies huddled in front of a space heater and drinking out of a dixie cup. Of course, this is not a scenario we'd recommend.
Sort By

    In the latter part of the 1800s A D Rattray Ltd came to represent a number of well-known Highland Malt distilleries – most notably Stronachie – selling bulk whisky to West of Scotland wine and spirit merchants, publicans and the main Scotch whisky blending houses in and around Glasgow.

    Like many other merchants, A D Rattray Ltd suffered during the crisis of the early 1900s and in the late 1920s the partners sold the business to William Walker. Well-established as a whisky broker, Walker set about expanding the business with the acquisition of a number of smaller merchants. Despite rationing during the 2nd World War, the company continued to supply the West of Scotland licensed trade until Walker’s death.

    A D Rattray Ltd has now returned to the family and is owned by Mr Tim Morrison, previously of Morrison Bowmore Distillers and fourth generation descendent of Andrew Dewar Rattray. The company’s resurgence came about in 2002 with the bottling of a ‘new’ Stronachie 12yo. In April 2004, using his extensive knowledge and expertise in the whisky industry, Mr Morrison then bottled a selection of his own handpicked stock of whiskies for market release and the A D Rattray Cask Collection was born."">
    A.d. Rattray

    We pick our casks on quality of build, quality of wood used in construction, and durability; with each cask having previously held other makes of spirit.

    The choice of cask is critical as is the hunt for the perfect whiskies: We travel the length and breadth of Scotland, collaborating with distillers who we count as friends, taking pride in selecting only the finest, most exceptional whiskies that are a perfect match for our casks."">
    Ainsley Brae Whisky

    The Alamos winemaking philosophy is to produce flavorful, approachable wines that preserve each varietal’s distinctive aroma, flavor and texture. Yields are kept low and all the vineyards are hand harvested. The wines receive moderate oak aging from a mixture of both French and American oak, depending on varietal and vintage.

    Talented winemaker Felipe Stahlschmidt is committed to producing "Malbecs that are rich, exuberant and full of character."">
    Alamos Winery

    The AsomBroso line of tequila includes their award-winning El Platino, their silver tequila; La Rosa, their "pink" reposado tequila; Extra Anejo, their Gran Reserva aged tequila that was voted "Best of the Best" by Robb Report Magazine and awarded numerous Gold and Double Gold medals; and their Vintage Anejo, which also won the "Best of the Best" award from the Robb Report Magazine as well as numerous Gold and Double Gold medals.">
    Asombroso Tequila

    Originally the range was our finest 6 to 10 year old single malt whiskies that have been selected for their exceptional characteristics. The range includes whiskies from Imperial, Auchentoshan, Miltonduff amongst others. The range has evolved and several older bottlings are now available such as 18yo Macallan and Aberlour 16yo."">
    Battlehill Scotch Whisky

    In 2005, with the announcement of Bob & Lily’s retirement, Lisa and Les bought out the Hitchcocks' share of their Spring Mountain winery, leading to the formation of Behrens Family Winery. The name Erna Schein on the label is a dedication to Les’ mother, a woman who was near and dear to all who knew her. Her home was a place of hospitality and friendship, a feeling that we try to replicate here at the winery. She was also a fantastic baker, taking after her mother who was a Cordon Bleu-trained pastry chef. It is Erna’s original vintage Kitchen Aid pictured on our label. It reminds us that food and wine is our favorite way to create and maintain friendships."">
    Behrens Family Winery
    take a look...">
    Bent Paddle Brewing

    The family interest in vine cultivation began during the constant search for the best vineyards from which to buy the grapes necessary for wine making. The next step, naturally, was to acquire some of the same vineyards for the family business- and the one after that, to specialise in the Nebbiolo grape and the grand wines made from it.

    That Bruno Giacosa is a perfectionist is obvious from the meticulousness with which he applies his craft. This is the story of his wines."">
    Bruno Giacosa

    Until the middle of the 20th century there were many small firms that bottled and sold the pure product of the local distilleries. Since Victorian times the firm of William Cadenhead has provided this service.

    However a diminution of public interest caused the small bottling companies to close down. Only a small handful of distilleries still remain in the ownership of their founding families and even fewer of the bottling companies remain active, William Cadenhead is one of the notable survivors.

    Recent revival of interest in the whisky from different single distilleries has caused a surge of new firms to emerge. Many do not actually control their bottling operations and unfortunately feel it necessary to invent fictitious ancestries. However William Cadenhead has a well established pedigree and the experience of over one and a half centuries ensure that our customers can truly rely on what we put in a bottle. We guarantee that we never chill-filter or chemically alter the products that we bottle nor do we add colouring agents. Each of our bottlings of whisky, and indeed of our rums and cognacs, comes from an individually selected cask."">
    Cadenhead's

    Sugar cane was used to make alcoholic drinks in Egyptian times but it was not until the 16th century that farmers and workers on Caribbean sugar cane plantations took up this ancient tradition. Caribbean rum took molasses and distilled it into a harsh, strong spirit. So to soften the blow, distillers would add their own unique recipes of herbs, spices and fruits. And boom, spiced rum was born."">
    Captain Morgan Rum

    From the beginning, the goal of the two brothers was to create a state-of-the-art winery combined with the most advanced science in the vineyards for the production of premium wines.

    Together with the Mariani family, Ezio Rivella, one of Italy's foremost enologists, who understood that due to the richness of the soils and the privileged microclimatic position, the property would have great capacity of development.

    In those years, the brothers, John and Harry, also purchased Bruzzone, a historic winery in Piedmont. Founded in 1860 and specialized in the production of sparkling wines, today is known as Banfi Piemonte."">
    Castello Banfi

    The Donnafugata adventure began in the Rallo family’s historic cellars in Marsala in 1983 and at its Contessa Entellina vineyards in the heart of western Sicily. In 1989, Donnafugata arrived on the island of Pantelleria, commencing its production of naturally sweet wines."">
    Castello Di Donnafugata Wines

    Castle Danger beers are all designed with a flavor profile in mind. We may start with a base style, but expand upon it to create something unique. There are hundreds of great beers that are true-to-style available in the beer market. We prefer to use traditional brewing practices to produce unique, flavorful beers. In our minds, this is the only way to approach brewing."">
    Castle Danger Brewery

    The passion for wine, which has been passed down from generation to generation, has now brought together 120 wine-growers who run 160 hectares of vineyards in a dignified, sustainable manner. 80% of the vineyards are on Kientzheim and Kaysersberg's best slopes.

    The winery is the heir to a tradition that has gone on since 1955 and has invested in efficient production equipment for its cellars to produce an average of 11,000 hectolitres of wine a year (1.5 million bottles), 15% of which are Grands Crus, proud ambassadors of Alsace's gastronomic tradition.

    The winery owes much of its qualitative development to the variety and splendour of the terroirs in the Kaysersberg Valley, where the soils vary between limestone, the softness of clay and the power of silica.

    With 3 well-known Named Places and 4 Grands Crus, including Schlossberg, the 1st "Grand Cru" born in Alsace in 1975 and Kaefferkopf, the last-born in 2007, the winery makes spiritual, authentic, distinctive wines for the pleasure of Epicureans"">
    Cave Kientzheim-keyersberg Wines
    check out our blog post for more info.">
    Celebration Distilling
    our write up from our visit to the distillery or read this vanilla bullshit:
    From the Producer: "Copper & Kings is an American brandy company based in Butchertown, Louisville, Kentucky. We make a dynamic American style brandy. We do not make derivative brandy. We make a differentiated, uncommon, unadulterated pure pot-distilled natural American brandy. Distilled in American copper potstills, matured in Bourbon barrels. Our signature house style is a little feisty, rambunctious with a long smooth finish. We use traditional copper pot-distillation to forge untraditional craft-distilled natural, Pure Pot-still brandies. Our brandies are batch distilled exclusively in copper pot-stills, and are non-chill filtered with no added sugar, boise (powdered oak, shavings or infusion) other flavors, synthetic chemicals or caramel colorants for an uncorrupted, authentic, natural flavor, nose and color…"

    Visit Copper & Kings American Brandy Company Online

    ">
    Copper & Kings American Brandy Company

    Soon after, Corsair Distillery was founded. Corsair’s spirits have been praised in publications like Food and Wine, Saveur, Imbibe, Whisky Magazine, Whisky Advocate, the Atlantic, Time Out New York, and Maxim.com. Corsair’s innovative and adventurous spirits have won 41 medals at international spirits competitions."">
    Corsair Artisan Distillery

    We enjoy the classic bourbon, vodka and gin like anyone else. Though we couldn’t help but think, "What would happen if we did it differently?" It’s with this obsession and enthusiasm, CW was born. Revel in our line of spirits that are distinctively unique to heighten your drinking experience while raising your expectations. Welcome to a new way of drinking. You deserve it. "">
    Crooked Water Spirits

    The Nelthropp Family has taken its time to perfect a process, earn an esteemed reputation, and make an island famous for Cruzan Rum’s smooth, versatile rums. There’s just no separating the Nelthropp Family from St. Croix. After all, they named their rum Cruzan after the island’s natives, known as "Crucians."">
    Cruzan Estate Rum

    The main job of the wine press is to get juice, or fermented wine, from the grape skins and pulp. For white wines, this happens before fermentation (so the more delicate whites do not pick up any colour or phenolics from the skins) and for the reds, after fermentation, so that the action of the ferment and the alcohol has extracted the good tannins and flavour profiles from the skins.

    Basket pressing all of our wines makes for a very labour-intensive exercise, but the quality of results justifies this for us. The pressing action is very controlled and is extremely gentle. We have also used our collective imaginations here in coming up with a way to make basket pressing oxygen free, thereby preventing oxidation in our whites. This is achieved by using a big plastic bag and some dry ice, which encases the whole basket.

    d’Arenberg is unique in that it is the only winery in Australia to use this age-old basket press method for white wines as well as reds. Chester believes that one of the advantages of basket pressing is cleaner juice, as it is partially filtered through the mass of pulp it drains through in the basket. This saves time in settling and clearing the juice, and brings the procedure much closer to how we like things- minimal interference which enables us to preserve quality. All our wines feature the foot trod/basket pressed logo as a 'badge of honour' for the hard work that goes into producing our wonderful wines.

    There have been jokes that maybe a cellar hand would get the logo branded on his enlarged calf muscles after a long vintage of foot treading!"">
    D'arenberg Wines
    There's no bad time for a Double Barrel Shot. Two flavors in one shot. Twice the size, twice the firepower! Are both your barrels loaded?"">
    Double Barrel Shots- Ready To Drink Shots!

    Without a doubt, David Stare is a pioneer. Heading west in the late 1960s, he personified the character and work ethic of early Gold Rush pioneers. Educated at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Dave worked for the B&O Railroad for several years but quickly realized that his true calling was in the wine industry. Inspired by his trips to the Loire Valley, he headed west to California to start his own family winery.

    Upon his arrival, Dave began taking winemaking classes at UC Davis as a graduate student. On the weekends, he spent time looking at vineyard land from Monterey to Mendocino. It was during one of those weekend trips that fate drew Dave to the Dry Creek Valley. When he saw an old prune orchard across the street from the Dry Creek General Store, Dave realized that he had found his dream location. He purchased the orchard and began planting vines. Captivated by his memories of Loire-style wines, Sauvignon Blanc seemed destined to figure prominently in the Dry Creek Vineyard portfolio. However, several famed vineyard specialists advised him against planting Sauvignon Blanc. Always looking to push the envelope, Dave planted the varietal anyway and the rest is history.

    Today, our second-generation family owned winery continues to evolve and grow to meet the demands of a global wine marketplace. The primary mission of our winery is to produce distinctive wines that overdeliver on quality. For more than 40 years, this pursuit of winemaking excellence has led to many international awards and accolades. "">
    Dry Creek Vineyard

    It was the lure of winemaking that tempted Bernard Ehlers to buy a small, dying vineyard in the late 1800s and embark on a quest to create the winery that continues to bear his name. He replanted his newly-acquired 10-acre vineyard, established the olive grove that still thrives today and in 1886 completed construction of the stone barn that is now our beautiful winery building and tasting room. His original Bale Mill Winery continued to operate long after his death, run by his wife until the 1920s and then by successive new owners who took advantage of its prime location and unique terroir.

    A century later, another husband and wife team discovered the lure of this idyllic spot in the heart of the Napa Valley. French entrepreneurs and philanthropists Jean and Sylviane Leducq saw the potential for this region to produce wines with the power, balance and structure of the finest Bordeaux bottlings they knew and loved. Over several decades they patiently built a contiguous wine estate- common for French chateaux but increasingly rare in California.

    With the help of renowned enologist, Jacques Boissenot, they gradually acquired individual local vineyards as they came up for sale and replanted with the most suitable clones and rootstock. By the turn of the century they had created the 42-acre estate we farm today, with Bernard Ehlers’ original stone barn and vineyard at its heart and the Ehlers name once again poised to grace wine labels. The 21st Century began with the release of the very first vintage from the Leducq’s new Ehlers Estate.

    Developing the winery had become a passion project for Jean and Sylviane, one they shared long after the sale of their other successful businesses in Europe. Their legacy remains in safe hands today under the leadership of our current winemaker, Kevin Morrisey, who was favored by Sylviane because he shares the same passion for creating sophisticated wines with an old-world charm that capture the character and heritage of our land.

    Ehlers Estate continues a proud tradition of farming with experienced vineyard and cellar teams that share a non-interventionist winemaking philosophy firmly rooted in the belief that terroir defines a wine, but passion, patience and hard work are needed to ensure that it is fully expressed in the bottle.

    Our organic and biodynamic vineyard practices leave a minimal footprint on the land and give us maximum flavor in the grapes. Taking advantage of the robust Estate ecosystem and carefully-chosen rootstocks, our vineyard crew coaxes the vines to fully express the numerous soil types and microclimates found on the estate. Once the grapes are harvested, the cellar crew knows when to be hands on and when to let nature takes its course as the wines ferment, develop and age.

    We strive to be responsible stewards of our land and continue the legacy of Bernard and Anne Ehlers, and Jean and Sylviane Leducq, who saw the potential that today you can taste in every bottle of Ehlers Estate wine.

    100% of the proceeds from the sale of our wines go directly to the Leducq Foundation. Jean and Sylviane Leducq created this foundation in 1996 to support international cardiovascular research, and Ehlers Estate is an asset of the trust."">
    Ehlers Estate

    Dedicated to producing world class Pinot Noir available across all price points, Erath offers three distinct styles of Pinot Noir. The Oregon Pinot is designed to highlight the varietal’s best characteristics, the Estate Selection Pinot Noir highlights the vintage’s best vineyard sites, and the single-vineyard Pinots showcase the distinctive characteristics of their respective growing sites. The winery also produces cool-climate Pinot Gris and Pinot Blanc."">
    Erath Winery

    In a unique land in between two regions rich in history, culture and winemaking traditions, the favorable climatic conditions have created the natural environment to cultivate our passion: producing great wines.

    With a bold and essential design, Vitiano represents the modern image of Umbria: a family of innovative wines in taste and packaging, for those who love drinking well every day."">
    Falesco Wines

    Fat Cat: Something like that. You see, our winemaker (John Allbaugh) was a natural born jazz fan. As a young boy, he loved it all. Satchmo, Duke, and Bird. Dizzy, Miles, and Ella. Brubeck, Hancock, and Marsalis. But sadly, Little Johnny was no musician. He tried the piano and couldn’t make it go. And when Johnny blew the sax, nothing good happened.

    You: But Mr. Allbaugh made music with grapes?

    Fat Cat: That’s right. It turns out that what John couldn’t say with a horn, he could swing with the vines. Think of Fat Cat Cellars as an enological expression of a bebop idea. A celebration of soulful vibrations, spontaneous scenes, and good eats. A dialogue between your taste buds and your ear drums.

    You: There’s that Fat Cat dialogue thing I’ve heard about.

    Fat Cat: Most definitely. Fat Cat is all about the dialogue. Wine, music. Music, food. Food, friends. Good friends, good times. It’s simple and complex at the same time. Like a great jazz riff. A ballad in a glass, you dig?"">
    Fat Cat Cellars

    In 1989, after many information-gathering trips to Napa and Sonoma, Walt and Joan purchased 321 acres, including a ridge top, high above the Pacific Ocean on the northern Sonoma Coast. With the same determination they drew on to build their successful nursery business; the Flowers proceeded with the dream of producing their favorite cool-climate varietals in a place they believed uniquely suited to growing them.

    Today, Flowers Winery produces Chardonnay and Pinot Noir from its two estate properties, Camp Meeting Ridge Vineyard and Sea View Ridge Vineyard, as well as select vineyards in the coolest regions of the Sonoma Coast AVA, which are farmed to Flowers’ specifications by their own crews."">
    Flowers Vineyard & Winery

    With an almost fanatical attention to every single barrel of wine, Girard employs classic winemaking techniques:

    -All of the fruit is hand sorted. -Red wines are cold soaked prior to fermentation. -Indigenous yeasts are used for the Chardonnay and each of the red wines. -All wines are aged in 100% French oak, except the Zinfandel and Petite Syrah which see 75% French and 25% American oak. The Sauvignon Blanc is all stainless steel fermented and does not undergo malolactic fermentation."">
    Girard Winery

    Our restless pioneering spirit and the quest to create the most deliciously different single origin whisky has resulted in our installation in 1992 of the MPS. The Multi Pressure System facilitates distillation to progress at a range of optimised temperatures.

    Best evidenced by our distillation under vacuum we have found that lower temperature distillation prevents burning and toasting thus delivering a spirit free from any 'caramelised' notes. This unique process also limits any formation of sulphur compounds ensuring our fledgling spirit is pure and vibrant. Ripe now for long maturation in our vanillin rich American White Oak (Quercus alba) casks."">
    Girvan Distillery

    Towards the southern end of the Mull of Kintyre, Campbeltown is an isolated, distinctive place. The whisky produced here is special too - so much so that it’s classified as a separate region, quite apart from the Highland, Speyside, Lowland and Islay whiskies which are perhaps better known today.

    With an excellent water supply, easy access to peat and grain and a growing market in Victorian Britain and beyond, little Campbeltown had 28 distilleries by 1851, and proudly proclaimed itself ‘the whisky capital of the world’. Today only three distilleries remain, of which ours, Glen Scotia, is one of the finest in Scotland."">
    Glen Scotia Distillery

    Glen Spey (along with Glenlossie and Strathmill) continues to use 'purifiers'. Purifiers act as small condensers, returning a proportion of the alcohol vapours back to the pot to be re-distilled. So, this would increase the amount of 'reflux' within the pot stills. This results in a lighter spirit.

    During its history, the distillery has released only a handful of official bottlings. The distillery's product is currently primarily used for J&B products." -Wikipedia">
    Glen Spey Distillery

    Glencadam is now the only distillery in the county of Angus, an area of the Highlands region of Scotland. The first owner was a “Mr Cooper”, who sold the distillery in 1827. The name “Glencadam” comes from the area known as “The Tenements of Caldhame”. These were plots of ground given to the burghs of Brechin for food production. They were situated to the north and south east of the Den Burn where the distillery stands."">
    Glencadam Distillery

    History Of The Glass: Champagne, Brandy, Wine... each has its own glass. Yet whisky, the worlds most complex spirit can be found served in anything from hiball tumblers to Paris goblets. In 2001 Glencairn Crystal solved the problem of identifying the ideal glass for whisky. Designed by Raymond Davidson nearly 25 years earlier, its development involved pulling together the master blenders from the five largest whisky companies and asking them to perfect his initial design."">
    Glencain Whiskey Glasses

    We are constantly searching for new Single Malt, Blended Malt and Blended Scotch Whiskies which we believe are of a sufficient highest quality to be considered for the Grangestone Collection. All our products have been chosen for their own specific characteristic which typifies their own unique aroma, flavour and finish."">
    Grangestone Whisky Collection

    This approach accounts in some way for the appeal of Highland Park; there is much more to how the remote site of an illicit still became The Best Spirit in the World. This accolade was no fluke, as we managed to repeat the feat in 2009 and 2013; it was based on an unbroken tradition of whisky- making stretching back over 200 years. Highland Park is arguably the most respected single malt in the world. As everyone knows, respect has to be earned; our distilling tradition, attention to detail and honesty have combined to achieve just that.

    Since being named The Best Spirit in the World (three times), we have also received World’s Best Single Malt for Highland Park 21 years old and the Ultimate Spirit in 2013 for Highland Park 25 years old. This is the first time a spirit has been awarded a full 100 point score in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge. The rich, succulent, complexity of this exceptional single malt inspires passion in single malt enthusiasts everywhere. It has balance, character and provenance and, in that, epitomises all that is great about single malt Scotch whisky."">
    Highland Park Distillery

    But before I could tell this tale, I would need to establish something I had not had in years–a home. I would need women and men with stout hands and hearty hearts. I would need the various apparatus required to continue my experiments. In short, I would need a brewery.

    I found myself back home in Minneapolis, where such things are found, and in short time my enterprise was up and running. Having created Insight Brewing, I finally sat down to write, and soon grew thirsty…"">
    Insight Brewing

    This story of J. Carver Distillery begins with two brothers growing up out east, watching their parents and their parents' many close friends dress up for formal cocktail parties. Drinking martinis, Manhattans, gin-and-tonics and any other cocktail requested, followed by gourmet meals served on the china, crystal, and silver they received on their wedding day. Sneaking a peek from the stairway downstairs, both found their passion for food and hospitality as the two brothers heard nothing but laughter and saw friendships that lasted a lifetime. Right before their eyes, they learned how to throw a party."">
    J. Carver Distillery

    In the hands of J.P. Wiser, this process was one that could not be sacrificed by rushing. According to J.P. Wiser, “Quality is something you just can’t rush. Horses should hurry, but whisky must take its time.”

    Using only superior ingredients, he aged his whisky to distinction in premium white oak barrels. Over the years the tradition has been passed down, and even today, Wiser’s whisky is the same whisky envisioned and developed by J.P. Wiser himself. It is still handmade using traditional methods to ensure that the final product still lives up to the standards set out by J.P. Wiser over 150 years ago."">
    J.p. Wiser's Whiskey

    Bill’s tireless passion for winemaking and all things Monterey led to Monterey’s designation as a American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 1984, literally putting Monterey on the winemaking map.

    Today, Jekel is known for crafting exquisitely distinctive varietals from Riesling and Chardonnay to Cabernet and Pinot Noir."">
    Jekel Vineyards

    Bursting with ripe, juicy flavors in the varietal wines you know and love- from Chardonnay to Merlot to Moscato and beyond-Jellybean wines offer a mouthwatering kaleidoscope of rich flavor experiences. Taste them all, choose your favorite and share them with friends. Jellybean Wines- the start of a great party."">
    Jellybean Wines

    DEWAR’S is famed the world over for quality blended whiskies and a flair for innovative advertising and promotions. Today DEWAR'S is the fifth largest Blended whisky brand in the world, and the top selling Scotch Whisky in the USA.

    It was John Dewar’s dynamic sons, John Alexander and Tommy Dewar, who made DEWAR’S an international success. The brothers also founded the Aberfeldy Distillery in 1898, the physical and spiritual home of DEWAR’S, which to this day produces the Single Malt Whisky that lies at the heart of every DEWAR’S blend. "">
    John Dewar & Sons- Dewar's Scotch

    In 2005, I was in the wine cellar with a friend who was also a 3rd generation Sonoma grape grower. We were tinkering around with a new wine that we sourced from some rugged, volcanic vineyards in the Red Hills of Lake County California. We were reminiscing about our fathers, and it reminded me of how my Dad used to tinker around the garage, rebuilding old stock cars with his friends. That rich, approachable wine that we tried back then defines the style and quality that we try to replicate in each vintage. Wines that are bold and expressive, but unassuming and approachable. Funny how it reminds me of someone. My Dad’s name was Joseph, as is mine, but his friends just called him Josh."">
    Josh Cellars

    These two paths that led him to start Joto Sake started in 1986 when he had his first job in the food and beverage industry. That Summer, he worked as a prep cook and bus boy at the Liberty Cafe. In the Fall, when he entered Carleton College, he started studying Japanese. For years, both during and after college, Henry kept studying Japanese and working in restaurants.

    Henry fell in love with sake after visiting Sakagura restaurant in New York City in 2001. From that point on, he visited Sakagura, bought sake at retail, started taking tasting notes and began developing the business plan for Joto Sake.

    In late 2004, Henry left his job as International Marketing Director for Belvedere and Chopin Vodkas and incorporated Joto Sake in early 2005. By August, 2005, Joto received its first container and started selling in the U.S."">
    Joto Sake

    Abandoned after having being used to build the royal castles of the Loire, the quarry was brought back to life by Alcide, who transformed it into magnificent winemaking cellars. It became a network of 15 km of hygienic and solid underground galleries, the constant temperature of which is always about 12°C, with a hygrometry perfectly suited to the production and the conservation of wine.

    At the beginning of this century, Justin-Marcel Monmousseau, the nephew and successor of Alcide, discovered great similarities between the terroirs and grape varieties of the vineyards of Champagne and those of Touraine. Within less than 5 years, he entered "The Fine Sparkling Wine Market" and became internationally renowned."">
    Justin Monmousseau

    As a family-run business, we can put the long-term interests of future generations above short-term financial gains. Our success will be measured by generations of family, rather than by numbers on quarterly reports. We can't just be thinking about today, or tomorrow, or this quarter, or this year. We have to take the long view—100, 200 years—and think of future generations and the environment in which they'll live.

    There are some special places where you just want to be, to live. And among those places are the coastal maritime, cool hills and mountains of the California coast. I’m at peace and spiritually satisfied when I'm in the mountains and hills and benches of California—the very places where the best grapes thrive. The land gives us what we need. It gives us our shelter, our food, our clean air—all of the things we need, except for one: family."">
    Kendall Jackson Wines

    Anthony Wills, the founder and managing director of the Kilchoman Distillery ran his own independent single cask bottling company for 8 years when he came up with the idea of building a farm distillery. The interest in malt whisky has been growing steadily since the early 1990’s, and enthusiasts and connoisseurs have become more and more interested in purchasing limited edition releases from various distilleries – so why not the ultimate farm distillery – ‘taking whisky back to its roots’. Whisky distilling started on farms all over Scotland and, especially on the west coast, and it was no accident that Islay became famous for whisky production. Islay is very fertile and therefore growing barley was no problem, it had plenty of water and peat for drying the malt.

    Islay was chosen as the location for the distillery because of it’s reputation worldwide for producing top quality malts, and also because Anthony knew the island well having married into a family that had owned an estate on the Island for 60 years. He chose Rockside Farm because of the ideal buildings available and because the farm grows the best malting barley on the island."">
    Kilchoman Distillery

    Kilkerran is the name that was chosen for the single malt produced at Mitchell’s Glengyle Distillery, there are two reasons for this. Firstly, because the name Glengyle is already used for a blended Highland malt and secondly, Mitchell’s Glengyle are very proud to be continuing and adding to the great Campbeltown Distilling tradition and the choice of name reflects that. Kilkerran is derived from the Gaelic ‘Ceann Loch Cille Chiarain’ which is the name of the original settlement where Saint Kerran had his religious cell and where Campbeltown now stands. Kilkerran is thought to be a suitable name for a new Campbeltown malt since it was unusual for the old Campbeltown distilleries to be called after a Glen, a custom more usually associated with the Speyside region."">
    Kilkerran (glengyle Distillery)

    The wines are focused on capturing a level of quality not often found at this price point. A reserve Pinot Noir, along with two single vineyard Pinot Noirs are offered to showcase the fact that terroir representation does not need to come at a price. Whether you’re hosting a gathering or having an intimate evening in, these wines will be sure to enhance any moment."">
    Kudos Wine

    Naturally, our winemaking team seeks to express the essence of the terroir in our wines, capturing the unique personality and flavor profile of the vineyards. Elizabeth Grant-Douglas infuses our winemaking regime with a highly personal touch that combines the best of traditional Burgundian winemaking techniques with a contemporary California style."">
    La Crema Winery

    Lagavulin legitimately claims to being one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. Distilling on the site is thought to date from as early as 1742. In the late 1700s it is believed that there were up to ten illicit stills operating in the district. By the 1830s only two distilleries remained in the bay. In 1837 these distilleries amalgamated to form Lagavulin.

    Lagavulin has been described as the aristocrat of Islays. It has an unmistakable, powerful, peat-smoke aroma. Described as being robustly full bodied, well-balanced and smooth with a slight sweetness on the palate. "">
    Lagavulin Distillery
    From the Producer: "Local. Craft. Small Batch.

    Yes, these words describe us, but they do not define us. First and foremost, Lawless Distilling Co. is about community, past and present, which is evident in the stories that shape our spirits.

    Today, the Seward neighborhood is known for its creativity and hardworking residents, while the past reveals tales of corrupt street thugs and brawling drunks.

    Our home has many stories to be told and we intend to tell them the way they were meant to be told... over a good, strong drink. At Lawless Distilling Company we produce spirits for the everyday people."">
    Lawless Distilling Company

    Perfect for everyday moments, yet equally worthy of an occasion, Lindeman’s immensely popular wines are approachable and accessible, with an unfailing record of consistent quality and timeless appeal.

    From wines for everyday embodied by the iconic Bins Series, to innovations such as the Lindeman’s Early Harvest and the regionally distinct wines of Coonawarra and Hunter Valley, Lindeman’s epitomises a positive outlook.

    The brightness and vitality that comes from 1000 hours of sunshine in every drop of Lindeman’s is worth sharing. Lindeman’s wines are made to be opened, enjoyed with generosity and inspire connection with friends and family, whether it’s unwinding at the end of a busy day, taking a moment to appreciate the small things or simply looking on the bright side of life."">
    Lindeman's Wine

    Old school processing combined with new technology has created the most exquisite of all blue agave spirits.

    Los Osuna is made with 100% Natural Blue Weber Agave."">
    Los Osuna Tequila

    Mezcal Mayalen proudly presents Agua de Juventud, or Water of Youth, from the mountains of Guerrero. Our product is 100% hand - crafted and organic . Climate, water, and soil conditions have a direct effect on its resulting quality. For this reason, the location of the palenque is ideal as we have yearlong access to natural spring water. At Mezcal Mayalen, we respect the uniqueness of each lot and its original essence. "">
    Mezcal Mayalen

    Smoother by design, New Amsterdam spirits break from tradition with spirits that are modern, intriguing and smooth.

    Welcome to New Amsterdam. So smooth you can drink it straight."">
    New Amsterdam Spirits

    Masataka Taketsuru was born in the coastal town of Takehara (now Takehara City) about 60km from Hiroshima City. The Taketsuru family owned a "sake"(Japanese brew made form fermented rice) brewery that goes back to 1733-- and continues to produce fine sake today, in 2004. Taught early that sake making is a painstaking fine art, Masataka studied diligently and trained at university as a chemist, preparing to carry on the family trade.

    However, Scotch whisky captured the young man's imagination, as well as the interest of few other enterprising Japanese of that day. He decided to dedicate his life to whisky.

    Given the chance to go to Scotland, Masataka enrolled at the University of Glasgow and became the first Japanese ever to study the art of whisky making. He took chemistry courses at the university and apprenticed at distilleries, learning first-hand from craftsmen and receiving training as a blender. Masataka would later become known as a master blender.

    In 1920 Masataka returned to Japan with Jessie Roberta (Rita), whom he had married earlier that year. Later joining a company that aspired to make genuine whisky, he succeeded under its employment in producing Japan's first whisky.

    Masataka's vision of whisky was formed by his experience in Scotland, and he knew that the right environment was essential. However, it was becoming apparent that in order to produce whisky as he felt it had to be, he would have to become independent.

    Thus in 1934 Masataka established Nikka Whisky, and built its first distillery in Yoichi, Hokkaido, which-- though inconveniently located-- he had always considered to be the ideal site in Japan for whisky-making, similar in many ways to the Scottish town where he had studied.

    Masataka established Nikka because he was determined to introduce his fellow Japanese to the joys of authentic whisky. In the decades since, as his company developed and the enjoyment of whisky became a fixture in Japan, he remained relentlessly passionate about quality. Never did he allow it to be sacrificed in favor of efficiency.

    In that sense, Masataka Taketsuru, Father of Japanese Whisky, sake brewer's son, had never truly left his roots. She steadfastly supported her husband throughout their marriage, as he built Nikka and made it flourish, until her passing in 1961. Rita and Masataka Taketsuru are buried together, in Yoichi."">
    Nikka Whisky Distillery

    At a time when road links to the town were yet to be established, the distillery was dependent on the sea for its supply of barley and for the shipping out of its malt whisky. Wick became known for the barrels of silver (herring) and gold (whisky) which left the port in vast numbers.

    The distillery itself has an absorbing history, with its unique stills defying convention to this day. The wash still, in particular, is a source of fascination to visitors due to the absence of a 'swan neck'. Legend has it that when the still was delivered it was too tall for the still house and the manager simply decided to cut the top off! The Old Pulteney bottle now incorporates a bulbous neck to reflect the shape of the stills.

    Over time, the distillery has passed through the hands of various owners, and even closed during times of trouble for the industry in 1930. Luckily, the repeal of an often forgotten period of prohibition in 1947 saw the welcome resumption of whisky production, with the distillery changing ownership a number of times, before its purchase by Inver House Distillers in 1995. Throughout this history what has endured is the quality of the whisky. Traditional craftsmanship and the distillery's windswept location continue to contribute to the award-winning whisky that is Old Pulteney Single Malt Scotch Whisky."">
    Old Pulteney Distillery

    We’re proud to be Minnesota’s first legal whiskey distillery and we’re dedicated to continuing Minnesota's heritage of exceptional distilled spirits that goes back to Prohibition. With a wealth of natural resources in our backyard, we can’t think of a better place to make the finest tasting whiskey and spirits."">

    Panther Distillery

    Often, winemakers bleed a percentage of the free-run juice from red wine grapes before fermentation to concentrate and enhance the quality of their red wines, and this bleed, the saignée, is often discarded (not good for the leach-fields). By fermenting this bleed and then triple distilling it, Re:Find Distillery has found a new use for saignée. And, not only are they using the saignée from Villicana Winery, Alex and Monica are purchasing the saignée from other craft wineries in Paso Robles. This is not a grappa, which utilizes what is left over after fermentation; rather they are using the prized free-run juice removed prior to fermentation."">
    Paso Robles Craft Distilling- Re:find Distillery

    "Almost a polar opposite in terms of style from most of the mass marketed brands"
    Chris Carlsson- Spirits Review

    "Expressive eaux-de-vie have not ceased to impress us... "
    Anthony Dias Blue – Robb Report

    "Majestic, unfathomable, of international class. In the upper echelon for connoisseurs"
    Spirit Journal"">
    Pierre Ferrand

    Over 40 distinct flavors, from fresh and fruity Tropical Punch and Raspberry, to indulgent Whipped, Cake, and Cinnabon, make Pinnacle Vodka endlessly mixable for a new, exciting experience every time. No matter what the mood or occasion, whether it’s drinks on the patio or an epic night out, Pinnacle Vodka is an invitation to celebrate the things that inspire you. Be playful, be inventive. No matter how you choose to express yourself, we have a vodka for that."">
    Pinnacle Vodka & Gin

    Today SakéOne is one of six saké brewing facilities in America and the only saké brewery in Oregon. Additionally, SakéOne imports some of the finest Japanese made saké and distributes them throughout the American market. It is important to SakéOne that the U.S. is educated about the saké world and wants to squash the assumptions that saké is a beverage that must be consumed warm. The saké produced at SakéOne is to be served chilled, much like a white wine, and simply enjoyed in a wine glass. To learn more about the art of saké, come to the Kura for a tour and afterwards head to the tasting room to enjoy some premium saké."">
    Sake One

    After the drink, there was the bar. The cocktail immediately spread in popularity at the city's finest coffee houses, which was the term for drinking establishments during the mid-1800s. However, the cocktail is most strongly associated with the wildly popular Sazerac Coffee House located on Exchange Alley. In 1850, the owner Sewell Taylor institutionalized the drink at his coffee house by using only Sazerac de Forge et Fils brandy, which he imported and sold exclusively. The Sazerac cocktail received its name from this coffee house, where it was most often imbibed.

    From the bar, a company was born. In 1869, Thomas H. Handy purchased the Sazerac Coffeehouse and began to acquire and market brands of liquor. He bought out the rights to Peychaud's Bitters in 1873. In the 1890s his company began to bottle and market the Sazerac cocktail, now made with rye whiskey instead of brandy. In addition, the company operated the Sazerac Bar on Royal Street. Later, Handy's former secretary, C. J. O'Reilly, chartered the Sazerac Company. Ever since (except for a stint as a delicatessen and grocery vendor during Prohibition), the Sazerac Company has distilled an ever-increasing line of fine spirits. Today, we are still an independent, American family owned company and proud owners of many of America's most venerable distilling companies - Buffalo Trace Distillery, A. Smith Bowman, Glenmore Distillery, Barton, Fleischmann, Medley and Mr. Boston."">
    Sazerac Company

    We created Skaalvenn Distillery with the intent of creating a distillery that is fun, exciting and down to earth. We are professionals who believe in making good liquor--but we don't take ourselves too seriously. We wanted to create a place where everyone is welcome regardless of social or economic status. It doesn't matter if you wear worn out work boots or an expensive set of wing-tips; you're welcome at Skaalvenn."">
    Skaalvenn Distillery

    When the Bolsheviks took over, the distilleries were shut down and P.A.’s son Vladimir was chased out of town with pitchforks and also dinner forks, since the whole thing happened suddenly and not everyone had a pitchfork with them.

    Vladimir Smirnov was able to flee to Constantinople and then eventually settle in France where he sold vodka under the name “Smirnoff.” Now safely disguised by a new name and a slightly offensive fake French accent, Vladimir revived the brand.

    Lots of other interesting stuff happened. Vladimir married a model and sang in a band and grew a series of beards, but probably the best thing he did was bring a triple distilled, 10 times filtered, award winning, cola-improving, martini-making vodka to the world. For former czars and current stars. For vodka connoisseurs and people who just like vodka. For everybody."">
    Smirnoff

    Appalachia is home to hard-working, independent people who soak their souls in a leisurely pace of life. Details beat deadlines and quality trumps quantity. Crafted from these hands and cared for from these hearts, Smooth Ambler Spirits is known as much for its premium taste as it is local pride. Set among historic mountains and rich earth, Smooth Ambler pulls the best ingredients from the region. Real mountain water. Hand-selected grain. It’s easy to see why it’s best enjoyed one slow sip at a time. Smooth Ambler reflects the spirit of its neighbors, the selection of West Virginia and the superior cuts of its crafter."">
    Smooth Ambler Spirits

    Grain to Glass is our focus- every level of the production is handled in-house including the mashing and fermentation of grains, direct-fired alembic pot distillation, small barrel aging, and packaging. Through hard work, time-honored techniques, and our ideal location in picturesque Sonoma County, we are California’s premier whiskey distillery."">
    Sonoma County Distilling Co.

    Stellar sources organic grapes from a number of independent farms, which, together with the cellar, bottling and packaging plant make up a fair trade structure, the Stellar Winery Multi-Estate. Workers on the farms and in the winery, including seasonal workers, together own 26% of the enterprise through shares in the Stellar Winery Empowerment Trust."">
    Stellar Organic Winery
    check out our blog post.

    From the Producer- "This whiskey glowed amber from the start. When volunteer firefighter Jess Graber responded to a neighbor's barn fire down the road, he never imagined any good could come of it. But the barn he made effort to save belonged to George Stranahan, long-time liquor connoisseur. When the fire settled, the two discovered a shared passion for the Colorado outdoors and a good pour of fine whiskey.

    And so Stranahan's Colorado Whiskey was born. They developed a recipe for the smoothest, most flavorful whiskey in the world using the purity of their mountain surroundings to their advantage. Well, to your advantage. They say from each thing bad comes something good. For Jess, George, and fine whiskey drinkers alike, it's amazing just how good it can be."">
    Stranahan's Distillery

    SVEDKA’s crisp, distinctive taste profile begins on the shores of Lake Vänern, the largest lake in Sweden, in the small town of Lidköping (population: 25,000). Sweden ranks as one of the cleanest countries in the world**, so it is not surprising that their local ingredients are among the finest as well. Every 750ml bottle of SVEDKA Vodka begins with four pounds of Sweden’s hearty, flavorful winter wheat, all harvested from the pastoral farmlands surrounding the distillery in Lidköping. Another key component to SVEDKA’s quality is the crystalline water from one of the world’s cleanest sources, Sweden’s ice-cold underground springs.

    Continuous distillation — a method first introduced in the 11th century — creates ideal conditions for producing top-quality vodka. The “continuous” aspect of the distillation process insures that ingredients are constantly moving so the winter wheat, yeast and water never stalls or pools. At the final stage in this distillation process, SVEDKA is run through high-performance purification columns, five separate times to remove impurities. The end result is outstanding quality SVEDKA Vodka."">
    Svedka Vodka

    It’s truly a lady’s best friend. And it’s fast becoming man’s best friend too."">
    Sweet Bitch Wines

    Our spirits and liqueurs are the result of research, experimentation and dedication to the finest ingredients available."">
    Tattersall Distilling

    The story of Maui’s Winery is a great story of sustainability. In 1974, the winery in collaboration with Ulupalakua Ranch began growing grapes, remaining true to the area’s agricultural heritage. While waiting for the grapes to mature, they decided to develop a sparkling wine made from the plentiful pineapples on Maui. A scant amount of this wine was produced, but the public response to the wine was so positive that it was decided to pursue the endeavor of making a still pineapple wine. Three years later, Tedeschi Vineyards released a Maui Blanc pineapple wine from local fruit. In 1984, after years of labor and development, the first grape product was released: Maui Brut Sparkling. "

    From the beginning, the goal of the two brothers was to create a state-of-the-art winery combined with the most advanced science in the vineyards for the production of premium wines.

    Together with the Mariani family, Ezio Rivella, one of Italy's foremost enologists, who understood that due to the richness of the soils and the privileged microclimatic position, the property would have great capacity of development.

    In those years, the brothers, John and Harry, also purchased Bruzzone, a historic winery in Piedmont. Founded in 1860 and specialized in the production of sparkling wines, today is known as Banfi Piemonte."">
    Tedeschi Vineyards
    read about it here... If that doesn't grab you, here's a bit from the company as well as a listing of their great products we have for sale.

    From the Producer- "The Teeling Whiskey Distillery is the first new distillery in Dublin in over 125 years and will bring the craft of distilling back into the very heart of Dublin city centre. Our new distillery is right back where we started in 1782 and only a stone's throw away from where Walter Teeling's old distillery was. Located in an ancient market square called Newmarket, an area long associated with brewing and distilling, our new distillery is a three copper pot still operation reviving the traditional style of Dublin whiskey distillation.

    Our philosophy is that while we are respectful to the rich provenance and heritage of Irish whiskey, as a new generation of Irish whiskey makers we are confident to forge a new future for Dublin and Irish whiskey. Our distillery will be open for visitors in 2015 allowing you to come see, smell and experience a real operational distillery and interact with the people making Teeling whiskey."">
    Teeling Whiskey Company

    With a global portfolio of more than 40 world-class brands, the depth and breadth of the portfolio balances segment leaders with small, highly regarded brands considered to be jewels among their peers, as well as brands with strong growth potential."">
    Terlato Wines International

    The Wine Group’s corporate headquarters, located in Livermore, California, are set next to our flagship winery, Concannon Vineyard. The Wine Group markets its products in North America, Western Europe and Asia.

    The Wine Group’s vision is to thrive as the wine and spirits industry’s most admired organization while delighting consumers with unbeatable brand value and continuous innovation to consistently exceed their expectations.

    It is the mission of The Wine Group to drive long-term value creation with the speed, agility and entrepreneurial culture that has defined TWG since its inception. Also, to prosper as an independent, management-owned company and serve as an enduring example for business stewardship for all of TWG’s stakeholders…consumers, customers, employees, owners, society."">
    The Wine Group

    The story continues in 2001, when we launched Three Olives Cherry and Three Olives Grape, creating a cult-like following of fans around the country, which propelled Three Olives Vodka to a whole new level. Today, we have 20 bold and intense flavors, resulting in endless cocktail creations. And while other vodkas are all about their serious sides and exclusivity, we guarantee to deliver an experience that helps you and your friends celebrate the best, most fun and exciting times of your lives."">
    Three Olives Vodka

    Trapiche represents “the richness of diversity” in Argentina. Throughout its history, it has understood like no other the strength of the viticulture in Argentina and has specialized in obtaining the best from every vineyard to create unique wines.

    This diversity is found in more than 1,000 hectares of its own vineyards and obtaining grapes from more than 200 independent producers in the best wine growing areas of Argentina.

    In its wide and diverse portfolio, Trapiche offers a wine for occasion and every palate. Quality, innovation and diversity have always been Trapiche’s fundamental drivers, the basis on which it stands and moves forward."">
    Trapiche Wines

    Although the vision of Daniel E. Williams was focused keenly on the craft of whiskey making, his passion was such that his influence had much further reaching consequences. In order to make his whiskey his way, Williams brought electricity, motorised cars and the telephone to Tullamore town.

    Daniel E. Williams and his family were the first to create an Irish blended whiskey. What was once a brilliant innovation has become the signature of almost all Irish whiskeys to this day. Tullamore D.E.W. is a blend of all three types of triple distilled Irish whiskey. This triple distillation gives our whiskey an accessible smoothness, while the triple blend brings out its famous gentle complexity.

    From the 1830s to the 1930s the fortunes of Irish whiskey abroad waxed and waned. For some time, it was a highly fashionable drink in the stylish bars of the world's major cities. But prohibiton, two World Wars and Ireland's economic war with Britain made it difficult to export. Thankfully, Daniel E.Williams prevailed, navigating the waves of history with a steady hand. His sheer grit ensured that Tullamore D.E.W. continued to be distilled and enjoyed worldwide."">
    Tullamore Dew

    The history of Tullibardine as a location for brewing and distilling is one of the oldest in Scotland. Located in Blackford, the gateway to the Highlands, it was here in 1488 that the young King James 4th of Scotland stopped by on his way to his coronation, to purchase beer from the local brewery. This is recorded as the first public purchase of beer. In 1503 the brewery received the first Royal Charter issued by James IV, in recognition of the fine beer produced at Tullibardine.

    Although the easy access from the north and the south makes this the perfect location for distilling and brewing, the most important aspect is the plentiful supply of fresh, spring water from the surrounding Ochil Hills. These hills were formed more than 400 million years ago with layers of basalt and red sandstone, and are well known for the gold that was mined from them. The water that reaches the distillery has taken 15 years to reach the Danny Burn, which is the spring where we take our water from. This is the same water bottled by the renowned mineral water company, Highland Spring.

    In 1947 William Delme Evans began converting the original brewery buildings that remained into a distillery, and in 1949 the first spirit was distilled at the newly named Tullibardine Distillery. The name in Gaelic means ‘lookout hill’, and was taken from the small medieval chapel built in 1446, which is close to the distillery.

    In 1953 the distillery was sold to Brodie Hepburn, who were themselves later sold to Invergordon Distillers. For the next few decades production continued using the original two stills and maturing the spirit in sherry casks. In 1973 the capacity was increased with the addition of two more stills.

    Recently Tullibardine began a new chapter in its history as in November 2011 the distillery was purchased by an independent family company already involved in the Whisky Industry. There is no doubt that the future of Tullibardine is in safe hands. With a wide portfolio of stock ranging back as far as 1952, Tullibardine is a lovely sweet, elegant and complex malt whisky."">
    Tullibardine Distillery

    Throughout the 1960s Villa Maria was a one-man band, with George’s wife, Gail, supporting him in his venture. He made dry red and white wines, sourcing grapes from the greater Auckland regions. In the early 1970s he started to employ staff and the company began to expand rapidly.

    Today, Villa Maria employs more than 250 permanent staff and exports wine to over 50 countries worldwide."">
    Villa Maria Winery

    Soon afterwards, they brought clones of the classical varietals from Europe to replace those native species. Then, as their vineyards evolved and the high quality of their wines started to shine through, they began to ship their wines to the United States, Canada, Germany and Japan in 1940. This way, San Pedro was also one of the pioneering export companies in Chile."">
    Vina San Pedro Wines

    English South African distillery executive Thomas McCarthy took some warehouse samples on a wild turkey hunting trip in 1940. The next year his friends asked him for "some of that wild turkey whiskey", and a brand was born. The 80 proof version was introduced in 1974.

    Wild Turkey Master Distiller Jimmy Russell is the longest-tenured, active master distiller in the world. Russell is also known for pioneering the flavored bourbon category in 1976 as he created of American Honey (originally known as Wild Turkey Honey Liqueur)."-Wikipedia">
    Wild Turkey Bourbon
    In 2010 a round of drinks between two neighbors would be the beginning of the first legal whiskey distillery in Texas. Troy Smith and Ryan Baird founded this new entry into the whiskey category with the hope of putting texas whiskey on the map. In 2012 their first bottles were released to the Texas market, but now they've finally made it up north. Their whiskies have been bringing home awards and we are glad to welcome these Texas whiskies into our shop.">
    Yellow Rose Distilling

    The new generation of Zonins has already taken its place next to President Gianni Zonin, bringing with it a wave of youthful dynamism and also experience gained on other continents.

    The company's heart is located in Gambellara, in the province of Vicenza, an oasis of verdant hills and well-ordered vineyards. Gambellara is the ancestral home of the Zonin family. It has been famous for viticulture since the 1300s, as testifies by Pier de'Crescenzi in his Trattato d'Agricultura (treatise on Agriculture).

    This history that has manifested itself in the vicissitudes, the hard work and the inspired decisions of a family whose name is inextricably linked to passion for the land, its vines and wine.

    In the historic headquarters of the Company, the Zonins began to produce wines on a small scale in the early 1800s. In the next century, "Commendatore" Domenico Zonin would initiate an aggressive marketing strategy. This dynamic man, born in 1899, lived to the venerable age of 101, technically spanning three centuries. His youthful spirit bore witness to dramatic transformations of a way of life that evolved into modern present day in which a seventh generation of the family runs the firm."">
    Zonin Wines
    Sort By
      Ace Spirits- Online Liquor Store Ace Spirits- Online Liquor Store Ace Spirits- Online Liquor Store