Wineries

France

Domaine de la Touraize

Owner André Jean (AJ) Morin is an eighth-generation wine grower who previously worked for the local wine cooperative for over 20 years before starting his own winery in 2009. All his grapes are hand picked and then hand selected in the cellar. We currently import AJ’s outstanding Crémant (100% Chardonnay) as well as his Les Moulins  which is comprised of 65% Chardonnay and 35% Savagnin. Savagnin is the dominant grape of the Jura Region and possesses a parent-offspring relationship with the Pinot grape. Savagnin gives this Chardonnay-dominated wine a unique and very pleasurable taste! *See our news page for ratings from The Wine Advocate!

 

Domaine Christophe Perrin

Owner Christophe Perrin is a third-generation winemaker based in Southern Burgundy just northwest of the town of Macon. Christophe spent a decade mastering his trade at a winery in the renowned wine village of Vosne-Romanée in the Côte de Nuits district of Northern Burgundy. Christophe utilizes classic Burgundian wine techniques applied in Burgundian soil conditions with all grapes hand-picked and individually selected. We import both his excellent Chardonnay as well as his very fine Pinot Noir.

Spain

Bodegas Balbas

Bodegas Balbas is a six generation family owned winery located in Ribera del Duero and was founded in 1777. Balbas has over 200 acres of vineyards with the age of the vines ranging from 25 years to over 90 years old. All grapes are hand-picked and all their reds are aged in oak barrels. We currently import their very pleasurable Verdejo, their Barrica (100% Tempranillo, aged in French and American Oak barrels for 5 months), their Crianza (90% Tempranillo & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in French Oak for 18 months), as well as their reserva (90% Tempranillo & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, aged in French Oak for 24 months). We recently brought in the most recent addition to their lineup, a Rosé made from the Tempranillo grape and this wine has been very well received!
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Bodegas del Medievo

Located in La Rioja, Medievo cultivates the Tempranillo (both red and white!), Garnacha, Mazuelo and Graciano grapes. They are one of seven wineries in the world that grow the white Tempranillo grape - a natural clone of the red Tempranillo grape. We import this wine as well as their delicious Crianza which is a blend of Tempranillo (80%), Garnacha (10%), Graciano (5%), Mazuelo (5%) giving it a unique flavor profile.

 

Azagador by Pago de la Jaraba

Azagador’s 200 acres of vineyards are in the La Mancha area of Spain. Their focus is on producing excellent red wines utilizing Tempranillo as the dominant grape along with the addition of both Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot grapes. We import both their Cosecha and their Crianza both of which are comprised of 80% Tempranillo and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. Both wines are aged in a combination of French and American Oak barrels with the Cosecha spending 4 months in oak and the Crianza 8 months. Azagador has invested heavily in their winery most notably in their gravity-fed vinification system which helps produce a smoother, softer textured wine.

Italy

Obiz Winery

3rd generation wine maker Yunmani Bergamasco, who took ownership of the Obiz winery in 1997, has worked with head winemaker Francesco Visintin (pictured here) to take advantage of their vineyard’s ideal microclimatic setting stemming from their proximity to the Adriatic Sea and the protective barrier provided by the Julian Alps with good ventilation year-round to produce outstanding wines from their vineyard’s clayey and sandy soils. We currently import their very fine Pinot Grigio, Friulano, Ribolla Gialla, Traminer Aromatico along with their Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Refosco and Natissa Rosso (50% Refosco, 50% Merlot). All of Obiz's reds spend a minimum of twelve months in French Oak except for the Cab franc.

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