Travelling around California over the past few months has really opened my eyes to the exciting range of wines being
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The Duckhorn Wine Company family – including Duckhorn Vineyards, Paraduxx, Goldeneye, Migration, Decoy and Canvasback – has set the standard for American fine wine for almost four decades. Focused on optimal grape selection, innovative winemaking techniques and a premium barrel-aging program, Duckhorn Wine Company is founded on a pioneering spirit and unwavering commitment to quality.Catalogue Page Visit Website
East West Wine Trading specializes in exporting a broad range of family owned wineries who craft wines of distinction, place and value. We take pride in telling the unique stories that bring to life the passion and the dedication of each wine and its winemaker. Enjoy the labour of love in each and every bottle.View Catalogue Visit Website
Foley Family Wines began in 1996 when Bill Foley started Foley Estates Winery. Our current portfolio features an unparalleled collection of quality wineries located in California, Washington State, Oregon and New Zealand. The goal of each of our properties is to have our winemakers produce handmade, delicious wines that capture the character of the varietal and personality of the site. Wineries and vineyards in California are from Napa, Sonoma, Lake County, Central Coast and Santa Barbara.View Catalogue Visit Website
Home of Wine, Food & Adventure. Francis Ford Coppola Winery is the latest venture from Francis Ford Coppola, whose passion for wine, food and adventure is nowhere more evident than in this new production – a winery resort located in the heart of Alexander Valley, California.View Catalogue Visit Website
Hilltop Wines was established in 2004 with the dual focus of helping small to medium family wineries to grow and develop export sales, whilst offering importers access to new and interesting wineries. Today we have a network of amazing producers including wineries, craft brewers and cider makers all looking to build their global distribution.View Catalogue Visit Website
Hoopes Family Vineyard (HFV) is a boutique, family-run winery in Napa’s famed Oakville Appellation. HFV reached broad acclaim first as grape-growers and later as wine producers. Boasting the oldest pre-phylloxera vineyard in production, HFV is now run by second-generation proprietor Lindsay Hoopes. HFV’s winemaker is Anne Vawter, formerly Heidi Barrett’s Associate and muse. HFV’s next-generation team focuses on balanced, old-world inspired wines using Oakville’s Cabernet Sauvignon.View Catalogue Visit Website
JUSTIN’s dream to produce a red wine worthy of the great chateaux of Bordeaux came to fruition with the first release of ISOSCELES® in 1987. Named for the three classic varietals that make up the blend—cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc, and merlot—ISOSCELES remains our flagship wine and the epitome of our winemaking philosophy. Landmark Vineyards sources grapes from the finest vineyards in California, including Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Barbara Counties.View Catalogue Visit Website
A family owned winery with extensive vineyards (2,800 hectares) in Lodi and the Sierra Foothills, known for a diverse range of brands including Ironstone, Obsession, Leaping Horse, Stone Valley and Drifting. The Ironstone Winery, located in the gold rush town of Murphys has an emphasis on winemaking, hospitality and culinary. It is a replica of a 1859 Gold Stamp Mill with a tasting room, wine caverns, outdoor amphitheatre, landscaped gardens and the world’s largest gold piece-a 19 kg treasure.View Catalogue Visit Website
Purple Wine + Spirits is one of the leading producers in California with an annual production of 4,5 million cases. Our main facility is in Graton (Sonoma). A lot of emphasis is put on sustainable production. For instance using solar power to operate our plant, preserving and reusing rainwater etc.
Our portfolio of wines includes red, white and rose’ from many of the well know California appellations. We offer a series of branded wines, as well as private label production.View Catalogue Visit Website
Founded in 1980, Napa Valley’s Rombauer Vineyards is a family-owned winery known for its delicious and distinctive wines crafted to bring joy to the table. The winery was established by Koerner and Joan Rombauer, pioneers of Napa Valley’s modern wine movement whose appreciation for The Joy of Wine and the pleasure it brings to family and friends stems from Koerner’s great aunt, Irma Rombauer, author of the internationally-renowned Joy of Cooking.View Catalogue Visit Website
Founded in 1980, Schug Carneros Estate Winery produces wines nuanced with tradition and elegance, led by the vision of third generation vintner, Axel Schug, and Sonoma born winemaker Michael Cox. The winery was established to produce graceful and elegant Pinot Noirs from Sonoma’s celebrated hills in the Carneros Appellation. Winemaker Michael Cox joined the winery in 1995 and remains dedicated to continuing founder Walter Schug’s long legacy of crafting subtle and age-worthy wines.View Catalogue Visit Website
Ste. Michelle Wine Estates is a collection of distinctive wine estates, each allowed to explore to the fullest extent the unique growing conditions and individual winemaking practices that give the wines from these estates their extraordinary character. This singular dedication to uniqueness has become known as the STRING OF PEARLS philosophyView Catalogue Visit Website
Trefethen Family Vineyards is one of Napa’s pioneering wineries. Founded in 1968, John and Janet Trefethen helped define what the Napa Valley is today. Nearly five decades later, this Napa legend is still family owned and now includes the third generation, who remain committed to the craft of 100% estate grown wines.View Catalogue Visit Website
Family owned and operated in the heart of Napa Valley since 1948, Trinchero Family Estates is a worldwide leader in the wine industry, with more than 45 acclaimed wine and spirits brands and a global presence in nearly 50 countries. Ours is a story of modest beginnings, steadfast perseverance and enduring passion—for the land, for the community, for world-class wine.View Catalogue Visit Website
Vinum Exports represents a portfolio of family owned wineries from California.View Catalogue
Vin-de-Cal International is the international sales and marketing representative for select family-owned California wineries. The wineries represent a range of varietals, appellations, styles and price points.View Catalogue
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Parducci Wine Cellars is continuing the legacy and vision of John “Mr. Mendocino” Parducci, one of the greatest winemakers of the 20th century. Our family-run winery has an 85 year history of crafting artisan wines with a reputation for value, quality, and care for our local community.
Today Parducci Wine Cellars continues to be family-owned and operated by three generations of the Thornhill family who are dedicated to growing superior wine grapes in Mendocino County with the philosophy of “leaving things better than we find them.”View Catalogue Visit Website
Berry Bros. & Rudd is Britain’s oldest wine and spirit merchant, having traded from the same shop since 1698. Today the company also has offices in Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong and Ireland. A Wine School and an exclusive fine wine and dining venue in London’s St James’s.
We are honoured to hold two Royal Warrants for H.M. The Queen and H.R.H. The Prince of Wales.View Catalogue Visit Website
At Buccella, we savour wine for its ability to bring people together. A well-crafted wine not only creates memories, it nourishes the true enjoyment of life. For these reasons, we have pursued our shared dream of making the best wine we can. Our dream has not been without obstacles. But they have inspired us to work tirelessly, handcrafting wines that reflect our shared commitment to creating memories and enhancing life’s celebrations.View Catalogue Visit Website
Cassidy Wines commenced trading in 1977. The company was founded by Kevin Cassidy and to this day the Cassidy Wines remains a family owned business managed by Neil Cassidy.
The continued success of Cassidy Wines is based on our ability to respond to the ever evolving demands of the Irish wine consumer. We work with our many long established partners to source new and interesting wines to provide value and enjoyment.
Providing a world class service to each of our customers is a clear priority. Our head office is based in a modern bonded warehouse facility at Citywest Business Campus. With complete control of our distribution network our service is unrivalled.
We have a team of Sales Executives whose purpose is to help our customers select the correct wines for their business. We offer wine education conducting staff and consumer tasting sessions. Indeed many of our winemakers travel to Ireland to share their stories and their passion.View Catalogue Visit Website
We are family-owned and managed and for three generations our family has been committed to earth-friendly winegrowing. “Sustainable” viticulture is not only good for the environment, it results in higher quality fruit, a prerequisite for crafting world-class wines.
The winery is located on Napa Valley’s scenic Silverado Trail within the Rutherford District. Of Napa’s 16 designated AVA’s (American Viticultural Area), the district is renowned for producing unsurpassed Cabernet Sauvignon along with other premium varietal grapes.View Catalogue Visit Website
Founded by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo in 1933 in Modesto, California, E. & J. Gallo Winery is the world’s largest family-owned winery, acclaimed producer of award-winning wines & spirits featured in more than 90 countries around the globe. A pioneer in the art of grape growing, winemaking, sustainable practices, marketing and worldwide distribution, Gallo crafts and imports wines and spirits to suit a diverse range of tastes and occasions, from everyday offerings to boutique & luxury wines.View Catalogue Visit Website
Febvre has been at the forefront of the Irish wine trade for over 50 years and the quest for quality and integrity has never waned. Always in search of innovation, be it in the unparalled success of small format bottles, ( the ubiquitous ‘quarter bottle’), screwcaps, wines by the glass and the equipment to keep them fresh. We are partnered with some of the most illustrious and traditional names in the wine world and our portfolio proudly carry the names of some of the top wineries and winemakers.View Catalogue Visit Website
Independent wine merchant offering high quality wines sourced from family and artisan wineries around the world. JNWine is based in Crossgar, Northern Ireland but supplies winelovers across the UK and Ireland. We offer home delivery and supply many of the top restaurants and hotels the length and breadth of the country and have done so since 1977. James Nicholson prides himself on presenting the finest and most innovative wines from around the world, tasting events to excite the senses and second to none, multi-award winning expertise.View Catalogue Visit Website
Liberty Wines was founded by managing director, David Gleave MW and was started with a selection of outstanding producers from Italy, France, New Zealand and Australia. We now import premium wines from over 330 producers in 21 countries and the wines of our Californian portfolio can be found in the UK and Ireland’s best restaurants, bars and retailers. We were proud to be named IWC Merchant of the Year in 2017.View Catalogue Visit Website
The Inglenook legacy began in 1879 when Gustave Niebaum came to Rutherford to build a wine estate that would rival Europe’s finest. In 1975, Francis and Eleanor Coppola purchased the back part of the property and have spent forty years reuniting the original vineyards, returning winemaking operations to the chateau, and restoring Inglenook’s illustrious heritage with the help of renowned wine consultant Stephane Derenoncourt and Managing Director and Winemaker Philippe Bascaules.Visit Website
Jackson Family Wines is a global collection of historic vineyards and more than 40 premium wineries throughout California, Oregon, Italy, France, Chile, Australia and South Africa. These Jackson-owned wineries are both a family business and a passion. Great wines can only come from great vineyards, the Jackson family searched the cool, coastal ridges of California and Oregon and renowned regions across the globe to acquire some of the best vineyard land in the world.View Catalogue Visit Website
Silver Oak is a leading producer of food-friendly Cabernet Sauvignon aged extensively to be drinkable upon release. Established in 1972, Silver Oak is still owned and operated by the Duncan family, who also founded Twomey Cellars, a producer of seven distinct Californian Pinot Noirs, an estate Sauvignon Blanc, and a single vineyard Merlot, made with consultation from Chateau Petrus legend Jean Claude Berrouet.View Catalogue Visit Website
The California Wine Institute will be joined by importers and wineries in London and Dublin at their annual tastings this September. These two events will feature over 1,000 extraordinary wines from the length of California with ground-breaking seminars, free-pour tastings and Californian style cuisine to excite your taste buds. Come and enjoy Californian hospitality at its best.Register Here
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