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Appalina
Germany Germany
Appalina
Appalina
Germany Germany
History Weinkellerei Hechtsheim:
- 1965 Acquisition of the production site (construction site) by the sparkling wine cellar Kupferberg;
- from 1970 onwards relocation of production parts from the parent company Kupferberg (Kupferbergterrasse, city center Mainz) to Hechtsheim;
- 1978 Takeover of the majority shares by the Racke company;
- 1995 Relocation of wine production from Racke (Bingen) to Hechtsheim;
- 2004 Sale of the Kupferberg brand to Henkell & Co;
- 2008 Takeover by GCF.
 
Figures as per 2016:
- 80 employees;
- Аpproximately 40 Mio bottles produced in 2-shift operation;
- Wine, cocktails, sparkling beverages, alcohol free drinks.
 
Capacities / Special Features:
- Property: 30,000 m²;
- Covered by: approx. 70%;
- approximately 20 million liters of storage space, mainly tanks;
- 2 filling lines for still and carbonated beverages;
- about 60 million bottles / a;
- Service provider for the production and bottling of wine and cocktails;
- Service providers for the production of sparkling wines;
- Laboratory approved for official quality wine testing;
- IFS, BRC, DLG Test label, Bio.
 
How are Appalina de-alcoholised wine produced? Our goal was not to bring just another de-alcoholised wine with the same negative taste profiles than most of the products on the market.
 
We also wanted our Appalina Range to be called «Wine» so we did not want to add any aromas or flavours after the de-alcoholisation process. Our solution ? Remove the alcohol under vacuum! Under vacuum, the boiling point of liquids is much lower. In the case of wine, only 30°C need to be applied in order to remove the alcohol.
 
We add CO2 after de-alcoholisation to make sparkling wines it even enhances the flavours.

 

J.P. Chenet Liqueur
France France
J.P. Chenet Liqueur
J.P. Chenet Liqueur
France France
In 1984, Joseph Helfrich, an artist-entrepreneur, designed a bottle with a revolutionary shape. The bottle, christened Joséphine, was distinguished by its original curves: a slanted neck and a generous body. It was a real challenge at the time, even needing its own production chain!
 
1984 - The birth of JP. CHENET, initially available in two single-varietal versions: Cabernet Sauvignon Vin de Pays d’Oc and Blanc de Blancs Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne. At the time, JP. CHENET was known as J.P. CHANEL, after Jean-Paul CHANEL, Joseph Helfrich's closest collaborator, who actively contributed to the development of JP. Chenet across the world!
 
1987 - The first “Medium Sweet” (Sparkling) white wine, from the Côtes de Thau, a very specific winegrowing area between Montpellier and Béziers. The first Rosé, a Cinsault du Pays d'Oc.
 
1991 - The first mixed-varietal, a Cabernet-Syrah, taking the place of Cabernet Sauvignon. JP. Chenet took advantage of developments in winegrowing to enhance its wine, which was already a success.
 
1991 - An Oscar for Packaging and the Verre Avenir award for the inimitable Joséphine bottle, a daring, original design!
 
1992 - “One bottle of JP. Chenet wine is sold every second!” And now? It’s double that.
 
1994 - First 25cl bottle. A small bottle, but in the same style as the original: JP. Chenet responds to new consumer habits.
 
1996 - Launch of a high-quality wine, a Merlot-Cabernet red and a Chardonnay white, matured in barrels.
 
2000 - Nobody believed it was possible, but JP. Chenet did it: we launched a 3-litre BIB (bag-in-box). The wine is packaged in a supple pouch, sheltered from air and light, with an integrated tap that prevents air from entering and oxidising the wine, for up to 6 weeks after opening! Did you know? Today in France, around 40% of wines sold in supermarkets are BIB...
 
2004 - Launch of the 18.7cl bottle (very popular in the United Kingdom). 
 
2004 - JP. Chenet launched its first sparkling wine. JP. Chenet invited itself to the party...
 
2005 - Change in the graphic design and appearance of the initials JPC engraved on the bottle, giving it even more character.
 
2008 - Always on top of the latest trends, the launch of JP. Chenet FASHION, sparkling wines with natural fruit aromas
 
2009 - Launch of JP. Chenet Brandy, a raisin spirit and descendant of the Joseph Helfrich's father's expertise in the spirits business.
 
2013 - Launch of JP. Chenet ICE EDITION. A new drinking experience: bubbles and ice! This sparkling wine is different from other wines, as its bubbles and intensity blend with the ice in a subtle, extremely chilled mix.
 
2017 - Like a major designer, JP. Chenet is always exploring new materials! Hence the first wooden label for our new JP. Chenet RESERVE.
JP. Chenet
France France
JP. Chenet
JP. Chenet
France France
In 1984, Joseph Helfrich, an artist-entrepreneur, designed a bottle with a revolutionary shape. The bottle, christened Joséphine, was distinguished by its original curves: a slanted neck and a generous body. It was a real challenge at the time, even needing its own production chain!
 
1984 - The birth of JP. CHENET, initially available in two single-varietal versions: Cabernet Sauvignon Vin de Pays d’Oc and Blanc de Blancs Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne. At the time, JP. CHENET was known as J.P. CHANEL, after Jean-Paul CHANEL, Joseph Helfrich's closest collaborator, who actively contributed to the development of JP. Chenet across the world!
 
1987 - The first “Medium Sweet” (Sparkling) white wine, from the Côtes de Thau, a very specific winegrowing area between Montpellier and Béziers. The first Rosé, a Cinsault du Pays d'Oc.
 
1991 - The first mixed-varietal, a Cabernet-Syrah, taking the place of Cabernet Sauvignon. JP. Chenet took advantage of developments in winegrowing to enhance its wine, which was already a success.
 
1991 - An Oscar for Packaging and the Verre Avenir award for the inimitable Joséphine bottle, a daring, original design!
 
1992 - “One bottle of JP. Chenet wine is sold every second!” And now? It’s double that.
 
1994 - First 25cl bottle. A small bottle, but in the same style as the original: JP. Chenet responds to new consumer habits.
 
1996 - Launch of a high-quality wine, a Merlot-Cabernet red and a Chardonnay white, matured in barrels.
 
2000 - Nobody believed it was possible, but JP. Chenet did it: we launched a 3-litre BIB (bag-in-box). The wine is packaged in a supple pouch, sheltered from air and light, with an integrated tap that prevents air from entering and oxidising the wine, for up to 6 weeks after opening! Did you know? Today in France, around 40% of wines sold in supermarkets are BIB...
 
2004 - Launch of the 18.7cl bottle (very popular in the United Kingdom). 
 
2004 - JP. Chenet launched its first sparkling wine. JP. Chenet invited itself to the party...
 
2005 - Change in the graphic design and appearance of the initials JPC engraved on the bottle, giving it even more character.
 
2008 - Always on top of the latest trends, the launch of JP. Chenet FASHION, sparkling wines with natural fruit aromas
 
2009 - Launch of JP. Chenet Brandy, a raisin spirit and descendant of the Joseph Helfrich's father's expertise in the spirits business.
 
2013 - Launch of JP. Chenet ICE EDITION. A new drinking experience: bubbles and ice! This sparkling wine is different from other wines, as its bubbles and intensity blend with the ice in a subtle, extremely chilled mix.
 
2017 - Like a major designer, JP. Chenet is always exploring new materials! Hence the first wooden label for our new JP. Chenet RESERVE.
JP. Chenet Brandy
France France
JP. Chenet Brandy
JP. Chenet Brandy
France France
In 1984, Joseph Helfrich, an artist-entrepreneur, designed a bottle with a revolutionary shape. The bottle, christened Joséphine, was distinguished by its original curves: a slanted neck and a generous body. It was a real challenge at the time, even needing its own production chain!
 
1984 - The birth of JP. CHENET, initially available in two single-varietal versions: Cabernet Sauvignon Vin de Pays d’Oc and Blanc de Blancs Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne. At the time, JP. CHENET was known as J.P. CHANEL, after Jean-Paul CHANEL, Joseph Helfrich's closest collaborator, who actively contributed to the development of JP. Chenet across the world!
 
1987 - The first “Medium Sweet” (Sparkling) white wine, from the Côtes de Thau, a very specific winegrowing area between Montpellier and Béziers. The first Rosé, a Cinsault du Pays d'Oc.
 
1991 - The first mixed-varietal, a Cabernet-Syrah, taking the place of Cabernet Sauvignon. JP. Chenet took advantage of developments in winegrowing to enhance its wine, which was already a success.
 
1991 - An Oscar for Packaging and the Verre Avenir award for the inimitable Joséphine bottle, a daring, original design!
 
1992 - “One bottle of JP. Chenet wine is sold every second!” And now? It’s double that.
 
1994 - First 25cl bottle. A small bottle, but in the same style as the original: JP. Chenet responds to new consumer habits.
 
1996 - Launch of a high-quality wine, a Merlot-Cabernet red and a Chardonnay white, matured in barrels.
 
2000 - Nobody believed it was possible, but JP. Chenet did it: we launched a 3-litre BIB (bag-in-box). The wine is packaged in a supple pouch, sheltered from air and light, with an integrated tap that prevents air from entering and oxidising the wine, for up to 6 weeks after opening! Did you know? Today in France, around 40% of wines sold in supermarkets are BIB...
 
2004 - Launch of the 18.7cl bottle (very popular in the United Kingdom). 
 
2004 - JP. Chenet launched its first sparkling wine. JP. Chenet invited itself to the party...
 
2005 - Change in the graphic design and appearance of the initials JPC engraved on the bottle, giving it even more character.
 
2008 - Always on top of the latest trends, the launch of JP. Chenet FASHION, sparkling wines with natural fruit aromas
 
2009 - Launch of JP. Chenet Brandy, a raisin spirit and descendant of the Joseph Helfrich's father's expertise in the spirits business.
 
2013 - Launch of JP. Chenet ICE EDITION. A new drinking experience: bubbles and ice! This sparkling wine is different from other wines, as its bubbles and intensity blend with the ice in a subtle, extremely chilled mix.
 
2017 - Like a major designer, JP. Chenet is always exploring new materials! Hence the first wooden label for our new JP. Chenet RESERVE.
Appalina Sparkling
Germany Germany
Appalina Sparkling
Appalina Sparkling
Germany Germany
History Weinkellerei Hechtsheim:
- 1965 Acquisition of the production site (construction site) by the sparkling wine cellar Kupferberg;
- from 1970 onwards relocation of production parts from the parent company Kupferberg (Kupferbergterrasse, city center Mainz) to Hechtsheim;
- 1978 Takeover of the majority shares by the Racke company;
- 1995 Relocation of wine production from Racke (Bingen) to Hechtsheim;
- 2004 Sale of the Kupferberg brand to Henkell & Co;
- 2008 Takeover by GCF.
 
Figures as per 2016:
- 80 employees;
- Аpproximately 40 Mio bottles produced in 2-shift operation;
- Wine, cocktails, sparkling beverages, alcohol free drinks.
 
Capacities / Special Features:
- Property: 30,000 m²;
- Covered by: approx. 70%;
- approximately 20 million liters of storage space, mainly tanks;
- 2 filling lines for still and carbonated beverages;
- about 60 million bottles / a;
- Service provider for the production and bottling of wine and cocktails;
- Service providers for the production of sparkling wines;
- Laboratory approved for official quality wine testing;
- IFS, BRC, DLG Test label, Bio.
 
How are Appalina de-alcoholised wine produced? Our goal was not to bring just another de-alcoholised wine with the same negative taste profiles than most of the products on the market.
 
We also wanted our Appalina Range to be called «Wine» so we did not want to add any aromas or flavours after the de-alcoholisation process. Our solution ? Remove the alcohol under vacuum! Under vacuum, the boiling point of liquids is much lower. In the case of wine, only 30°C need to be applied in order to remove the alcohol.
 
We add CO2 after de-alcoholisation to make sparkling wines it even enhances the flavours.
Cantina Danese Srl
Italy Italy
Cantina Danese Srl
Cantina Danese Srl
Italy Italy
In the 80s three cousins of the Danese family founded a new company Srl (ltd), one of the founders of the company was Mario Danese. In order to meet growing national and international demand of bottled wine The Danese family invested in the first production facility.
 
In the 90s after the fall of the Soviet Union, Cantina Danese Srl decided to start a business with Eastern European countries and heavily invested in a modern and fully-equipped bottling plant.
 
Since 1997 Cantina Danese Srl has been fully owned by Mario Danese (father) and Luca Danese (Mario’s son) who is the also the CEO of the company.
 
Cantina Danese Srl is constantly evolving to perfectly fit the  needs and wants of an ever changing global wine business environment. As a key part of this strategy we heavily invest in new product development. The modern winery houses all elements of the winemaking process – crushing, fermentation, bottling and commercial office.
- Annual production is about 12 mln bottles a year.
- Cellar’s capacity: 60.000 hectolitres.
- Cellar’s surface : 6562 sq.m
 
We possess a modern bottling line that is capable of packing 6,000 bottles per hour. This line is capable of filling both still and sparkling beverages including wine & RTD’s. A number of different bottle shapes and sizes (0.375 ml, 0.75 ml, 1 lt, 1.5 lt, 2 lt) as well as cork & screw-cap closures in 12 or 6 pack cartons  can be accommodated.
 
We have a fully fitted out laboratory on site for the purposes of micro and chemical testing. This ensures our wines meet our high standards consistently. Cantina Danese Srl operates a state-of-art bottling facility that adheres to the highest of world Quality Assurance Standards - including ISO9001:2000, HACCP, International Food Standard (IFS) and British Retail Consortium Standard (BRC). We combine these high standards with Lean Manufacturing principles and high-efficiency bottling lines including the integration of multiple robotic systems into the process.
 
Since 1950 the company has expanded from being a regional winemaker & distributor to having a presence on markets throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia.
 
Our passion for winemaking comes from our customers. We hope that when you open a bottle of Danese wine, you’ll appreciate the moment you’re enjoying it in as much as the wine itself. The entire Danese family is proud to be a part of your life; from a quiet moment with someone you love to a rousing group celebration. We don’t produce elitist wines designed to impress critics and collectors. We produce wines that everyday people can drink every day. It is our goal to offer good value at any price point.
 
We never forget you have a choice. That’s why we all go extra mile in all that we do. We are proud of our reputation for our passionate people, great service and superior products, all driven by our “can do” attitude!
J.P. Chenet Sparkling Wines
France France
J.P. Chenet Sparkling Wines
J.P. Chenet Sparkling Wines
France France
In 1984, Joseph Helfrich, an artist-entrepreneur, designed a bottle with a revolutionary shape. The bottle, christened Joséphine, was distinguished by its original curves: a slanted neck and a generous body. It was a real challenge at the time, even needing its own production chain!
 
1984 - The birth of JP. CHENET, initially available in two single-varietal versions: Cabernet Sauvignon Vin de Pays d’Oc and Blanc de Blancs Vin de Pays des Côtes de Gascogne. At the time, JP. CHENET was known as J.P. CHANEL, after Jean-Paul CHANEL, Joseph Helfrich's closest collaborator, who actively contributed to the development of JP. Chenet across the world!
 
1987 - The first “Medium Sweet” (Sparkling) white wine, from the Côtes de Thau, a very specific winegrowing area between Montpellier and Béziers. The first Rosé, a Cinsault du Pays d'Oc.
 
1991 - The first mixed-varietal, a Cabernet-Syrah, taking the place of Cabernet Sauvignon. JP. Chenet took advantage of developments in winegrowing to enhance its wine, which was already a success.
 
1991 - An Oscar for Packaging and the Verre Avenir award for the inimitable Joséphine bottle, a daring, original design!
 
1992 - “One bottle of JP. Chenet wine is sold every second!” And now? It’s double that.
 
1994 - First 25cl bottle. A small bottle, but in the same style as the original: JP. Chenet responds to new consumer habits.
 
1996 - Launch of a high-quality wine, a Merlot-Cabernet red and a Chardonnay white, matured in barrels.
 
2000 - Nobody believed it was possible, but JP. Chenet did it: we launched a 3-litre BIB (bag-in-box). The wine is packaged in a supple pouch, sheltered from air and light, with an integrated tap that prevents air from entering and oxidising the wine, for up to 6 weeks after opening! Did you know? Today in France, around 40% of wines sold in supermarkets are BIB...
 
2004 - Launch of the 18.7cl bottle (very popular in the United Kingdom). 
 
2004 - JP. Chenet launched its first sparkling wine. JP. Chenet invited itself to the party...
 
2005 - Change in the graphic design and appearance of the initials JPC engraved on the bottle, giving it even more character.
 
2008 - Always on top of the latest trends, the launch of JP. Chenet FASHION, sparkling wines with natural fruit aromas
 
2009 - Launch of JP. Chenet Brandy, a raisin spirit and descendant of the Joseph Helfrich's father's expertise in the spirits business.
 
2013 - Launch of JP. Chenet ICE EDITION. A new drinking experience: bubbles and ice! This sparkling wine is different from other wines, as its bubbles and intensity blend with the ice in a subtle, extremely chilled mix.
 
2017 - Like a major designer, JP. Chenet is always exploring new materials! Hence the first wooden label for our new JP. Chenet RESERVE.
Maison Camus
France France
Maison Camus
Maison Camus
France France
Deeply attached to their Cognac land, the five generations of CAMUS family have succeeded in faithfully preserving the brand’s original values. This process of handing down from father to son now ensures the continuity and development of a unique expertise, with the cornerstones remaining the soil, the vine and the grape.
 
As well as a love and respect for the fruit of the land, the CAMUS culture is based on innovation and the quest for exceptional aromatic qualities – for above and beyond their role as businessmen the CAMUS’s see themselves as winegrowers, explorers and passionate lovers of taste.
 
The fact that the CAMUS family home le Plessis lies at the heart of the highly sought-after Borderies cru is proof of this special attachment to the Cognac region. The CAMUS family is today one of the largest landowners in the Cognac Borderies appellation.
 
This specific character is down to the vision of Jean-Paul CAMUS, who identified the taste potential of the region’s different terroirs at a very early stage. Guided more by his own intuition than by passing trends, he chose to develop the generally overlooked Cognac cru of Borderies and allow its flavors to shine across the world.
 
Distillation is an essential stage in producing Cognac, and at CAMUS is marked by an ongoing quest for aromatic finesse. Next it is the turn of the cellar master, a true custodian of this ancestral expertise, who appears during the selection process for the newly distilled eaux-de-vie.
 
This subtle and delicate process is an opportunity to choose the eaux-de-vie which will be used in the blends for future Cognacs. Thanks to a mastery of double distillation both with and without lees, the cellar master will reveal the wine’s ‘heart’ and soul and bring substance and aromatic complexity to each cuvée. 
 
As soon as the distillation is complete, CAMUS Cognacs are placed in oak barrels. During its long stay nestled in these barrels the Cognac will take on an amber appearance, and its sensory properties will develop as time passes. The CAMUS touch comes into play again here with the extreme care taken in selecting barrels so as to always respect the character of the original eaux-de-vie.
 
To create CAMUS Cognacs, therefore, the cellar master chooses barrels with light tannins that give his Cognacs an inimitable roundness and ensure that all their aromatic qualities remain intact. For older Cognacs such as Elégance XO or Extra Elégance the house cellar master generally opts for damp cellars, which give the eaux-de-vie a wonderfully mellow character.
 
CAMUS owes its international reputation to the richness and extreme subtlety of flavor found in its Cognacs, offering a complexity that appeals to all the senses. The demanding work undertaken by the cellar master to perpetuate this unique style is based on the blending of eaux-de-vie from different crus and of different ages, requiring a combination of technical virtuosity, inspiration and intuition.
 
The cellar master’s quest for perfect harmony gives rise to a painstaking selection process, with the choices made according to the flavor desired for each creation: floral or fruity notes, how well the crus complement each other, barrel selection and achieving the perfect balance.
Peter Mertes Weinkeller
Germany Germany
Peter Mertes Weinkeller
Peter Mertes Weinkeller
Germany Germany
Peter Mertes has been a family-run business since its establishment in 1924. With more than 350 employees, today, we are a top player in the wine business, operating nationally and globally from our company headquarters situated in the world famous wine town of Bernkastel-Kues, Germany. In 1924, a German winemaker from the Mosel river had a vision. At a time and place where beer had long been established as the preferred drink of the people, he wanted as many people as possible to share his passion for wine. He founded a winery and gave it his name: Peter Mertes. 
 
Currently family-run in the fourth generation and with a total of 350 employees, Peter Mertes is now Germany’s leading winery. Today as in the past, the winery’s philosophy is characterized by the passionate vision of the late company founder: “Wine is simply supposed to taste good and contribute to the enjoyment of life.”
 
Hence, the company’s logo, which can be found on the back label of Peter Mertes wines, not only signals taste and quality – it also entails the message that wine and life should simply be enjoyed.  
 
Out of a profound passion for wine, and at a time where the consumption of wine was an exclusive privilege of the upper class, the winemaker Peter Mertes founded his own winery in 1924. His mission: to make wine accessible to people from all walks of life and to share his passion for wine with as many people as possible.
 
Now as in the past, the liberal thinking of our company founder remains deeply anchored in our company philosophy. We believe that, primarily, wine is supposed to taste good and contribute to the enjoyment of life.
 
Therefore, it is with passion and true ambition that our staff – many of whom privately run their own wine estates – work to offer you wines that tastefully accompany the precious moments of life.
Samaroli Rum
Scotland Scotland
Samaroli Rum
Samaroli Rum
Scotland Scotland

To talk about the new corporate structure of Samaroli Srl, it is necessary to start from the history of the Bleve family, which begins in 1970. When they arrived in Roma from southern Italy’s Salento region, Anacleto and Tina opened the first wine and oil shop in the Jewish ghetto in via Santa Maria del Pianto. Their shelves’ contents immediately seemed different from those of the city’s other wine shops. Anacleto was one of the first to select and offer his customers great wines from France and Piedmont, and above all great spirits;
This is how Anacleto met Silvano and his Selections back in 1974
With the help of sons and nephews, in 1982 the Bleves opened the first wine bar, integrating the period’s classic wine shop format with tasting sessions of selected cold cuts and cheeses from all over Italy.

Anacleto’s shop thus became a reference point on the Rome scene and a crossroads for all lovers of the Eternal City and many others; the venue was so successful that in 1999 Marchesi dè Frescobaldi entrusted the Bleve family the management of the Frescobaldi Wine Bar opened at Rome’s Fiumicino airport. There are now three wine bars: in terminals 1B, 3C and 3H.

In 2002, Casa Bleve is a venue in which Anacleto combines all his ideals of hospitality, quality and selection; in fact, the old shop’s format has been integrated with ample areas in which to host events, a larger kitchen and the launch of private wine cellars, located in an extraordinary setting that includes a wall dating back to 1 AD, attributed to the famous Stagnum Agrippae and restored thanks to the passion and patience of the family itself.

As already mentioned, the collaboration with Silvano S. began in the seventies, when Anacleto decided to abandon the famous brands of that period and concentrate on Absolute Quality. Surprisingly, the number of enthusiasts grew to the point that Anacleto purchased casks directly, and – from 1988 to 2003 – he bottled approximately thirty, selling them en première (the first time this formula had been experimented in Italy with spirits).

The choice of the Bleves was: to give continuity to the Samaroli project, as shareholders in the company, along with investors who were also passionate admirers of the Samaroli Selections, the natural continuation of what has already been said.

Samaroli Whisky
Scotland Scotland
Samaroli Whisky
Samaroli Whisky
Scotland Scotland

To talk about the new corporate structure of Samaroli Srl, it is necessary to start from the history of the Bleve family, which begins in 1970. When they arrived in Roma from southern Italy’s Salento region, Anacleto and Tina opened the first wine and oil shop in the Jewish ghetto in via Santa Maria del Pianto. Their shelves’ contents immediately seemed different from those of the city’s other wine shops. Anacleto was one of the first to select and offer his customers great wines from France and Piedmont, and above all great spirits;
This is how Anacleto met Silvano and his Selections back in 1974
With the help of sons and nephews, in 1982 the Bleves opened the first wine bar, integrating the period’s classic wine shop format with tasting sessions of selected cold cuts and cheeses from all over Italy.

Anacleto’s shop thus became a reference point on the Rome scene and a crossroads for all lovers of the Eternal City and many others; the venue was so successful that in 1999 Marchesi dè Frescobaldi entrusted the Bleve family the management of the Frescobaldi Wine Bar opened at Rome’s Fiumicino airport. There are now three wine bars: in terminals 1B, 3C and 3H.

In 2002, Casa Bleve is a venue in which Anacleto combines all his ideals of hospitality, quality and selection; in fact, the old shop’s format has been integrated with ample areas in which to host events, a larger kitchen and the launch of private wine cellars, located in an extraordinary setting that includes a wall dating back to 1 AD, attributed to the famous Stagnum Agrippae and restored thanks to the passion and patience of the family itself.

As already mentioned, the collaboration with Silvano S. began in the seventies, when Anacleto decided to abandon the famous brands of that period and concentrate on Absolute Quality. Surprisingly, the number of enthusiasts grew to the point that Anacleto purchased casks directly, and – from 1988 to 2003 – he bottled approximately thirty, selling them en première (the first time this formula had been experimented in Italy with spirits).

The choice of the Bleves was: to give continuity to the Samaroli project, as shareholders in the company, along with investors who were also passionate admirers of the Samaroli Selections, the natural continuation of what has already been said.

Мoselland
Germany Germany
Мoselland
Мoselland
Germany Germany

In 1969, as a result of the merger of three large German cooperatives, the well-known wine making company Moselland formed. For more than a quarter of the century, the company has been known for its high-quality German dry and semi-sweet wines.
Having set out a goal to achieve the maximum level of satisfaction of the customer with their products, Moselland has been maintaining an impeccable reputation for a long time both at the German market and the export market.

Equipped with modern technologies, the production of the company complies with the most demanding standards. Commitment to quality of the products has allowed the production to earn countless awards and diplomas. “Life is too short to drink bad wine” – the main motto of the company. Moselland is in harmony with nature, resulting in wines of excellent quality and a great taste, typical just for this area.

Moselland eG Winzergenossenschaft. The „Rieslingexperten“ in the Heart of the Mosel. The Mosel, an Unforgetable River Landscape.
 
Near the Mosel River in Bernkastel-Kues we have established our winery. In 1968 local growers joined together to form the largest winegrowing group in the state of Rheinland-Pfalz. The result was the creation of Moselland eG,  an efficient, reliable and innovative company. One of the World’s Largest Riesling Producers.
 
Riesling is in the focus of all our efforts. Today we are one of the world’s largest Riesling producers and marketers. Wines have gained national and international reputation over the years. Making high quality wines with unique and clear taste profiles is our passion. A simple concept accomplished with passion. 
 
Moselland’s History: 1968 Merger of sub-regional cooperatives to form Moselland eG.
    2000 Integration of Nahe Winzer eG;
    2004 Aquisation of Gustav Adolf Schmitt Weinkellerei GmbH, Nierstein;
    2011 Merger with Weingenossenschaft Rietburg;
    2012 Joint Venture with Weinland Rheingau eG;
    2016 Merger with Weingenossenschaft Nierstein.
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile
Сhile Сhile
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile
Baron Philippe de Rothschild Chile
Сhile Сhile
The Rothschilds are a dynasty of successful financiers and bankers, and they also went down in history as successful and talented winemakers. Since 1933, Baron Philippe de Rothschild has always been obsessed with the idea of ​​making the best wines in the world! And this he and his descendants have been able to do for several centuries: in 1972, Château Mouton Rothschild's own vineyards were classified as Premier Gran Cru Classé (the highest degree of quality), and Mouton Cadet vintage wines are recognizable and popular all over the world. Both in California and Chile, Opus One and Almaviva high-level wines were also created, winning recognition and the highest ratings from wine connoisseurs.
 
The founder of the Rothschild dynasty is Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who became a successful banker and founded a bank in Frankfurt am Main. His father owned a workshop, the emblem of which was a red shield with the golden Roman eagle depicted on it, hence the name “red shield”. Later Mayer Amschel took his surname after the name of the workshop “Red Shield” or “Rotschield”.
 
Mayer Amschel Rothschild had five sons, who in 1789, by his decision, were sent to the five largest cities of Europe at that time to head the banks in each of them: Solomon to Vienna, Nathan to London, Karl to Naples, James to Paris, and Amschel stayed in Frankfurt to help his father. Thus, the Rothschild family expanded the geography of its activities throughout Europe.
 
In 1850, the son of Nathan - Baron Nathaniel Rothschild decides to settle in Paris. Receiving important people, he had an irrepressible desire to honor his high-ranking guests with his own wine, and, following his dream, in 1853 he acquired the property of the Château Brane Mouton castle, located in the heart of the Medoc, in the town of Pauillac. And he would not have been the Rothschild, if he had not renamed the castle, giving him his own name - Château Mouton Rothschild. Thus began the great wine-making history of the Rothschild family.
In 1922, Baron Philip Rothschild joined the castle and its economic activities. In his hands was the fate of the castle, and thanks to its ambitions and dedication, fame and success did not take long to wait!
 
The impudent and resolute Baron Philippe de Rothschild achieved that, as an exception, the classification for his estate was changed. In 1855, Mouton Rothschild was classified as the 2nd Grand Cru, but a century later in 1973, thanks to the baron, he was given the status of the first - Premier Grand Cru Classé. It should be noted that in the entire history of Bordeaux, this happened only once and since then its status has not been changed for any farm!
 
During World War II, in addition to the huge financial losses, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, upon returning to Paris with Charles de Gaulle in 1945, learns that his wife was deported to a concentration camp in Germany two weeks before the arrival of the liberation army. Baron lost his wife, but, fortunately, he was able to save his daughter, Baroness Philippine, whom her mother managed to pass on to her neighbors, which saved her from death.
 
At the end of the war, Rothschild had to carry out major restoration work at the winery and vineyards. Then he asks his friend, artist Philip Julian, to illustrate the label for his first harvest after the war. Then a label appeared with the letter V - “victoire” as a symbol of victory. Since then, since 1945, a bottle of each new year of harvest has been decorated with a reproduction of a painting specially created for this occasion by various famous artists. Baron Philippe de Rothschild ordered paintings from artists, in exchange for which was provided a box of the same wine for which the picture was painted. Such a sufficient, mutually beneficial union was interesting even for such famous artists as Miro, Picasso, Chagall, Cocteau, Warhol and many others.
 
About sixty years old Baron Philippe de Rothschild dedicated wine, tireless work on improving the quality of Bordeaux wines in general. Thanks to his innovative ideas, he achieved the high quality of his wines, not only for the premium Mouton Rothschild, but also for the commercial wines under the brand Mouton Cadet. He created this brand so that he could offer some kind of wine to his loyal customers every day! Today, this wine is recognizable in 120 countries and is sold in the amount of 12 million bottles per year.
 
In addition to Mouton Cadet, Baron Philippe de Rothschild has other equally successful projects and wines: Château Mouton d'Armailhacq (since 1933), Château Clers Millon (since 1970), and in 1979, working together with the great California winemaker Robert Mondavi was born wine Opus One.
 
Baron Philippe de Rothschild lived 86 years, and in 1988 the management of the company passed on to his only daughter, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild. She is one of the most influential and famous figures in the wine business. During her reign, sales increased significantly; she also opened the Château Mouton Rothschild label gallery. Largely thanks to her, the production of wines was modernized, which immediately reflected on the quality of wines. New wineries were built in California and Chile - Mapu and Escudo Rojo, in the south of France - Domaine de Baron’Arques, and the baroness in collaboration with major Chilean producer Concha y Toro created a new masterpiece in the wine industry - the refined Almaviva wine.
Banfi
Italy Italy
Banfi
Banfi
Italy Italy
Overlooking a stunning natural Tuscan landscape, this medieval castle expresses the speechless poetry of Montalcino. The origins of the castle, historically named “Poggio alle Mura,” or “Walled Hilltop,” can be traced to the ancient Etruscans, but its deepest historical niche was carved during the Middle Ages. The fortress served as the Republic of Siena’s first line of defense against attack from the south and was awarded by the city-state to an eminent nobleman, Count Placido Placidi, in recognition of his valor. His descendants remained at Poggio alle Mura for over 500 years. Though damaged during World War II and reduced almost to a ruin, the Mariani family’s acquisition and loving, careful restoration in the late 20 th century brought it back to its original splendor, making it the hospitality center of the Castello Banfi estate.
 
On the gentle western slopes facing the Mediterranean of our 2,830 hectare estate, one-third is cultivated in noble vines, and the balance in olive groves, wheat, truffles and plums, alongside forests filled with deer, wild boar and pheasants. The soil is poor; vines grow deep. Grapes grown in our maritime soils produce wines of elegant and subtle character, unique to southern Tuscany.
 
Our terra, rich in clay and calcium, regulates growth and adds complexity. Stones, rounded by the Orcia and Ombrone Rivers, impart distinctive minerals to our white wines. Amid our vineyards, paleontologists recently unearthed one of the greatest discoveries of its kind, a 5 million year old whale fossil completely intact. It is the influence of the prehistoric ocean bed that once covered the hills of Tuscany that today makes the grapes of Castello Banfi so expressive in character. Our decades of clonal and enological research, especially focused on the native Sangiovese vine, have been registered with the European Community and shared with all. These endeavors gave rise to the renaissance of Brunello and the creation of “Super Tuscan” wines.
 
The vineyards are our soul; the winery is our heart. Fulfilling the promise of our land with minimal, positive influence on the gifts of nature requires a marriage of tradition and innovation. A winery conceived as “state of the art” remains so only through constant study, upgrade and improvement. Our most recent concept of hybrid fermenters combines the hygienic benefits of temperature-controlled stainless steel with the natural oxygenation and deep character imparted by oak staves. Our wines are unfiltered and we bottle under nitrogen; reducing sulfites and histamines to result in more pure and natural wines. The artisan approach of micro-vinification nurtures the inherent richness of our grapes and focuses the character imparted by each single vineyard.
 
Noble vines are planted on choice parcels that comprise just one third of the Castello Banfi estate, which sprawlsover 2,830 hectares of rolling hills and lush valleys, speckled with fruit orchards, fields of grain and dense woodland. Our constellation of single vineyards, at varying heights, positions and exposures, encompasses over three dozen varying subsoils. Their inherent characteristics were carefully paired to complementary grape varietals, native and international, white and red, highlighting their nuances. In the case of the region’s historic Sangiovese, three decades of intensive and nprecedented research in conjunction with university scholars isolated a selection of optimal clones, subsequently registered for all to share, that when woven together yield consistently outstanding Brunello. The results of this study, along with our natural, sustainable vineyard and winery practices, are published in a highly detailed tome, aptly titled “The Pursuit of Excellence.”
Gerard Bertrand
France France
Gerard Bertrand
Gerard Bertrand
France France
Gérard Bertrand first joined in a wine harvest and discovered his passion for wine in 1975, in the vineyards of the Villemajou Estate in Corbières. He went on to learn more about wine for 12 years alongside his father, Georges Bertrand.
 
Attaching great importance to values such as performance and excellence honed on the rugby pitch, Gérard Bertrand continued his quest to bring out the best in terroirs from his region and promote them worldwide.
 
With that in mind, he decided to take on the running of the family's Villemajou Estate after his father died in an accident in 1987. Five years later, he created the Gérard Bertrand wine company to develop a range of products from the South of France.
 
In the years that followed, he bought the Cigalus Estate, Château Laville Bertrou and the Aigle Estate.
 
The acquisition in 2002 of Château l’Hospitalet, in the La Clape natural park between the ancient Roman city of Narbonne and the Mediterranean Sea, gave Gérard Bertrand a whole new dimension.
 
Since then, the amazing story has gone from strength to strength adding new treasures from the finest terroirs of the Languedoc region, expanded the vision and diversity of Gérard Bertrand wines: Château la Sauvageonne, Château la Soujeole, Clos d’Ora, Clos du Temple, Château les Karantes, Château Aigues-Vives, Cap Insula winery, Château des Deux Rocs, Château de Tarailhan and the Estagnère Estate.
 
Convinced early on that making wine in harmony with nature is the best way to bring out the typical character of a terroir and to create fine wines, Gérard Bertrand switched to biodynamic farming at the Cigalus Estate in 2002. This wine growing technique strengthens the balance between the vine and its environment. It reinforces the quality approach adopted nearly 30 years ago. The group now employs some 300 people in revealing the fine wines of this region. A healthy vineyard, a protected environment and acclaimed wines show just how right this approach is.
 
Some parcels have been identified as having unique potential, revealing the individual history of the place and age of an exceptional terroir. They are recognized as the Grands Crus of the South of France.
 
Producing great wines requires patience, maturity and rigor, but the same vision must be shared with one’s team. It also takes a healthy dose of intuition to bring out the soul of the terroir. And understanding the different steps – harvest, bottling, vinification and aging – and not being afraid of "the thousand and one details" that lead to Excellence.
 
Innovation is a watchword for the Gérard Bertrand group, which sets trends through unique, delicious wines and exquisitely designed bottles.
 
Production covers high-quality wines, biodynamic wines and organic wines with or without sulfite for all types of consumers, as shown with our Autrement, Naturae and Réserve Spéciale ranges. Innovation also means novel, immensely beautiful bottle designs, such as those for the Côte des Roses or Perles de Sauvignon range, created by French designer Chantal Thomass.
Lambay Whiskey
Ireland Ireland
Lambay Whiskey
Lambay Whiskey
Ireland Ireland
Two distinguished families, a new kind of Irish whiskey, and a place of inaccessible mystery. Once upon a most unusual island, two entrepreneurial spirits from two very old families decided to form a unique partnership. Together, they’d make a whiskey. But not just any whiskey – their triple distilled Irish whiskey would be one of dynasty and devilment, of rarity and refinement.
 
Their idea was to craft an innovative Irish whiskey inspired by the island of Lambay, ancestral home of Alexander Baring, and finished with the techniques and expertise of Maison Camus, ancestral home of Cyril. Alexander Baring hails from the peculiar paradise of Lambay Island, a mere three miles off the coast of Dublin. Lambay Island, a veritable odyssey of oddities, is also home to a herd of grazing cattle, an improbability of puffins and an even more improbable troupe of red-necked wallabies. The entrepreneurial Cyril Camus, is part of the fifth generation of Maison Camus, that illustrious French family famous the world over for their incomparable Cognac. Bonded by a love of nature and the finer things in life, Cyril and Alexander make the perfect partners in whiskey production.
 
Lambay Island has been in the hands of the Baring family since 1904. Today Lambay Island is owned by Alexander Baring, the seventh Baron Revelstoke. Alex lives a quiet life with his family (along with the puffins and wallabies) on this unique island paradise just three miles off the coast of Dublin.
 
Cecil Baring, who would later become the third Baron Revelstoke, worked at the New York branch of the family banking business in the latter years of the 19th century. He developed a great fascination in natural history and travelled extensively in pursuit of this interest. In 1902, Cecil Baring eloped with New Yorker Maude Lorillard, the daughter of American tobacco magnate, Pierre Lorillard. Eighteen months after their marriage, and while travelling in Europe to escape the gossipers of high society, Cecil saw an advertisement in The Field that read “Island for Sale”. He bought Lambay Island in 1904 for the princely sum of £5,250. This price translates to £607,838.71 today!
 
Many of the Baring family members were extraordinary, often eccentric, characters and the island’s legendary soirees were often the talk of the mainland. Rupert, the fourth Lord Revelstoke, who died in 1994, was especially colourful. He lived on Lambay Island for six decades and passed the time thereby writing doggerel. He also cared for the castle garden, and often spent the early hours of the morning playing chess.
 
The sixth Lord Revelstoke (Alexander’s father), James Cecil Baring, learned to fly Vampire jets in the RAF and later, as a member of the prestigious Tiger Club, made a name for himself as a daredevil racing and aerobatics pilot. He built the landing strip on Lambay and was the first to land an aircraft on the island. In the mid-60s he purchased and ran Regent Sound Studios in London, where the Rolling Stones made their first LP, and Jimi Hendrix pitched up to cut his first disc.
 
Camus, the world’s leading family-owned cognac producer prides itself on the legacy of five generations of faithfully preserving the brand’s original values. The legendary cognac house is behind the shaping, polishing and finishing of Lambay Irish Whiskey, with Monsieur, Patrick Léger as Master Blender. Camus owes its international reputation to the richness and extreme subtlety of flavour found in its Cognacs, offering a complexity that appeals to all the senses. The demanding work undertaken by the cellar master to perpetuate this unique style is based on the blending of eaux-de-vie from different crus and of different ages, requiring a combination of technical skill, inspiration and intuition.
 
The cellar master’s quest for perfect harmony gives rise to an exceptional selection process, with the choices made according to the flavour desired for each creation: floral or fruity notes, how well the crus complement each other, barrel selection and achieving the perfect balance. Monsieur Léger selects only the finest French oak casks in his pursuit of the perfect Irish whiskey finish. These casks, shipped to the shores of Lambay Island from the cellars of Camus, hold rich aromas that influence our whiskey’s finish, rich colour and taste. As a final flourish, we take water from Lambay Island’s own Trinity Well to carefully craft this remarkable Single Malt Irish whiskey to a perfect balance of 40% ABV.
Marcel Cabelier
France France
Marcel Cabelier
Marcel Cabelier
France France
La Maison du Vigneron works daily valuation of Jura vineyard and its diversity. The reputation of the wines of Jura has always been based on a strong image of the land and the preservation of traditional farming and winemaking practices. Thanks to the climate, the basement and indigenous as Savagnin Poulsard or Trousseau grapes, Jura is a single vineyard to discover.
 
The Maison du Vigneron is a prized haven of traditional skills and unbeatable winemaking knowledge, laying out a full selection of wines and crémants from the Jura region. White wines and red wines, vin jaune and vin de paille, Jura crémants and Macvin liqueurs, all lie maturing under our watchful gaze within barrels in our wine storerooms.
 
The Maison du Vigneron is the principal producer of the Jurassian winegrowing region, passionately raising the entire region’s great reputation. With its impressive prevalence throughout all the Jurassian appellations, the Maison du Vigneron constantly strives to establish great renown for the Jurassian vines and their wonderful variety. The wines still owe their great reputation to the renowned quality of the region’s soil, as well as its conservation of cultural practices and traditional winemaking methods. The climate, the soil and the native grape varieties, such as Savagnin, Poulsard and Trousseau, these are what make Jura such a unique winemaking region that will continue to delight from your very first visit to your hundredth! The Maison du Vigneron, N°1 Producer of Jura Wines and Crémants!In addition to the AOP wines, the Maison du Vigneron is also specialised in producing Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille, or raisin wine (both also AOP-certified): two prized jewels of the Jurassian wine selection.
 
Here at the Maison du Vigneron, we have built a bridge between tradition and modernisation, with cutting-edge winemaking technologies, allowing us to produce our wines while still conserving and protecting the land and the characteristics of the grape. This great achievement is the reason why the Maison du Vigneron is the principal producer of the Crémant du Jura, launched in 1995.
Vinergia
Spain Spain
Vinergia
Vinergia
Spain Spain

The Spanish company Vinergia was founded in 2005 with the goal of combining the efforts of small and medium-sized Spanish winemakers and distributors around the world. Understanding the key features of each variety of grapes, region, and market requirements, the company's experts have started producing excellent quality wines.

The name of the company is a merger of two words - wine and synergy. The founders of the company, Robert Hunter and Ignacy Lopez, have extensive experience in the Spanish wine business. 

The wineries on which Vinergia wines are made are equipped with the most modern equipment. Thanks to effective marketing, which allows to reduce production costs to a minimum, the company's wines have an acceptable price, but they can always boast stable high quality. 

Loudenne Le Chateau
France France
Loudenne Le Chateau
Loudenne Le Chateau
France France
The key to Loudenne is first and foremost its remarkable geographical location in the heart of the Médoc region and on the edge of the Gironde estuary. This 17th-century château is one of the few winemaking properties to have its own private dock. And from the moment you disembark onto the 326-acre property, you cannot help but be swept away by the beauty and magic of its magnificent grounds. 
 
A few steps inside the halls of the château were indeed enough for me to understand that nothing here is ordinary, that everything here is a little different. Perhaps more refined and enigmatic. Like the English roses that have bloomed in the garden for hundreds of years, and whose scent still perfumes my memories.
 
Loudenne also has a fine history that spans over 300 years. Its illustrious past owes much to two British wine merchants, Alfred and Walter Gilbey. In 1875, these two lovers of life and of “the finer things” decided to make the property their home residence. Over 125 years, they built up the reputation of the vineyard and turned Loudenne into a place full of life and of unparalleled receptions.
 
People loved to come to eat, party, and dance to the rhythm of the Charleston, foxtrot, jazz or waltz in its romantic and free atmosphere. And even today, all you have to do is close your eyes to imagine the halls of the château as they were in years gone by. Luxurious lace, silky satin, feathers and parasols for the women; made-to-measure suits, hats and handsome cars for the men. Elegance is an art form that Loudenne has always cultivated with a passion.
 
Because, perhaps above all, Loudenne still represents a certain kind of elegance and way of life. The very essence of glamour and originality, like the rose-colored blush of the château’s outer wall. How many stolen kisses were exchanged within its vineyards? How many distinguished guests were welcomed in the château’s rooms? They include French and international movie stars and writers, but also some of the world’s leading figures.
 
They say that history tends to repeat itself... Now co-owned by Moutai, the number one Chinese liquor company, and Camus, the largest family-owned and independent cognac producer, Loudenne has reclaimed its distinguished history and recreated its past splendor.
Shumi
Georgia Georgia
Shumi
Shumi
Georgia Georgia
“Wine company SHUMI” is one of the leaders among producers of high quality Georgian wines. In ancient Georgia, The world “Shumi” meant genuine, undiluted wine. It has long since been used as a defining term for the best wine. The logo of the company is a griffin (“Phaskunji” in Georgian mythology), which according to an ancient legend, brought the very first brunch of grapes to the people. It was from these grapes that people stared growing vines on Earth.
 
The main advantage if the “Wine company SHUMI” is a full circle of production in a so called “closed cycle”, implying all stages of wine-making, from growing and harvesting grapes to producing and bottling finished wine in brand-name bottles and realizing it through distinguished trading outlets with impeccable reputation.
 
A distinguishable feature of the company is that it started out with growing vineyards and only several later, in 2001, began bottling its own production.
 
Having vineyards in every micro-zone according to controlled designation of origin, “SHUMI” produces almost all types of Georgian wine from the high quality category list (analogous to Bordeaux wine AOC). In addition, the company uses its unique technology to produce “lori” brandy, “Kahetian Chacha” and “Kahetian Chacha special” grape grappas aged in oak barrels, an organic (bio) wine and an original, natural beverage made by excusive technology, named “Zigu”.
 
Each stage of the production process from the vineyards to the bottling is strictly controlled in compliance with The Food Safety Management System ISO 22000-2005 and HACCP certificate terms and conditions.
 
On July 17, 2005, for the first time in Georgian history, “SHUMI” introduced a methd of “green harvesting”, i.e. increasing the quality of grapes through artificial reduction of productivity of its vineyards.
 
The Company founded a vine and wine museum “Vazioni”; also first in Georgia. “SHUMI” experts have collected 294 unique, Georgian indigenous, and 92 foreign kinds of grapes there. Efforts to find rare kinds of grapes are kept on. The museum also includes and exhibition hall, which displays from ancient ages related to Georgian wine-making and viticulture.
Banfi Grappa
Italy Italy
Banfi Grappa
Banfi Grappa
Italy Italy
Overlooking a stunning natural Tuscan landscape, this medieval castle expresses the speechless poetry of Montalcino. The origins of the castle, historically named “Poggio alle Mura,” or “Walled Hilltop,” can be traced to the ancient Etruscans, but its deepest historical niche was carved during the Middle Ages. The fortress served as the Republic of Siena’s first line of defense against attack from the south and was awarded by the city-state to an eminent nobleman, Count Placido Placidi, in recognition of his valor. His descendants remained at Poggio alle Mura for over 500 years. Though damaged during World War II and reduced almost to a ruin, the Mariani family’s acquisition and loving, careful restoration in the late 20 th century brought it back to its original splendor, making it the hospitality center of the Castello Banfi estate.
 
On the gentle western slopes facing the Mediterranean of our 2,830 hectare estate, one-third is cultivated in noble vines, and the balance in olive groves, wheat, truffles and plums, alongside forests filled with deer, wild boar and pheasants. The soil is poor; vines grow deep. Grapes grown in our maritime soils produce wines of elegant and subtle character, unique to southern Tuscany.
 
Our terra, rich in clay and calcium, regulates growth and adds complexity. Stones, rounded by the Orcia and Ombrone Rivers, impart distinctive minerals to our white wines. Amid our vineyards, paleontologists recently unearthed one of the greatest discoveries of its kind, a 5 million year old whale fossil completely intact. It is the influence of the prehistoric ocean bed that once covered the hills of Tuscany that today makes the grapes of Castello Banfi so expressive in character. Our decades of clonal and enological research, especially focused on the native Sangiovese vine, have been registered with the European Community and shared with all. These endeavors gave rise to the renaissance of Brunello and the creation of “Super Tuscan” wines.
 
The vineyards are our soul; the winery is our heart. Fulfilling the promise of our land with minimal, positive influence on the gifts of nature requires a marriage of tradition and innovation. A winery conceived as “state of the art” remains so only through constant study, upgrade and improvement. Our most recent concept of hybrid fermenters combines the hygienic benefits of temperature-controlled stainless steel with the natural oxygenation and deep character imparted by oak staves. Our wines are unfiltered and we bottle under nitrogen; reducing sulfites and histamines to result in more pure and natural wines. The artisan approach of micro-vinification nurtures the inherent richness of our grapes and focuses the character imparted by each single vineyard.
 
Noble vines are planted on choice parcels that comprise just one third of the Castello Banfi estate, which sprawlsover 2,830 hectares of rolling hills and lush valleys, speckled with fruit orchards, fields of grain and dense woodland. Our constellation of single vineyards, at varying heights, positions and exposures, encompasses over three dozen varying subsoils. Their inherent characteristics were carefully paired to complementary grape varietals, native and international, white and red, highlighting their nuances. In the case of the region’s historic Sangiovese, three decades of intensive and nprecedented research in conjunction with university scholars isolated a selection of optimal clones, subsequently registered for all to share, that when woven together yield consistently outstanding Brunello. The results of this study, along with our natural, sustainable vineyard and winery practices, are published in a highly detailed tome, aptly titled “The Pursuit of Excellence.”
Banfi Sparkling
Italy Italy
Banfi Sparkling
Banfi Sparkling
Italy Italy
Overlooking a stunning natural Tuscan landscape, this medieval castle expresses the speechless poetry of Montalcino. The origins of the castle, historically named “Poggio alle Mura,” or “Walled Hilltop,” can be traced to the ancient Etruscans, but its deepest historical niche was carved during the Middle Ages. The fortress served as the Republic of Siena’s first line of defense against attack from the south and was awarded by the city-state to an eminent nobleman, Count Placido Placidi, in recognition of his valor. His descendants remained at Poggio alle Mura for over 500 years. Though damaged during World War II and reduced almost to a ruin, the Mariani family’s acquisition and loving, careful restoration in the late 20 th century brought it back to its original splendor, making it the hospitality center of the Castello Banfi estate.
 
On the gentle western slopes facing the Mediterranean of our 2,830 hectare estate, one-third is cultivated in noble vines, and the balance in olive groves, wheat, truffles and plums, alongside forests filled with deer, wild boar and pheasants. The soil is poor; vines grow deep. Grapes grown in our maritime soils produce wines of elegant and subtle character, unique to southern Tuscany.
 
Our terra, rich in clay and calcium, regulates growth and adds complexity. Stones, rounded by the Orcia and Ombrone Rivers, impart distinctive minerals to our white wines. Amid our vineyards, paleontologists recently unearthed one of the greatest discoveries of its kind, a 5 million year old whale fossil completely intact. It is the influence of the prehistoric ocean bed that once covered the hills of Tuscany that today makes the grapes of Castello Banfi so expressive in character. Our decades of clonal and enological research, especially focused on the native Sangiovese vine, have been registered with the European Community and shared with all. These endeavors gave rise to the renaissance of Brunello and the creation of “Super Tuscan” wines.
 
The vineyards are our soul; the winery is our heart. Fulfilling the promise of our land with minimal, positive influence on the gifts of nature requires a marriage of tradition and innovation. A winery conceived as “state of the art” remains so only through constant study, upgrade and improvement. Our most recent concept of hybrid fermenters combines the hygienic benefits of temperature-controlled stainless steel with the natural oxygenation and deep character imparted by oak staves. Our wines are unfiltered and we bottle under nitrogen; reducing sulfites and histamines to result in more pure and natural wines. The artisan approach of micro-vinification nurtures the inherent richness of our grapes and focuses the character imparted by each single vineyard.
 
Noble vines are planted on choice parcels that comprise just one third of the Castello Banfi estate, which sprawlsover 2,830 hectares of rolling hills and lush valleys, speckled with fruit orchards, fields of grain and dense woodland. Our constellation of single vineyards, at varying heights, positions and exposures, encompasses over three dozen varying subsoils. Their inherent characteristics were carefully paired to complementary grape varietals, native and international, white and red, highlighting their nuances. In the case of the region’s historic Sangiovese, three decades of intensive and nprecedented research in conjunction with university scholars isolated a selection of optimal clones, subsequently registered for all to share, that when woven together yield consistently outstanding Brunello. The results of this study, along with our natural, sustainable vineyard and winery practices, are published in a highly detailed tome, aptly titled “The Pursuit of Excellence.”
Tatratea
Slovakia Slovakia
Tatratea
Tatratea
Slovakia Slovakia
Tatra tea TATRATEA  - the original tea liqueur from the alpine snow-covered ridges of the Slovak Tatras. It combines about 27 ingredients, such as black and white tea, lemon balm, St. John's wort, cinnamon, cloves, berries, etc.
 
TATRATEA is produced by the modern company KARLOFF, owned by the Semanak family. It was founded in 2002 and is located in the heart of the High Tatras, in the town of Kezmarok. All products of this company are made on the basis of their own recipes and only from natural ingredients. TATRATEA is the main product of KARLOFF production.
 
The TATRATEA brand appeared in early 2003. The sales figures were very promising and Jan Semanek, the founder of the brand, launched a large-scale production of TATRATEA, which was marked by the first “Fruit” series, numbering six different tastes. In Europe, TATRATEA is called the "Slovak National Drink".
 
Originally known as Tatranský CAJ, the TATRATEA brand originated in the High Tatras. There was such a custom - the residents of the chalet in the High Tatras greeted the guests with hot herbal tea, wall-mounted on alcohol. This hot herbal tea became the basis for TATRATEA. Initially, TATRATEA was produced in the classic version, with a strength of 52 degrees. The drink instantly became popular and in the winter time the main drink in the mountain resorts of Slovakia seriously pushing the national “plum brandy”.
 
TATRATEA is in great demand and today not only classic TATRATEA 52% is produced, but also a whole line of these liqueurs. TATRATEA 22% appeared just a year ago, namely in 2012. It is based on white tea, with the addition of natural coconut extract and has a bright golden color. Soon TATRATEA 32% appeared - lime, lemon and black tea, TATRATEA 42% - white tea and peach, TATRATEA 52% - classic tea, TATRATEA 62% - black tea and wild berries and TATRATEA 72% - more robust version of classic TATRATEA, with quinine extract.
 
The concept and mission of KARLOFF: “It is important to be not the largest manufacturer, but the best and unique!”.
 
Philosophy: “To create new, original and innovative products of the premium segment, you need to be different!”.
Old St. Andrews Whisky
Scotland Scotland
Old St. Andrews Whisky
Old St. Andrews Whisky
Scotland Scotland
Old St. Andrews is the designer, brand owner, bottler and distributor of premium and distinctive alcohol brands.
 
The combination of premium alcohol spirit blends with uniquely attractive packaging creates a compelling purchase incentive for gift and souvenir buyers, which translates into a high shelf return for retailers.
 
Retailer return is important to us because we recognise that most purchasing decisions for gift and souvenir products are made at the point of sale and this desire-driven, impulse decision-making can be significantly influenced by the quality of display and merchandising.
 
Old St Andrews Blenders have been in the whisky trade for 75 years and have also recently become distillers in their own right.
 
This expertise, combining the knowledge of both the blending and distillation skills, and the wide arrange of malts available to our blenders, is encapsulated in Old St Andrews unique and cherished whisky flavour.
 
 Using these skills we’ve now extended the range to add premium gins and a luxury vodka.
Baron Philippe de Rothschild France
France France
Baron Philippe de Rothschild France
Baron Philippe de Rothschild France
France France
The Rothschilds are a dynasty of successful financiers and bankers, and they also went down in history as successful and talented winemakers. Since 1933, Baron Philippe de Rothschild has always been obsessed with the idea of ​​making the best wines in the world! And this he and his descendants have been able to do for several centuries: in 1972, Château Mouton Rothschild's own vineyards were classified as Premier Gran Cru Classé (the highest degree of quality), and Mouton Cadet vintage wines are recognizable and popular all over the world. Both in California and Chile, Opus One and Almaviva high-level wines were also created, winning recognition and the highest ratings from wine connoisseurs.
 
The founder of the Rothschild dynasty is Mayer Amschel Rothschild, who became a successful banker and founded a bank in Frankfurt am Main. His father owned a workshop, the emblem of which was a red shield with the golden Roman eagle depicted on it, hence the name “red shield”. Later Mayer Amschel took his surname after the name of the workshop “Red Shield” or “Rotschield”.
 
Mayer Amschel Rothschild had five sons, who in 1789, by his decision, were sent to the five largest cities of Europe at that time to head the banks in each of them: Solomon to Vienna, Nathan to London, Karl to Naples, James to Paris, and Amschel stayed in Frankfurt to help his father. Thus, the Rothschild family expanded the geography of its activities throughout Europe.
 
In 1850, the son of Nathan - Baron Nathaniel Rothschild decides to settle in Paris. Receiving important people, he had an irrepressible desire to honor his high-ranking guests with his own wine, and, following his dream, in 1853 he acquired the property of the Château Brane Mouton castle, located in the heart of the Medoc, in the town of Pauillac. And he would not have been the Rothschild, if he had not renamed the castle, giving him his own name - Château Mouton Rothschild. Thus began the great wine-making history of the Rothschild family.
In 1922, Baron Philip Rothschild joined the castle and its economic activities. In his hands was the fate of the castle, and thanks to its ambitions and dedication, fame and success did not take long to wait!
 
The impudent and resolute Baron Philippe de Rothschild achieved that, as an exception, the classification for his estate was changed. In 1855, Mouton Rothschild was classified as the 2nd Grand Cru, but a century later in 1973, thanks to the baron, he was given the status of the first - Premier Grand Cru Classé. It should be noted that in the entire history of Bordeaux, this happened only once and since then its status has not been changed for any farm!
 
During World War II, in addition to the huge financial losses, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, upon returning to Paris with Charles de Gaulle in 1945, learns that his wife was deported to a concentration camp in Germany two weeks before the arrival of the liberation army. Baron lost his wife, but, fortunately, he was able to save his daughter, Baroness Philippine, whom her mother managed to pass on to her neighbors, which saved her from death.
 
At the end of the war, Rothschild had to carry out major restoration work at the winery and vineyards. Then he asks his friend, artist Philip Julian, to illustrate the label for his first harvest after the war. Then a label appeared with the letter V - “victoire” as a symbol of victory. Since then, since 1945, a bottle of each new year of harvest has been decorated with a reproduction of a painting specially created for this occasion by various famous artists. Baron Philippe de Rothschild ordered paintings from artists, in exchange for which was provided a box of the same wine for which the picture was painted. Such a sufficient, mutually beneficial union was interesting even for such famous artists as Miro, Picasso, Chagall, Cocteau, Warhol and many others.
 
About sixty years old Baron Philippe de Rothschild dedicated wine, tireless work on improving the quality of Bordeaux wines in general. Thanks to his innovative ideas, he achieved the high quality of his wines, not only for the premium Mouton Rothschild, but also for the commercial wines under the brand Mouton Cadet. He created this brand so that he could offer some kind of wine to his loyal customers every day! Today, this wine is recognizable in 120 countries and is sold in the amount of 12 million bottles per year.
 
In addition to Mouton Cadet, Baron Philippe de Rothschild has other equally successful projects and wines: Château Mouton d'Armailhacq (since 1933), Château Clers Millon (since 1970), and in 1979, working together with the great California winemaker Robert Mondavi was born wine Opus One.
 
Baron Philippe de Rothschild lived 86 years, and in 1988 the management of the company passed on to his only daughter, Baroness Philippine de Rothschild. She is one of the most influential and famous figures in the wine business. During her reign, sales increased significantly; she also opened the Château Mouton Rothschild label gallery. Largely thanks to her, the production of wines was modernized, which immediately reflected on the quality of wines. New wineries were built in California and Chile - Mapu and Escudo Rojo, in the south of France - Domaine de Baron’Arques, and the baroness in collaboration with major Chilean producer Concha y Toro created a new masterpiece in the wine industry - the refined Almaviva wine.
Champagne Drappier
France France
Champagne Drappier
Champagne Drappier
France France
Once occupied by Cistercian monks from Clairvaux Abbey, the seat of the House includes some magnificent 12th-century vaulted cellars. Moving on to the more recent past, the ancestral tree of the Drappier Family nevertheless has its roots in the 17th century, with the birth in 1604 of Rémy Drappier, who like Nicolas Ruinart becomes a cloth merchant in Reims. His grandson Nicolas (1669-1724) is a public prosecutor in the reign of Louis XIV. One must wait until 1803 for one of the ancestors of the House, François, to move to Urville and begin working a vineyard which today extends over 55 hectares, without counting a dozen contractual arrangements with other growers in the Côte des Bar, the Montagne de Reims and the Côte des Blancs.
 
In Urville, at the beginning of the 1930’s, the vineyard suddenly erupts with heated discussions. This is when the descendant of that time, Georges Collot, maternal grandfather of Michel, the present head of the House, is the first to decide to plant Pinot Noir in the region…
His decision causes some amusement and he is nicknamed “Father Pinot”. In the meantime this grape variety is grown in 70% of Drappier’s vineyards and almost three quarters of grape production in the local area… History has proved the mockers wrong.
 
Adapted from “Champagne, a pleasure shared”, Eric Glâtre, Edition HOEBEKE, 2001 (2008 edition). In 1952 André and Micheline Drappier launch the Carte d’Or cuvée with its distinctive yellow label. This reminds one of quince jelly, a yellow fruit of which several aromatic notes are found in every bottle.
 
After the historic frost of 1957 (95% of the potential yield destroyed), André introduces Pinot Meunier, more resistant to icy spring weather. Even so, it is a 100% Pinot Noir Drappier cuvée which will captivate General de Gaulle for his family enjoyment at Colombey-les-deux-Églises.
In 1968 Micheline has the idea of introducing a rosé Champagne. It too will be 100% Pinot Noir and in a clear glass bottle, a feminine touch which is still very rare at this time. Forty years later the DRAPPIER Rosé has enjoyed true success, taking it to the Elysée Palace.
Since 1979 Michel DRAPPIER has been controlling the wine-making process while André, with a lifetime’s experience of harvests behind him, keeps a watchful eye over the vineyards which today cover a thousand “hommées” (53 hectares) of land owned by the domaine and 50 hectares in contractual arrangements with other growers. In 1988 deep cellars dug out of the Reims limestone in the reign of Napoleon III become part of the family ownership to house the prestigious cuvées.
 
Since then, three young buds born of Michel and Sylvie, Charline in 1989, Hugo in 1991 and Antoine in 1996, represent the eighth generation in the domaine. Two hundred years of climatic and economic hazards have not diminished the passion which animates a Champagne family with its roots in this soil worked a thousand times over. The old vine stock where the best sap rises, the shoots bearing the fruit and the little sprouts, delicate but full of hope, thank you for your loyalty during these two centuries and trust that, as we move towards the tricentenary, you will taste numerous lovely vintages.
Corte delle Calli
Italy Italy
Corte delle Calli
Corte delle Calli
Italy Italy
This is Serena Wines 1881 identity because good wine, such as life, is made of special alchemies: passion and perseverance to make the most of our work, pride to create our own story through innovative projects and high quality products, and vocation to share our own vision of the future. The Serena family knows it very well: we have been real entrepreneurs and ambassadors of the enological ‘Made in Italy’ for more than 130 years.
 
The Serenas’ roots can be found in Venice, in the ‘Serenissima Repubblica’. There are traces of influential personalities belonging to this stock already in 1390, but it is only with Pietro Serena, in 1881, that he chose to focus on wine. He established his first wine in wooden kegs commerce in Crocetta Trevigiana.
 
The two following generations brilliantly realized that the distinctive value of their family business in the future would be based upon an innovative and passionate research of new solutions to preserve and carry their wine.
 
In particular, Adolfo Serena showed the two paths to follow in the future: he created new and important opportunities to grow and improve thanks to his idea to unite the commerce of wine in jugs with the wine in bottles market.
 
In 1967 Adolfo decided to build a new business structure in Susegana thanks to the positive results he got and the new perspectives that he wanted to pursue.
 
In the middle of the ‘70s, Adolfo’s two sons, Giorgio and Gerardo Serena became part of the family business: Giorgio with his knowledge in chemistry and Gerardo with his skills acquired in the economic field, created a special synergy that became an exceptional engine for innovative technologies, problem solving ability and a strategical view. The two brothers’ innovative skills focused on social-economic dynamics and on the Ho.Re.Ca consumption habits. In 1987 they developed a revolutionary idea: wine in steel kegs. It was not only a technical innovation but it also brought profits on the commercial side.
 
This is what the market was waiting for because it solved every technical problem related to oxidation and it perfectly adapted itself to every administrative and logistical need in relation with mass catering.
 
The new performance skills and the commercial growth were exceptional and they required a new and important company headquarters in 2003: the Serenas chose to build it in Conegliano Veneto, which is in the middle of the Prosecco area. The Serenas undertook new strategical projects on an international level. The aims that they set were two: they wanted to strengthen a clear leadership through the takeover of new markets considering wine in kegs; and they wanted to create a new collection of labels, every single one of them with a unique personality and a different commercial target for the wine in bottles. In 2005, this international vision has brought to the purchase of a maison de champagne in Reims where the project ‘Champagne De Vilmont’ branded Serena Wines 1881 came alive.
 
The fifth generation of the Serena family has took part to the business management with Luca in 2004, who is now the international export manager. He has the task of keeping the excellence of the ‘Made in Italy’ in the world. He’s in charge to select the best types and the best quality of Italian products to export to the international market. The products have a contemporary and multicultural taste.
Corte delle Сalli
Italy Italy
Corte delle Сalli
Corte delle Сalli
Italy Italy
This is Serena Wines 1881 identity because good wine, such as life, is made of special alchemies: passion and perseverance to make the most of our work, pride to create our own story through innovative projects and high quality products, and vocation to share our own vision of the future. The Serena family knows it very well: we have been real entrepreneurs and ambassadors of the enological ‘Made in Italy’ for more than 130 years.
 
The Serenas’ roots can be found in Venice, in the ‘Serenissima Repubblica’. There are traces of influential personalities belonging to this stock already in 1390, but it is only with Pietro Serena, in 1881, that he chose to focus on wine. He established his first wine in wooden kegs commerce in Crocetta Trevigiana.
 
The two following generations brilliantly realized that the distinctive value of their family business in the future would be based upon an innovative and passionate research of new solutions to preserve and carry their wine.
 
In particular, Adolfo Serena showed the two paths to follow in the future: he created new and important opportunities to grow and improve thanks to his idea to unite the commerce of wine in jugs with the wine in bottles market.
 
In 1967 Adolfo decided to build a new business structure in Susegana thanks to the positive results he got and the new perspectives that he wanted to pursue.
 
In the middle of the ‘70s, Adolfo’s two sons, Giorgio and Gerardo Serena became part of the family business: Giorgio with his knowledge in chemistry and Gerardo with his skills acquired in the economic field, created a special synergy that became an exceptional engine for innovative technologies, problem solving ability and a strategical view. The two brothers’ innovative skills focused on social-economic dynamics and on the Ho.Re.Ca consumption habits. In 1987 they developed a revolutionary idea: wine in steel kegs. It was not only a technical innovation but it also brought profits on the commercial side.
 
This is what the market was waiting for because it solved every technical problem related to oxidation and it perfectly adapted itself to every administrative and logistical need in relation with mass catering.
 
The new performance skills and the commercial growth were exceptional and they required a new and important company headquarters in 2003: the Serenas chose to build it in Conegliano Veneto, which is in the middle of the Prosecco area. The Serenas undertook new strategical projects on an international level. The aims that they set were two: they wanted to strengthen a clear leadership through the takeover of new markets considering wine in kegs; and they wanted to create a new collection of labels, every single one of them with a unique personality and a different commercial target for the wine in bottles. In 2005, this international vision has brought to the purchase of a maison de champagne in Reims where the project ‘Champagne De Vilmont’ branded Serena Wines 1881 came alive.
 
The fifth generation of the Serena family has took part to the business management with Luca in 2004, who is now the international export manager. He has the task of keeping the excellence of the ‘Made in Italy’ in the world. He’s in charge to select the best types and the best quality of Italian products to export to the international market. The products have a contemporary and multicultural taste.
Cricova Spumant
Moldova Moldova
Cricova Spumant
Cricova Spumant
Moldova Moldova
The history of the CricovaAssociated Wine Factory begins in 1952. There was a shortage of facilities for the storage and ageing of wines at that time in the Republic of Moldova. Following long searches, two outstanding personalities of Moldovan winemaking, Petru Ungureanu and Nicolae Sobolev, suggested to use the galleries resulting from building stone extraction as warehouses for the storage of wine. Before long it turned out that the wines produced at the Cricova Associated Wine Factory and aged in the underground silence possessed exceptional qualities.
 
Cricova, rightfully referred to as the ‘Pearl of Moldovan Winemaking’, is a unique underground complex that got renowned throughout the world for both its huge labyrinths and its excellent wines.
 
Cricovais the first Moldovan company, that manufactures sparkling wine by the method of the famous monk Dom Pierre Perignon – Méthode Traditionelle, i.e. secondary fermentation in the glass and subsequent Cuvée ageing. The company’s range of products is outstanding in terms of both quality and diversity. Today, one can state with certainty that one of the most remarkable products offered by the Cricova Associated Wine Factory is the classic sparkling wine – a noble and extravagant sparkling wine.
 
Furthermore, Cricova manufactures sparkling wines obtained by secondary fermentation in stainless steel reservoirs, and the resulting sparkling wine possesses a full fruity taste and freshness. This method enables the preservation of all qualities of a re-fermented wine.
 
The Cricova Associated Wine Factory has asserted itself due to its continuous innovation trend. The company applies the world’s most sophisticated technologies in winemaking, possesses the art of manufacturing diverse wines and meets the finest tastes and requirements of the market.
 
Cricova is the most valuable brand in Moldova, renowned far beyond its borders. It is the first and only company awarded the highest state distinction, the Order of the Republic. By virtue of the Law of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, the Cricova Associated Wine Factory has been declared the National Cultural Heritage.
 
 In 2003, the Law of the Republic of Moldova declared the complex AO “Plant for the Wine Production Cricova” an object of national cultural heritage of the Republic of Moldova. The intellectual property right for Cricova in Ukraine has been transferred to Ukrimport.
 
The real production of the plant can be identified by making sure that the label features the mark and logo of Cricova(without attachments and add-ons) and that the product manufacturer is the AO “Plant for the Wine Production Cricova.
Crémant Jean-Baptiste Audy
France France
Crémant Jean-Baptiste Audy
Crémant Jean-Baptiste Audy
France France

Jean-Baptiste AUDY is a family-run company with a solid financial standing. Our century-old cellars on the Quai du Priourat contain several million bottles, and we can offer distributors around the world wines from all over Bordeaux that have been stocked under perfect conditions.

Jean-Baptiste AUDY is known for creating, thanks to the technical team in its own vineyards, powerful partnerships with chateaux across Bordeaux. Through access to both a range of exclusively-distributed chateaux, classified growths, and our own family properties, our clients are guaranteed an extensive, high-quality range of wines.  History - In 1906, Jean-Baptiste AUDY settled in Libourne, and began a wine trading company along the banks of the Dordogne river, on the celebrated Quai du Priourat, well known for its many wine merchant offices. He distributed all the leading wines of Bordeaux, with a clear preference for the Right Bank, and most particularly the appellation of Pomerol.

The family became owners of several vineyards: Clos du Clocher, Courlat, Clinet, Bonalgue, La Cabanne, … and the company Jean-Baptiste AUDY took its place among the tightly knit circle of negociants trading on the Place de Bordeaux, well recognised for the quality of its export services, and its strong links with individual properties.

From 1991 to 2002, Pierre BOUROTTE, grandson of Jean-Baptiste AUDY,  ran the company. He has been joined since 2003 by his son Jean-Baptiste. This graduate of HEC worked for a number of years for luxury goods house Cartier in South America and in Europe. Surrounded by the expertise of  a long-serving team, he continues to develop the negociant house and the vineyards.

Chateau Peyruchet Passion over generations. Until today, and for tomorrow, our family has constantly measured its efforts to develop, and especially respect, the vineyard: our terroir.

It is during the last century that PEYRUCHET experienced a major development with the arrival of the 3rd generation, Henri and Suzette GILLET (in the 50s to 80s). At that time, the vineyard matures and already the wines are honored.

Subsequently, Bernard and Martine (daughter of Henri and Suzette) QUEYRENS will invest heavily in their time and financially in the farm to beautify and build its reputation. Nothing is left to chance ; the family house is renovated to accommodate the future generation, the cellar is equipped with modern facilities to ensure the quality of the wine. The vineyard, too, continues to be carried forward, combining the necessary mechanization and manual labor.

Nowadays, the transmission of know-how is active, because by the will of Bernard and his Roman son, the GILLET QUEYRENS Vineyards perpetuate an ancestral tradition which has made the fame of the wines of BORDEAUX. This new generation, represented by Romain, brings a burst of modernism, authenticity and commitment. Several goals are very important for the rest of the story.

Respect for Heritage: We are AREA certified as part of an environmental certification.

The expression of the terroir: we want to create generous wines, while keeping the smoothness of those of our region.

The exchange of our culture: we want to continue to develop PEYRUCHET wines around friendly relations and hope to pass a remarkable message in our bottles.

The property of 30 hectares, approximately, consists of 2 large islets: a first on the heights of the appellation LOUPIAC, on clay-limestone soils and a second on the commune of OMET, always on the slopes exposed south-south west which are at the origin of our red wines, dry white, rosé and mellow.

The size of the vine is adapted to each parcel to extract the best of it. We have been cultivating soils for a long time, which makes the rooting of our vines very deep. We favor the reasoned fight on our exploitation. Many observations in the vineyard, allows us to significantly reduce phytosanitary products.

Also, the manual work of the vine, to accompany it throughout its period of growth, is for us an essential factor in the development of the best grapes.

Château La Tour de Mons history 1936 The Château is classified as a Cru Bourgeois. With its history stretching back for several centuries, Château La Tour de Mons is a single block vineyard, surrounded by a wall and located in the northern part of the Margaux appellation near the banks of the Garonne, as are all the very best Médoc Crus. The origins of the château date back to the 13th century and many generations have been involved. Amongst its illustrious owners was Pierre de Mons, who acquired the property in 1623 and gave it his name. The estate belonged to his lineage until the end of the 20th century.

Château La Tour de Mons is a Cru Bourgeois. Since the 1990’s, a major renovation programme have been implemented by the new owners: construction of a new winery and an air-conditioned storage cellar, major drainage programme and management of the vineyard in the interests of sustainable ecological practices. CA Grands Crus has managed the estate since the beginning of 2012.

Everything is done to produce a classic wine, elegant and pure and fully respectful of this great terroir of Margaux.

Château La Tour de Mons. Margaux. The company CA Grands Crus, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Groupe Crédit Agricole, owns prestigious estates in France, of which: Château de Rayne Vigneau, 1er Grand Cru Classé Sauternes, Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, 5ème Grand Cru Classé Pauillac, Château Meyney, Saint-Estèphe and Château Blaignan, Cru Bourgeois Médoc.

Vineyard: 48 ha of a single block. The vineyard lies on Garonne gravel and limestone-clay and covers 48 hectares (118 acres) in a single block. The average age of the vines is 30 years old, split between 56% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot.

Flor de Raïm
Spain Spain
Flor de Raïm
Flor de Raïm
Spain Spain
The current winery Vinícola de Sarral was constructed in 1914 under the auspices of the Mancomunidad de Catalunya and is work of the illustrious architect Pere Domènech i Roble.
 
It consists of a great room of tubs and barrels with a total capacity of 18,000 hl., and is known as one of the “Cathedrals of Wine”, due to its magnificence and to its distribution in plant, with a higher center body and lower wings in the style of the old Roma basilicas, with the pressure water tank as a bell tower, separated by rows of columns that confers a pleasant sensation of amplitude and luminosity.
 
Sarral is located in the middle of the Conca de Barberà, region of rooted wine tradition. The Roman archaeological rest found in Sarral certify the existence of this culture in which the wines had a great importance. But it will not be until the Medium Ages that the culture of the vine will have a paper of first order. A differentiating quality characteristic is the paper which had the monks of the established Cister and the Temple in the region, which transmitted its experience. The cultivation of the wine took another step of giant from the half of XIX century. The export of wine and brandy towards the north of Europe and the American continent turned the wine in the almost exclusive cultivation.
 
That the wine is made in the vine, is a reality that during generations has been transmitted to the men and women of Sarral, they are, the partners grape growers, who day to day cultivate the vines with much well-taken care and illusion to obtain the best fruits. We have more than 1000 ha of vines, planted from 350 to almost 700 meters of altitude in the north of the wine region of the Conca de Barberà in Catalunya. These are the highest vineyards in Catalunya, where a sustainable and reasoned grape growing is being made. Varieties were planted where they obtained the best balance and better developed its fully qualities. We have planted Macabeu and Parellada as white varieties, and in reds Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and mainly the native Trepat, being this the variety of reference and the most cultivated in our vines.
 
The origin of Cava is associated with the splendor of 19th century Catalan viticulture. Louis Pasteur’s microbial fermentation research, as well as the invention of the cork, revolutionised the production and consumption of wine. The Champenoise Method, which requires a secondary fermentation that takes place inside the bottle, was a result of these innovations.
 
In the 19th century, a few families from the town of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia started researching new production techniques at the Institut Agricola Català de Sant Isidre, and later tested them out at local vineyards. As a result of this experimentation, a unique sparkling wine known as Cava was born.
 
In 1872, Cava was bottled for the first time in Sant Sadurní d’Anoia, following the traditional “second fermentation” method. So began the first Cava production operation, making Sant Sadurní d’Anoia the de facto capital of the drink. Around 1920, Cava achieved market consolidation in the Spanish market while international consolidation was achieved around 1980. Today, it is one of the most dynamic and successful wine-making sectors, with an output of about 220,000,000 bottles per year and worldwide distribution.
 
The properties and characteristics of Cava can be attributed to the soils of Catalan vineyards, grape varieties and climate. Vine planting stretches from the Mediterranean coastline to the region’s most elevated areas, which reach up to 800 meters. However, it is in the central areas, between 200 and 300 meters, where the largest vine-growing operations are found. The climate is distinctly Mediterranean, with mostly sunny days, mild winters and moderately hot summers
 
Flor de Raim - family of urbane, sophisticated and accessible cavas. Fun, clean, and crisp, these cavas are ideal for drinking with friends and relatives at parties and festive occasions of all kinds.
Azienda Agricola Ottella
Italy Italy
Azienda Agricola Ottella
Azienda Agricola Ottella
Italy Italy
The challenge that Lodovico, Francesco and Michele Montresor decided to take on in Lugana was based on the firm conviction that gifted, high-class wines from quality strains must be recognisable from the way they are produced.
 
This is the basis for the creation of conceptually modern wines with absolute respect for the vital combination of soil and vine.
 
Trebbiano di Lugana, known locally as “Turbiana”. It is genetically similar to Verdicchio, according to many experts, but in phenological, agronomical and enological terms, it stands apart. Recent studies at Milan University confirmed that the genome of “Trebbiano di Lugana” has characteristics that cannot be attributed to other Trebbiani.
 
The traditional system is double bow Guyot with around 18 buds. More recent systems have increased the number of vines per hectare. As a consequence, there are fewer buds, around 10 to 12. The vine is not very vigorous, given that the first two buds are unproductive. Expanded forms of cultivation are excluded.
 
The soil is of certain glacial origin. The descent of ice and the detritus it carried towards the valley formed an amphitheatre of moraine hills, leaving the Lugana basin in its wake.
 
This land is made up of separate strata of sediment and, seen in cross-section, the soil appears to have been formed by innumerable relatively thin strata of loamy clay, with an initial stratum of 60/80 cm of rough clay.
 
The so-called “leopard’s spots” structure is typical, since the clay content of the soil varies a lot from place to place.
 
This explains how an “apparently normal” vine, in combination with the purest of clay, can be turned into a spectacular white wine, vivacious in its expression of its particularities.
 
Young wines like Lugana Doc and Lugana Doc Le Creete possess freshness, flavour and crispness that are exclusive to them. Fine and unusual, they have a salty, spicy, smoky taste. The acidic vein gives energy and flavour, which, with time, becomes more expansive, exaggerated and attractive. But the real spirit of Lugana emerges in the wines after ageing.
 
In the bottle, Lugana Molceo likes to change its skin a little at a time, undergoing a transformation that fully allows the mineral notes to emerge. The hydrocarbons come to the fore, evolution brings ageing. This is not a problem, since the clay will bestow unexpected longevity on the wine.
Maldant Pauvelot
France France
Maldant Pauvelot
Maldant Pauvelot
France France
Maldant-Pauvelot. Our family estate of 25 hectares introduces you to a full range of wines from Burgundy, from generic names to Grands Crus red and white Corton. On our exclusive terroir near the hill of Corton, between Ladua and Santenay, near Beaune, we have grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for decades.
 
The estate respects the charter of Bio-Advanced: a global approach related to the production, processing, management and distribution of wine in order to seek the most respectful techniques of the identity of the terroir and its environment, and in order to provide our customers with a typical, unique and long-lasting product. We are only witnesses, we strive to ensure the transmission of land to future generations in the best possible conditions. Everything on the estate is used to grow the vines and have very high quality grapes, in order to develop wines of international renown.
 
We have planted rosaceae (peach type) and buxaceae (boxwood) in our vines in order to recreate a habitat for the auxiliary fauna.
 
The very important choice of our rootstocks will influence the biological properties of soils. Summer and winter plowing are practiced to have living soils: the roots must therefore descend into the soil to extract the essence. In terms of oenology, we strive to use the techniques of protection of oxidation on a ripe grape, healthy, using a minimum of sulfur and intervening as little as possible so as not to disturb the terroir of origin: Careful grape harvests, vinified in thermo-regulated vats and aging with barrels of 228 liters in new oak in our stone cellars, are all assets to allow our wines to ennoble in your cellars.
Stefano Fаrinа D'Asti
Italy Italy
Stefano Fаrinа D'Asti
Stefano Fаrinа D'Asti
Italy Italy
Stefano Farina - We are proud of our history: that of Stefano Farina and his love for the land and for wine. That of his three sons: three brothers who not only inherited their father’s passion,but who, in turn, have passed it on to following generations.
 
This is the story of our family. This is the history of our company.Our story began in a trattoria, in the 1930s. Stefano and his wife Giovanna were the hosts, serving delicious meals, but of course, there were wines as well! When Stefano realized that winemaking interested him much more than food, he decided to take on the challenge of creating a full-fledged winery. It took some time, but finally opened in 1939, notwithstanding the winds of war in the air. With unbounded determination, he pursued his passion for wine, undeterred by world events. In 1941, Stephen and Giovanna moved to Erba, which became the hub for his family and those following in his footsteps. Bruno, Giancarlo and Gino – their children – lived there, with their wives and later with their own offspring. Ours was, and is, a real Italian family: we know that the key to success is sharing. You cannot have good wine without good viticulture. Over the years, Stefano passed on his passion for wine to his second son, Giancarlo. Inspired, Giancarlo headed to Alba, to study enology. It was the most natural decision: fueled by his father’s passion true – but it was also something that stirred him personally, his calling in life. On completing his studies, he knew that simply bottling and selling someone else’s wines would not satisfy him: he wanted to make his own. 
 
Giancarlo’s studies took him to Piedmont, one of the best territories for winemaking in Italy. It was here that a simple idea took shape: one that his father and brothers enthusiastically supported. They decided to take to the stage in the historical wine centers of Italy.
 
In the mid-1970s, we bought La Morra estate, and Piedmont became a part of our family heritage. The farmstead La Traversa, on La Morra estate, was our first winery. As of today, that idea has grown to include five estates found in Piedmont, Tuscany and Apulia. Our success grew from that first purchase, and over the years we have made four more. Our goal is unchanged: we aim to be leaders in the finest Italian terroirs. Each step we take is carefully considered, and the final decisions are discussed and shared by all, father and sons. Forward thinking? Yes, but down to earth.
 
After La Morra came Chianti Classico, then Alba and Casentino. Finally, we set up in Salento, that gracious land by the sea, birthplace of the first wines our founder sold. Given its link to our family history, Apulia holds a very special place in our hearts.
Villa Pillo
Italy Italy
Villa Pillo
Villa Pillo
Italy Italy
Villa Pillo is a traditional Tuscan Farm, founded in Medieval Times, mentioned in many historical documents. It is located in the heart of the Chianti area, equidistant from the Cities of Pisa, Florence and Siena. From Etruscan times an area through which Trade and Pilgrim routes were established and which formed the ” Via Francigena”. The nearby towns of San Gimignano , Volterra and Certaldo being of importance in the production of Silk, Saffron, Alabaster, Terracotta and Glass.
 
The estate of 500 Hectares was purchased in 1989 by John and Kathe Dyson, whose love of Tuscany led them to embark on a restoration of the Estate which included the Palladian Villa and Park built by the original owner, the Marchese Incontri in the 1700’s. New Vineyards and Olive Orchards were planted and the Winery re-furbished and modernized.Currently 40 Hectares of Vineyards have been planted, positioned on the best sites of the estate to benefit from soil types and aspect.
 
Newly available grape variety clones and rootstocks have been selected to maximize potential quality. Vineyard vine densities / Hectare combined with specific trellising are designed for low yields of high quality grapes. Because of a strong focus on quality in both the vineyard and winery, Villa Pillo is fast becoming a point of reference in the Tuscan wine world.
Arthur Metz
France France
Arthur Metz
Arthur Metz
France France
The Maison Arthur Metz is ideally located at the start of the picturesque wine circuit in Alsace, which is the central road through the Alsace vineyards.
 
Arthur Metz is the leading player in the vineyards of Alsace and the main producer of the sparkling wine Crémant d’Alsace. Arthur Metz takes care of the vinification, ageing and bottling of the wines. The company’s business involves the whole process of wine growing and production. Equipped with two pressing and vinification centres: the Vendangeoir de Scharrachbergheim and Epfig Vinification Centre, Arthur Metz is able to process the wine from its harvest in the Marlenheim cellars in the heart of the vineyard.
 
Arthur Metz has set up a vinification strategy based on the quality of the wine growers and the equipment together with a maximum attention to the vinification process. Arthur Metz has always looked after the quality of wines. The many investments in the different production sites and the highly qualified team of oenologists are the living proof thereof.
 
This expertise is often awarded by many distinctions in national and international competitions. Arthur Metz is also present in many the best restaurant.
 
Alsace, land of wide-ranging contrasts, where wine takes you on a journey. The most celebrated wine route in France showcases amid much fanfare its medieval chateaus, such as Haut Koenigsbourg, its Renaissance residences, its half-timbered houses, and the timeless charm its colourful villages with their flowery streets.
 
A land of tradition and wine, it offers a unique experience. A poetic jaunt through the vineyards of Alsace whose rich soils give rise to the finest range of great white wines, fresh and aromatic, from the driest to the smoothest, perfect for gastronomy, which enchant the connoisseurs and accompany all cuisines.
 
The wine-growing region of Alsace, one of the northernmost in France and in Europe, encompasses 119 little towns from Marlenheim in the north to Thann in the south. Parallel to the Rhine, it extends for 120 km and is only a few kilometres wide. The vineyards comprise 15,500 hectares of vines.
 
At the heart of the "Couronne d'or" or Golden Crown wine region, in Marlenheim...
 
Maison Arthur Metz is ideally located to the north of the picturesque Alsace wine route which represents the backbone of Alsatian wine country. Arthur Metz is a major player in Alsace wine and the leading producer of Crémant d'Alsace sparkling wine.
 
Arthur Metz has always taken great pride in the quality of its wines. It has made many investments at its different production sites and in the qualifications of its team of oenologists. This expertise is regularly recognised with awards at national and international competitions. Furthermore, Arthur Metz wines grace the tables of the best restaurants.
 
Through its expertise, sensitivity and experience Maison Arthur Metz reveals the expressive Alsace terroir which gives the region's wines their complex character and personality.

 

Chateau de la Galiniere
France France
Chateau de la Galiniere
Chateau de la Galiniere
France France
The appellation Côtes de Provence is located in the South of France, in Provence. It spreads over more than 20,000 hectares on 3 “départements” (districts): Var, Bouches-du-Rhône and Alpes Maritimes.
 
Château de la Galinière is situated east from Aix-en-Provence, in the village of Châteauneuf-le-Rouge, on the Cengle plateau, at the foot-hill of Montagne Sainte- Victoire. The castle, at the end of a 400 meters alley, forms the main building of Château de la Galinière. The building seems to lean against the Cengle, a big grey cliff standing above the Estate.
 
Château de la Galinière is on the Via Domitia, an old roman road. A spring of water from the Cengle Mountain made it a strategic position since the Roman Era. In 1772, the place became well-known as a coaching inn: the Pope Pius VII slept here in 1809 and 1814!
 
Several families followed one another and developed the vineyards throughout the years. In 1983, two antique dealers settled there and gave a fresh impetus to the Estate by refurbishing and extending it. In 2000, Château de la Galinière built a rigorously organized winery where wines can be vinified in optimum conditions. All these efforts are rewarded today by Château de la Galinière numerous awards to wine competitions.
 
Chateau de la Galinière is located at an altitude between 230 and 257 meters above sea level. It is planted on a clay and sand soil with Bauxite that makes it red. The name of the village Chateauneuf-le-rouge comes from it (“rouge” means red in French). The grape varieties on the estate are Cabernet-Sauvignon, Cinsault, Grenache, Syrah, Vermentino and Viognier. Oriented to the South, the Château benefits from the winter sun and warm  temperatures. The Estate is under the influence of a continental micro-climate that soften the Mistral (wind) strength.
The vineyard is entirely trellised to resist the attacks of the Mistral and to catch more sunlight. The Estate is managed by Fabrice Arcari since 2006. The vineyard spreads over about forty hectares. It is organic farming certified since the 2014 harvest.
 
One row out of two is let with grass and plowing is mechanical. As in most of the Southern vineyards, the vegetative cycle is early. The vines are pruned between December and March. The budburst happens quite early in March. Then comes the disbudding from April to May to regulate the yields.
 
In order for the vines to get a maximum of sunlight, the trellis wires are lifted up during the tying-down. When needed, a green harvest is done. The leaves are a little bit cleared up for a better ripening. The harvest takes place end of August or beginning of September. The mechanical harvest is conducted in the morning (between 4 to 9 am) to put cool grapes in the vats without having to cool them down (respect of the product and energy saving). The harvest is directly sorted by the machine: only the berries goes to the winery (stem and other waste are discarded).
Built in 2000, the winery is half-buried. The stainless-steel vats offer a storage capacity of 2,000 hl. 260,000 bottles are vinified and produced each year. Fabric Arcari follows the wine throughout the vinification process with  regular quality analysis and tastings. The winemaking is traditional in temperature controlled stainless-steel vats.
 
The grapes are pressed with great care right when they arrive at the winery (pneumatic press). Only the first juices, the clearest, are kept to elaborate the rosé. The must is let to settle down to obtain fine and delicate aromas. The fermentation last for several days at 14°C. the temperature rises slowly to reach 20°C. The ageing lasts for 3 months on fine lees, in stainless-steel vats.
 
The wines offer a great aromatic typicity. Expression of terroir and respect of grape varieties are the watchwords when making our wines.
Jean-Baptiste Audy
France France
Jean-Baptiste Audy
Jean-Baptiste Audy
France France

Jean-Baptiste AUDY is a family-run company with a solid financial standing. Our century-old cellars on the Quai du Priourat contain several million bottles, and we can offer distributors around the world wines from all over Bordeaux that have been stocked under perfect conditions.

Jean-Baptiste AUDY is known for creating, thanks to the technical team in its own vineyards, powerful partnerships with chateaux across Bordeaux. Through access to both a range of exclusively-distributed chateaux, classified growths, and our own family properties, our clients are guaranteed an extensive, high-quality range of wines.  History - In 1906, Jean-Baptiste AUDY settled in Libourne, and began a wine trading company along the banks of the Dordogne river, on the celebrated Quai du Priourat, well known for its many wine merchant offices. He distributed all the leading wines of Bordeaux, with a clear preference for the Right Bank, and most particularly the appellation of Pomerol.

The family became owners of several vineyards: Clos du Clocher, Courlat, Clinet, Bonalgue, La Cabanne, … and the company Jean-Baptiste AUDY took its place among the tightly knit circle of negociants trading on the Place de Bordeaux, well recognised for the quality of its export services, and its strong links with individual properties.

From 1991 to 2002, Pierre BOUROTTE, grandson of Jean-Baptiste AUDY,  ran the company. He has been joined since 2003 by his son Jean-Baptiste. This graduate of HEC worked for a number of years for luxury goods house Cartier in South America and in Europe. Surrounded by the expertise of  a long-serving team, he continues to develop the negociant house and the vineyards.

Chateau Peyruchet Passion over generations. Until today, and for tomorrow, our family has constantly measured its efforts to develop, and especially respect, the vineyard: our terroir.

It is during the last century that PEYRUCHET experienced a major development with the arrival of the 3rd generation, Henri and Suzette GILLET (in the 50s to 80s). At that time, the vineyard matures and already the wines are honored.

Subsequently, Bernard and Martine (daughter of Henri and Suzette) QUEYRENS will invest heavily in their time and financially in the farm to beautify and build its reputation. Nothing is left to chance ; the family house is renovated to accommodate the future generation, the cellar is equipped with modern facilities to ensure the quality of the wine. The vineyard, too, continues to be carried forward, combining the necessary mechanization and manual labor.

Nowadays, the transmission of know-how is active, because by the will of Bernard and his Roman son, the GILLET QUEYRENS Vineyards perpetuate an ancestral tradition which has made the fame of the wines of BORDEAUX. This new generation, represented by Romain, brings a burst of modernism, authenticity and commitment. Several goals are very important for the rest of the story.

Respect for Heritage: We are AREA certified as part of an environmental certification.

The expression of the terroir: we want to create generous wines, while keeping the smoothness of those of our region.

The exchange of our culture: we want to continue to develop PEYRUCHET wines around friendly relations and hope to pass a remarkable message in our bottles.

The property of 30 hectares, approximately, consists of 2 large islets: a first on the heights of the appellation LOUPIAC, on clay-limestone soils and a second on the commune of OMET, always on the slopes exposed south-south west which are at the origin of our red wines, dry white, rosé and mellow.

The size of the vine is adapted to each parcel to extract the best of it. We have been cultivating soils for a long time, which makes the rooting of our vines very deep. We favor the reasoned fight on our exploitation. Many observations in the vineyard, allows us to significantly reduce phytosanitary products.

Also, the manual work of the vine, to accompany it throughout its period of growth, is for us an essential factor in the development of the best grapes.

Château La Tour de Mons history 1936 The Château is classified as a Cru Bourgeois. With its history stretching back for several centuries, Château La Tour de Mons is a single block vineyard, surrounded by a wall and located in the northern part of the Margaux appellation near the banks of the Garonne, as are all the very best Médoc Crus. The origins of the château date back to the 13th century and many generations have been involved. Amongst its illustrious owners was Pierre de Mons, who acquired the property in 1623 and gave it his name. The estate belonged to his lineage until the end of the 20th century.

Château La Tour de Mons is a Cru Bourgeois. Since the 1990’s, a major renovation programme have been implemented by the new owners: construction of a new winery and an air-conditioned storage cellar, major drainage programme and management of the vineyard in the interests of sustainable ecological practices. CA Grands Crus has managed the estate since the beginning of 2012.

Everything is done to produce a classic wine, elegant and pure and fully respectful of this great terroir of Margaux.

Château La Tour de Mons. Margaux. The company CA Grands Crus, a fully-owned subsidiary of the Groupe Crédit Agricole, owns prestigious estates in France, of which: Château de Rayne Vigneau, 1er Grand Cru Classé Sauternes, Château Grand-Puy Ducasse, 5ème Grand Cru Classé Pauillac, Château Meyney, Saint-Estèphe and Château Blaignan, Cru Bourgeois Médoc.

Vineyard: 48 ha of a single block. The vineyard lies on Garonne gravel and limestone-clay and covers 48 hectares (118 acres) in a single block. The average age of the vines is 30 years old, split between 56% Merlot, 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 6% Petit Verdot.

Sauvion Preambule
France France
Sauvion Preambule
Sauvion Preambule
France France
Maison SAUVION is located in the heart of the Nantais vineyards at the Château du Cléray-Sauvion in Eolie. Eolie, country of the wind, evoking the gentle ocean breeze that caresses the vineyards. Acquired by Ernest SAUVION in 1935, the Château du Cléray-Sauvion is, with its old vaulted cellars, one of the oldest properties in the vineyards of Sèvre et Maine. It covers 95 hectares, planted mainly of Muscadet Sèvre & Maine, but also Gros-Plant, Chardonnay and Sauvignon. The soils are silico-clay, soil rather late but rich, with high aging potential.
 
SAUVION has always had a special place within the vineyard due to its style, the quality of its Muscadet and its distribution mainly in traditional circuits or in niche markets.
 
To affirm its difference, Maison SAUVION proposes Haute Culture de Sauvion, a line that brings together in a refined presentation of Muscadet gastronomy expressing finesse, elegance and style that characterize the "signature" SAUVION. These Muscadet Haute Culture also reveal the characteristics of the terroir and some, by their structure and richness, become astonishing cuvées of guard recalling the Burgundian origin of the melon grape variety.
 
From the very beginning of its activity, the Maison SAUVION has done everything to give its Muscadet letters of nobility, thus enhancing the entire appellation. Today, it is more than 60% of its wines that Maison SAUVION exports to more than 80 countries, thus becoming the ambassador of the Nantais vineyard. The Muscadet are on the most prestigious tables around the world.
 
Pierre-Jean Sauvion, son of Yves Sauvion, was born in the middle of the garden, the house of his parents is surrounded by vineyards. Rocked in the wine industry since childhood, passionate about wine culture, Pierre-Jean is an oenologist, graduated from the University of Bordeaux. After his studies, he fashioned wines in California, Australia, Alsace, Cahors, Bordeaux... then returned to the family home, at the Château du Cléray - Sauvion in 2004.
 
Now, Pierre-Jean, "Pleasure Maker", shapes the wines of Maison Sauvion, for our greatest pleasure, to the glory of wines.
Cantina Andrian
Italy Italy
Cantina Andrian
Cantina Andrian
Italy Italy
Andrian wine is one of the traditional Italian drinks, which gives gourmets the opportunity to experience all the peculiarities of the local terroir. Under this brand comes many wonderful varieties. Wine Andrian differs from competitors primarily in the variety and purity of taste. What is the secret of drinks of this brand?
 
Italian wine Andrian is made by the oldest cooperative of winegrowers in the country - Cantina Andrian. It was founded in 1893 in the town of Alto Adige, which today has the status of DOC. High-quality grapes are grown here due to limestone soils suitable for vines. Even international varieties under the influence of local climatic conditions become completely unique. Wine Andrian can be bought in two main varieties - Classic and Selection. These categories differ somewhat in the quality characteristics of the raw materials. So, Andrian wine from the Classic line is created from selected grapes grown in a certain area. Each variety is fermented separately using large wooden barrels. Such drinks come to the market only after a long exposure.
 
Wine Andrian Selection is a line of drinks of the highest quality. To create it, grapes are used, which are grown on vines with limited yield in strictly defined farms. Their specialists establish certain qualitative criteria applied to each berry that falls into Andrian wine. Such drinks are also aged in wooden barrels for a long time, which gives them a remarkable complexity. This wine Andrian worth buying lovers of samples with an elegant and versatile fruit flavors.
 
White wine Andrian made from grapes belonging to the varieties Gewurztraminer, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc. It is distinguished by a light straw tint and a balanced taste with light acidity and elegant minerality. In its enchanting bouquet notes of honeysuckle, mango, peach, rose, lychee, honey, clove, apricot and peeled watermelon appear.
 
Andrian red wines have a ruby-purple hue. Their composition includes grape varieties Schiava, Pinot Noir, Madeleine Royal. In these drinks, the fragrance includes notes of lilac, marshmallow, sweet cherry and baking. Their taste is dominated by tones of almond and wild berries.
Wine Andrian produced by a special technology, the main postulate of which reads as follows: "Patience is the genius of wine." All drinks from this line create with great attention to time. First of all, it concerns the production. Wine Andrian undergoes a rather long aging on the lees and only then bottled. Such a system leads to the fact that the drinks of this brand acquire the most complex structure, overgrown with secondary and tertiary aromatic and flavor shades. In addition, they have significant storage potential.
Jean Loron
France France
Jean Loron
Jean Loron
France France

Dating back to 1821, Loron & Fils winery is one of the oldest family-owned companies in Bourgogne and Beaujolais. Now, the winery is in the hands of the 6th generation, led by Xavier Barbet. Loron winery combined the function of grapegrower and owner, winemaker and winemaking dealer both in Bourgogne and Beaujolais. Presently, the company is one of the TOP 10 winemaking companies in Burgundy. And, in recent years, Loron winery became the first winemaker in Beaujolais, which is evidenced by its wide recognition in its cradleland, Lyon, and the French Big Golden Medal, Beaujolais Nouveau, awarded in Lyon wine competitions in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.

Moreover, Loron winery produces all appellasons in Macon.

The infrastructure of Loron winery is well-developed:
-3 owned winemaking centers
-110 hectares of owned grape yards: 3 castles and 3 domains. Besides, Loron’s castles accommodate
-its own modern laboratory and a council specialized in grapes and wines.

Number of boxes produced in a year: 1.25 million a year. 33% of these sell in France, 33% - in Europe, 33% - other countries worldwide.

Staff: 10 winemakers – 7 enologists, 50 people employed in sales and production departments.

Umani Ronchi
Italy Italy
Umani Ronchi
Umani Ronchi
Italy Italy
The Umani Ronchi story is one of ancient vines, land and people. Seasons waxing and waning. Harvests changing. Wines coming into being. The story began more than half a century ago at Cupramontana, in the heart of Verdicchio Classico country, and has spread further. Today Umani Ronchi is the wine estate owned by the Bianchi-Bernetti family, who since 1957 have been making superb-quality craft wines, coaxing the best out of the Verdicchio and Montepulciano that find their finest expression in Marche and Abruzzo.
 
From Serra dei Conti in Marche to Roseto degli Abruzzi, Umani Ronchi has a total surface area under vine of 210 hectares nestling between the hills and the sea along the Adriatic coast. The 185 km of rows are distributed across ten districts, each with its own vocation and terroir. These are numbers that tell of our ceaseless, almost feverish efforts working the finest wine lands with the help of cutting-edge vineyard management and winemaking techniques. Umani Ronchi has doubled its estate and replanted 85% of its old vines since the Seventies. We have invested in Verdicchio and Rosso Conero and recovered the Pecorino and Lacrima di Morro d’Alba varieties, always setting ourselves ambitious wine quality objectives.
 
All our vineyards, from the Verdicchio to the Montepulciano, are farmed organically. For us, this was a technical decision rather than an ideological one. Organic farming requires balance in nature and a range of crops, trees and herbs that make up a biodiverse environment. The plants thrive on Umani Ronchi lands leaving space for a viticulture that gets the best out of the grapes we grow without compromising the quality of the wines. At Umani Ronchi, organic means quality.
 
Umani Ronchi is driven by a strong sense of ethics and respects the environment lavishing attention on the territory and biodiversity. Our approach is highly practical when discussion turns to precision viticulture, machine management, vineyard treatments and organic fertilisers. Sustainability also underpins our choice of materials. Light glass bottles have a lower impact in terms of CO2 emissions and our synthetic cane sugar stoppers are 100% recyclable. Our energy is supplied by a photovoltaic array. Everything reflects a sustainable way of thinking and acting.
 
Umani Ronchi continues to be family-run. At the helm is Michele Bernetti with his father Massimo acting as chair. The management style is balanced. Harmonious. Solid. Far-sighted. A style that has put the land and individuals in the spotlight. Innovating. Experimenting. Investing. Making space for training, particularly for the team of young agronomists and oenologists who are the added value of any wine estate.
 
With a presence in more than sixty countries, the estate is active on just about every continent. Umani Ronchi has consolidated that presence in non-domestic markets such as Japan, Sweden, Canada, the United States and Germany. The estate’s wines are recognised and appreciated all over the world thanks to a network of contacts built up over the years that listens actively to the market and above all to Umani Ronchi’s refusal to compromise on the concept of quality. It all goes to show that craft winemakers can combine quality with serious production numbers.
 
Every year, Umani Ronchi wines win major awards and recognition from wine guides and critics. Those awards are confirmation of passionate, unstintingly meticulous work focused on extreme quality. Gambero Rosso’s Italian Wines guide gave Three Glasses to our Verdicchio Vecchie Vigne for the fourth year on the run and Doctor Wine Daniele Cernilli’s Guida Essenziale al Vino (Essential Guide to Wine) honoured Campo San Giorgio in its first vintage of production. Another triumph was at the International Wine Challenge in London, won by Pelago 1994, which was later included among the top 100 wines of ’98 by Wine Enthusiast magazine. In 2012, Gambero Rosso’s Italian Wines named Umani Ronchi’s Verdicchio Vecchie Vigne 2009 White of the Year.
 
For ten years, Umani Ronchi has been a member of the Istituto del Vino di Qualità - Grandi Marchi. The IVQ unites nineteen of Italy’s greatest wine labels, including Antinori, Sassicaia, Masi and Gaia, all of whom share similar values, objectives and strategies. IVQ producers interpret Italian wines for the world, conquering and consolidating international markets.
 
In the Sixties, Gino Umani Ronchi set up a small farm in the Marche region at Cupramontana, in the heart of Verdicchio Classico country. A few years later, the farm was taken over by the Bianchi-Bernetti family, who acquired the label as well as the land and brought new energy to the estate’s production and commercial activities. 
Cantina della Vernaccia di Oristano
Italy Italy
Cantina della Vernaccia di Oristano
Cantina della Vernaccia di Oristano
Italy Italy
A historical winery founded in 1953, in the last years Cantina della Vernaccia of  Oristano has started an important qualitative growth path that has made it a point of reference in the region.
 
Significant investments and an important restructuring plan represent the foundation for further development made by a natural and intentional generational change of management and staff of the winery, the heart of production, where our enologist can benefit  from the consultancy  by an external winemaker.
 
The great respect and the evaluation of the Sardinian enological tradition join the innovation of the most recent technologies to produce wines of great quality, expressions of a unique terroir. 
 
With regards to the vineyard, Cantina la Vernaccia can count on a management control and an assignment of the wine grapes by more than its 50 selected associates, an essential and fundamental condition to produce high quality wines. 
 
In the last years, we have already collected the initial results in terms of growth, distribution all over the world, customer approval and rewards from some of the major wine guidebooks and opinion leaders.
 
Among them there is  “Tre Bicchieri” of Gambero Rosso (given to Juighissa – Vernaccia di Oristano DOC 2008, expression of the “traditional” Vernaccia) that has enabled us, with the Guidebook 2018 edition,  to enter into the restricted ‘club’  of Sardinian companies with the highest rewards by the Gambero Rosso.
 
In 2017, Vinitaly (5 Star Wines Guidebook) was a  source of great satisfaction  with 3 of our wines in the guidebook and a score of at least 90 points: Maimone (Cannonau di Sardegna DOC) and Is Arutas (Vermentino di Sardegna DOC) with 90 points and Juighissa with 95 points (the highest score given to a white wine).
 
Finally, great satisfaction also for our Maimone Cannonau di Sardegna DOC 2016 with a Gold Medal at the prestigious International Contest Grenache du Monde 2018.
 
From the point of view of communication and public image of the Winery a new logo was recently born. Through the symbol of the Giudicato di Arbaree,  the eradicated tree, that represents the link between the territory and its historical and cultural roots.
The new logo and the new wines’ graphic design reinforce the historical  identity of the Winery and, at the same time, update the packaging, giving it more elegance. 
 
A complete portfolio with wines made from Vermentino, Cannonau and Monica grapes, and wines from local vineyards only found in the area of Oristano. Examples are Terresinis (Vernaccia/Vermentino, white vintage wine, “modern” expression of Vernaccia) and the Montiprama (made from red wine grapes Nieddera, one of the oldest Sardinian grape) that allow us to best satisfy all the needs of the most demanding customer both with the most known and representative grapes in Sardinia and with the high quality varieties of Oristano terroir.
Fossa Mala Spumante
Italy Italy
Fossa Mala Spumante
Fossa Mala Spumante
Italy Italy
A strip of land with a special calling, where the meagre lands of the Grave del Friuli suddenly become enriched with clay and silt, deposited over the millennia as the precious gift of the rivers which form this small napkin of plain running between the sea and the mountains. An ancient land whose very name brings to mind noble travelers and bandits hidden in those same ditches that even today border our vineyards. Our wines are born here, with their roots in the history and the precious substance of these fertile lands.
 
The ancient villa Fossa Mala in Fiume Veneto, immersed in the vineyards of the Grave del Friuli area, plays host and custodian to the valuable work which, year after year and with repeated wonder, transforms our precious grapes into wine.
 
Katia Roncadin is the proprietor of Fossa Mala. This is her world, immersed in this hospitable natural environment and in the history of an ancient land. The family estate makes its living from cultivating the vineyards that go to make great Fossa Mala wines, and that surround, almost as if shielding them from the chaos of modernity, the Stables, the Cellars, the Restaurant, the Shop and the 15 agritourism rooms that allow the Villa’s guests to enjoy the peace and quiet of this magical place in the heart of Friuli.
 
The Villa Fossa Mala complex, formerly called Villa Bassi della Meduna, in style terms dates back the 16th/17th century. It’s typical enclosed courtyard structure symbolises the “villa civilisation” that brought beauty to the Veneto-Friuli countryside starting in around 1600. The nucleus of the “noble villa” is adorned by a majestic and centuries’ old “magnolia grandiflora”. Other signs of the Villa’s rural past are the drinking fountain, the cobblestone paving near the old stables, and the large arches on the first floor originally used as a hayloft.
 
Several sections of the ancient architectural structure reveal the pattern of alternating river stones and bricks, used in past centuries to construct the walls. The torrential nature of the rivers of the Grave del Friuli calms and quietens at the point where it encounters the Fiume Veneto plain where, over the millennia, the slow and abundant course of the waters replaced what had been violently swept away upstream, enriching our lands with silt and clay.
 
Fiume Veneto, 12 May 2003: the Fossa Mala project began here, a young idea in a very old land, and one that was unique in its kind for the Grave del Friuli DOC. Initially 6 hectares, it soon reached the current size of 30 hectares: continual growth desired by the Roncadin family with the aim of producing important and unique wines, capable of eliciting strong emotions. The setting that encompasses and represents this passion is as unique as the intended results: an ancient villa in the Fiume Veneto plain, keeping vigil over the surrounding vineyards, over man’s labour and the gentle alternating cycle of the seasons which, together, have made the Fossa Mala a great wine.
 
At the gates of Pordenone, the rich plain of Fiume Veneto, which cradles the Fossa Mala vineyards, enjoys an ideal microclimate, stretching between the sea and the mountains and thus protected by the Alps to the north, while reaping the benefits of the nearby Adriatic.
 
The Friuli plain extends along the foot of the alps, to the south of the morainic amphitheatre: protected by the mountains to the north, the plain quickly joins the Adriatic coast where it enjoys an ideal microclimate. Formed in the Quaternary era due to the combined action of glaciers and later of rivers, it is commonly distinguished by sizable piles of gravel and stones known as “Magredi” (meagre land). At Fiume Veneto, almost without warning, the torrential nature of the Grave rivers alters and its rhythm changes to a calm slowness, allowing the creation of a plain which is rich in silt and clay, a precious substance on which we have founded our very project.
 
Furrowed by the rivers Meduna, Noncello and Fiume and by many other rivulets which are testimony to the hydrological wealth of the area, we have been entrusted these lands to do great things with them.
 
Nature offers its potential, but what translates this into wine is our passion. It is the constant labour of man that leaves its enduring mark on this bountiful land and on the quality of its fruit. The desire to give a determining value to the element of human choice makes the work very rewarding, albeit very difficult. The Fossa Mala vineyard, compact and low-lying, has 7,850 vines per hectare on rootstock of average strength and chosen from native as well as international varieties, both from clonal and en masse selections. The wine cellar was devised according to modern criteria which fully exploit the year’s work in the vineyard. Here, selections are made with due respect for the raw materials, based on a production philosophy which is attentive to tradition but also leans towards the development of modern, refined wines. The materials which accompany the journey from must to wine are steel, with its functional neutrality, and wood, with its ancient and irreplaceable ability to perfect the mosaic. To this is added the skill and passion of our technicians, pursuing that single objective of quality which underpins the very Fossa Mala philosophy.
 
“A modern wine with ancient beginnings. Tradition for us has never been a barren nostalgia for the past, but rather a genuine basis for setting and achieving new targets with competence and innovation”.
Massimo Vidoni, winemaker
 
Fossa Mala has always paid specific attention to the environmental protection and has become a member of FRIEND OF THE EARTH. This project is rapidly growing as the leading international label for sustainable agriculture production and selects companies who are concerned about the following:
• wild flora and fauna protection on its site
• appropriate soil, water and energy management
• social accountability
In addition, Fossa Mala protects all natural ecosystems on its property, by means of reforestation and grassing. Solar panels - producing 380,000 kWh/year - have also been installed to increase the use of renewable energy.
 
Friend of the Earth was founded in 2013. Coming from the positive experience of the Friend of the Sea certification for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, Friend of the Earth works in more than 50 countries all over the world. The mission is to promote sustainable agricultural practices by means of certification and consumers awareness.
J.L.Quinson
France France
J.L.Quinson
J.L.Quinson
France France
The Quinson family is a traditional family of wine-makers from Beaujolais wine-making country.
 
In 1904, thanks to the work of an entire generation, the family bought a 10-hectares estate in Fleurie: the Chateau de l’Abbaye de Saint Laurent d’Arpayé. Te vines in front of the chateau enjoy uninterrupted views over the Saône Valley.
 
Since the year 1000, this chateau has had a fascinating history. Owned by the church until the French Revolution, the property witnessed the infl uence of the religious community on Beaujolais wine country. Benedictine monks came to clear the Fleurie hillside to plant vines at 280 metres altitude. They moved there to found the Abbey of Saint Laurent d’Arpayé, the name of the monk who created this vineyard in the year 1000. It is below Les Chaff angeons, a hamlet already populated at the time, where vines were already growing. In the early 18th century, the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Mâcon replaced that of the monks and he took possession of the chateau.
 
During the French Revolution, the religious crisis led to the flight of the Fleurie priests. T e chateau was then abandoned until 1791, when it was temporarily taken over by the government. From the 1st Empire and the Napoleonic Civil Code, the vineyard was parcelled out, generation after generation. It was fi nally purchased in 1904 by the Quinson family. The property was enhanced by the construction of the current Chateau over magnifi cent cellars with typically Beaujolais casks, where the best wines are aged.
770 Miles
USA USA
770 Miles
770 Miles
USA USA
Les Grands Chais de France was founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979.
 
The GCF Group is the privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France and a viticulturist and maturation specialist at the head of over 3,000 ha of vineyards. In just one generation, we have become a major stakeholder in Alsace, Jura, Diois, Languedoc, the region of Bordeaux, Val de Loire and now in Burgundy. Today we are the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. The GCF Group has raised the stakes in the wine and spirits business.
 
Ever aware of market trends, we have developed offers under well-known brands that are greatly appreciated by consumers. This is why J.P. CHENET has become the bestselling French brand of wine worldwide.he head office of the GCF Group is located in Petersbach, Alsace, which strategically sets it at the very heart of Europe. With over 2,800 team members, the Group clocked up a turnover of 1,089 milliard euros in 2017, 80% of which was exported to over 173 countries. This confirms our rank as the leading French exporter of wine and spirits.Our Wine & Spirits Estates hold the secret of age-old know-how at the heart of the very best wine-growing terroirs in our regions. State-of-the-art technology and processes guarantee our customers the very best quality and typicality of the Group’s products. Winemaker
 
Every year, more than 1,500,000 hl of wine are produced for the group exclusively on our domains and estates, or by French wine-growers working under multi-annual contracts within an ongoing, sustainable framework. We work in close cooperation with more than 30 partner cooperative wine-cellars and hundreds of viticulturists.
 
It is this strategy that has propelled the GCF Group to rank as the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. 
 
As a privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France, the GCF Group heads committed, demanding and competent teams in each of its terroirs. Men and women who understand the challenges of each wine-growing region and whose heartfelt aim is to enhance the region’s typicality and know-how. Our winemaking, maturation, bottling and warehousing centres are at the cutting edge of technology. Our involvement in the wine business spans from A to Z.
 
The GCF Group covers all the trades in the industry and also the speciality wines for which the regions are so justly famous and proud: Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille (literally “straw wine”) in the Jura; the famous Vendanges Tardives (late harvest) and Grands Crus (vintage) wine of Alsace: gems from the Loire and the terroirs around Bordeaux with their prestigious châteaux. These are just some of the treasures demonstrating the wealth and renown of the French heritage.
 
Backed by its strong roots in regions such as Jura, Loire and Alsace, the GCF Group has risen to rank as the top French producer using traditional methods, excluding champagne. Its sparkling Crémants from Alsace, Bordeaux, Jura and Loire are regular award-winners on the international scene.
Arthur Metz Cremants
France France
Arthur Metz Cremants
Arthur Metz Cremants
France France
The Maison Arthur Metz is ideally located at the start of the picturesque wine circuit in Alsace, which is the central road through the Alsace vineyards.
 
Arthur Metz is the leading player in the vineyards of Alsace and the main producer of the sparkling wine Crémant d’Alsace. Arthur Metz takes care of the vinification, ageing and bottling of the wines. The company’s business involves the whole process of wine growing and production. Equipped with two pressing and vinification centres: the Vendangeoir de Scharrachbergheim and Epfig Vinification Centre, Arthur Metz is able to process the wine from its harvest in the Marlenheim cellars in the heart of the vineyard.
 
Arthur Metz has set up a vinification strategy based on the quality of the wine growers and the equipment together with a maximum attention to the vinification process. Arthur Metz has always looked after the quality of wines. The many investments in the different production sites and the highly qualified team of oenologists are the living proof thereof.
 
This expertise is often awarded by many distinctions in national and international competitions. Arthur Metz is also present in many the best restaurant.
 
Alsace, land of wide-ranging contrasts, where wine takes you on a journey. The most celebrated wine route in France showcases amid much fanfare its medieval chateaus, such as Haut Koenigsbourg, its Renaissance residences, its half-timbered houses, and the timeless charm its colourful villages with their flowery streets.
 
A land of tradition and wine, it offers a unique experience. A poetic jaunt through the vineyards of Alsace whose rich soils give rise to the finest range of great white wines, fresh and aromatic, from the driest to the smoothest, perfect for gastronomy, which enchant the connoisseurs and accompany all cuisines.
 
The wine-growing region of Alsace, one of the northernmost in France and in Europe, encompasses 119 little towns from Marlenheim in the north to Thann in the south. Parallel to the Rhine, it extends for 120 km and is only a few kilometres wide. The vineyards comprise 15,500 hectares of vines.
 
At the heart of the "Couronne d'or" or Golden Crown wine region, in Marlenheim...
 
Maison Arthur Metz is ideally located to the north of the picturesque Alsace wine route which represents the backbone of Alsatian wine country. Arthur Metz is a major player in Alsace wine and the leading producer of Crémant d'Alsace sparkling wine.
 
Arthur Metz has always taken great pride in the quality of its wines. It has made many investments at its different production sites and in the qualifications of its team of oenologists. This expertise is regularly recognised with awards at national and international competitions. Furthermore, Arthur Metz wines grace the tables of the best restaurants.
 
Through its expertise, sensitivity and experience Maison Arthur Metz reveals the expressive Alsace terroir which gives the region's wines their complex character and personality.

 

Casa Paladin
Italy Italy
Casa Paladin
Casa Paladin
Italy Italy

“Our wines come from tough soils, from men who have the talent of listening to nature and an heart filled with long experience and great passion. With this commitment we want to be good ambassadors of the territory and of the production of Italian wine.”

Paladin Wineries are located between Veneto and Friuli, where the two regional cultures melted together. The vineyards were planted here, along the ancient Roman Postumia road, on the calcareous clays formed during the last glaciation by the Tagliamento river, resorting to the most modern viticultural techniques.

The history of the winery started in 1962 with Valentino Paladin and has developed thanks to the energies lavished by his children Carlo, Lucia and Roberto, carrying out the task of putting years of happy and fruitful experiences in the field to good use.

In 1977 Paladin family purchased the first vineyards in Annone Veneto, in a territory known for the production of high-quality grapes and founded the  Bosco del Merlo, name present on the topographical maps in memory of the oak woods which used to cover the area. The old vineyards were gradually substituted by plants of modern conception, thanks to a profitable collaboration with the Istituto Sperimentale per la Viticoltura in Conegliano.

In 1985 a new and modern winery was built in Annone Veneto, close to the Bosco del Merlo estate.

Together with the development of the winery facilities, the number of collaborators has also increased. This well-qualified and committed staff is taking part in the winery projects with great enthusiasm.

At the end of the ’90s, the family purchased a further 50 hectares of land in Lison di Portogruaro, which is the heart of this wine area. Today, Bosco del Merlo estate is made up of 100 hectares.

The beginning of the new millennium marked other important moments in the history of the winery. In spring 2001 the new headquarters were officially opened: a beautiful villa, built in the Palladian style hosting the head office, the trade and administrative departments. Here the ageing cellars and the tasting rooms create a fascinating atmosphere.

Such a devotion has been well rewarded. The wines which participate in the most important international enological competitions are every year recognized with awards, and the Paladin and Bosco del Merlo wines add a touch of class and charm to the best restaurants and wine shops.

Paladin Family, thanks to its long experience in the Veneto region, started an important project in the world of wine and oil in Tuscany, in the heart of Chianti Gallo Nero.

Vèscine estate is located in Castelvecchi, near to Radda in Chianti, on the most charming hills of Chianti Classico area and lies right at the foot of the historical castle, an authentic jewel for history lovers. The cellar dates back to 11st century and the tourist is wrapped in its magical Medieval atmosphere.
Vèscine estate grows Sangiovese and Canaiolo grapes for the production of great Chianti Classico and Chianti Classico Riserva wines. Vèscine produces also a wonderful Chianti Classico DOP olive oil.
Vèscine is also a 4-star relais, a charming Medieval hamlet in Radda in Chianti. Tourists will be able to enjoy a wonderful holiday filled with nature, art, history, wine and oil – all elements to which Paladin family has always been bound.

Short history:
1962: Valentino Paladin started his wine business.
1965: the first bottles under the “Valentino Paladin” label were produced.
1977: Bosco del Merlo estate was founded; collaboration with Istituto Sperimentale per la Viticultura in Conegliano.
1988: the first bottles under the “Bosco del Merlo” label were produced.
1999: the collaboration with Franco Bernabei was set up.
2001: Official opening of the new, prestigious headquarters.

Fattoria La Rivolta Spumante
Italy Italy
Fattoria La Rivolta Spumante
Fattoria La Rivolta Spumante
Italy Italy
“Fattoria la rivolta” is in Torrecuso in the province of Benevento at the contrada rivolta. Since 1998 the grapes produced in the vineyards of the Chaplin family are vinified in a splendid farmhouse in stone restored and renovated with taste and love. It has been equipped with the most suitable equipment for the correct vinification and is constantly evolving and updating.
 
The Cotroneo family has always been involved in various professional and entrepreneurial fields; from banking to industrial and building, from medical and pharmaceutical to thermalism.
 
In the early twentieth century, the agricultural company was born from the passion of grandparents Giovanni and Teresa. Combining their strengths and acquiring new land in the Ciurica, Rivolta and Roseto districts, they create one of the largest and most productive farms in the province of Benevento. At their death, over 120 hectares were distributed among the eight children. In 1991 two brothers, Mario and Bruno, decided to combine their land in a common management; “Ciurica s.n.c.” is thus born. Since 1997, the passion of Paolo, third generation exponent, has taken a turn based on the quality of the vineyard and projected towards the goal of transforming the grapes into wine for the first time, with the aim of entering the fascinating world of marketing. The “Fattoria La Rivolta” brand is born. From that year it is a building site in full effervescence, with the sisters Giovanna and Gabriella and the cousin Giancarlo restructures the vineyard and the cellar. Conversion and certification for organic production is obtained.
 
In January 2001 the first bottle signed by the Cotroneo family is in the wine shops. In 2004, the wines of Fattoria La Rivolta were introduced abroad. Today our wine is present in several American states, in Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, China, Japan, Czech Republic, Sweden, Russia, Thailàndia, Malaysia, Australia, Poland, Denmark and the Netherlands.
 
The winery, equipped with the most modern equipment, is divided into two structures, a purely technical for the vinification and the atra, located inside the ancient farm, where the aging and bottling of wines takes place.
 
The farm lands are all hilly and calcareous-clayey nature. About 29 hectares are planted with vines. Since 1997 they are cultivated using biological methods and from the 2001 harvest all the grapes produced in the farm are certified organic by the ICEA, an authorized inspection body. Following a precise and gradual program from 1998 to today, about 80% of the vineyard has been replanted.The grapes are all belonging to the Taburno or Sannio doc.The new vineyard was planted entirely in espalier with guyot pruning systems or spurred cordon. The grapes harvested on the farm are white, Falanghina, Coda di volpe, Fiano and Greco; red berries are Aglianico and piedirosso.
Fossa Mala
Italy Italy
Fossa Mala
Fossa Mala
Italy Italy
A strip of land with a special calling, where the meagre lands of the Grave del Friuli suddenly become enriched with clay and silt, deposited over the millennia as the precious gift of the rivers which form this small napkin of plain running between the sea and the mountains. An ancient land whose very name brings to mind noble travelers and bandits hidden in those same ditches that even today border our vineyards. Our wines are born here, with their roots in the history and the precious substance of these fertile lands.
 
The ancient villa Fossa Mala in Fiume Veneto, immersed in the vineyards of the Grave del Friuli area, plays host and custodian to the valuable work which, year after year and with repeated wonder, transforms our precious grapes into wine.
 
Katia Roncadin is the proprietor of Fossa Mala. This is her world, immersed in this hospitable natural environment and in the history of an ancient land. The family estate makes its living from cultivating the vineyards that go to make great Fossa Mala wines, and that surround, almost as if shielding them from the chaos of modernity, the Stables, the Cellars, the Restaurant, the Shop and the 15 agritourism rooms that allow the Villa’s guests to enjoy the peace and quiet of this magical place in the heart of Friuli.
 
The Villa Fossa Mala complex, formerly called Villa Bassi della Meduna, in style terms dates back the 16th/17th century. It’s typical enclosed courtyard structure symbolises the “villa civilisation” that brought beauty to the Veneto-Friuli countryside starting in around 1600. The nucleus of the “noble villa” is adorned by a majestic and centuries’ old “magnolia grandiflora”. Other signs of the Villa’s rural past are the drinking fountain, the cobblestone paving near the old stables, and the large arches on the first floor originally used as a hayloft.
 
Several sections of the ancient architectural structure reveal the pattern of alternating river stones and bricks, used in past centuries to construct the walls. The torrential nature of the rivers of the Grave del Friuli calms and quietens at the point where it encounters the Fiume Veneto plain where, over the millennia, the slow and abundant course of the waters replaced what had been violently swept away upstream, enriching our lands with silt and clay.
 
Fiume Veneto, 12 May 2003: the Fossa Mala project began here, a young idea in a very old land, and one that was unique in its kind for the Grave del Friuli DOC. Initially 6 hectares, it soon reached the current size of 30 hectares: continual growth desired by the Roncadin family with the aim of producing important and unique wines, capable of eliciting strong emotions. The setting that encompasses and represents this passion is as unique as the intended results: an ancient villa in the Fiume Veneto plain, keeping vigil over the surrounding vineyards, over man’s labour and the gentle alternating cycle of the seasons which, together, have made the Fossa Mala a great wine.
 
At the gates of Pordenone, the rich plain of Fiume Veneto, which cradles the Fossa Mala vineyards, enjoys an ideal microclimate, stretching between the sea and the mountains and thus protected by the Alps to the north, while reaping the benefits of the nearby Adriatic.
 
The Friuli plain extends along the foot of the alps, to the south of the morainic amphitheatre: protected by the mountains to the north, the plain quickly joins the Adriatic coast where it enjoys an ideal microclimate. Formed in the Quaternary era due to the combined action of glaciers and later of rivers, it is commonly distinguished by sizable piles of gravel and stones known as “Magredi” (meagre land). At Fiume Veneto, almost without warning, the torrential nature of the Grave rivers alters and its rhythm changes to a calm slowness, allowing the creation of a plain which is rich in silt and clay, a precious substance on which we have founded our very project.
 
Furrowed by the rivers Meduna, Noncello and Fiume and by many other rivulets which are testimony to the hydrological wealth of the area, we have been entrusted these lands to do great things with them.
 
Nature offers its potential, but what translates this into wine is our passion. It is the constant labour of man that leaves its enduring mark on this bountiful land and on the quality of its fruit. The desire to give a determining value to the element of human choice makes the work very rewarding, albeit very difficult. The Fossa Mala vineyard, compact and low-lying, has 7,850 vines per hectare on rootstock of average strength and chosen from native as well as international varieties, both from clonal and en masse selections. The wine cellar was devised according to modern criteria which fully exploit the year’s work in the vineyard. Here, selections are made with due respect for the raw materials, based on a production philosophy which is attentive to tradition but also leans towards the development of modern, refined wines. The materials which accompany the journey from must to wine are steel, with its functional neutrality, and wood, with its ancient and irreplaceable ability to perfect the mosaic. To this is added the skill and passion of our technicians, pursuing that single objective of quality which underpins the very Fossa Mala philosophy.
 
“A modern wine with ancient beginnings. Tradition for us has never been a barren nostalgia for the past, but rather a genuine basis for setting and achieving new targets with competence and innovation”.
Massimo Vidoni, winemaker
 
Fossa Mala has always paid specific attention to the environmental protection and has become a member of FRIEND OF THE EARTH. This project is rapidly growing as the leading international label for sustainable agriculture production and selects companies who are concerned about the following:
• wild flora and fauna protection on its site
• appropriate soil, water and energy management
• social accountability
In addition, Fossa Mala protects all natural ecosystems on its property, by means of reforestation and grassing. Solar panels - producing 380,000 kWh/year - have also been installed to increase the use of renewable energy.
 
Friend of the Earth was founded in 2013. Coming from the positive experience of the Friend of the Sea certification for sustainable fisheries and aquaculture, Friend of the Earth works in more than 50 countries all over the world. The mission is to promote sustainable agricultural practices by means of certification and consumers awareness.
Stefano Farina
Italy Italy
Stefano Farina
Stefano Farina
Italy Italy
Stefano Farina - We are proud of our history: that of Stefano Farina and his love for the land and for wine. That of his three sons: three brothers who not only inherited their father’s passion,but who, in turn, have passed it on to following generations.
 
This is the story of our family. This is the history of our company.Our story began in a trattoria, in the 1930s. Stefano and his wife Giovanna were the hosts, serving delicious meals, but of course, there were wines as well! When Stefano realized that winemaking interested him much more than food, he decided to take on the challenge of creating a full-fledged winery. It took some time, but finally opened in 1939, notwithstanding the winds of war in the air. With unbounded determination, he pursued his passion for wine, undeterred by world events. In 1941, Stephen and Giovanna moved to Erba, which became the hub for his family and those following in his footsteps. Bruno, Giancarlo and Gino – their children – lived there, with their wives and later with their own offspring. Ours was, and is, a real Italian family: we know that the key to success is sharing. You cannot have good wine without good viticulture. Over the years, Stefano passed on his passion for wine to his second son, Giancarlo. Inspired, Giancarlo headed to Alba, to study enology. It was the most natural decision: fueled by his father’s passion true – but it was also something that stirred him personally, his calling in life. On completing his studies, he knew that simply bottling and selling someone else’s wines would not satisfy him: he wanted to make his own. 
 
Giancarlo’s studies took him to Piedmont, one of the best territories for winemaking in Italy. It was here that a simple idea took shape: one that his father and brothers enthusiastically supported. They decided to take to the stage in the historical wine centers of Italy.
 
In the mid-1970s, we bought La Morra estate, and Piedmont became a part of our family heritage. The farmstead La Traversa, on La Morra estate, was our first winery. As of today, that idea has grown to include five estates found in Piedmont, Tuscany and Apulia. Our success grew from that first purchase, and over the years we have made four more. Our goal is unchanged: we aim to be leaders in the finest Italian terroirs. Each step we take is carefully considered, and the final decisions are discussed and shared by all, father and sons. Forward thinking? Yes, but down to earth.
 
After La Morra came Chianti Classico, then Alba and Casentino. Finally, we set up in Salento, that gracious land by the sea, birthplace of the first wines our founder sold. Given its link to our family history, Apulia holds a very special place in our hearts.
Fattoria La Rivolta
Italy Italy
Fattoria La Rivolta
Fattoria La Rivolta
Italy Italy
“Fattoria la rivolta” is in Torrecuso in the province of Benevento at the contrada rivolta. Since 1998 the grapes produced in the vineyards of the Chaplin family are vinified in a splendid farmhouse in stone restored and renovated with taste and love. It has been equipped with the most suitable equipment for the correct vinification and is constantly evolving and updating.
 
The Cotroneo family has always been involved in various professional and entrepreneurial fields; from banking to industrial and building, from medical and pharmaceutical to thermalism.
 
In the early twentieth century, the agricultural company was born from the passion of grandparents Giovanni and Teresa. Combining their strengths and acquiring new land in the Ciurica, Rivolta and Roseto districts, they create one of the largest and most productive farms in the province of Benevento. At their death, over 120 hectares were distributed among the eight children. In 1991 two brothers, Mario and Bruno, decided to combine their land in a common management; “Ciurica s.n.c.” is thus born. Since 1997, the passion of Paolo, third generation exponent, has taken a turn based on the quality of the vineyard and projected towards the goal of transforming the grapes into wine for the first time, with the aim of entering the fascinating world of marketing. The “Fattoria La Rivolta” brand is born. From that year it is a building site in full effervescence, with the sisters Giovanna and Gabriella and the cousin Giancarlo restructures the vineyard and the cellar. Conversion and certification for organic production is obtained.
 
In January 2001 the first bottle signed by the Cotroneo family is in the wine shops. In 2004, the wines of Fattoria La Rivolta were introduced abroad. Today our wine is present in several American states, in Canada, Ireland, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, China, Japan, Czech Republic, Sweden, Russia, Thailàndia, Malaysia, Australia, Poland, Denmark and the Netherlands.
 
The farm lands are all hilly and calcareous-clayey nature. About 29 hectares are planted with vines. Since 1997 they are cultivated using biological methods and from the 2001 harvest all the grapes produced in the farm are certified organic by the ICEA, an authorized inspection body. Following a precise and gradual program from 1998 to today, about 80% of the vineyard has been replanted.The grapes are all belonging to the Taburno or Sannio doc.The new vineyard was planted entirely in espalier with guyot pruning systems or spurred cordon. The grapes harvested on the farm are white, Falanghina, Coda di volpe, Fiano and Greco; red berries are Aglianico and piedirosso.
La Valentina
Italy Italy
La Valentina
La Valentina
Italy Italy
La Valentina  was born on the hills overlooking Spoltore, which is near Pescara in Central Italy, in 1990. The owners, Sabatino, Roberto e Andrea Di Properzio, have been running the company since putting their development project into action in 1994.
 
After the first few years spent studying the Santa Teresa vineyard, their continuous efforts to keep improving quality and to achieve recognition for the high-quality D.O.C. wines from the Abruzzo region have become the principal goals in the company philosophy. We have learned to understand our land more fully by respecting and tending it. Each year we have had successively healthier wines of more and more authentic quality. 
 
Moved by our conviction that improvement comes only through respect for natural equilibriums, year on year we have rigorously applied our philosophy that does not permit the unrestrained use of technology and chemicals. We have decided to intervene as little as possible in what are natural processes, adhering to the concept that high-quality D.O.C. wine “has the mark of the vine on its grapes.” 
 
By ensuring that the land remains highly fertile and keeping the plants healthy, they are able to fight off parasites and disease on their own and express themselves. In this way they can produce the healthiest possible grapes of the absolute highest quality.
 
Our wines are natural products of our terroir – our unique combination of terrain and soil, which we try to convey to every bottle and which is the secret of our original taste. The local micro-climate and the land itself, to which our vines are bound and so well-adapted, give rise to wines of a unique, distinctive character. Convinced that a fine wine is born from the sum of so many small details, our objective must not only be to always produce fine wine, but also to make sure that our wines are always authentic.
 
Today La Valentina adheres completely to the principles of sustainable development and considers sustainability and respect for the environment as commercial necessities. Our employee training permits all our work and associated tasks to be carried out responsibly as far as the environment is concerned and there is also continuous monitoring of the principles of sustainable development. These are elements for which our company policies can constantly improve and so maintain our philosophy of having the greatest possible social and environmental awareness. 
Magnificus
France France
Magnificus
Magnificus
France France
Les Grands Chais de France was founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979.
 
The GCF Group is the privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France and a viticulturist and maturation specialist at the head of over 3,000 ha of vineyards. In just one generation, we have become a major stakeholder in Alsace, Jura, Diois, Languedoc, the region of Bordeaux, Val de Loire and now in Burgundy. Today we are the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. The GCF Group has raised the stakes in the wine and spirits business.
 
Ever aware of market trends, we have developed offers under well-known brands that are greatly appreciated by consumers. This is why J.P. CHENET has become the bestselling French brand of wine worldwide.he head office of the GCF Group is located in Petersbach, Alsace, which strategically sets it at the very heart of Europe. With over 2,800 team members, the Group clocked up a turnover of 1,089 milliard euros in 2017, 80% of which was exported to over 173 countries. This confirms our rank as the leading French exporter of wine and spirits.Our Wine & Spirits Estates hold the secret of age-old know-how at the heart of the very best wine-growing terroirs in our regions. State-of-the-art technology and processes guarantee our customers the very best quality and typicality of the Group’s products. Winemaker
 
Every year, more than 1,500,000 hl of wine are produced for the group exclusively on our domains and estates, or by French wine-growers working under multi-annual contracts within an ongoing, sustainable framework. We work in close cooperation with more than 30 partner cooperative wine-cellars and hundreds of viticulturists.
 
It is this strategy that has propelled the GCF Group to rank as the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. 
 
As a privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France, the GCF Group heads committed, demanding and competent teams in each of its terroirs. Men and women who understand the challenges of each wine-growing region and whose heartfelt aim is to enhance the region’s typicality and know-how. Our winemaking, maturation, bottling and warehousing centres are at the cutting edge of technology. Our involvement in the wine business spans from A to Z.
 
The GCF Group covers all the trades in the industry and also the speciality wines for which the regions are so justly famous and proud: Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille (literally “straw wine”) in the Jura; the famous Vendanges Tardives (late harvest) and Grands Crus (vintage) wine of Alsace: gems from the Loire and the terroirs around Bordeaux with their prestigious châteaux. These are just some of the treasures demonstrating the wealth and renown of the French heritage.
 
Backed by its strong roots in regions such as Jura, Loire and Alsace, the GCF Group has risen to rank as the top French producer using traditional methods, excluding champagne. Its sparkling Crémants from Alsace, Bordeaux, Jura and Loire are regular award-winners on the international scene.
Underberg
Germany Germany
Underberg
Underberg
Germany Germany

Hubert Underberg, the founder of the company, released his unique product to the market in 1946 after years of rigorous research. Very soon his natural herbal digestif Underberg has been widely accepted in many countries. Thanks to a great effect on digestion and excellent quality, the Underberg liquor has won numerous awards and medals all over the world.

Underberg has been a family company for 5 generations. During this time, due to personal initiative and responsibility of the owners, standards have been created, which many manufacturers look up to. Even now, the Underberg family keeps the secret of the special production process.

At the moment, the fourth and fifth generation of the Underberg family are responsible for the careful selection and balance of the mixture of aromatic herbs.

Emil Underberg, the grandson of the company founder, has offered an innovative solution to sell Underberg only in portioned bottles.

He wanted not only to emphasize and protect the originality of the product, but also to assure the customers will always receive precisely and correctly calculated amount.

The Underberg liquor has become a symbol of health around the world. Underberg – serving good health!

Cantine Colosi
Italy Italy
Cantine Colosi
Cantine Colosi
Italy Italy
On Salina, island in the volcanic Aeolian archipelago, amidst the fragrances of the Mediterranean scrub and the breath-taking views, the Colosi family cultivates vineyards on characteristic terraces overlooking the sea and produces unique wines that reflect shimmering light, wind, sun and colour.
 
With its 10 hectares of vineyards between Capo Faro and Porri, Colosi is one of the most representative producers of the island. The area is considered to be one of the best because of its exposure and the chemical-physical characteristics of the volcanic soil. The vines were planted on terraces, restoring the old dry walls, and they include grape varieties typical of Mediterranean island wine-making: Corinto Nero, Nerello Cappuccio, Nerello Mascalese, Inzolia, Catarratto and Malvasia. Malvasia is without doubt the most important vine variety of the island and of the Colosi company.
 
Colosi's wine-making cellar is literally immersed among the vines, and is partially buried in order to comply with the strict regulations on the protection of the territory and landscape of the Aeolian archipelago. This location allows the temperature to be kept constant, ideal for the optimal preservation of the wines.
 
The name Pietro has been passed down from father to son in the Colosi family. In the 1970s Pietro Colosi “Senior” worked alongside Carlo Hauner: besides their close friendship, the two also shared a love for the wines of the island. This friendship continued to grow and a short time later Pietro found himself managing both his own property and cellar and Carlo's.
 
Thirty years ago, in 1987, Pietro, son of Pietro, began to follow in his father's footsteps after completing his studies in oenology at the agricultural college of Catania and immediately gave new momentum to the marketing of Colosi wines throughout the world.
 
Today, a third Pietro, a graduate in oenology from San Michele all’Adige, flanks his father and mother Lidia in managing all of the activities of a fully grown and stable company which, besides the cellar at Salina, also has a production plant at Giammoro in the province of Messina and which exports its wines throughout the world.
 
We produce exclusively autochthonous wines, typical not only of the Aeolian archipelago but also of the Sicilian area, for this we have twenty-year olds agreements with selected Sicilian producers (surfaces covering more than 35 hectares of vineyards in Marsala (TP) for the whites: Grillo, Insolia, Cataratto and Zibibbo, and over 55 between Mazara (TP) and Riesi (CL) for the reds: Nero D'Avola, Nerello Cappuccio, Nerello Mascalese); in order to ensure our company a finest production that is strongly tied closely to the areas. 
 
The Colosi wines produced on the island of Salina are two Igp Salina whites, one Igp Salina red and two varieties of Malvasia delle Lipari Dop, one natural and a passito. In accordance with the age-old oenology tradition of the Aeolian islands, from the prized Colosi Malvasia and Corinto Nero varieties of grape comes the most representative wine of the area, since ancient times called “nectar of the gods”: the sweet Malvasia, a dessert wine par excellence.
 
Colosi produces two varieties: Malvasia Passito di Salina Dop and Malvasia delle Lipari Naturale di Salina Dop, both highly fragrant wines with a warm and velvety taste. Soft but with grace, with slight tannicity, excellent texture and good balance.
Casa Vinicola Abbazia di S. Gaudenzio
Italy Italy
Casa Vinicola Abbazia di S. Gaudenzio
Casa Vinicola Abbazia di S. Gaudenzio
Italy Italy
Casa Vinicola Abbazia winery is located in Santo Stefano Belbo, a small town between Langhe Monferrato and Roero. The Langhe area is a mosaic of infinite landscapes impossible to embrace at a glance. Through quick steps with continuous changes follow each new and romantic landscapes that leave the spectator breathless. These views gave  Santo Stefano Belbo the recognition of a World Heritage Site by UNESCO protected for their charge of spirituality and evocative power.
 
The Langhe area is located  in the southern part of Piedmont (at the foot of the mountains) between the highest and coldest mountains of Europe and the warm Mediterranean Sea. This peculiar microclimate has always granted the best weather conditions for the cultivation of the most precious and delicate grapes such as Nebbiolo, Moscato and many others, but also the famous Langhe hazelnuts and White Truffle of Alba.After many generations the Santero family is proud to own and manage this winery still so important for its historic and cultural significance. Over the years, under the expert guidance of the CEO, the new generation's members have followed the old way for over a century, keeping the same passion, the same love for nature and for the vineyard. It is a priceless experience which starts in the vineyards and ends into the bottle. Our mission is to obtain the best results from our vineyards through a personal communication with nature, walking through the grapevines understanding their evolution day by day.
 
Harvest time is certainly the most important for our company because our success starts here.  "Your land will never betray you" is one of the best mottos of the CEO (Santero Mario) who believes that If you grow your land with love and care, you will be rewarded with good fruits. This is where it all begins, the best sun exposure, the best soil and the ability  to select the most mature grapes. Here’s where you  get the best aroma and the greatest, the fuller and the most balanced flavour along with the most lasting and shining colors. When the grapes arrive at the cellars  they  are pressed by a cold pressing process in order to preserve the original flavours. We thus obtain the first must. The skins , the stalks and the seeds are separated and sent to the distillery for the production of Grappa. The must must be cleaned several times alternating periods of rest in cold storage tanks for subsequent filtration , removing impurities to obtain a product which is progressively more and more clear. In order to obtain a dry wine, the must is removed from its storage tank at low temperature allowing the natural fermentation to turn the sugar naturally present in the grapes into alcohol and CO2 which is released into the air, since the must is contained in an open tank ,thus  originating a dry and still wine. In order to produce a sparkling wine according to the Charmat or Martinotti method, we proceed in the same way but we retain the CO2 with the use of special stainless steel closed tanks  called “Autoclavi”.
 
A longer fermentation gives  more Co2 (naturally produced) , thus originating many small and delicate bubbles lasting persistently in the glass. In order to obtain a sweet sparkling wine  we do a temperature monitoring  because it is by lowering the temperature that we  slow down the fermentation until it  stops, thus originating a sweet sparkling wine. The flow of cold temperature is  electronically controlled by special microchips , but this does not change the  natural spontaneous fermentation. When the wine is  ready , it is bottled . Million bottles per year passing through this fully automated line where the man is the main controller.
 
The first step of the process is loading on the bottling line new sterile bottles directly coming from the glassworks. An isobaric filling machine injects the wine into the bottles at a temperature of zero degrees  Celsius  to prevent the leak of  natural CO2 pressure.
 
The process goes on by corking the bottles, putting an aluminium capsule on top of them, and labeling them with customized labels according to their destination. Each bottle is marked with a lot number that allows to trace the entire production process. Then the bottles are placed inside outer cases and the cases stacked in layers on pallets, ready to be shipped from our warehouse. The production process is under the strict supervision of the production manager and his talented team, to comply with the standards of the most important international  quality certification bodies: BRC, IFS, ISO. Some products such as Asti and Prosecco require additional quality checks and legal  authorizations given by the local  consortia of protection whose Abbazia is also a member.
Claudio Cipressi
Italy Italy
Claudio Cipressi
Claudio Cipressi
Italy Italy
Passion for knowledge, sensitivity and insight, love in values. You will realize what’s in your heart. Claudio
 
My wines are what we are. To talk about my wine is to talk about each emotion I would like to be found with the same intensity in every glass, every sip and every glance.
 
Te frst light of dawn, the spring rains, the moment when I could tell no, every little smile, the power of elements and the calm that comes afer the storm.
 
In every bottle there is a story comes from afar, between the emotions of a lifetime dedicated to this craf and the warmth of a family that has never given up.
 
If wine was one of the most important signs of civilization for Hemingway, for Claudio Cipressi it’s giving value to the land where he was born - Molise. Molise is a beautiful region with a unique landscape. It is largely uncontaminated and the vineyards have great potential, which is why Claudio cultivates 16 hectares with enthusiasm. He has reintroduced the Tintilia vine as well as two other native white grape varieties. Te native grape vines he grows now include: 11 Molise Tintilia, 2 Montepulciano, 2 Falanghina and 1 Trebbiano.
 
Claudio’s cultivation method is strictly organic out of respect for the environment, the farm is ofcially certifed as organic and since 2014 also the winery is certifed as organic. He is extremely picky in choosing which grapes to harvest, selecting each bunch by hand. In the wine cellar he uses a traditional, non invasive method to process the grapes. He pays a lot of attention to the temperature of the grape must and to accurately use the barrels for perfecting the wine. No fruit is added during aging, which alters the taste, and so the original flavor of the grapes can be tasted in every sip.
Pietradolce
Italy Italy
Pietradolce
Pietradolce
Italy Italy
Established in 2005, the Pietradolce winery is divided into 3 sections, where their main grapes are cultivated. Two of their sections are in the territory of Rampante, while the third lies in Zottorinoto. 
 
The soil at Pietradolce is characterised by stony, light, sandy loam and mineral deposits that are in abundance thanks to the local volcano. The Pietradolce winery credits the volcano for giving their wines the special characteristics that make them so unique. 
 
With a desire to stay true to their terroir, Pietradolce only cultivates grape varieties that are native to Mount Etna. They cultivate 3 main grape varieties. Nerello Mascalese is a late harvesting grape creating light coloured wines that display a red fruit character and gentle tannins - allowing the wines to be approachable at a young age, but also suitable for ageing. Nerello Cappuccio typically has a black fruit character that tends to be softer and less precise than its Mascalese counterpart. There are those who say Cappuccio is to Mascalese, what Merlot is to Cabernet. Finally, the winery also grows Carricante, a white grape variety that makes up the excellent Etna Bianco and is occasionally used to soften red varieties like Nerello Mascalese. Etna Rosse, Etna Bianco and Etna Rosato make up this winery’s core collection. 
 
The wines of Etna are Pietradolce’s passion and it is a combination of respect for their tradition and modern viticulture techniques that enable them to make truly spectacular wines that express the unique terroir of Mount Etna. 
 
Explore our full selection of Pietradolce wines online today. Discover more about Etna Bianco, Etna Rosso wine and all their counterparts.
Bodegas Dios Baco
Spain Spain
Bodegas Dios Baco
Bodegas Dios Baco
Spain Spain
The origins of our winery date back to 1765. However, in the 20 century Palomino & Vergara was founded by Juan Vergara and Juan Palomino. Later these wineries, became part of Rumasa which managed them successfully for more tan 20 years. Years later, the Company formed part of the first multinational of Jerez, John Harvey & Sons Ltd.
 
Finally, these wineries were bought in 1992 by José Paez Morilla, owner and a present Managing Director of “Bodegas Dios Baco, S.L.”. His only intention is to produce them in the difficult world of Sherry, with high quality productos, a limited production and with the same philosophy as when it was founded.
 
Our winery Dios Baco was built in 1848, more tan 150 years ago. It was part of a whole called “ The twelve Disciples” the same number as Christ’s disciples.
 
Nowdays ther are only three buildings: ”Bodega Dios Baco”, “Bodega la Cruz” and “Bodega Pio XII”, the fist one being the most significante and the one which gives its name to the three wineries.
 
Bodegas Dios Baco is composed of three warehouse hulls and a partition. We receive our visitors in "La Bodega de la Cruz" a wide and cozy stay that is sometimes used for selected events. In an adjoining room we have the Jerez museum that is contemplated at the end of the visit. First we went to "The Winery of Extraction" well known for having four underground wells where the wine was formerly stored and later "extracted". In this cellar we age the Sherry wine and expose the system of Soleras & Criaderas and the breeding of the Sherrys. We continue the tour in "The Winery of Bacchus" the most extensive and emblematic and where we age the Brandy.
 
After a tour of about an hour comes the time of the tasting. We have made a selection of 5 Sherrys (Fine - Amontillado - Oloroso Medium - Cream - PX) from the driest to the sweetest so that our visitors can put into practice everything exposed in the visit and check the nuances and differences in flavor And color of our Sherrys.
Karlu Karlu
Australia Australia
Karlu Karlu
Karlu Karlu
Australia Australia
Les Grands Chais de France was founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979.
 
The GCF Group is the privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France and a viticulturist and maturation specialist at the head of over 3,000 ha of vineyards. In just one generation, we have become a major stakeholder in Alsace, Jura, Diois, Languedoc, the region of Bordeaux, Val de Loire and now in Burgundy. Today we are the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. The GCF Group has raised the stakes in the wine and spirits business.
 
Ever aware of market trends, we have developed offers under well-known brands that are greatly appreciated by consumers. This is why J.P. CHENET has become the bestselling French brand of wine worldwide.he head office of the GCF Group is located in Petersbach, Alsace, which strategically sets it at the very heart of Europe. With over 2,800 team members, the Group clocked up a turnover of 1,089 milliard euros in 2017, 80% of which was exported to over 173 countries. This confirms our rank as the leading French exporter of wine and spirits.Our Wine & Spirits Estates hold the secret of age-old know-how at the heart of the very best wine-growing terroirs in our regions. State-of-the-art technology and processes guarantee our customers the very best quality and typicality of the Group’s products. Winemaker
 
Every year, more than 1,500,000 hl of wine are produced for the group exclusively on our domains and estates, or by French wine-growers working under multi-annual contracts within an ongoing, sustainable framework. We work in close cooperation with more than 30 partner cooperative wine-cellars and hundreds of viticulturists.
 
It is this strategy that has propelled the GCF Group to rank as the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. 
 
As a privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France, the GCF Group heads committed, demanding and competent teams in each of its terroirs. Men and women who understand the challenges of each wine-growing region and whose heartfelt aim is to enhance the region’s typicality and know-how. Our winemaking, maturation, bottling and warehousing centres are at the cutting edge of technology. Our involvement in the wine business spans from A to Z.
 
The GCF Group covers all the trades in the industry and also the speciality wines for which the regions are so justly famous and proud: Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille (literally “straw wine”) in the Jura; the famous Vendanges Tardives (late harvest) and Grands Crus (vintage) wine of Alsace: gems from the Loire and the terroirs around Bordeaux with their prestigious châteaux. These are just some of the treasures demonstrating the wealth and renown of the French heritage.
 
Backed by its strong roots in regions such as Jura, Loire and Alsace, the GCF Group has risen to rank as the top French producer using traditional methods, excluding champagne. Its sparkling Crémants from Alsace, Bordeaux, Jura and Loire are regular award-winners on the international scene.
Castel Freres
France France
Castel Freres
Castel Freres
France France

CASTEL FRERES is one of the largest French manufacturers and traders, supplying grape wines from the country’s key winemaking regions. CASTEL FRERES ranks number two in grape wine production output in the European wine market and number four in the world market (around 400 million bottles a year). The company range choice includes over 100 brands of wine from the key winemaking regions in France.

CASTEL FRERES’s products like Malesan and Philippe Dreschler brands are available within the range choice of UKRIMPORT.

The founder and owner of Malesan William Pitters, Mr. Bernard Megrez, was born in a family of winemakers with years of history. The great achievement of this owner of large grape yards, including the well known Chateau Pape Clement, is that Bordeaux winemakers received recognition around the world: first, in various regions of France, and afterwards in Italy, Spain, Morocco, China, Uruguay, Argentine, and Australia...

It has been 20 years since Bernard Megrez began making Malesan wines. The company’s employees helped him make this brand the leader among Bordeaux wines, then he pushed it into the global market and set up a global distribution network.

The owner of 18 grape yards both in France and throughout the world, including the famous Chateau Pape Clement Grand Cru Classé de Grave, Malesan William Pitters Group, possesses every single skill required to produce magnificent wines in all the five continents.

In France, Malesan branch wines are available in all large distribution and restaurant networks. They have gained credence in over 90 countries of the world. You can find Malesan wines on the menus of any high-class hotels and restaurants anywhere between Belgium and Japan, Italy and China, the US and Ukraine and Russia. According to experts, currently, Malesan brand is the fastest growing one in the French wine market.

Silver Moki
New Zealand New Zealand
Silver Moki
Silver Moki
New Zealand New Zealand
Les Grands Chais de France was founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979.
 
The GCF Group is the privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France and a viticulturist and maturation specialist at the head of over 3,000 ha of vineyards. In just one generation, we have become a major stakeholder in Alsace, Jura, Diois, Languedoc, the region of Bordeaux, Val de Loire and now in Burgundy. Today we are the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. The GCF Group has raised the stakes in the wine and spirits business.
 
Ever aware of market trends, we have developed offers under well-known brands that are greatly appreciated by consumers. This is why J.P. CHENET has become the bestselling French brand of wine worldwide.he head office of the GCF Group is located in Petersbach, Alsace, which strategically sets it at the very heart of Europe. With over 2,800 team members, the Group clocked up a turnover of 1,089 milliard euros in 2017, 80% of which was exported to over 173 countries. This confirms our rank as the leading French exporter of wine and spirits.Our Wine & Spirits Estates hold the secret of age-old know-how at the heart of the very best wine-growing terroirs in our regions. State-of-the-art technology and processes guarantee our customers the very best quality and typicality of the Group’s products. Winemaker
 
Every year, more than 1,500,000 hl of wine are produced for the group exclusively on our domains and estates, or by French wine-growers working under multi-annual contracts within an ongoing, sustainable framework. We work in close cooperation with more than 30 partner cooperative wine-cellars and hundreds of viticulturists.
 
It is this strategy that has propelled the GCF Group to rank as the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. 
 
As a privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France, the GCF Group heads committed, demanding and competent teams in each of its terroirs. Men and women who understand the challenges of each wine-growing region and whose heartfelt aim is to enhance the region’s typicality and know-how. Our winemaking, maturation, bottling and warehousing centres are at the cutting edge of technology. Our involvement in the wine business spans from A to Z.
 
The GCF Group covers all the trades in the industry and also the speciality wines for which the regions are so justly famous and proud: Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille (literally “straw wine”) in the Jura; the famous Vendanges Tardives (late harvest) and Grands Crus (vintage) wine of Alsace: gems from the Loire and the terroirs around Bordeaux with their prestigious châteaux. These are just some of the treasures demonstrating the wealth and renown of the French heritage.
 
Backed by its strong roots in regions such as Jura, Loire and Alsace, the GCF Group has risen to rank as the top French producer using traditional methods, excluding champagne. Its sparkling Crémants from Alsace, Bordeaux, Jura and Loire are regular award-winners on the international scene.
Vinos & Bodegas S.A.
Spain Spain
Vinos & Bodegas S.A.
Vinos & Bodegas S.A.
Spain Spain

The wine company Vinos & Bodegas was founded in 1997 by Roman and Santiago Kantarero. The basic principle and slogan of the company: “Reaping the Taste and Quality”.

The company is fully equipped with all the modern equipment. All the production is controlled by ISO 9001.

The winery occupies an area of 6 hectares, the area of buildings is 1.2 hectares, simulteneaous storage of up to 30 million liters. The vineyards cover an area of 420 hectares, planting density is 1500 plants per hectare, which makes it possible to get the best quality.

The main grapes are: Tempranillo, Syrah, Macabeo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Chardonnay, and others. All the varieties are perfectly adapted to climatic conditions and and soils, making differences for Spanish wines.

The Spanish winery produces a full range of wines, from simple table wines to mature wines.

Spanish wines by Vinos & Bodegas regularly participate in exhibitions and tastings, resulting in a number of awards and a wide recognition in many countries of the world.

The products of this company is gaining a high turnover due to excellent quality and a good price. Thanks to the high quality, the products are well known far outside Spain. Today, the company exports its products to more than 40 countries in the world, cooperates with promising markets. In Ukraine, Vinos & Bodegas is represented by Ukrimport.

Krondorf
Australia Australia
Krondorf
Krondorf
Australia Australia
The Krondorf wine story is rich, colourful and steeped in Barossa Valley history, beginning in the 1850s with the establishment of the original Glenview winery. Fast forward over a century to 1978; and the Krondorf brand was launched by the legendary winemakers Grant Burge and Ian Wilson. Just two years later in 1980 Krondorf achieved Australia’s most acclaimed wine award winning the Jimmy Watson Memorial Trophy with a red `burgundy`.
 
The trophy established a tradition of success. Indeed, in just the last decade, Krondorf wines have won over 300 wine show medals, including multiple Trophies and scores of Gold and Silver medals. Throw in recent 90+ James Halliday ratings. Winestate magazine’s Top 5 Shiraz of the Year recognition; Double Gold in the San Francisco Wine Show; and a Trophy at the International Wine Challenge (UK) and you begin to get an inkling of how special the wines are from the Krondorf stable.
 
German settlers established the Barossa Valley in the early 1800s and later that century commenced commercial wine production. Some of the biggest names in wine today ensure this heritage will remain for generations to come. Koonunga, Seppeltsfield, and Bethany are among many brands that take their name from the region they were founded. Krondorf is one of the oldest areas in the Barossa with some of the oldest vines in the region – the Krondorf brand celebrates this history.
 
Australia’s most recognised and celebrated wineries including Rockford Wines and Grant Burge. It’s recognised, in wine circles, as a prestigious area that produces some of the most awarded wine in Australia, including the wine which won the 1980 Jimmy Watson under the Krondorf brand.
 
Krondorf wines today are made using a simple philosophy – select the best fruit, from the best vineyards, by the best growers. Krondorf takes fruit from only the best across the Barossa region to create wines truly reflective of the region.
 
Krondorf name and place – steeped in Barossa Valley history Established 1978. Winner of the 1980 Jimmy Watson Trophy Winemaker Nick Badrice – multi-award winning with 16+ years Barossa Valley winemaking experience. Krondorf wines have won over 300 wine show medals; 90+ James Halliday ratings; Winestate magazine’s Top 5 Shiraz of the Year recognition; Double Gold in San Francisco Wine Show; and a Trophy at the International Wine Challenge (UK).
 
Having spent his childhood and working life with the rich Barossa Valley soil underneath his feet, Krondorf Winemaker Nick Badrice naturally has an affinity for the region’s world renowned Shiraz style. It’s this connection to the Barossa Valley that sits behind Nick’s philosophy of creating wines with character and individuality, but which proudly speak of their regional home.
 
After growing up in the Barossa Valley and after leaving school, Nick’s career in wine began with some chance vineyard work in the Eden Valley. An invitation from renowned Riesling master John Vickery to work the following vintage at Leo Buring inspired and introduced Nick to a career in winemaking. Today, Nick has close to three decades of experience in the wine industry and over 16 years winemaking in the Barossa, Hunter Valley, Tasmania and Spain. Nick is the proud face and winemaker behind the Krondorf brand.
 
“There’s an inherent responsibility in respecting and building on Krondorf’s history and we are doing this by continually developing our old vine resources, small batch winemaking and showcasing regional style,” Nick says.
 
And while his heart and feet still remain firmly planted on Barossa Valley ground, Nick complements his experience exploring the regions of Spain having spent several vintages working throughout different regions. The Krondorf wine story is rich, colourful and steeped in Barossa history.
Manfredi Aldo & C.Azienda Vinicola SRL
Italy Italy
Manfredi Aldo & C.Azienda Vinicola SRL
Manfredi Aldo & C.Azienda Vinicola SRL
Italy Italy
Our family has got a passion: wine. It started in 1930s when Giuseppe, named Pin, bought vineyards and farmhouses around Langhe and began delivering his wine in the valleys around Cuneo and in Liguria, using his wagon with horse. In the sixties Aldo, still very young, begins working with his father, side by side, in the cellar and in deliveries, creating working relationships and friendship that continue still today.
 
In the 80s Gianfranca and Luigi, Aldo’s wife and brother, entered in the company.
 
Continuing on this road, new partnerships are established and our wines also gain foreign markets, from the United States to Japan, from Canada to China to all over Europe.
Today Aldo, Gianfranca and their daughters, Luisa and Paola, together with capable group of people, continue with passion this tradition, focusing on the quality of the product, the protection of the land and the desire to continue a family history started many years ago.
 
Manfredi’s winery is located in the heart of the beautiful landscape of rolling hills called Langhe -World Heritage Sites UNESCO since 2014 -, where just the best exposed areas are planted with vines: this is the case of Bricco Rosso’ hill, where the microclimate gives well-balanced and full body wines.
 
The word “bricco” comes from “bric” which is, in Piedmontese dialect, the hill: on top of Bricco Rosso hill is situated Manfredi’s farmyard with a beautiful view on Langhe and Alps all around; early renovated, it is now a pleasant place to relax while visiting the area or spending even just one day on special occasions.
Sauvion
France France
Sauvion
Sauvion
France France
Maison SAUVION is located in the heart of the Nantais vineyards at the Château du Cléray-Sauvion in Eolie. Eolie, country of the wind, evoking the gentle ocean breeze that caresses the vineyards. Acquired by Ernest SAUVION in 1935, the Château du Cléray-Sauvion is, with its old vaulted cellars, one of the oldest properties in the vineyards of Sèvre et Maine. It covers 95 hectares, planted mainly of Muscadet Sèvre & Maine, but also Gros-Plant, Chardonnay and Sauvignon. The soils are silico-clay, soil rather late but rich, with high aging potential.
 
SAUVION has always had a special place within the vineyard due to its style, the quality of its Muscadet and its distribution mainly in traditional circuits or in niche markets.
 
To affirm its difference, Maison SAUVION proposes Haute Culture de Sauvion, a line that brings together in a refined presentation of Muscadet gastronomy expressing finesse, elegance and style that characterize the "signature" SAUVION. These Muscadet Haute Culture also reveal the characteristics of the terroir and some, by their structure and richness, become astonishing cuvées of guard recalling the Burgundian origin of the melon grape variety.
 
From the very beginning of its activity, the Maison SAUVION has done everything to give its Muscadet letters of nobility, thus enhancing the entire appellation. Today, it is more than 60% of its wines that Maison SAUVION exports to more than 80 countries, thus becoming the ambassador of the Nantais vineyard. The Muscadet are on the most prestigious tables around the world.
 
Pierre-Jean Sauvion, son of Yves Sauvion, was born in the middle of the garden, the house of his parents is surrounded by vineyards. Rocked in the wine industry since childhood, passionate about wine culture, Pierre-Jean is an oenologist, graduated from the University of Bordeaux. After his studies, he fashioned wines in California, Australia, Alsace, Cahors, Bordeaux... then returned to the family home, at the Château du Cléray - Sauvion in 2004.
 
Now, Pierre-Jean, "Pleasure Maker", shapes the wines of Maison Sauvion, for our greatest pleasure, to the glory of wines.
Las Chilas
Сhile Сhile
Las Chilas
Las Chilas
Сhile Сhile
The Spanish conquerors planted the first vines in Chile during the XVI century. Centuries later, Don Pedro Etcheberry, french agronomist, started the family tradition. Following their ancestors, Pedro Felix de Aguirre and Ana Maria Etcheberry founded Bodegas De Aguirre SA, a 100% family company with a strong agricultural tradition and based on pillars such as trust, responsibility, respect for the environment and teamwork.
 
Today, the seven members of the generation of the De Aguirre Etcheberry family, De Aguirre focus with passion and dedication to produce wines of high quality at a competitive price to worldwide markets. Winery is located in Villa Alegre, it has a production capacity of 12 million liters in stainless steel and more than 500 barrels of French and American oak.
 
De Aguirre have the most modern technology for vinification, stabilization, bottling and labeling of our own wines and a team that adds passion and magic to the development and marketing of more than 18 million bottles in the world.
 
Bodegas De Aguirre SA, today known as VDA, Aguirre Vineyard, works hard so that in the future the new family generations follow the trail initiated by its founders.
 
Vineyards are located in the scenic village of Villa Alegre, in the heart of the Maule Valley, 285 kilometers south of Santiago. We have 520 hectares planted with modern tech drip irrigation system. The Maule Valley is the region with more vineyards in Chile.
 
The soils are derived from volcanic ash and are composed of sand and earth sandy loam. The vineyards are flat and receive an excellent exposure to sunlight. Yields are carefully controlled to produce concentrated wines, excellent quality and elegance.
 
The vineyards enjoy a privileged climate. Villa Alegre region has a Mediterranean climate. Winter rains are normal and summers are dry, with marked temperature variations between day and night, allowing the grapes to get ripe tannin development, excellent aromas and optimum concentration of color.
Andantino
Italy Italy
Andantino
Andantino
Italy Italy
Caviro is an agricultural cooperative whose mission is to promote the grapes of its members. The company provides an outlet for each Italian region’s grape varieties, introducing them into the world markets in every consumer category. The only way to compete on the world stage is with outstanding quality; this is achieved through the careful selection of their members and with rigorous supply and production specifications.
 
The Italian wine-producing panorama is defined by a great number of wineries with high quality products and brand image but without the critical mass or financial means necessary to compete on world markets, which are becoming progressively more competitive and complex. In order to meet their clients’ demands in the various markets, Caviro pursues the following objectives:
- An integrated chain of production, from vineyard to the bottling process, thanks to which its members supply more than 80% of the wine on the market. This keeps costs down and, along with an innovative production and packaging system, gives rise to a range of products representing great value for money;
- Research and the establishment of alliances in both production and distribution;
- Innovative products and processes which confirm the group’s leadership status within the industry.
- The company currently boasts numerous production partners including 
30 wine cooperatives providing wine from 12.500 vine growers over an area of 35.000 hectares and who produce 7 million quintals of grapes, seven wine cooperatives which provide the by-products of their production, two wine consortia and two fruit and vegetable cooperatives.
 
The organisation’s purpose has always been to ensure the presence of its partners’ wine production in the market through and increase in marketing and development.
 
Through strict geographical selection of the provenance of its wines, Caviro guarantees quality and therefore provides the market with products that marry taste and value from Italy’s best vineyards.
 
Today the company has not only achieved a leadership position in the wine making sector, where it is the Italian number one producer of table wine, with products available at a range of prices, but also in the distillery sector where it is the world’s co-leader in the production of naturally occurring tartaric acid.
 
Furthermore the group ranks as Italy’s number one producer of alcohol and is national co-leader in the production of concentrated and rectified grape must. Thanks to Tavernello and Castellino, the company controls the ‘table wine’ category which includes Botte Buona and Brumale IGT, DOC and DOCG wine while Vini and Cantine D’Italia lines, which bring together vine varieties from 7 Italian regions, are sold in restaurants and enotecas.
 
In addition to its ‘historical’ cooperative business, in less than two years, Caviro, the only Italian company to do so, has built a portfolio of super premium brands with products from all over Italy and they are considered amongst the best ambassadors for Italy on the world market. The wine making and marketing abilities of the super premium wineries are today complemented by the safeguarding and investments in the different markets that Caviro guarantees, in support of its international partners.
 
Caviro Distillerie Srl’s mission is to use the by-products of the Italian agro-industrial sector, by applying the best technological and procedural expertise whilst at the same time pursuing the highest standards in safeguarding the environment.
Thus the company rose to supplier of choice in the semi-finished products and raw materials sectors for pharmaceutical, food and beverage companies all over the world.
 
Today CAVIRO Distillerie is No. 2 Alcohol producer in Italy by value and by volume, No. 3 world producer of natural tartaric Acid and No. 1 in Italy for waste water recovery. The production of grape must, enocianina and the supply of industrial services complete the range. The Distillery Division’s production centres include:
- Faenza, where the distillation of the wine making by-products takes place as well as the production of rectified and concentrated grape must, grape juice, calcium tartrate, absolute alcohol, methylated spirits and enocianina production;
- Treviso, where the tartaric acid is produced.
 
With the aim of a complete recuperation of by-products from its manufacturing processes, Caviro has established procedures which allow a minimum dependence of conventional energy sources, in this case methane. In fact Caviro has a bio-mass (grape marc, grass cuttings and prunings) thermal plant which produces steam at high pressure and temperature which then powers the production process. 
 
Moreover, with the biogas produced from the purification of stillage and wastewater from food industry processing, the company provides for 100% of its basic electric energy requirements. In 2010 Caviro entered into a Joint Venture with Herambiente S.p.a. for the production of renewable energy from grape marc, grass cuttings and prunings. Caviro has been involved in renewable resources since the 1980s, considerably reducing its environmental impact. Not only that: the experience the company has gained over the years in waste recovery from their manufacturing processes has allowed the group to focus on further innovations that could benefit the viticulture chain of production.
Bodegas LAN
Spain Spain
Bodegas LAN
Bodegas LAN
Spain Spain
Bodegas LAN’s honesty is embodied in our wines since the winery’s foundation in 1972.
 
Bodegas LAN is full of meaning. The name itself is an acronym based on the initials of each of the three provinces that form the D.O.Ca. Rioja: Logroño (currently part of La Rioja), Alava and Navarra.
 
LAN is Rioja in three letters. Each of our wines shows respect for the land it comes from. LAN means respect for the history of this land. 
 
Winemaking at LAN follows a principle: extreme respect for our grapes, preserving the vineyard’s distinctive features in each of the stages of fermentation and ageing, both in the barrel and in the bottle. We manage each tank individually, based on the destination it has been assigned. Such respect implies preparation, manual selection, creativity, tradition and modernity -all these elements play a part in endeavour to outdue ourselves every day.
 
A painstaking oak selection along with malolactic fermentation in new barrels transform our estate’s musts into pleasant, unctuous and round wines.
 
During the ageing process, we re-instill our identity onto each wine separately with the use of different kinds of oak as well as with hybrid barrels, a type of cask pioneered by the winery. At Bodegas LAN we are committed to continuing the meticulous work to test, improve and research each stage of the production process.
 
At LAN we work with the world’s best coopers when it comes to ageing our wines. The oak we use brings a unique and unmistakeable identity to our range. French, American, Russian and hybrid barrels (American staves and French oak heads built in the same barrel) are chosen and renewed periodically in order for our wines to get the best out of each type of wood.
 
Santiago Ruiz was universally recognised as the father of Albariño. His family had already produced wine since the end of the 19th Century and he continued the tradition. It wasn't until he retired that he dedicated himself completely to his passion: wine. Winemaker and communicator, Santiago Ruiz is respected as much for his career in wine as for his commitment to the land. This historic family winery, of limited production, dedicates itself with care to crafting singular wines, which preserve the authenticity of an idyllic enclave that is pure Galicia. The historic winery- San Miguel de Tabagón is the location of the first winery founded by Santiago Ruiz himself, at the foot of a small vineyard of barely a hectare in size, where the oldest Albariño vines - from which our Rosa Ruiz wine is born - can be found. It also houses a small museum that keeps the history of this wine-producing family of O Rosal alive. In Santiago Ruiz we have our greatest treasure at the foot of our winery in Tomiño, just 12 kilometres from the old one. Here we innovate and deepen our knowledge of native varietals, such as Albariño and Loureiro, from to the way they are affected by different production methods to the effects of early leaf thinning on the vine itself, to learn and apply the knowledge to other varietals. Committed to the original philosophy of our winery, in Santiago Ruiz we take care to preserve this identifying trait for which we are recognised. Love and care in vine growing and winemaking, exclusivity and limited production, maintaining stringency in the personalised attention and hand selection of the bunches of grapes from our own vineyard.
 
Our particular way of doing things combines O Rosal's traditional winemaking techniques with generations of family knowledge of care for the vines and the most innovative techniques. A method with which we seek to study our land and native varieties. Our surroundings are idyllic, a typical Galician landscape. In the heart of San Miguel de Tabagón, surrounded by flowers, orange trees and ancient vines, we keep the charm of our old family home and winery alive. We welcome visitors to our small museum, in a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere, where time passes slowly.

 

Gran Castillo
Spain Spain
Gran Castillo
Gran Castillo
Spain Spain
Spain has been covered with countless castles and fortresses since the dark middle ages. These magnificent buildings have always symbolised power and strength, protecting the development of culture, music and art. These walls hid the cradle of Spanish culture of the castilla-era and these walls witnessed the establishment of the Kingdom of Spain.
 
These stone walls basking in sunshine have sustained lashing rains, bending winds and the sharp blades of the Muslims. These are the walls that protected Spain and its culture. Protected the traditional cuisine and the marvellous wines made of ripe grapes that have matured during long sunny days.
 
Moreover, these castles and fortresses, or as the Spanish say –castillos –always have been places where people could enjoy life and spend a good time drinking good wine. The ability to enjoy life to the fullest is reputedly an important aspect of Spanish culture.
 
These magnificent castles became the cradle of Spanish culture in the most genuine sense of the word. Castillos were the meeting place of the musicians, troubadours, poets and talented painters. Castillos were also the place where Spanish national culture started to flourish. A culture that deserves to be commemorated.
 
Gran Castillo wines, inspired by the Kingdom of Spain of the Castillo-era, combine the strong character of the ancient stone walls and the sweet life that has always bubbled inside these walls. Every sip of Gran Castillo wine is a toast to the castillos glowing under the blazing sun and to the former kingdom that once encompassed the territory between Requena and Valencia. It is right here that the Gran Castillo wineries are located.
 
Gran Castillo wines bring the spirit of ancient castillos into the present day. They combine a wine culture a thousand years old, a magnificent history and modern wine making techniques. This is how these wines with a rich taste bouquet and a sweet flavour of life come to give a truly enjoyable experience.
 
Víctor Marqués is an expert in wine-making and wine-growing; he was trained as an agricultural engineer and holds a Master's degree in wine-making. His academic career has always been connected with a solid professional background and this has allowed him to take the position of Assistant Technology Director in one of the leading companies in the Region of Valencia.
 
He is currently in charge of developing wines in the cellar of Bodegas Gran Castillo. He strives for getting the maximum vividness out of varieties so that the wines would have a strong identity that exposes the singularity of the region and the characteristic features of the varieties used in them.
 
In order to achieve this, he can rely on excellent terrains and the climate, which allow the potential of grape varieties to be developed in full in this unique environment; he can also make the best use of the wine cellar equipped with state-of-the art technology for preserving the fruits of vineyards and the staff who are qualified and motivated to offer customers ultimate satisfaction.
Cape Dream
South Africa South Africa
Cape Dream
Cape Dream
South Africa South Africa
Les Grands Chais de France was founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979.
 
The GCF Group is the privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France and a viticulturist and maturation specialist at the head of over 3,000 ha of vineyards. In just one generation, we have become a major stakeholder in Alsace, Jura, Diois, Languedoc, the region of Bordeaux, Val de Loire and now in Burgundy. Today we are the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. The GCF Group has raised the stakes in the wine and spirits business.
 
Ever aware of market trends, we have developed offers under well-known brands that are greatly appreciated by consumers. This is why J.P. CHENET has become the bestselling French brand of wine worldwide.he head office of the GCF Group is located in Petersbach, Alsace, which strategically sets it at the very heart of Europe. With over 2,800 team members, the Group clocked up a turnover of 1,089 milliard euros in 2017, 80% of which was exported to over 173 countries. This confirms our rank as the leading French exporter of wine and spirits.Our Wine & Spirits Estates hold the secret of age-old know-how at the heart of the very best wine-growing terroirs in our regions. State-of-the-art technology and processes guarantee our customers the very best quality and typicality of the Group’s products. Winemaker
 
Every year, more than 1,500,000 hl of wine are produced for the group exclusively on our domains and estates, or by French wine-growers working under multi-annual contracts within an ongoing, sustainable framework. We work in close cooperation with more than 30 partner cooperative wine-cellars and hundreds of viticulturists.
 
It is this strategy that has propelled the GCF Group to rank as the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. 
 
As a privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France, the GCF Group heads committed, demanding and competent teams in each of its terroirs. Men and women who understand the challenges of each wine-growing region and whose heartfelt aim is to enhance the region’s typicality and know-how. Our winemaking, maturation, bottling and warehousing centres are at the cutting edge of technology. Our involvement in the wine business spans from A to Z.
 
The GCF Group covers all the trades in the industry and also the speciality wines for which the regions are so justly famous and proud: Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille (literally “straw wine”) in the Jura; the famous Vendanges Tardives (late harvest) and Grands Crus (vintage) wine of Alsace: gems from the Loire and the terroirs around Bordeaux with their prestigious châteaux. These are just some of the treasures demonstrating the wealth and renown of the French heritage.
 
Backed by its strong roots in regions such as Jura, Loire and Alsace, the GCF Group has risen to rank as the top French producer using traditional methods, excluding champagne. Its sparkling Crémants from Alsace, Bordeaux, Jura and Loire are regular award-winners on the international scene.
Les Grands Chais de France
France France
Les Grands Chais de France
Les Grands Chais de France
France France
Les Grands Chais de France was founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979.
 
The GCF Group is the privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France and a viticulturist and maturation specialist at the head of over 3,000 ha of vineyards. In just one generation, we have become a major stakeholder in Alsace, Jura, Diois, Languedoc, the region of Bordeaux, Val de Loire and now in Burgundy. Today we are the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. The GCF Group has raised the stakes in the wine and spirits business.
 
Ever aware of market trends, we have developed offers under well-known brands that are greatly appreciated by consumers. This is why J.P. CHENET has become the bestselling French brand of wine worldwide.he head office of the GCF Group is located in Petersbach, Alsace, which strategically sets it at the very heart of Europe. With over 2,800 team members, the Group clocked up a turnover of 1,089 milliard euros in 2017, 80% of which was exported to over 173 countries. This confirms our rank as the leading French exporter of wine and spirits.Our Wine & Spirits Estates hold the secret of age-old know-how at the heart of the very best wine-growing terroirs in our regions. State-of-the-art technology and processes guarantee our customers the very best quality and typicality of the Group’s products. Winemaker
 
Every year, more than 1,500,000 hl of wine are produced for the group exclusively on our domains and estates, or by French wine-growers working under multi-annual contracts within an ongoing, sustainable framework. We work in close cooperation with more than 30 partner cooperative wine-cellars and hundreds of viticulturists.
 
It is this strategy that has propelled the GCF Group to rank as the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. 
 
As a privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France, the GCF Group heads committed, demanding and competent teams in each of its terroirs. Men and women who understand the challenges of each wine-growing region and whose heartfelt aim is to enhance the region’s typicality and know-how. Our winemaking, maturation, bottling and warehousing centres are at the cutting edge of technology. Our involvement in the wine business spans from A to Z.
 
The GCF Group covers all the trades in the industry and also the speciality wines for which the regions are so justly famous and proud: Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille (literally “straw wine”) in the Jura; the famous Vendanges Tardives (late harvest) and Grands Crus (vintage) wine of Alsace: gems from the Loire and the terroirs around Bordeaux with their prestigious châteaux. These are just some of the treasures demonstrating the wealth and renown of the French heritage.
Backed by its strong roots in regions such as Jura, Loire and Alsace, the GCF Group has risen to rank as the top French producer using traditional methods, excluding champagne. Its sparkling Crémants from Alsace, Bordeaux, Jura and Loire are regular award-winners on the international scene.
Les Grand Chis de France
New Zealand New Zealand
Les Grand Chis de France
Les Grand Chis de France
New Zealand New Zealand
Les Grands Chais de France was founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979.
 
The GCF Group is the privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France and a viticulturist and maturation specialist at the head of over 3,000 ha of vineyards. In just one generation, we have become a major stakeholder in Alsace, Jura, Diois, Languedoc, the region of Bordeaux, Val de Loire and now in Burgundy. Today we are the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. The GCF Group has raised the stakes in the wine and spirits business.
 
Ever aware of market trends, we have developed offers under well-known brands that are greatly appreciated by consumers. This is why J.P. CHENET has become the bestselling French brand of wine worldwide.he head office of the GCF Group is located in Petersbach, Alsace, which strategically sets it at the very heart of Europe. With over 2,800 team members, the Group clocked up a turnover of 1,089 milliard euros in 2017, 80% of which was exported to over 173 countries. This confirms our rank as the leading French exporter of wine and spirits.Our Wine & Spirits Estates hold the secret of age-old know-how at the heart of the very best wine-growing terroirs in our regions. State-of-the-art technology and processes guarantee our customers the very best quality and typicality of the Group’s products. Winemaker
 
Every year, more than 1,500,000 hl of wine are produced for the group exclusively on our domains and estates, or by French wine-growers working under multi-annual contracts within an ongoing, sustainable framework. We work in close cooperation with more than 30 partner cooperative wine-cellars and hundreds of viticulturists.
 
It is this strategy that has propelled the GCF Group to rank as the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. 
 
As a privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France, the GCF Group heads committed, demanding and competent teams in each of its terroirs. Men and women who understand the challenges of each wine-growing region and whose heartfelt aim is to enhance the region’s typicality and know-how. Our winemaking, maturation, bottling and warehousing centres are at the cutting edge of technology. Our involvement in the wine business spans from A to Z.
 
The GCF Group covers all the trades in the industry and also the speciality wines for which the regions are so justly famous and proud: Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille (literally “straw wine”) in the Jura; the famous Vendanges Tardives (late harvest) and Grands Crus (vintage) wine of Alsace: gems from the Loire and the terroirs around Bordeaux with their prestigious châteaux. These are just some of the treasures demonstrating the wealth and renown of the French heritage.
 
Backed by its strong roots in regions such as Jura, Loire and Alsace, the GCF Group has risen to rank as the top French producer using traditional methods, excluding champagne. Its sparkling Crémants from Alsace, Bordeaux, Jura and Loire are regular award-winners on the international scene.
Echenor
Argentina Argentina
Echenor
Echenor
Argentina Argentina
The main production regions are located around Mendoza (70%), San Juan, La Rioja, Rio Negro and Salta, vineyards between the 25th and 40th parallel, which are the same latitudes than Chilean vineyards. 
 
The majority of these vineyards are planted on the foothills of the Andes Mountains between 600 and 1500m of altitude.
 
The soils contain sandy alluvial sediments with gravelly and limestone subsoils. It is a dry continental climate with rainfall that does not exceed 225mm per year. The vineyards are consequently irrigated by a drip system in order to compensate the poor rainfall which is insufficient to grow the vine.
 
The Andes Mountains protect the vineyards from the humid wines of the Pacific Ocean: the region thus benefits from warm sunny days although nights are chilly. This atmospheric temperature range is particularly interesting for a better aroma expression.
 
The first vines were planted in 1554 by the Spanish conquistadors. At the beginning of the 80’s, Nicolas Catena understood that Argentina had one of the best terroirs in the world and was one of the first to identify the biggest terroirs, the vineyards planted with old vines and to introduce modern wine-producing methods.
 
Malbec. Although it was imported by the French in the 19th century, it has become the emblem of the Argentina wine, of Mendoza region especially where it found its best terroir. Intense and fruity nose, red fruits and forest fruits aromas. Very tannic wine, intense color with purplish highlights.
Gold Country
USA USA
Gold Country
Gold Country
USA USA
Les Grands Chais de France was founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979.
 
The GCF Group is the privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France and a viticulturist and maturation specialist at the head of over 3,000 ha of vineyards. In just one generation, we have become a major stakeholder in Alsace, Jura, Diois, Languedoc, the region of Bordeaux, Val de Loire and now in Burgundy. Today we are the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. The GCF Group has raised the stakes in the wine and spirits business.
 
Ever aware of market trends, we have developed offers under well-known brands that are greatly appreciated by consumers. This is why J.P. CHENET has become the bestselling French brand of wine worldwide.he head office of the GCF Group is located in Petersbach, Alsace, which strategically sets it at the very heart of Europe. With over 2,800 team members, the Group clocked up a turnover of 1,089 milliard euros in 2017, 80% of which was exported to over 173 countries. This confirms our rank as the leading French exporter of wine and spirits.Our Wine & Spirits Estates hold the secret of age-old know-how at the heart of the very best wine-growing terroirs in our regions. State-of-the-art technology and processes guarantee our customers the very best quality and typicality of the Group’s products. Winemaker
 
Every year, more than 1,500,000 hl of wine are produced for the group exclusively on our domains and estates, or by French wine-growers working under multi-annual contracts within an ongoing, sustainable framework. We work in close cooperation with more than 30 partner cooperative wine-cellars and hundreds of viticulturists.
 
It is this strategy that has propelled the GCF Group to rank as the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. 
 
As a privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France, the GCF Group heads committed, demanding and competent teams in each of its terroirs. Men and women who understand the challenges of each wine-growing region and whose heartfelt aim is to enhance the region’s typicality and know-how. Our winemaking, maturation, bottling and warehousing centres are at the cutting edge of technology. Our involvement in the wine business spans from A to Z.
 
The GCF Group covers all the trades in the industry and also the speciality wines for which the regions are so justly famous and proud: Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille (literally “straw wine”) in the Jura; the famous Vendanges Tardives (late harvest) and Grands Crus (vintage) wine of Alsace: gems from the Loire and the terroirs around Bordeaux with their prestigious châteaux. These are just some of the treasures demonstrating the wealth and renown of the French heritage.
 
Backed by its strong roots in regions such as Jura, Loire and Alsace, the GCF Group has risen to rank as the top French producer using traditional methods, excluding champagne. Its sparkling Crémants from Alsace, Bordeaux, Jura and Loire are regular award-winners on the international scene.
Yealands Estate
New Zealand New Zealand
Yealands Estate
Yealands Estate
New Zealand New Zealand
Trademark of Peter Yealands is related to the motto “you can do everything” and is part of a legend. Being engaged in management in the field of tillage on bulldozers and tractors, Peter has a track record in innovation and innovation - his successes were noted in the book “A Bloke For All Seasons of Peter Yealands story”. He has developed seven of his own wine-growing sites in Marlborough, as well as several other contracts for other companies. However, his entrepreneurial vision extends far beyond winemaking. At an early stage, Peter saw the potential for developing the Greenshell mussel farm, and in 1971 the first licensed seafood farm in New Zealand was launched. His efforts to develop innovative technologies contributed to the establishment of aquaculture in the region, the marine industry now brings $ 160 million in revenues per year from New Zealand exports. In the mid-1980s, Peter created one of the most successful deer farms in New Zealand, specializing in breeding animals and embryo transplantation. 
 
These 2,000 hectares of property in Kaiuma Bay in Marlborough won an agricultural award in 2003. Peter, his wife Wai and son Aaron are currently focusing on creating “Yealands Estate” as a global brand. Despite the fact that he spent most of his time traveling, Peter personally took part in every initiative, rolling up his sleeves with the team in order to fully penetrate the work and understand the practical aspect. Peter's motto "you can do everything", his attitude and innovative thinking led to a number of global innovations in the field of winemaking, and now his goal is to become the most advanced and stable winery in the world!
 
Yealands Estate Winery was created to work stably at every level. Opened in August 2008 and built in accordance with the Green Building Code project and became the first winery in the world accredited by the CarboNZeroCERT™ system.
 
From an aesthetic point of view, the building is designed to fully merge with the landscape without any destructive contours. Rain from the roof of the plant is collected in the drains on both sides of the building, and then the water flows into a small lake near the winery. Functionally, it works as one of the most innovative and stable wineries in the world.
 
Motion sensors for controlling lighting and air conditioning are located throughout the building. Insulation and heat recovery technologies reduce heat loss and reuse energy. Probes inside and outside the building maintain a constant temperature, while solar panels, wind turbines and the burning of grapevine scraps generate additional power. The company's goal is to become self-sufficient in energy, supplying surplus energy back to the national grid. A large area of the winery contains tanks of various sizes. From their laboratories in the basement with a view of them, winemakers are able to control the temperature of each tanker separately and accurately. This allows the company to control every batch of final wine with absolute precision. Such management helps to achieve a stable quality of all wines, whether the company works with small batches manually or deals with large volumes.
Foggi River
Bellingham
South Africa South Africa
Bellingham
Bellingham
South Africa South Africa
The Bellingham story starts in 1693 when Hollander Gerrit Janz van Vuuren and his French Huguenot wife planted the first 1 000 vines on the estate, then known as Bellinchamp (‘pretty fields’). It then passed from family to family until 1943, when Bernard and Fredagh Podlashuk purchased the somewhat derelict farm, set about restoring the manor house, gardens and vineyards and effectively pioneered the modern renaissance of the Bellingham Estate in Franschhoek.
 
The Podlashuks replanted the farm to vineyards and travelled to France and Germany to do extensive wine research. Upon return, they buckled down and released the Cape’s first rosé in 1949, followed in quick succession by the Premier Grand Cru in 1951 and the first single varietal Shiraz in 1956.
 
The 80s and 90s saw vineyard developments, cellar extensions and the beginning of Bellingham’s classic New World winemaking philosophy. Today, while still inspired by its history of innovation, ingenuity and foresight, the brand is firmly set in the 21st century, producing contemporary, structured wines with an unmistakable sense of place and style.
 
At Bellingham we believe that great wines are made in the vineyard. That is why source only the finest grapes and nurture them from vine to bottle. In order to preserve the natural fruit characteristics of individual grape cultivars, we lavish time and attention on each wine throughout the production process. We place a high premium on mouthfeel and believe in subtle oak maturation to enhance the structure and complexity of our wines. By following this method of minimal intervention and maximum attention to detail, we are able to produce distinctive, complex wines that are both expressive of their vineyard origin and complementary to a wide range of cuisine. Our team of viticulturists source the finest grapes from sought-after vineyard sites across the Western Cape of South Africa, a task that they have mastered over many years of research and the use of cutting-edge technological resources.
 
The style of each wine dictates the location of these sites, and long-standing relationships with our expert grape grower suppliers ensure that the vineyards are meticulously managed throughout the growth cycle to yield pristine grapes for wine production.
João Portugal Ramos
Portugal Portugal
João Portugal Ramos
João Portugal Ramos
Portugal Portugal
João Portugal Ramos Family Estates is implementing a strategy of sustainable development, a very important issue nowadays. We have to act responsible, not only taking into account the world natural resources but also answering positively to the needs of our communities (clients,employees,suppliers,etc....).
 
João Portugal Ramos Family Estates has taken into consideration sustainability based not only in a profitable enterprise but also one that takes into account the environmental and social aspects. In fact the group takes sustainability into consideration in all its decision, in a permanently search for efficiency. This process starts in the vineyards through integrated agriculture and biological vine , ending in post consuption. There is always a concern about bottle waste after consumption with recycling.
 
In 2012 the group developed a partnership with NNF and International consultants, with the aim of implementing the framework from The Natural Step (TNS). TNS is a world reference in "system thinking of sustainable innovation" applied to the value chain of business adopted by several known multinationals.
 
João Portugal Ramos Family Estates has created a compelling sustainable vision of its business and as a consequence is now facing a tremendous challenge and is also determined to protect the environment for the next generations.
 
João Portugal Ramos Family Estates is implementing a strategy of sustainable development, a very important issue nowadays. We have to act responsible, not only taking into account the world natural resources but also answering positively to the needs of our communities (clients,employees,suppliers,etc....).
 
João Portugal Ramos Family Estates has taken into consideration sustainability based not only in a profitable enterprise but also one that takes into account the environmental and social aspects. In fact the group takes sustainability into consideration in all its decision, in a permanently search for efficiency. This process starts in the vineyards through integrated agriculture and biological vine , ending in post consuption. There is always a concern about bottle waste after consumption with recycling.
 
In 2012 the group developed a partnership with NNF and International consultants, with the aim of implementing the framework from The Natural Step (TNS). TNS is a world reference in "system thinking of sustainable innovation" applied to the value chain of business adopted by several known multinationals.
 
João Portugal Ramos Family Estates has created a compelling sustainable vision of its business and as a consequence is now facing a tremendous challenge and is also determined to protect the environment for the next generations.
 
João Portugal Ramos:
Our purpose is to be a reference for Portuguese wines at international level by conferring a particular identity to different wines in which consumers can rely on. We also wish to offer all our clients in different countries wines that best represent each Portuguese region and are a quality symbol of our products from Alentejo, Tejo, Beiras, Douro and Vinho Verde. Creating a wine is an art that we have been perfecting for centuries. Rarely is a good wine the result of chance. My experience as winemaker has taught me that a wine reflects the nature of the earth from which it is born and of those who produce it. Creating a wine is an art that we have been perfecting in Portugal for centuries, nowadays reinforced by systematic, documented knowledge and improved methods. Skill, experience and technology enable us to improve, with a high level of precision, the different factors that influence the personality of a wine. For me, helping Portugal´s natural potential in this area to shine by creating and reinventing each wine is a passion that I now have the pleasure of introducing to you and sharing with you in each wine that I make. 
Quinta do Crasto
Portugal Portugal
Quinta do Crasto
Quinta do Crasto
Portugal Portugal
Quinta do Crasto, S.A. is a Portuguese company dedicated to Douro and Port wine production and which received Portuguese SME Leader status in 2015. Its headquarters is in Gouvinhas, in the municipality of Sabrosa in Northern Portugal. This is the heart of the Douro Valley, the first demarcated and regulated wine region in the world, recognised as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2001. Quinta do Crasto benefits from exceptional conditions for producing wines and olive oils of the highest possible quality.
 
Each year, Quinta do Crasto produces 1,400,000 bottles of Douro and Port wines.  Twenty-five per cent is sold domestically and the rest is exported to around 50 markets worldwide, on all continents. The last years have witnessed the launch of one new wine per year: Crasto Superior White, a Douro DOC wine, the first wine to benefit from a pioneering and innovative system in Portugal that allows to perform operations of bâtonnage without oxygen incorporation, came out in 2014; Crasto Superior Syrah, a Regional Duriense wine, fruit of innovation that was crafted to conquer new international markets, in 2015; the release of Quinta do Crasto Colheita Port to increase the Port wines offer, which has received the highest international recognitions, in 2016; and, in 2017, Quinta do Crasto released a new Douro DOC wine, Crasto Rosé, with excellent aromatic freshness and a complement to the Crasto range.
 
In addition to wines, Quinta do Crasto also produces 45,000 bottles of extra virgin olive oil yearly from its own organic groves in the area of Cima Corgo and Douro Superior. Quinta do Crasto stands hands above the domestic market in terms of tourism as well. Not only do visitors get to enjoy tastings of exceptional quality wines that are offered with a service that is highly personalised, but all of this takes place nestled within a landscape of unsurpassed beauty on the right bank of the Douro River.
 
Quinta do Crasto is an estate that simply cannot be missed by those hoping to enjoy the Portuguese wine country. In 2015, the Quinta welcomed more than 3,500 visitors, mostly from Brazil and Europe and in the same year Trip Advisor, the world´s largest travel site, awarded the estate its Certificate of Excellence. Considerable investment has been made over recent years at Quinta do Crasto to modernise the vineyards and winery facilities so as to ensure the production of high quality wines, year after year. Each of these developments, allied with the passion of an entire team dedicated to seeking out the highest possible quality in wine and other products, have contributed to Quinta do Crasto’s growing national and international reputation.
 
Located in a prime spot in the Douro Demarcated Region in Northern Portugal, Quinta do Crasto has been in the family of Leonor and Jorge Roquette for more than a century. Like all the other great Douro estates, Quinta do Crasto dates far back into ancient times. The name Crasto comes from the Latin castrum meaning “Roman fort”. The earliest records mentioning Quinta do Crasto and its wine production date back to 1615. It later received Feitoria status (the highest vineyard classification of the time), together with the other noteworthy estates of the Douro Valley. Between 1758 and 1761, the Marquis of Pombal ordered the installation of 335 granite markers – each standing two metres high and 30 x 20 centimetres – to delineate the first ever Demarcated Region in the world. One of these stone pillars, or “marcos pombalinos” in Portuguese, dates back to 1758 and can still be seen today at the Quinta do Crasto nearby the century-old farm house.
 
In the 1940s, all of these markers were inventoried and declared property of national interest.In the early 20th century, Quinta do Crasto was bought by Constantino de Almeida, founder of the renowned Constantino wine house dedicated to the production and export of Port wine and brandy as well. Their slogan “A fama do Constantino já vem de longe” (“The fame of Constantino dates far back in the past”) has been so popular that it still remains until today.
 
Following the death of Constantino de Almeida in 1923, his son Fernando Moreira d’Almeida took over the management of Quinta do Crasto and carried on the tradition of producing the highest possible quality Port wine.In 1981, Leonor Roquette, daughter of Fernando Moreira d’Almeida, together with her husband Jorge Roquette, took over majority ownership as well as the management of the estate. With their sons Miguel and Tomás, they began the process of renovating and extending the vineyards. They also began producing the Douro DOC wines that Quinta do Crasto is now famous for domestically and abroad. They are, thus, the fourth generation of the family to manage this emblematic estate that seduces all with the exquisite quality that it confers upon all of its products.
Marius Peyol
France France
Marius Peyol
Marius Peyol
France France
Les Grands Chais de France was founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979.
 
The GCF Group is the privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France and a viticulturist and maturation specialist at the head of over 3,000 ha of vineyards. In just one generation, we have become a major stakeholder in Alsace, Jura, Diois, Languedoc, the region of Bordeaux, Val de Loire and now in Burgundy. Today we are the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. The GCF Group has raised the stakes in the wine and spirits business.
 
Ever aware of market trends, we have developed offers under well-known brands that are greatly appreciated by consumers. This is why J.P. CHENET has become the bestselling French brand of wine worldwide.he head office of the GCF Group is located in Petersbach, Alsace, which strategically sets it at the very heart of Europe. With over 2,800 team members, the Group clocked up a turnover of 1,089 milliard euros in 2017, 80% of which was exported to over 173 countries. This confirms our rank as the leading French exporter of wine and spirits.Our Wine & Spirits Estates hold the secret of age-old know-how at the heart of the very best wine-growing terroirs in our regions. State-of-the-art technology and processes guarantee our customers the very best quality and typicality of the Group’s products. Winemaker
 
Every year, more than 1,500,000 hl of wine are produced for the group exclusively on our domains and estates, or by French wine-growers working under multi-annual contracts within an ongoing, sustainable framework. We work in close cooperation with more than 30 partner cooperative wine-cellars and hundreds of viticulturists.
 
It is this strategy that has propelled the GCF Group to rank as the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. 
 
As a privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France, the GCF Group heads committed, demanding and competent teams in each of its terroirs. Men and women who understand the challenges of each wine-growing region and whose heartfelt aim is to enhance the region’s typicality and know-how. Our winemaking, maturation, bottling and warehousing centres are at the cutting edge of technology. Our involvement in the wine business spans from A to Z.
 
The GCF Group covers all the trades in the industry and also the speciality wines for which the regions are so justly famous and proud: Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille (literally “straw wine”) in the Jura; the famous Vendanges Tardives (late harvest) and Grands Crus (vintage) wine of Alsace: gems from the Loire and the terroirs around Bordeaux with their prestigious châteaux. These are just some of the treasures demonstrating the wealth and renown of the French heritage.
 
Backed by its strong roots in regions such as Jura, Loire and Alsace, the GCF Group has risen to rank as the top French producer using traditional methods, excluding champagne. Its sparkling Crémants from Alsace, Bordeaux, Jura and Loire are regular award-winners on the international scene.
Gitton Pere & Fils
France France
Gitton Pere & Fils
Gitton Pere & Fils
France France
Founded in 1945 by Huguette & Marcel Gitton from half a hectare of vines, the Vineyard Gitton extends today on 33 hectares judiciously distributed among the best climates of the soil.
 
The wines produced and harvested exclusively on the estate have been marketed in more than 30 countries for 40 years.
 
The family estate has gained notoriety for its respect for tradition and terroir, a philosophy perpetrated by their son Pascal, who now runs the vineyard with his wife Denise, assisted by their daughter Chanel.
 
The estate's vineyards, with an average age of 45 years, favor the authentic expression of Sauvignon native to our region.
 
The nuances of each plot are rigorously respected and each cuvée is vinified separately by terroirs since 1945.
Ponte Villoni
Italy Italy
Ponte Villoni
Ponte Villoni
Italy Italy
This wine is made by a winery run by the Santero family. “Your land will never betray you,” says CEO Mario, who believes that if you tend to your land with love and care it will reward you with wonderful grapes.
 
They work the land in San Stefano Belbo, a small town in the south of Piedmont. The winery, called Abbazia, is named after an ancient Benedictine monastery. Built on the ruins of an ancient Roman temple, the monastery dates back to the ninth century.
 
The winery has been in the Santero family for generations, and the youngest generation has steered the winery away from bulk production to creating fine wines of quality.
Cuvee Pierre Vincent
France France
Cuvee Pierre Vincent
Cuvee Pierre Vincent
France France
Les Grands Chais de France was founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979.
 
The GCF Group is the privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France and a viticulturist and maturation specialist at the head of over 3,000 ha of vineyards. In just one generation, we have become a major stakeholder in Alsace, Jura, Diois, Languedoc, the region of Bordeaux, Val de Loire and now in Burgundy. Today we are the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. The GCF Group has raised the stakes in the wine and spirits business.
 
Ever aware of market trends, we have developed offers under well-known brands that are greatly appreciated by consumers. This is why J.P. CHENET has become the bestselling French brand of wine worldwide.he head office of the GCF Group is located in Petersbach, Alsace, which strategically sets it at the very heart of Europe. With over 2,800 team members, the Group clocked up a turnover of 1,089 milliard euros in 2017, 80% of which was exported to over 173 countries. This confirms our rank as the leading French exporter of wine and spirits.Our Wine & Spirits Estates hold the secret of age-old know-how at the heart of the very best wine-growing terroirs in our regions. State-of-the-art technology and processes guarantee our customers the very best quality and typicality of the Group’s products. Winemaker
 
Every year, more than 1,500,000 hl of wine are produced for the group exclusively on our domains and estates, or by French wine-growers working under multi-annual contracts within an ongoing, sustainable framework. We work in close cooperation with more than 30 partner cooperative wine-cellars and hundreds of viticulturists.
 
It is this strategy that has propelled the GCF Group to rank as the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. 
 
As a privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France, the GCF Group heads committed, demanding and competent teams in each of its terroirs. Men and women who understand the challenges of each wine-growing region and whose heartfelt aim is to enhance the region’s typicality and know-how. Our winemaking, maturation, bottling and warehousing centres are at the cutting edge of technology. Our involvement in the wine business spans from A to Z.
Maturation specialist
 
The GCF Group covers all the trades in the industry and also the speciality wines for which the regions are so justly famous and proud: Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille (literally “straw wine”) in the Jura; the famous Vendanges Tardives (late harvest) and Grands Crus (vintage) wine of Alsace: gems from the Loire and the terroirs around Bordeaux with their prestigious châteaux. These are just some of the treasures demonstrating the wealth and renown of the French heritage.
 
Backed by its strong roots in regions such as Jura, Loire and Alsace, the GCF Group has risen to rank as the top French producer using traditional methods, excluding champagne. Its sparkling Crémants from Alsace, Bordeaux, Jura and Loire are regular award-winners on the international scene.
Porto Valdouro
Portugal Portugal
Porto Valdouro
Porto Valdouro
Portugal Portugal

In 1865, young cousins ​​Norwegians Theodor Wiese and Dankert Krohn created in Portugal Trading House "Wiese & Krohn",which was engaged in the export port in Germany and the Scandinavian countries. For several years, the sales were not different scale, and in 1880 Theodore Wiese sold his business companion, while the remaining work as a commercial agent in Norway. Over time, thanks in part to its merits, sales have increased significantly, and the company entered a period of economic growth and prosperity. Dankert Krohn died in 1906 and headed "Wiese & Krohn" were just four people. Among them were the widow and daughter of the deceased, as well as employees of the company - Accounting Gomez Figueiredo and British manager Edmund Ernsbi. Thanks to their joint efforts the company has significantly expanded its business and entered the market in Belgium, France and the Netherlands.

In 1921, the company is undergoing serious changes. Gomes Figueiredo resigned, and Edmund Ernsbi, redeem all shares of the company took in partners brother Frederick, who by that time was known as an experienced professional taster port. At the same time, since 1910 in the company's export manager positions worked Edmundo Carneiro Falcao, who after his death in 1933, Edmund Ernsbi and retirement Ernsbi Frederick, acquired all the shares of the company and became its sovereign owner. Since 1935 "Wiese & Krohn" becomes only Portuguese company, although retained in its title the Norwegian names of the founders.

Currently, the House is controlled brother and sister Yolanda and Jose Carneiro - the third generation of the family Falcao Carneiro. The company owns the estate of Quinta do Retiro Novo, which is located in the prestigious area of the Douro Valley Rio Torto. Port wines from this region are known for their excellent quality. The company also owns six wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia, and one in the basement of the Douro Valley, they kept more than five million liters of excellent Portuguese port. "Wiese & Krohn" traditionally cooperates only with reliable suppliers of the wines which are even gorgeous vintage varieties of the drink. Like many decades ago, port Krohn mostly sold outside the country. More than 90% of the beverage sold in Europe in recent years he has also become increasingly popular in the United States and Brazil.

Kakheti K
Georgia Georgia
Kakheti K
Kakheti K
Georgia Georgia

The Kakheti Kwinery is a part of the powerful corporation of Georgian wineries – Kindzmarauli.

The Kindzmaraulicorporation was established by Tamaz Konchoshviliin 1993 on the basis of the old Kvareliwinery Red Сellar. The history of the plant begins in the 18thcentury, with the reign of Erekle II. Since 1997, the corporation has owned more than two-thirds of the entire area of the microzone Kindzmarauli.

All the vineyards owned by the corporation, the largest in Kvareli, are located exclusively in Kindzmarauli (there are small vineyards in such microzonesas Mukuzani, Tsinandali, Alazani Valley).

This gives the corporation a considerable advantage over other winemaking enterprises in Georgia. In addition to the vineyards, the corporation has its own hydroelectric plant, which provides electricity not only to the winery, but to the town of Kvareli and four nearby villages as well. Wines of AO Kindzmarauliare wines with a good value for money.

The corporation lives up to its present status. In enterprises of Kindzmarauli, a complete cycle of winemaking is strictly obeyed, suggesting the presence of own land, own vineyards and own nursery required for selection and breeding of new rare grape varieties. Harvested grapes are fed to the plant, where skilled winemakers produce natural Georgian wine. For wine ageing, a unique underground storage with the length of 8 km is used. The temperature in the storage is the best for storing wine throughout the year (13-14 degrees).

Products of OA Kindzmarauliare mainly exported, the largest part of export goes to America. The products of the corporation are also supplied to Ukraine, Belarus, Japan, Netherlands, Belgium, Israel.

At the New York and Paris Summits, the products of the corporation have been awarded gold and platinum awards. The corporation has over 100 medals received at various international exhibitions.

Кindzmarauli
Georgia Georgia
Кindzmarauli
Кindzmarauli
Georgia Georgia
Georgia is cradle of wine, Georgia has more than millennial-standing viticulture history, and Healing properties of grapes have been recognized by Georgians since antiquity. It is wine and winemaking that represents the way of life and destiny of the Georgians.
 
The roots of Georgia’s viticulture to be traced as far back as to old times when curative value of wine used to be beyond any doubt.  And it is one of the reasons of so many long livers that Georgia is renowned for.
 
Wine is known to have a wholesome effect upon human’s health to supply the human body with lots of mineral substances and micro organisms of vital importance, to remove radioactive elements. Of course, when describing all the above properties we mean the value of a natural wine solely.
 
The founders of the company re to be ranked real wine connoisseurs since wine making has always been their traditional family occupation to be traced for back in the past.
 
On the emblem of the ‘’Baisubani’’ winery   you will see coat of arms of the Robitashvili Prince’s family, the rulers of Kakheti in old times.  One of the representatives of the famous family,  Zhiuli Robitashvili is now at head of the enterprise Kindzmarauli LTD. Its emblem displays a stork to which the family owes their title.
 
According to the family legend, at the close of the 12th century, during on the battle with Persians in arid steppes of Albania (today’s Azerbaijan, somewhere at the border of the Lagodekhi district of Georgia), Georgian troops were burning with thirsty and almost tormented to death. Their vitory was near but the warriors had no might to continue fighting . One of the warriors Robitashvili by named, had a tamed stork with him. He had  found the bird badly wounded, cured it and later on would never part with it in his war campaigns.
 
The exhausted warrior decided to save the thirsty bird and let it free. The stork flew up in the sky but was back in no time, keeping flying round the camping-ground as if encouraging the soldiers to follow it. With his last ounce of strength, Robitashvili followed the path showed by the bird. The stork landed by a spring . having quenched their thirst.
 
The Georgian warriors at last succeeded in defeating the enemy and the Robitashvilis were granted a Prince’s coat of arms as their emblem, the managerial staff of the wine enterprise will never fail to produce wine worthy of it. The wines are Prince’s indeed.
 
Georgia is cradle of wine, Georgia has more than millennial-standing viticulture history, and Healing properties of grapes have been recognized by Georgians since antiquity. It is wine and winemaking that represents the way of life and destiny of the Georgians.
 
The roots of Georgia’s viticulture to be traced as far back as to old times when curative value of wine used to be beyond any doubt.  And it is one of the reasons of so many long livers that Georgia is renowned for.
 
Wine is known to have a wholesome effect upon human’s health to supply the human body with lots of mineral substances and micro organisms of vital importance, to remove radioactive elements. Of course, when describing all the above properties we mean the value of a natural wine solely.
 
The founders of the company re to be ranked real wine connoisseurs since wine making has always been their traditional family occupation to be traced for back in the past.
 
On the emblem of the ‘’Baisubani’’ winery  you will see coat of arms of the Robitashvili Prince’s family, the rulers of Kakheti in old times. One of the representatives of the famous family,  Zhiuli Robitashvili is now at head of the enterprise Kindzmarauli LTD. Its emblem displays a stork to which the family owes their title.
 
According to the family legend, at the close of the 12th century, during on the battle with Persians in arid steppes of Albania (today’s   Azerbaijan, somewhere at the border of the Lagodekhi district of Georgia), Georgian troops were burning with thirsty and almost tormented to death. Their vitory was near but the warriors had no might to continue fighting . One of the warriors Robitashvili by named, had a tamed stork with him. He had  found the bird badly wounded, cured it and later on would never part with it in his war campaigns.
 
The exhausted warrior decided to save the thirsty bird and let it free. The stork flew up in the sky but was back in no time, keeping flying round the camping-ground as if encouraging the soldiers to follow it. With his last ounce of strength, Robitashvili followed the path showed by the bird. The stork landed by a spring . having quenched their thirst.
 
The Georgian warriors at last succeeded in defeating the enemy and the Robitashvilis were granted a Prince’s coat of arms as their emblem, the managerial staff of the wine enterprise will never fail to produce wine worthy of it. The wines are Prince’s indeed.
 
Old St. Andrews Gin
Great Britain Great Britain
Old St. Andrews Gin
Old St. Andrews Gin
Great Britain Great Britain
Old St. Andrews is the designer, brand owner, bottler and distributor of premium and distinctive alcohol brands.
 
The combination of premium alcohol spirit blends with uniquely attractive packaging creates a compelling purchase incentive for gift and souvenir buyers, which translates into a high shelf return for retailers.
 
Retailer return is important to us because we recognise that most purchasing decisions for gift and souvenir products are made at the point of sale and this desire-driven, impulse decision-making can be significantly influenced by the quality of display and merchandising.
 
Old St Andrews Blenders have been in the whisky trade for 75 years and have also recently become distillers in their own right.
 
This expertise, combining the knowledge of both the blending and distillation skills, and the wide arrange of malts available to our blenders, is encapsulated in Old St Andrews unique and cherished whisky flavour.
 
 Using these skills we’ve now extended the range to add premium gins and a luxury vodka.
Cricova
Moldova Moldova
Cricova
Cricova
Moldova Moldova

The history of the CricovaAssociated Wine Factory begins in 1952. There was a shortage of facilities for the storage and ageing of wines at that time in the Republic of Moldova. Following long searches, two outstanding personalities of Moldovan winemaking, Petru Ungureanu and Nicolae Sobolev, suggested to use the galleries resulting from building stone extraction as warehouses for the storage of wine. Before long it turned out that the wines produced at the Cricova Associated Wine Factory and aged in the underground silence possessed exceptional qualities.

Cricova, rightfully referred to as the ‘Pearl of Moldovan Winemaking’, is a unique underground complex that got renowned throughout the world for both its huge labyrinths and its excellent wines.

Cricovais the first Moldovan company, that manufactures sparkling wine by the method of the famous monk Dom Pierre Perignon – Méthode Traditionelle, i.e. secondary fermentation in the glass and subsequent Cuvée ageing. The company’s range of products is outstanding in terms of both quality and diversity. Today, one can state with certainty that one of the most remarkable products offered by the Cricova Associated Wine Factory is the classic sparkling wine – a noble and extravagant sparkling wine.

Furthermore, Cricova manufactures sparkling wines obtained by secondary fermentation in stainless steel reservoirs, and the resulting sparkling wine possesses a full fruity taste and freshness. This method enables the preservation of all qualities of a re-fermented wine.

The Cricova Associated Wine Factory has asserted itself due to its continuous innovation trend. The company applies the world’s most sophisticated technologies in winemaking, possesses the art of manufacturing diverse wines and meets the finest tastes and requirements of the market.

Cricova is the most valuable brand in Moldova, renowned far beyond its borders. It is the first and only company awarded the highest state distinction, the Order of the Republic. By virtue of the Law of the Parliament of the Republic of Moldova, the Cricova Associated Wine Factory has been declared the National Cultural Heritage.

 In 2003, the Law of the Republic of Moldova declared the complex AO “Plant for the Wine Production Cricova” an object of national cultural heritage of the Republic of Moldova. The intellectual property right for Cricova in Ukraine has been transferred to Ukrimport.

The real production of the plant can be identified by making sure that the label features the mark and logo of Cricova(without attachments and add-ons) and that the product manufacturer is the AO “Plant for the Wine Production Cricova.

Azienda Agricola Ottella
Azienda Agricola Ottella
Azienda Agricola Ottella
The challenge that Lodovico, Francesco and Michele Montresor decided to take on in Lugana was based on the firm conviction that gifted, high-class wines from quality strains must be recognisable from the way they are produced.
 
This is the basis for the creation of conceptually modern wines with absolute respect for the vital combination of soil and vine.
 
Trebbiano di Lugana, known locally as “Turbiana”. It is genetically similar to Verdicchio, according to many experts, but in phenological, agronomical and enological terms, it stands apart. Recent studies at Milan University confirmed that the genome of “Trebbiano di Lugana” has characteristics that cannot be attributed to other Trebbiani.
 
The traditional system is double bow Guyot with around 18 buds. More recent systems have increased the number of vines per hectare. As a consequence, there are fewer buds, around 10 to 12. The vine is not very vigorous, given that the first two buds are unproductive. Expanded forms of cultivation are excluded.
 
The soil is of certain glacial origin. The descent of ice and the detritus it carried towards the valley formed an amphitheatre of moraine hills, leaving the Lugana basin in its wake.
 
This land is made up of separate strata of sediment and, seen in cross-section, the soil appears to have been formed by innumerable relatively thin strata of loamy clay, with an initial stratum of 60/80 cm of rough clay.
 
The so-called “leopard’s spots” structure is typical, since the clay content of the soil varies a lot from place to place.
 
This explains how an “apparently normal” vine, in combination with the purest of clay, can be turned into a spectacular white wine, vivacious in its expression of its particularities.
 
Young wines like Lugana Doc and Lugana Doc Le Creete possess freshness, flavour and crispness that are exclusive to them. Fine and unusual, they have a salty, spicy, smoky taste. The acidic vein gives energy and flavour, which, with time, becomes more expansive, exaggerated and attractive. But the real spirit of Lugana emerges in the wines after ageing.
 
In the bottle, Lugana Molceo likes to change its skin a little at a time, undergoing a transformation that fully allows the mineral notes to emerge. The hydrocarbons come to the fore, evolution brings ageing. This is not a problem, since the clay will bestow unexpected longevity on the wine.
Gran Castillo Sparkling
Spain Spain
Gran Castillo Sparkling
Gran Castillo Sparkling
Spain Spain
Spain has been covered with countless castles and fortresses since the dark middle ages. These magnificent buildings have always symbolised power and strength, protecting the development of culture, music and art. These walls hid the cradle of Spanish culture of the castilla-era and these walls witnessed the establishment of the Kingdom of Spain.
 
These stone walls basking in sunshine have sustained lashing rains, bending winds and the sharp blades of the Muslims. These are the walls that protected Spain and its culture. Protected the traditional cuisine and the marvellous wines made of ripe grapes that have matured during long sunny days.
 
Moreover, these castles and fortresses, or as the Spanish say –castillos –always have been places where people could enjoy life and spend a good time drinking good wine. The ability to enjoy life to the fullest is reputedly an important aspect of Spanish culture.
 
These magnificent castles became the cradle of Spanish culture in the most genuine sense of the word. Castillos were the meeting place of the musicians, troubadours, poets and talented painters. Castillos were also the place where Spanish national culture started to flourish. A culture that deserves to be commemorated.
 
Gran Castillo wines, inspired by the Kingdom of Spain of the Castillo-era, combine the strong character of the ancient stone walls and the sweet life that has always bubbled inside these walls. Every sip of Gran Castillo wine is a toast to the castillos glowing under the blazing sun and to the former kingdom that once encompassed the territory between Requena and Valencia. It is right here that the Gran Castillo wineries are located.
 
Gran Castillo wines bring the spirit of ancient castillos into the present day. They combine a wine culture a thousand years old, a magnificent history and modern wine making techniques. This is how these wines with a rich taste bouquet and a sweet flavour of life come to give a truly enjoyable experience.
 
Víctor Marqués is an expert in wine-making and wine-growing; he was trained as an agricultural engineer and holds a Master's degree in wine-making. His academic career has always been connected with a solid professional background and this has allowed him to take the position of Assistant Technology Director in one of the leading companies in the Region of Valencia.
 
He is currently in charge of developing wines in the cellar of Bodegas Gran Castillo. He strives for getting the maximum vividness out of varieties so that the wines would have a strong identity that exposes the singularity of the region and the characteristic features of the varieties used in them.
 
In order to achieve this, he can rely on excellent terrains and the climate, which allow the potential of grape varieties to be developed in full in this unique environment; he can also make the best use of the wine cellar equipped with state-of-the art technology for preserving the fruits of vineyards and the staff who are qualified and motivated to offer customers ultimate satisfaction.
Old St. Andrews Vodka
Great Britain Great Britain
Old St. Andrews Vodka
Old St. Andrews Vodka
Great Britain Great Britain
Old St. Andrews is the designer, brand owner, bottler and distributor of premium and distinctive alcohol brands.
 
The combination of premium alcohol spirit blends with uniquely attractive packaging creates a compelling purchase incentive for gift and souvenir buyers, which translates into a high shelf return for retailers.
 
Retailer return is important to us because we recognise that most purchasing decisions for gift and souvenir products are made at the point of sale and this desire-driven, impulse decision-making can be significantly influenced by the quality of display and merchandising.
 
Old St Andrews Blenders have been in the whisky trade for 75 years and have also recently become distillers in their own right.
 
This expertise, combining the knowledge of both the blending and distillation skills, and the wide arrange of malts available to our blenders, is encapsulated in Old St Andrews unique and cherished whisky flavour.
 
 Using these skills we’ve now extended the range to add premium gins and a luxury vodka.
Vinergia
Spain Spain
Vinergia
Vinergia
Spain Spain

The Spanish company Vinergia was founded in 2005 with the goal of combining the efforts of small and medium-sized Spanish winemakers and distributors around the world. Understanding the key features of each variety of grapes, region, and market requirements, the company's experts have started producing excellent quality wines.

The name of the company is a merger of two words - wine and synergy. The founders of the company, Robert Hunter and Ignacy Lopez, have extensive experience in the Spanish wine business. 

The wineries on which Vinergia wines are made are equipped with the most modern equipment. Thanks to effective marketing, which allows to reduce production costs to a minimum, the company's wines have an acceptable price, but they can always boast stable high quality. 

Czechoslovakia Vodka
Slovakia Slovakia
Czechoslovakia Vodka
Czechoslovakia Vodka
Slovakia Slovakia
CZECHOSLOVAKIA VODKA is a memento of brotherood of two once united nations. Everytime you open the bottle, recall the country where all people are brothers and where they were better together, just as is the purest water from Tatra mountains with the finest Kojetin spirit.
 
By removing impurities through an aquadisk, the vodka is revived and revitalised.
 
By improving the structure through a Grander filter, the vodka acquires immunity and a self-purification ability.
 
Activated carbon, nanotechnologically enriched with silver and platinum, will remove chlorine, pesticides, and the aftertaste of vodka.
 
Mechanical filtration. By direct filtration through a permeable layer, we mechanically remove the last impurities, and thus the vodka becomes perfectly pure and clean.
 
The vodka is made from the silky-smooth Kojetín spirit and pure water from the Tatras. The uniqueness of Czechoslovakia Vodka is in its MULTISTAGE FILTRATION. The whole process gives it the necessary sparkling cleanliness.
Manfredi
Italy Italy
Manfredi
Manfredi
Italy Italy
Our family has got a passion: wine. It started in 1930s when Giuseppe, named Pin, bought vineyards and farmhouses around Langhe and began delivering his wine in the valleys around Cuneo and in Liguria, using his wagon with horse. In the sixties Aldo, still very young, begins working with his father, side by side, in the cellar and in deliveries, creating working relationships and friendship that continue still today.
 
In the 80s Gianfranca and Luigi, Aldo’s wife and brother, entered in the company.
 
Continuing on this road, new partnerships are established and our wines also gain foreign markets, from the United States to Japan, from Canada to China to all over Europe.
Today Aldo, Gianfranca and their daughters, Luisa and Paola, together with capable group of people, continue with passion this tradition, focusing on the quality of the product, the protection of the land and the desire to continue a family history started many years ago.
 
Manfredi’s winery is located in the heart of the beautiful landscape of rolling hills called Langhe -World Heritage Sites UNESCO since 2014 -, where just the best exposed areas are planted with vines: this is the case of Bricco Rosso’ hill, where the microclimate gives well-balanced and full body wines.
 
The word “bricco” comes from “bric” which is, in Piedmontese dialect, the hill: on top of Bricco Rosso hill is situated Manfredi’s farmyard with a beautiful view on Langhe and Alps all around; early renovated, it is now a pleasant place to relax while visiting the area or spending even just one day on special occasions.
Cantina Danese Srl
Italy Italy
Cantina Danese Srl
Cantina Danese Srl
Italy Italy
In the 80s three cousins of the Danese family founded a new company Srl (ltd), one of the founders of the company was Mario Danese. In order to meet growing national and international demand of bottled wine The Danese family invested in the first production facility.
 
In the 90s after the fall of the Soviet Union, Cantina Danese Srl decided to start a business with Eastern European countries and heavily invested in a modern and fully-equipped bottling plant.
 
Since 1997 Cantina Danese Srl has been fully owned by Mario Danese (father) and Luca Danese (Mario’s son) who is the also the CEO of the company.
 
Cantina Danese Srl is constantly evolving to perfectly fit the  needs and wants of an ever changing global wine business environment. As a key part of this strategy we heavily invest in new product development. The modern winery houses all elements of the winemaking process – crushing, fermentation, bottling and commercial office.
- Annual production is about 12 mln bottles a year.
- Cellar’s capacity: 60.000 hectolitres.
- Cellar’s surface : 6562 sq.m
 
We possess a modern bottling line that is capable of packing 6,000 bottles per hour. This line is capable of filling both still and sparkling beverages including wine & RTD’s. A number of different bottle shapes and sizes (0.375 ml, 0.75 ml, 1 lt, 1.5 lt, 2 lt) as well as cork & screw-cap closures in 12 or 6 pack cartons  can be accommodated.
 
We have a fully fitted out laboratory on site for the purposes of micro and chemical testing. This ensures our wines meet our high standards consistently. Cantina Danese Srl operates a state-of-art bottling facility that adheres to the highest of world Quality Assurance Standards - including ISO9001:2000, HACCP, International Food Standard (IFS) and British Retail Consortium Standard (BRC). We combine these high standards with Lean Manufacturing principles and high-efficiency bottling lines including the integration of multiple robotic systems into the process.
 
Since 1950 the company has expanded from being a regional winemaker & distributor to having a presence on markets throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia and Australia.
 
Our passion for winemaking comes from our customers. We hope that when you open a bottle of Danese wine, you’ll appreciate the moment you’re enjoying it in as much as the wine itself. The entire Danese family is proud to be a part of your life; from a quiet moment with someone you love to a rousing group celebration. We don’t produce elitist wines designed to impress critics and collectors. We produce wines that everyday people can drink every day. It is our goal to offer good value at any price point.
 
We never forget you have a choice. That’s why we all go extra mile in all that we do. We are proud of our reputation for our passionate people, great service and superior products, all driven by our “can do” attitude!
Berneroy
France France
Berneroy
Berneroy
France France

Calvados Berneroy is the famous French brand that currently belongs to the Cognac house Camus. For the first time, Calvados Berneroy went on sale around middle of the 20th century and in a relatively short time gained a reputation as a high-quality premium drink. In 2007, the company Camus, headed by a representative of the fifth generation of the family Cyril Camus, bought the rights to produce Calvados under the brand Berneroy.

It is worth noting that after the change of ownership, the Berneroy brand did not surrender, but only strengthened its title as one of the best Calvados. Founded in 1863, the house of Camus strictly follows the quality of its products and follows its basic principles, such as independence, ancient traditions and innovations.

French Calvados Berneroy is made according to the age-old traditions, which were used by masters in the 50s of the XVI century. The raw materials for the drink are selected apples grown in the endless gardens of Normandy (Northern France). These special apples guarantee a flavored, complex and perfectly balanced drink. Thanks to the brilliant knowledge of alcoholic art and an impressive experience, the masters of Camus manage to control carefully every stage of a complex production process.

After several preliminary production stages, apple cider is sent for distillation, and the resulting spirits are aged in French oak barrels. In the process of aging, Calvados Berneroy acquires distinct creamy tones, as well as notes of vanilla, baked apples and licorice. The exclusive style of all  drinks at cognac house Camus,  masters can be achieved by blending apple spirits of various exposures.

The range of theproducer includes several excellent products, including Calvados Berneroy Fine (the youngest product in the line), Calvados Berneroy VSOP, and the elite Calvados Berneroy XO. For its outstanding talent and the highest quality of its products, the Berneroy brand has received numerous awards, including a double gold medal at the competition in San Francisco (2010), a gold medal at the International Wine and Spirit Competition (2013), etc.

A tasting of Calvados of the Berneroy brand can be a real gourmet feast! This is a drink with a noble character and high style. A special respect for collectors and connoisseurs is Calvados XO, characterized by a rich color of old gold with scarlet reflections, delicious taste with vanilla, citrus tones and shades of rancio, as well as a unique taste in which notes of candied apples, cinnamon and oak intertwine.

Arthur Metz Vodka
France France
Arthur Metz Vodka
Arthur Metz Vodka
France France
The Maison Arthur Metz is ideally located at the start of the picturesque wine circuit in Alsace, which is the central road through the Alsace vineyards.
 
Arthur Metz is the leading player in the vineyards of Alsace and the main producer of the sparkling wine Crémant d’Alsace. Arthur Metz takes care of the vinification, ageing and bottling of the wines. The company’s business involves the whole process of wine growing and production. Equipped with two pressing and vinification centres: the Vendangeoir de Scharrachbergheim and Epfig Vinification Centre, Arthur Metz is able to process the wine from its harvest in the Marlenheim cellars in the heart of the vineyard.
 
Arthur Metz has set up a vinification strategy based on the quality of the wine growers and the equipment together with a maximum attention to the vinification process. Arthur Metz has always looked after the quality of wines. The many investments in the different production sites and the highly qualified team of oenologists are the living proof thereof.
 
This expertise is often awarded by many distinctions in national and international competitions. Arthur Metz is also present in many the best restaurant.
 
Alsace, land of wide-ranging contrasts, where wine takes you on a journey. The most celebrated wine route in France showcases amid much fanfare its medieval chateaus, such as Haut Koenigsbourg, its Renaissance residences, its half-timbered houses, and the timeless charm its colourful villages with their flowery streets.
 
A land of tradition and wine, it offers a unique experience. A poetic jaunt through the vineyards of Alsace whose rich soils give rise to the finest range of great white wines, fresh and aromatic, from the driest to the smoothest, perfect for gastronomy, which enchant the connoisseurs and accompany all cuisines.
 
The wine-growing region of Alsace, one of the northernmost in France and in Europe, encompasses 119 little towns from Marlenheim in the north to Thann in the south. Parallel to the Rhine, it extends for 120 km and is only a few kilometres wide. The vineyards comprise 15,500 hectares of vines.
 
At the heart of the "Couronne d'or" or Golden Crown wine region, in Marlenheim...
 
Maison Arthur Metz is ideally located to the north of the picturesque Alsace wine route which represents the backbone of Alsatian wine country. Arthur Metz is a major player in Alsace wine and the leading producer of Crémant d'Alsace sparkling wine.
 
Arthur Metz has always taken great pride in the quality of its wines. It has made many investments at its different production sites and in the qualifications of its team of oenologists. This expertise is regularly recognised with awards at national and international competitions. Furthermore, Arthur Metz wines grace the tables of the best restaurants.
 
Through its expertise, sensitivity and experience Maison Arthur Metz reveals the expressive Alsace terroir which gives the region's wines their complex character and personality.
Jules Larose
France France
Jules Larose
Jules Larose
France France
Les Grands Chais de France was founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979.
 
The GCF Group is the privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France and a viticulturist and maturation specialist at the head of over 3,000 ha of vineyards. In just one generation, we have become a major stakeholder in Alsace, Jura, Diois, Languedoc, the region of Bordeaux, Val de Loire and now in Burgundy. Today we are the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. The GCF Group has raised the stakes in the wine and spirits business.
 
Ever aware of market trends, we have developed offers under well-known brands that are greatly appreciated by consumers. This is why J.P. CHENET has become the bestselling French brand of wine worldwide.he head office of the GCF Group is located in Petersbach, Alsace, which strategically sets it at the very heart of Europe. With over 2,800 team members, the Group clocked up a turnover of 1,089 milliard euros in 2017, 80% of which was exported to over 173 countries. This confirms our rank as the leading French exporter of wine and spirits.Our Wine & Spirits Estates hold the secret of age-old know-how at the heart of the very best wine-growing terroirs in our regions. State-of-the-art technology and processes guarantee our customers the very best quality and typicality of the Group’s products. Winemaker
 
Every year, more than 1,500,000 hl of wine are produced for the group exclusively on our domains and estates, or by French wine-growers working under multi-annual contracts within an ongoing, sustainable framework. We work in close cooperation with more than 30 partner cooperative wine-cellars and hundreds of viticulturists.
 
It is this strategy that has propelled the GCF Group to rank as the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. 
 
As a privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France, the GCF Group heads committed, demanding and competent teams in each of its terroirs. Men and women who understand the challenges of each wine-growing region and whose heartfelt aim is to enhance the region’s typicality and know-how. Our winemaking, maturation, bottling and warehousing centres are at the cutting edge of technology. Our involvement in the wine business spans from A to Z.
 
The GCF Group covers all the trades in the industry and also the speciality wines for which the regions are so justly famous and proud: Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille (literally “straw wine”) in the Jura; the famous Vendanges Tardives (late harvest) and Grands Crus (vintage) wine of Alsace: gems from the Loire and the terroirs around Bordeaux with their prestigious châteaux. These are just some of the treasures demonstrating the wealth and renown of the French heritage.
 
Backed by its strong roots in regions such as Jura, Loire and Alsace, the GCF Group has risen to rank as the top French producer using traditional methods, excluding champagne. Its sparkling Crémants from Alsace, Bordeaux, Jura and Loire are regular award-winners on the international scene.
Prince Arignac
France France
Prince Arignac
Prince Arignac
France France
Les Grands Chais de France was founded by Joseph Helfrich in 1979.
 
The GCF Group is the privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France and a viticulturist and maturation specialist at the head of over 3,000 ha of vineyards. In just one generation, we have become a major stakeholder in Alsace, Jura, Diois, Languedoc, the region of Bordeaux, Val de Loire and now in Burgundy. Today we are the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. The GCF Group has raised the stakes in the wine and spirits business.
 
Ever aware of market trends, we have developed offers under well-known brands that are greatly appreciated by consumers. This is why J.P. CHENET has become the bestselling French brand of wine worldwide.he head office of the GCF Group is located in Petersbach, Alsace, which strategically sets it at the very heart of Europe. With over 2,800 team members, the Group clocked up a turnover of 1,089 milliard euros in 2017, 80% of which was exported to over 173 countries. This confirms our rank as the leading French exporter of wine and spirits.Our Wine & Spirits Estates hold the secret of age-old know-how at the heart of the very best wine-growing terroirs in our regions. State-of-the-art technology and processes guarantee our customers the very best quality and typicality of the Group’s products. Winemaker
 
Every year, more than 1,500,000 hl of wine are produced for the group exclusively on our domains and estates, or by French wine-growers working under multi-annual contracts within an ongoing, sustainable framework. We work in close cooperation with more than 30 partner cooperative wine-cellars and hundreds of viticulturists.
 
It is this strategy that has propelled the GCF Group to rank as the leading privately-owned winemaker in France. 
 
As a privileged partner of wine-growers in the great wine-producing regions of France, the GCF Group heads committed, demanding and competent teams in each of its terroirs. Men and women who understand the challenges of each wine-growing region and whose heartfelt aim is to enhance the region’s typicality and know-how. Our winemaking, maturation, bottling and warehousing centres are at the cutting edge of technology. Our involvement in the wine business spans from A to Z.
 
The GCF Group covers all the trades in the industry and also the speciality wines for which the regions are so justly famous and proud: Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille (literally “straw wine”) in the Jura; the famous Vendanges Tardives (late harvest) and Grands Crus (vintage) wine of Alsace: gems from the Loire and the terroirs around Bordeaux with their prestigious châteaux. These are just some of the treasures demonstrating the wealth and renown of the French heritage.
 
Backed by its strong roots in regions such as Jura, Loire and Alsace, the GCF Group has risen to rank as the top French producer using traditional methods, excluding champagne. Its sparkling Crémants from Alsace, Bordeaux, Jura and Loire are regular award-winners on the international scene.
Romanesti
Moldova Moldova
Romanesti
Romanesti
Moldova Moldova

The Romanesti JSC is interesting not only by the secrets of its unsinkability, but also because of its long history, which is relevant to the Emperor House of Romanov.

There are some documents conserved showing that in 1850, the administration of the imperial court brought in Bessarabia French experts, who assessed the area as favorable for planting vineyards.

This zonule was located in a natural landscape bowl retaining a special microclimate. Three years after the visit of the French experts, the first plantations appeared in the emperor’s estate.

In 1878, the wines from Romanesti began to be shipped to the Court. This process continued until 1911, when the estate was donated, then lost at cards. As a result, it was owned by the boyar Cristea, who retained the profile of the winery, and continued to send wine to the tsar’s table until 1914. The estate was only constituted by the agricultural lands and a house with servants. The settlement of Romanesti was formed only later, in 1946. During the Soviet period, the winery was transformed into the eponymous farm-factory.

From the emperor’s estate, the winery building built in 1911 has survived. In its basements, the brandy spirits and wines are being matured, as well as the product collection is kept. Since 1980, the main production is located on a separate plot of 4 hectares. In Soviet times, the trademark "Romanesti" was widely known.

To date, the winery has been reconstructed. New lines for processing grapes were purchased; a new distillationproduction was opened: four Italian columns of continuous operation were installed. Not only the raw wine materials are distilled to the brandy spirit, but also grain and corn are distilled to the rectified spirit.

The tsar’s theme can be traced in the names of the series of brandies that have emerged after 2002, for example, the brand Tsarskiy Standart was patented in 32 countriesunder the Geneva and Madrid Conventions.