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"We demystify the world of wine by bringing you internationally available, hand-picked, liquid deliciousness."
– Brett H. Philpott-Freeman, Sommelier
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3 · we pick it and ship it
Stunning hand-picked wines sourced from world class producers are on their way to you
4 · you rate, we donate
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"We get varietals we never would have picked out on our own, from vineyards we never would have known to try, along with bonus information about the wines and what to drink them with. We’ve never had a bad bottle, and we could not love Grape Intentions more!"Lauren S. Ardsley, NY
"I love Grape Intentions because it exposes me to wines that I would not have tried otherwise, and I know that they will be high quality thanks to Brett's knowledge and experience in the wine industry. I also love that part of my subscription goes to doing good."Meli M. Washington, DC
"Nevermind the sake of ease and convenience, I love that each time I receive my Grape Intentions shipment, I open the box excited to see what wines have arrived — knowing very well that there will be an outstanding selection, all based on my preferences, yet vintages that are new and refreshing to try."Arend F. Arlington, VA
"Hands down the best wine club out there. Always something new, amazing quality, and I love that it has expanded my palate to now enjoy rosé."Rob T. Washington, DC
"Opening my box of wines each delivery has become one of my favorite rituals (well, ranked slightly after actually drinking them)! The quality of the wines has been uniformly superb, and the wine descriptions have been as interesting and educational as the wines themselves."Dusty F. New York, NY
"We are not big wine drinkers, so it is delightful to have someone pick out the wines and receive some background on the selected wines. Always a very pleasant surprise each month!"Karen F. College Station, TX
"I've been a Grape Intentions member since they launched and I love the convenience factor, I never have to worry about running to the wine store for a last minute party invite at a friend's. I always have a quality wine supply!"Stephanie C. Philadelphia, PA
"I have never ordered wine online, so when I made my first order with Grape Intentions, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The wines that I receive are outstanding, never had any problems. Makes my life easy! Great company, great wines."George & Linda E. Cheyenne, WY
"We love trying new types of wine, but we're by no means experts. Having Grape Intentions make the selections for us takes away the risk of us making a bad choice and allows us to be more adventurous with no effort. We've been very happy with the wines we've received."John H. Cary, NC
"We just opened our 10th shipment of wonderful wine! It is safe to say Grape Intentions has enhanced our lives. After we open each box we really enjoy reading the fun stories about the wine grapes, the region and the winemaker, and we appreciate the tasting notes and the pairing suggestions too. And yes, we have been known to do a happy dance when we uncork one of your fine wines!"Kevin & Debbie M. Placerville, CA
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wine for everyday moments
Dibon CavaDibon Cava
The Penedes region is Spain’s bubble capital. Producing sparkling wine in the same manner as champagne but often at a fraction of the price it is synonymous with great value. This is a lovely example of cava with notes of minerality and Granny Smith apples. Have with Sunday brunch of course.
Grape • Xarello, Macabeo, Parellada
Place • Penedes, Spain
FYI • Spain is the second largest producer of sparkling wine.
The Curator RedThe Curator Red
Adi Badenhorst’s resume reads: awesome dude, making awesome wines. He rescued fruit being used for run-of-the-mill box wine by taking matters into his own hands. Changes in the field and at the winery helped create this gem. A true “every day of the week wine” it is easy to drink and easy to pair with. Enjoy!
Grape • Shiraz, Grenache, Cinsault
Place • Swartland, South Africa
FYI • Swartland is the breadbasket of South Africa.
Domaine Estrade BlancDomaine Estrade Blanc
The bucolic town where these 3rd generation winemakers come from looks straight out of a medieval-town movie set. But the winery is run almost entirely on solar energy - very NOT medieval. Try this refreshing white with regional specialty Roquefort-filled prunes.
Grape • Colombard, Sauvignon Blanc, Ugni Blanc
Place • Gascony, France
FYI • Gascony has a tremendous gastronomic heritage.
a touch of pedigree
Berthier L'Instant RoseBerthier L'Instant Rose
Expressive color, expressive nose, expressive flavor. EXPRESSIVE! This explosive rose comes from a relatively obscure appellation: Coteaux du Giennois. A young estate, built in 1983, the family approaches wine making with a youthful spirit. Delicious notes of cherry and watermelon. Pairs well with sushi.
Grape • Pinot Noir
Place • Loire Valley, France
FYI • Coteaux du Giennois is just north of famed Pouilly Fume.
South Africa has a rich history celebrating the barbecue, to the point it is celebrated every September 24th. These grapes are mostly from the coveted Stellenbosch region. With notes of bramble, cassis, chocolate, and smoke, it should come as no surprise this is great with items off the grill.
Grape • Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Place • Western Cape, South Africa
FYI • In South Africa, an outdoor BBQ grill is called a Braai.
The wines of this region are often aged in American oak to help mellow out the tanins. This vineyard however produces a more feminine style tempranillo. The resulting use of 2 year-old French barrels seals the deal with elegant notes of cassis that pair perfectly with slow roasted pork shoulder.
Grape • Tempranillo
Place • Rioja, Spain
FYI • Madrid is about 3 hours south of Rioja.
as good as it gets
Jeff Runquist PVJeff Runquist PV
Jeff Runquist loves to champion unique varietals that are usually found in blends but have their own inherent complexity. Grown on an exceptional parcel of land in northern California, this wine exudes jammy notes of blackberry with a bit of dill and black pepper. Pair with a Sunday pot roast.
Grape • Petit Verdot
Place • Amador County, California
FYI • Amador County is just east of Sacramento.
Nikolaihof Gruner Veltliner ‘Zwickl’Nikolaihof Gruner Veltliner ‘Zwickl’
This estate is one of Austria’s oldest. This complex wine is interactive. It settles so the top 1/3, if poured carefully, is clear, the flavor delicate. Then shake the bottle, as the winery encourages, to create a brioche-like wine. Pairs nicely with fish dishes.
Grape • Gruner Veltliner
Place • Wachau, Austria
FYI • One of the oldest bio-dynamic vineyards in the world.
Giesen The August 1888Giesen The August 1888
In an attempt to make a New Zealand sauvignon blanc like no other, the Giesen brothers experimented with oak treatment for a number of years. The result is this complex white that exudes layers of fennel, hay, yeast, and nectarine. Pair with grilled swordfish and caponata.
Grape • Sauvignon Blanc
Place • Marlborough, New Zealand
FYI • Named after their grandfather, August, a sommelier.