a few faves from our vast selection
We’ve tasted and tested wines from around the globe and shared the best with friends and clients.
Now we want to share it with you.
Our selections change every month, are always seasonally appropriate and you’ll never get the same bottle twice.
Remarkable bang for the buck. Wine for everyday moments that will leave you smiling (and your friends very impressed).
Pascal and Jean-Marc took over from their father and turned this winery into a model of fun, modern winemaking in southwestern France. They intentionally produced a lighter style - notes of cherry and blueberry come through nicely - to make it versatile at the dinner table. Try with chicken, hanger steak, or cheese.
Grape • Malbec
Place • Cahors, France
FYI • In this region Malbec is also known as Cot.
Rubus Vin Gris RoséRubus Vin Gris Rosé
It only takes a sip of this wine, with it's delicate notes of strawberry and peach to transport one to the south of France. Hand harvested grapes that age on the lees for three months create a depth in this wine that make it food friendly. Pair with grilled fish, grilled veggies, or chevre & fresh herbs.
Grape • Grenache, Carignan, Cinsault
Place • Corbieres, France
FYI • Rubus is a large genus of plants in the rose family.
Indaba SBIndaba SB
If "Happy Feet" were a wine, this is it. An uncontrollable smile will takeover your face as the crowd pleasing flavors of pineapple, mango, and papaya swish from side to side. You, a glass, and a patio or pool are all you need to enjoy this!
Grape • Sauvignon Blanc
Place • Western Cape, South Africa
FYI • Indaba means "come together."
Volver Paso a Paso BlancoVolver Paso a Paso Blanco
For a millenia wine has come from this region that is also home to Toledo, an UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bursting with crisp minerality and flavors that have a hint of peach, this delightfully refreshing white pairs well with sushi or tuna salad.
Grape • Verdejo, Macabeo
Place • Castilla-La Mancha, Spain
FYI • Castilla-La Mancha is a "meseta" or large windy plain.
Encostas Do Lima Vinho VerdeEncostas Do Lima Vinho Verde
Known as "green wines" because of their youthful nature, they are best consumed early in their life-cycle, usually within 18 months of bottling. Your reward for drinking now is this crisp, spritzy style full of green apple that people the world over love. Will put a smile on your face as is.
Grape • Loureiro, Trajadura
Place • Vinho Verde, Portugal
FYI • Vinho Verde is the largest wine region in Portugal.
Kermit Lynch Cotes du RhoneKermit Lynch Cotes du Rhone
This textbook Rhone red from Kermit Lynch is sourced from a number of growers in southern Rhone. These relationships, cultivated over 40 years, are behind the quality in this release. Full of plum and blackberry notes, pair with Poulet d'Avignon.
Grape • Grenache, Syrah, Carignan
Place • Rhone Valley, France
FYI • Kermit is synonymous with great imports from France.
Giarola Bianco di CustozaGiarola Bianco di Custoza
The climate here is moderated by nearby Garda Lake, the largest in Italy. In 1968 the family began to cultivate their vineyards and today produce a range of wines including this blend. With hints of melon and stone fruit this white pairs well with prosciutto and melon, fish, or even served as a brunch wine.
Grape • Garganega, Cortese, Trebbiano, Chardonnay
Place • Veneto, Italy
FYI • The famous dessert tiramisu originates from Veneto.
Quinta da Aveleda Praia Vinho VerdeQuinta da Aveleda Praia Vinho Verde
There is vinho verde and then there is THIS vinho verde. A cut above the rest and it should come as no surprise since three centuries of the same family has made this wine. Lively flavors of, notably lime, beg for a hot summer day. Will keep you smiling all summer long...or until the bottle is empty.
Grape • Arinto, Loureiro, Trajadura, Azal
Place • Vinho Verde, Portugal
FYI • Praia means "beach" in Portugese.
La Fleur Du RoiLa Fleur Du Roi
This is what easy drinking Bordeaux is all about. A blend of the two most important varietals of the region, mostly Merlot, offers up an appealing red with hints of chocolate and cassis. Try with grilled hangar steak and potato puree.
Grape • Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Place • Bordeaux, France
FYI • The name of this wine means "The King's Flower."
Castillo de Monjardin "La Cantera"Castillo de Monjardin "La Cantera"
The 70 year-old Garnacha vines used for this wine are part of the story that speaks to the remarkable depth of this red. The unique micro-climate in these foothills near the French border is the other. A well structured wine with hints of blackberries, this hearty wine pairs well with paella and stews.
Grape • Garnacha
Place • Navarra, Spain
FYI • La Cantera translates to "quarry."
Kick things up a notch with wines that have a touch of pedigree. Better vineyard sites equals better vino. A “making dinner for a second date” kind of wine.
Tucked away in Noussa, the northern part of the stunningly picturesque island Paros, comes this wine made of the indigenous grape Assyrtiko. The sea salt-kissed vineyards are biodynamically grown on volcanic soils. Bright and mineral this is a no-brainer with seafood dishes.
Grape • Assyrtiko
Place • Paros, Greece
FYI • ATMA is the Greek word for "soul."
Mastroberardino Lacryma Christi del VesuvioMastroberardino Lacryma Christi del Vesuvio
According to legend, "God cried when he found a corner of Heaven stolen by Lucifer and where his tears fell, there grew the grapes that make Lacryma Christi." Grown on 100% volcanic soil this is a very food-friendly wine that pairs well with shrimp cocktail and seafood risotto.
Grape • Coda di Volpe
Place • Campania, Italy
FYI • Lacryma Christi translates as "tears of Christ."
Domaine d'AntugnacDomaine d'Antugnac
These days chardonnay doesn't always speak of "place" - that is to say you don't get a sense of where it is from. That's not the case with this "unoaked mountain chardonnay" from Christian and Jean-Luc in the Pyrenees foothills. Fresh and lively minerality make this ideal as your next aperitif.
Grape • Chardonnay
Place • Limoux, France
FYI • History buffs will enjoy the medieval fortified churches.
Dom. Le Roc Des Anges 'Segna de Cor'Dom. Le Roc Des Anges 'Segna de Cor'
The "Rock of Angels" is a quartzite outcrop of mostly old-vines. It is a delicious offering from a young female wine maker who named this wine after the domaine - spelled backwards. Rich and luscious with notes of dried cherries, plum, cocoa and kitchen spice, this pairs well with lamb.
Grape • Carignan
Place • Rhone, France
FYI • Carignan is originally from Carinena, Spain.
Bodegas Weinert CarrascalBodegas Weinert Carrascal
This new-world winery is only 40 but their soul and winemaking is rooted in the traditionally old-world ways of Europe. This quintessential Bordeaux-blend yields plenty of dark cherry flavors. Don't let its "old school" ways fool you - this is very much an Argentine original. Great with grilled pork chops.
Grape • Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Place • Mendoza, Argentina
FYI • Carrascal means "plantation of evergreen oaks."
Nals MargreidNals Margreid
This winery is a cooperative of 100 growers founded in 1985. Co-ops in this mountainous region are typical where parcels are small. The alluvial soils and cooler temps help promote the refreshing style of this wine that has a full bouquet of peach and apricot. Pairs well with pasta and seafood or summer salad.
Grape • Kerner
Place • Alto Adige, Italy
FYI • This grape is the crossing of Trollinger and Riesling.
Heinrich RedHeinrich Red
From 1 hectare in 1990 to 90 hectare in 2018 the Heinrich's have steadily grown their outstanding operation. Biodyanamic and on the cutting edge of innovation their wines are simply tops. With plenty of ripe fruit this pairs well with everything from Middle Eastern eats to your fresh-from-the-lake catch.
Grape • Zweigelt, Blaufrankisch, St. Laurent
Place • Burgenland, Austria
FYI • Zweigelt is Austria's most planted red varietal.
Mary Taylor SicilyMary Taylor Sicily
Another of Mary Taylor's projects, this Sicilian red has her teaming up with the Sala sisters. Often nero d'avola is associated with massive tannins but this is not that! Translucent with a vivaciousness that dances on the palate this elegant red pairs well with soft cheeses.
Grape • Nero d'Avola
Place • Mazara del Vallo, Sicily
FYI • The winery is next to "Gorghi Tondi" - "3 rounded lakes."
Botromagno Nero Di TroiaBotromagno Nero Di Troia
A second life breathed into an ancient grape that was historically known only for producing bulk wines. The TLC now given to this grape by the D'Agostinos produces a delightful red with notes of cherry, sage and tobacco. This magically pairs with lamb, charcuterie, and parmesan.
Grape • Uva di Troia
Place • Puglia, Italy
FYI • Puglia is the "heel of the boot" of Italy.
Vina Leyda Sauvignon BlancVina Leyda Sauvignon Blanc
On the other side of the equator harvesting happens in March and April. In this particular spot the cooling breezes off the Pacific Ocean help promote the ideal conditions for growing this varietal. Lots of minerality and not much in the way of citrus notes. Delicious with seafood.
Grape • Sauvignon Blanc
Place • Aconcagua, Chile
FYI • Three clones of Sauv Blanc are used in this wine.
These wines are about as good as it gets. Pampered grapes, outstanding vineyards, impeccable winemaking. A level of wine that can cellar for several years.
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.
Muga Flor RosadoMuga Flor Rosado
Muga produces a number of prized wines but this rosé is in a league of its own. A dozen parcels in the Alto Najerilla district provide the perfect fruit for making this delicate wine. With notes of white peach and the slightest hint of honey blossom this pairs well with a seafood paella or the Spanish cheese monte enebro.
Grape • Garnacha Tinta
Place • Rioja, Spain
FYI • Muga produces all of their barrels at their winery.
Dom. De La Begude RougeDom. De La Begude Rouge
This region in southern France really packs a punch, from beautiful beaches to tremendous wines. La Begude is cellared in the 7th century chapel "Conil" seigneury. A strong red that needs a few hours to open before drinking. Loads of black fruit, wood, and kitchen spice it is best served with southern French cuisine.
Grape • Mourvedre, Grenache
Place • Provence, France
FYI • Wines from Bandol must contain at least 50% Mourvedre.
La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza ReservaLa Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva
Not all Rioja are made equally, in fact this delight has nearly 25% Garnacha which is considered this wines "soul." Only made about every other year from old vines, this wine exudes warmth and harmony. Notes of cherry, plum, cedar, and leather. Steak makes a good bedfellow.
Grape • Tempranillo. Garnacha
Place • Rioja, Spain
FYI • Reserva wines must age 1 yr in oak, and 2 yrs in bottle.
Bonny Doon Le Cigare VolantBonny Doon Le Cigare Volant
We have gotten particularly adept in allowing for the expression of a wonderful savoriness in Cigare, and a pretty nice mastery of tannins. Recent vintages seem to show more structure than years past. Damson plums and cherry and chocolate. -RG Pairs well with mushrooms.
Grape • Mourvedre, Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault
Place • Central Coast, California
FYI • This wine is an homage to Châteauneuf-du-Pape.
Dom. Blain-Gagnard 'La Boudriotte' 1er 2013Dom. Blain-Gagnard 'La Boudriotte' 1er 2013
Blain-Gagnard was created in 1980. Their white wines are coveted by hedonists including this Premier Cru from the La Boudriotte site. This delicious showing has lots to give including great minerality that leads into a spicy pear nose before finishing with quince. A versatile dinner wine. Can cellar through 2023.
Grape • Chardonnay
Place • Burgundy, France
FYI • Is located within the grounds of the Morgeot Abbey.
Carpineto Brunello di Montalcino DOCGCarpineto Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
There is a reason people love Tuscan reds and this is a gorgeous example why. Elegant with a complex bouquet of herbs, toasted nuts, spice, cherry, and raspberry. Aged in Slavonian oak barrels for three years and cellared in bottle for 6 months. Delicious with wild game or simply as a "reflective" wine.
Grape • Sangiovese Grosso
Place • Tuscany, Italy
FYI • Brunello refers to the color of grapes at harvest.
Arnaldo Caprai GrecanteArnaldo Caprai Grecante
By Italian standards this is a relatively young winery, founded in 1971. As a result, their winery is a very modern affair using the most state-of-the-art tools available. Notable for its highly perfumed nose, look for elements of pineapple, nectarine, and freesia. Lovely as an aperitif.
Grape • Greccheto
Place • Umbria, Italy
FYI • During the Renaissance this grape was simply: Greco.
Le Rois Des Pierres Sancerre RoseLe Rois Des Pierres Sancerre Rose
Located near Monts Damnes, the most iconic vineyard in Sancerre, the grapes for this wine are grown mostly on chalk, one of the three key soil types in the Loire. Lots of personality with various fruity notes competing for attention: "blood orange, peach, pear, and banana." Pairs well with fish.
Grape • Pinot Noir
Place • Loire, France
FYI • Le Roi des Pierres means "the king of stones."
Fessina Erse Etna BiancoFessina Erse Etna Bianco
Hailing from Europe’s tallest active volcano this white is as interesting and as cool as they come. With great minerality and notes of tropical fruit Erse prefers a marriage with food. Naturally it’s a fine match with seafood but this beaut is also a contender for asparagus – grilled, broiled, boiled or otherwise!
Grape • Carricante, Minnella, Catarratto
Place • Mount Etna, Sicily
FYI • Erse is the Greek goddess of dew.