The Giacomo Ascheri Cellars originated in La Morra: in the early 19th century, the first vines were planted in that area, where a place called “Ascheri” still exists, and the first wines were produced.
At that time in the Langhe, wine-growing and wine-making were still primitive and rudimental: wines were mostly sold in demijohns and they travelled for several days before reaching the selling points. However, a reliable account dating back to that period and concerning the “Ascheri” wine cultivation method ( then considered modern for its technical innovations ) clearly shows how , since its very beginning, the Ascheri Winery stood out for its commitment and innovative methods.
In that period, thanks to its geographical position, Bra had become the most important town for the distribution of Barolo, the best known wine of the area. Bra was, in fact, conveniently located and it had good connections with Turin, the most important wine market in the region due to the presence of the Royal House of Savoy. The Royal Family itself owned important estates in the surroundings of Bra, such as the Pollenzo Estate and the S.Vittoria d’Alba old Winery. For these reasons, in 1880 our winery was moved from La Morra to Bra, where it is still situated nowadays. At present our cellars are the only ones left which can boast such an ancient and beautiful heritage.
The years from the early 20th century to our days have been characterized by a steady effort to increase the value of our products.
With a view to expanding our estates by acquiring the most valuable production areas, we have subsequently added to the original La Morra Vineyards (mainly producing grapes for Barolo, Barbera d’Alba and Dolcetto d’Alba) the estates of Serralunga d’Alba, Verduno and Bra.
Ascheri has been created as a place to protect and preserve what the vineyards produce, without changing its characteristics; without an ideological or commercial approach, but only with a technical one. The decision to limit the use of technology, the influence of the wood and the contribution of additives is functional to have as clear an expression as possible of the vineyard, of the grape variety and of our own ideas.
Region: Barolo – Piedemont
Ata Rangi, meaning "dawn sky" or "new beginning" is a small New Zealand winery with a big reputation for serious Pinot Noir. Located at the southern end of the North Island, it is owned and managed by a family trio – Clive Paton, his wife Phyll and his sister Alison. Clive planted his first vines on a small, stony sheep paddock at the edge of the Martinborough village in 1980 as one of a handful of people who pioneered winegrowing in the area.
Ata Rangi Pinot Noir is undoubtedly the flagship wine, and in 2010 was honoured with the inaugural Tipuranga Teitei o Aotearoa or "Grand Cru of New Zealand”.
These days, Clive has more time to focus on his lifelong passion for conservation, with dynamic Winemaker Helen Masters, Vineyard Manager Gerry Rotman and Business Manager Pete Monk completing the management team. It’s a passionate bunch, locked in the relentless pursuit of making excellent wine, with minimal intervention, organic practices and complete respect for the land and vines that provide a livelihood.
Country: New Zealand
Black Feather Whiskey
Black Feather is whiskey with the same principles by which we try to live. Easy going, but hard working. Honest with no bullshit. Welcoming but full of fire. A need to be free, but also belong. American whiskey as innately American as a whiskey can be.
Black Feather Whiskey was founded by Jeremy Rawle and a group of lifelong friends. Our investors and advisers include Travis Pastrana from the Nitro Circus franchise; and investor Rob Dyrdek, known for his shows in which he has both starred in and produced. The team has created a hardworking, everyday easy drinker that’s premium, not precious.
Country: United States
“Alandes (word combination of “Along the Andes”) is the Karim Mussi Saffie project, who along with his partners, found a beautiful old winery, to develop new brands and styles without the restrictions of producing wines from grapes of a single terroir.
Region: Uco Valley
Whether it’s sitting on an apple box in 1892 selling Borthwick meat at London’s famed Smithfield market or presenting wine at an international trade show, this is story about people, place, wine and food.
Paddy’s family association with farming and the fine food it produces dates back to his great-great grandfather, Sir Thomas Borthwick who was a pioneer in the English meat trade. Originally a butcher, Sir Thomas went on to be one of the first to export frozen meat to England to all parts of the globe.
In 1936, Paddy’s grandfather, PJ Borthwick, immigrated to New Zealand and purchased Te Whanga Station 100km’s to the north of Wellington in the Wairarapa district . Since then, Te Whanga has passed through three successive generations, and developed an enviable history over 75 years as one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent Angus cattle and sheep stations. Te Whanga is home to 700 Angus stud cattle and 10,000 sheep grazing on 1600 hectares of pristine farming country.
Following in the footsteps of great-great grandfather Thomas, Paddy was looking for diversification to farming, and saw the Wairarapa having an ideal climate for growing super premium wine grapes. So in 1985 Paddy left Te Whanga in the capable hands of his family, and trained at the world renowned Roseworthy College in Australia as a viticulturist and wine maker, embarking on a career spanning five countries and three continents before settling back into the Wairarapa. In 1996, Paddy and his father Robin began planning the 27-hectare Borthwick Vineyard and Winery.
Families are a big part of the Borthwick philosophy and play an important role in making everything function on the Station and the Vineyard. As patriarch Robin still has an active role around the vineyard and farm, especially in the famed Angus Cattle stud. Paddy’s wife Sarah maintains the Te Whanga homestead’s historic seven acre garden which has been recognised by the NZ Gardens Trust as a Garden of National Significance. Sarah is also part of the whole business and with Paddy are raising the next generation. The families that help manage and work on the station and winery all play an integral part in making the vineyard, winery, farm and the whole rural business successful and enjoyable.
Country: New Zealand
Casa Santos Lima – Confidencial
Casa Santos Lima is a family owned company dedicated to the production, bottling and selling of Portuguese wines. The company is present directly or indirectly in the regions of Lisboa, Algarve, Alentejo, Vinho Verde and Douro. This way and from around 400 hectares of vineyards, it produces wines known for their excellent quality/price ratio and exports around 90% of its total production to close to 50 countries in all 5 continents. Casa Santos Lima is also the largest producer of “Vinho Regional Lisboa” and “DOC Alenquer” and in the past years has been one of the most awarded Portuguese wineries in major national and international wine competitions.
Behind every great wine is a great terroir. Château Palmer’s has a natural logic: a long strip of land set between the Atlantic Ocean and the Gironde estuary. Behind the alluvial land of the palus sits the Brauzes plateau, the first gravelly terrace. This is well-drained land, rich with the deposits of the Garonne and Dordogne rivers, but washed clean of organic matter.
Difficult soil for agriculture, but exceptional for grape growing. Yet the vines still need help to fulfill their potential. So the men and women of Château Palmer carefully prune leaf and shoot to create a natural balance, channeling the plant's vitality towards something greater – producing the finest possible grapes. What more natural expression for an age-old vine, its roots reaching deep into difficult soils, guided by a sensitive hand? Such is a demanding terroir.
A manuscript leather parchment, written in latin in 1456, proves that at that time the Burc family was already the owner of land around Cahors. All this is confimed by deeds of vineyards from 1663 and 1838. Since then, generations of wine makers have followed on this predestined land.
Nowadays, the 5th and 6th generations work together. Anne & Emmanuelle have decided to give their support, their help and their knowledge to this family venture. An addition from the 6th generation that will better the production and the wine making. We are thrilled because we believe it will help getting even better results.
Dear Mom was founded to pay homage to the women who create us, who inspire us to dream, who hold us tight when we are cold, who lift us when we have fallen, and who give us hugs and kisses and high-fives when we thrive. Dear Mom is dedicated to providing a premium and convenient wine experience that will have a far-reaching impact. We are a wine with a mission!
Each month we will donate a percentage of proceeds to a charity whose work benefits mom's locally and globally.
Country: United States
Dented Brick Distillery
Located in Salt Lake City, Dented Brick is an artisanal distillery handcrafting spirits since 2016. We source pure water for our spirits through our own artesian well and use organic and non-GMO raw materials in all of our products, including locally-sourced grains.
We make every drop from scratch. No shortcuts.
Region: Salt Lake City
Country: United States