The state-of-the-art, entirely gravity-fed Vistalba winery was built in 2002 in the center of Vistalba in the Lujan de Cuyo sub-region of Mendoza. Vistalba—both the area’s name and the winery’s name—is comprised of 131 acres located at the foot of the magnificent Cordon del Plata within the Andes Mountains. Consulting Winemaker Alberto Antonini oversees the case production along with Winemaker Alejandro Canovas. Vineyards lie 2,000 feet above sea level and approximately 12 miles west of Mendoza with loamy soil and excellent drainage,
Vistalba has three tiers of red blends or “Cortes” that all have Malbec as a key component. Corte A is highly limited with only 1,000 cases produced, Corte B with 4,000 cases, and Corte C at 20,000.
Region: Luján de Cuyo
Bodegas Lleiroso is dedicated to making fine wines in the ‘Golden Mile’ of Valbuena de Duero, the heart of Ribera del Duero, Spain. We produce award-winning wines of excellent quality and continuity with dedication to our DO. We are a family owned winery that guarantees seriousness, quality and continuity in time.
Region: Ribera del Duero
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
Branded Spirits Limited was founded in 2007 with the proposition that high quality and high price did not need to be synonymous in the industry. Using two decades of experience in the spirits business, we searched the world for the best barrels, ingredients and distilling talent.
We sought out to create new flavor profiles by using rare ingredients and unique distillation techniques. It was equally important to put time and effort into our packaging. Whether it is the electric blue eyes of our Ice Fox captured in our beautiful crystal quality glass bottles or it is the knowledge that the inspiration for each bottle of our rum comes from the far away islands of Polynesia and will return there in the form of financial support for the coral reef, our customers get an experience that is more than just one of the finest drinks for the price point that you can find.
Our spirits are sourced from around the world, most from artisan distillers. We shy away from the bulk and ordinary. We are also pleased that several of our brands are distilled right in the United States of America, which still has an abundance of craftsmanship in the time-honored skill of distilling if you know where to find it. Many of our chosen spirits have won double gold medals at various international spirits competitions.
Our team is an international one and our focus is to build our brands case by case in the major markets of the world, including the United States, China, Europe, the Middle East and Russia. We are backed by a group of sophisticated international private equity investors, and we look forward to sharing our passion with you.
Region: San Francisco
Country: United States
Established in 1996 as a partnership between the Robert G. Mondavi family and Viňa Errázuriz, the Colchagua Valley was chosen as the home of the Caliterra Estate. Founded in 1870, Viňa Errázuriz is one of the most prestigious wineries in Chile. Today, fifth generation Eduardo Chadwick is proprietor. Together he and Robert Mondavi were visionaries seeking to tap into the potential of the Colchagua Valley, soon becoming one of the most recognized valleys in the global wine market over the last decade.
Region: Colchagua Valley
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.
Quality of raw materials, compliance with the ripening time of the grapes and passion in carrying out the work: these are the characteristics that move the company and our associates. For Vini La Delizia, making wine is an art and for this reason the cooperative staff follows the members and their vineyards for the entire vegetative phase of the vine, from pruning up to grapes ripening.
In the very heart of la Côte des Bar in Bar-sur-Seine, one of the four main Champagne regions, Devaux produces some of the best Pinot Noir in the entire appellation. The Manor of Villeneuve dating back to the 18th century is a perfect location, capturing the spirit of Devaux history and contemporary vision. Founded in 1846 by brothers Jules and Auguste Devaux, the brand very quickly earned its place in Champagne renown. The tradition continued and flourished under the inspirational leadership of Madame Veuve Augusta Devaux, and the house bears her name still today.
Chateau De Messey
Wines with a heritage rooted deep in European soil and history, Demessey is a family owned company boasting three wineries in the Burgundy region best known for their Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grape varieties. These hand harvested grapes produce wines that convey the inimitable character of their terroir. Marc Dumont, his wife Vinciane and son Patrick carry on the Burgundy tradition today at each of their locations:
The Château de Messey – In 1986, Marc bought a vineyard in Cruzille, Mâconnais, originally belonging to the medieval monks of the illustrious Abbey of Cluny. A few years later, he purchased the domain of Chateau de Messey to carry on the art of fine wine in these beautiful XVIth-century vaulted cellars.
Domaine Belleville – located in the heart of the Côte Chalonnaise, with over 80 acres of vineyards, is Rully’s largest vineyard owner. The Manoir Murisaltien Demessey – located in Meursault, Côte d’Or – the “Land of Great White Wines” – widely considered the home of one of the best and renowned white wines throughout the world.
Demessey wines reflect the harmony of the grape variety, vintage, climate, soil and expertise of their winemakers with an aspiration true to the originality and old soul of their cherished region.
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.