Every time we got a craving for a bottle of wine, we did what everybody does. We hit the supermarket wine aisle, facing countless bottles, feeling anxiety build. It always felt like a gamble, with the odds piled high against us.
To fix the problem we decided to quit our jobs and become wine importers so that we could find the best wines, one by one, in person.
We packed our bags and set out for Europe where we spent nine months exploring wine regions and tasting thousands of wines. What did we look for? At first, we looked for any wine that was not already imported in the U.S.
As we visited more and more vineyards and tasted thousands of wines, we discovered some very strong trends.
We discovered that the best wines come from:
Small winemakers producing less than 10,000 cases per year
Winemakers that don't buy grapes from other vineyards
Vineyards that don't use pesticides or synthetic fertilizers
Winemakers that believe their job is to aid the natural process, not to create flavors to fit a certain profile
Grapes that are native to the region, not popular ones that are grown there just because they will easily sell
We're a small company importing the small percentage of wines that have passed our tests and we're selling to people like you, who care about quality and taste as much as we do.