Arianna Occhipinti is our favorite winemaker. She is someone who never settles for anything less than her best. Two years ago we were unable to acquire some of her wines... she was dissatisfied with her end product so some were not bottled. The wine in every bottle of Occhipinti is always the best the earth, the vineyard, and Arianna have to offer.
What we like about Raúl Pérez is that he is not a typical winemaker—his vineyards, his varietals, and his vinification are constantly changing. This is the approach we take with our wine shelves. Our inventory is always evolving. There are too many wines in this world to drink too much of the same thing. However, we always look forward Raul's next vintage and so should you!
We are always excited about every new vintage of Chris Brockway's wines. Sometimes Chris surprises us with an entirely new varietal. Even when he repeats a varietal two years in a row, he surprises us again.never played the same song twice, Brockway never makes the same wine twice. As organically as Jerry created music, Chris creates wine. Broc wines don't add anything that does not belong—no nutrients, yeast, bacteria, enzymes, tannins, or other popular fermentation agents.
"Lots of laughter, lots of arguments and an ethos of questioning the existing way of doing things". This is the way Joana and Antonio Macanita describe their approach to making wine. Macanita wines are full of the various terroirs from which the vines take root. For Joana this is the Douro Valley. For Antonio this is Alentejo as well as the Azores. Every varietal, every vintage either sibling export to the US we put on our shelves.
The wines of Tinashe Nyamudoka literally have the words "Roots, Origin, Home" on the labels. After a formindable career in the South African hospitality industry, Tinashe now introduces us all to what the soils of South Africa have to offer. Tinashe is inspired by some of the talented young produces in Swaartland who have moved in the direction of making more natural, lower alcohol, and lower intervention wines.