Santos & Seixo is a project with the ambition to present high quality wines from different regions of Portugal using the best grapes each region has to offer.
The founders, Alzira dos Santos and Pedro Seixo, brought a new look at the wines of Portugal due to their love for the wine and the passion that both nourish for traveling. Each harvest they select the best grapes frown by the most dedicated producers and passionate winemakers. From the production to the aging in barrels in order to maintain the authenticity of the grapes.
The Cartlidge-Forni Family have been involved in the Napa Valley wine industry for 4 generations. The Red Hills AVA in Lake County is know for its premium quality Cabernet Sauvignon Grapes which grow on deep red volcanic soils at high elevations (over 2000 feet). The New world style Sauvignon Blanc is not a typical style but because of unique soil, climate and altitude results in a beautiful wine with full flavor and complexity.
Passion for wine and artistic design are the two Ingredients that are at the heart of the WINERY ON wine cellar project. A youthful and dynamic pioneering project that combines modern, up-to-date methods and craftsmanship in all their production processes. Their wines are a blend of the traditional and the contemporary and genuinely reflect the outstanding characteristics of their unique and distinct personality.
With an area of 150 hectares of vineyards, annual production of 1 million bottles twenty employees, we develop our ancestral know-how for over 5 generations, always with the same passion and love of wine. These beautiful Bordeaux blends come from the 8 castles that are located in the heart of the AOC terroirs that are extremely favorable to growing grapes. The family history and expertise gives us this exceptional wine to enjoy.
In 2012, Antonio Vasques de Carvalho inherited his family's wine cellars, 6 hectares of very old (80+ year old+) vines in the Baixo Corgo and about 45,000 litres of old ports, (including a rare lot of 1880 Tawny Port set aside by Antonio's great grandfather, Jose Vasques de Carvalho). Winemaker Jaime Costa is in charge of the portfoli and is thrilled to have such fine and rare aged Port wines at this disposal. When you try this outstanding Port you will fall in love!
The history of Tenuta San Jacopo dates back to the early 18th century. Charming farmhouses, a cellar on an enchanting hill, preciously chiselled by avenues of cypresses, pines and oaks. Between the classic Chianti and the Valdarno 30 hectares of vineyards, olive groves and woods regain their ancient prestige thanks to the vision and work of their family. The wines of the Tuscany region are absolutely beautiful.
Three Milanese brothers, Vanni, Carlo and Marco Cattaneo, buy the estate in 2002. They have this purpose: enhance and refresh the local identity with business spirit, in order to combine the Tuscan product folk culture with Lombard pragmatism. The first goal is creating “great” wines, with pleasing flavors, elegant, respectful of the local vineyards but groomed with modern technologies. The second goal, is to produce olive oil, celebrating the great natural vocation of this area.
The Domaine Juliette Avril Estate is a family-run wine estate with long running roots long and deep. As early as 1928, before the Appellation of Controlled Origin (A.O.C.) was officially introduced, Juliette Avril's father, Jean Avril, along tiih other local notable figures, participated in establishing fundamental rules for developing Chateauneuf-du-Pape wine. Vines over 40 years old make-up this vineyard and some of the most amazing wine in the world is made from these vineyards!
Quinta Vale d'Aldeia – located in the Meda region in the heart of the Upper Douro – is a project born of one family’s effort and dedication, with the main aim of producing outstanding wines.
Its location is notable for its rich and complex microclimates, meaning that the generous soil combined with selected grape varieties generate truly unparalleled yield and quality. In addition we use cutting-edge wine-production technology, so making Quinta Vale d’Aldeia one of the leading wine-making benchmarks in the Douro Superior demarcated region.
Montalcino, Siena, Italy
The vineyard "Il Grappolo" covers about 25 acres at south of Montalcino, in the heart of Tuscany, about 90 km from Florence and 30 km from Siena, between the Tyrrhenian Sea and the hills of Maremma, an area rich in Mediterranean vegetation.
The vineyards enjoy optimum exposure and a particular geological formation of the land. These values, together with a microclimate particularly suitable for the vine, to the thinning and to the selection of grapes before the grape harvest (only first choice for the production of “Brunello di Montalcino "), always guarantee great wines.
The lands today on which there are the vineyards of Brunello "Il Grappolo" are of ancient cultivation; the large terrace that looks south to the valley of Orcia and west to the valley of the Maremma, has been agricultural land since Etruscan times.
The castle dates from the 12th century, the first written notices were in 1208. Thereafter, several political and economic influences determined the passage of those lands, already advanced in the cultivation of the vine, to the Republic of Siena, in which the old center of Sant'Angelo in Colle was part with its rural population equally predisposed to the care of the vineyards.
BROTHERS AARON + JESSE INMAN grew up a little differently than your average kids in America; no Father Knows Best household. They were raised “on the river” in Northern California by gold-mining parents – yep, prospectors – whilst living in a bus that hopped from mining claim to mining claim. For Aaron and Jesse, winemaking is about people drinking and enjoying their wines, not the terroir, the clones, or expensive French oak barrels. The label reflects that unpretentiousness, their childhood, and their appreciation of the fine art of the tattoo. The wine inside is delicious – no other words necessary. It keeps the simplicity, affordability, and honesty of Pinot Patch, but captures more of them in the bottle: their alt-upbringing.
SIERRA NORTE was established over 20 years ago by three local families from Valencia, Southeastern Spain, with a long tradition in grape growing and winemaking The region has perfect conditions for organic farming and Sierra Norte was one of the first wineries to certify its wines “organic” and then “vegan” The vineyard is located in the town of Camporrobles, at over 3000 feet of elevation, which creates a large diurnal range, allowing the grapes to keep a great acidity and create more intensity of aromas. Vineyards are cultivated under the criteria of organic farming, out of respect for the environment and our customers. Young, barrel-aged, monovarietal, organic... and very special. Discover, uncork, enjoy...
Founded in 1935, the winery’s long history has been guided by the family’s love of the trade and its unending commitment to excellence and the quality of their wines.
Viu Manent has its own enological style. Its medium size allows it to take great care with every detail and be able to reach maximum standards of quality in its wines, which are internationally known and appreciated.
Secreto is a line of wines with a fresh and modern style. Art and terroir have come together in this line in which the varieties have much to express. This line uses lesser-known varieties to make very expressive fresh and aromatic blends, each with a very closely guarded secret—the winemaker includes a 15% component that only he knows. Viu Manent commissioned Chilean artist Catalina Abbot to create the labels for each of its seven Secretos.
Sexy Wines is a fusion of national and international flavours and ideas. A cosmopolitan and urban concept that uniquely combines ancient and modern techniques. Sexy Wines mixes the classic with the exciting, something you can’t help but share. Something SEXY! SEXY is about enjoying life like it’s vital. Sexy Wines is about friends, family, adventure. A modern way to relax, sober and fun at the same time. Always adventurous, but in absolute control. Sexy Wines António Maçanita, winemaker and producer, restless and bold, how can he recover the region’s almost extinct grape varieties and create Sexy wines? The Sexy wines reveal all his Maverick spirit, always ready to take risks and to break tired barriers. It was in 2004 that António Maçanita and David Booth made the first Sexy Red Wine harvest, a wine that has gained great notoriety over the years. When starting Sexy wines, family support was very important, as António Maçanita was only 23 years old and had to rely on the triad of "Friends, Fools and Family", as António likes to joke, with a share of capital from his uncle, another from his mother, father, etc. Sexy wines are a measured intensity, intentionally placed at a level that few wines reach. Quality is not treated as an afterthought, but as the same integral feeling of looking in the mirror in the morning and smiling, an expression of our self-worth. This is the ethos of Sexy wines, this is the fundamental drive...
We see the Salmon Arm area and in particular the North Broadview bench as an exceptional mesoclimate for growing high quality cool climate wine grapes. Salmon Arm has warm summers but is not so dry that you need to irrigate. The complex soils and warm aspect of the Marionette vineyard site is what led us to start a winery here. The definition of Terroir however extends beyond the soil, aspect, and weather conditions of a place. It also encompasses community and cultural identity. With its wealth of local artisan food producers and farms, its independent film society and very active arts council and music scene, Salmon Arm seems like a perfect place to have a bespoke and regionally expressive winery and vineyards.