We exclusively partner with family-owned and boutique wineries throughout France’s
and Spain’s most famous wine regions such as Bordeaux, Côte Rôtie, Priorat and Rioja.
The wineries we partner with are all carefully selected by us and share our common passion
for craft and sustainable wine-making.
5th generation family winery of Grifoll Declara producing hand-picked, boutique wines from its family-owned 25 to100-year-old Carignan and Grenache vineyards located in the region of Priorat/Mountain Wines. All wines are organically harvested (chemical and pesticide free) and produced without the use of any modern machinery. At the winery’s helm is Roger Grifoll, enologist and winemaker of Grifoll Declara, who worked and perfectionated his wine-making techniques and skills in some of the world’s most renowned wineries.
Valserrano is a 5th generation family winery of De Simon family located in Rioja, on the limestone ridges of the Alavesa region. They only use fruit from their own vineyards and have rigorous standards in the cellars to create wines with elegance and pungency combined with the soft spicy allure that only well-made Tempranillo can offer. Their more than 200-year-old underground natural cellars provide ideal, constant conditions of temperature and humidity throughout the year. A “sustainable economy” for the conservation of the wine.
RIBERA DEL DUERO
Ferratus, located in the heart of DO Ribera del Duero, is a family-run winery which represents the culmination of the Cuevas Jiménez family's vision to create top quality wines with personality, finesse and harmony. The winery was built to maintain the utmost respect for the environment, thus the natural flora of the land, as well as lavender and pine, surrounds its vineyards. The vineyards, of mainly Tempranillo, are some of the oldest in the region, with several more than 50 years of age. Ferratus is run on 100% renewable energy, allowing its sustainable growth.
Bodegas Terras Gauda was founded in 1990 and is located in the extreme southwest of the province of Pontevedra, in the O Rosal valley, bordering Portugal. The vineyards are situated in a privileged landscape close to the mouth of the Miño River on terraces and consisting of slate soil (metamorphic schist), which brings mineral notes to the wines and is unique to the granite soil predominant in the region. Premium Albariño grapes are wisely blended with autochthonous varieties such as Loureiro and Caiño Blanco, an heirloom white variety that the winery saved from extinction.
Ricard Martinez (Rimarts) is a family-owned winery producing high-quality and ECO/organic-certified sparkling wine/cavas using the handcrafted method. Every bottle is hand riddled in pupitres with no use of machinery and manually disgorged by hand to ensure absolute freshness of the product. Their insightful craftsmanship, curated fruit, and patience make for brilliant vintage brut nature Cavas that balance punchy vibrance with elegant delicacy.
CÔTE DE PROVENCE
With its rich history, Château de la Martinette is one of the oldest domains (founded in 1620) of Lorgues in the Côtes de Provence region and is known for its wines of great finesse, freshness and elegance. The vineyards are planted on clay-limestone terroir and viticulture here is practiced through organic farming that respects the environment and preserves the biodiversity that surrounds the vines. A gravitational process from harvesting to bottling is chosen to bring out the best of its terroir while respecting the integrity of the local grapes used for its rosé wines such as Grenache, Shiraz, Cinsault, Rolle and Tibouren.
Château Haut-Musset is a small estate of ten acres located in the most favorable location of AOC Lalandede-Pomerol in Bordeaux, it’s run by husband-and-wife team Veronique Abbadie and Jerome Aguirre. Veronique’s grandfather planted the vineyard. Jerome became the winemaker at several small, top-notch Pomerol estates including Le Gay and La Violette, where he fashioned many critically acclaimed wines. The soil of their estate, established in the Musset sector, is made up of gravel and sand on a limestone base and iron filth, which Lalande shares with Pomerol. Haut-Musset is one of the up-and-coming Bordeaux properties to keep any eye on.
Created in the late 18th century, the Bellefont-Belcier estate is perfectly situated on the south slopes of Saint-Laurent-des-Combes in the area of the appellation Saint-Émilion Grand Cru. The vineyard extends over 13.5 hectares in one piece. It is divided into three distinct areas: the limestone plateau, the South slope clay-limestone, the clayey-sandy parcels. Château Bellefont-Belcier originally belonged to a very powerful Bordeaux family: at the end of the 18th century, the Count Louis-François de Belcier had first founded the vineyard then, at the beginning of the 19th century, he build the Château which he named Bellefont, which means ‘‘beautiful fountain’’.
Since 1969 Vignobles Clément Fayat has been cultivating prestigious wines on three exceptional terroirs: Saint-Emilion Grand Cru Classé, Haut-Médoc and Pomerol. Château Aney, built in 1850, is situated in Cussac Fort Médoc, this left-bank château lies strategically between St-Julien and Margaux, at the epicenter of the great wines of the region where the terroir imparts exceptional quality and provides ideal growing condition. Château Clément-Pichon dates back to the 14th century and its vineyards lie on a fine terroir of sand and gravel planted with Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. The wine is produced under the supervision of the world-famous oenologist Michel Rolland.
Domaine Binet-Jacquet was established in 1999 with its vineyards located in the heart of the Faugères AOP in the Languedoc region of southern France. Viticulture at Binet-Jacquet is certified biodynamic and organic with all grapes being hand harvested. They make high-quality boutique wines from low-yielding bush vines planted in the rocky slate soils that are typical of the region. Their wines have a distinct freshness and vitality, particularly for this warm region. This is in part due to the fairly high altitudes of around 400 meters of their vines and the cool night-time temperatures, which gives the wines a distinctive liveliness and taste of their schistous, mineral soils. Their total annual production is only 30,000 bottles all labels combined.
Located in Ampuis, the historical heart of the Côte Rôtie, Domaine Burgaud’s family-owned estate has 5 hectares of vineyards that produce premium Shiraz wines. The +40-year-old vineyards are planted on steep schist slopes of the Northern Rhône’s Côte-Rôtie and are responsible for just one wine, whose character is reflective of the changing vintage. With an artisanal approach, work on the steep slopes takes place manually, each vine is individually cared for over the growing season and a small amount of new oak is used in the élèvage. Each vine branch is visited more than 20 times for various actions: winter pruning, fastening, “appalage” and “fichage”. A small domaine, but one that crafts authentic and unique wines.