New Producers

Cappellano

Cappellano

21/11/2016

The Cappellano name has been associated with winemaking in Barolo since the 1870s, however the real history of the estate, as far as modern-day Barolo is concerned, began in the 1970s with the late Teobaldo Cappellano. Striking a deal with Otin Fiorin, the former owner, and whose name now appears on ...

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Rhys Vineyards

Rhys Vineyards

26/10/2016

Kevin Harvey’s Rhys Vineyards has built up a near cult like following in just a decade of releases. His bottlings of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Syrah from both the Santa Cruz Mountains and now also the Anderson Valley in Mendocino are rightly seen as amongst the very top echelon of wines produced an ...

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Di Costanzo

Di Costanzo

01/09/2016

There’s a new kid on the block in Napa and he goes by the name of Massimo di Costanzo. In actual fact, Massimo isn’t new to Napa, he studied at UC Davis before hitting the road for a number of European harvests. He worked with the Antinoris, and then with Badenhorst in SA, before returning home to N ...

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Abreu Vineyards

Abreu Vineyards

23/05/2016

David Abreu is probably Napa Valley’s most respected viticulturalist. His list of clients reads like a who’s who of Napa royalty – Harlan, Screaming Eagle, Grace Family, Sloan, Blankiet, Staglin, Colgin and Araujo all use his services. If you need the best advice on where to plant, what to plant, ho ...

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Luisin

Luisin

24/08/2015

Founded in 1913 by Luigi Minuto, great-grand-father of current owner Roberto Minuto, Cascina Luisin has always been owned and managed by the same family. Their seven hectares are spread over prime Barbaresco real estate – mostly comprising two of the region’s great crus, Asili and Rabaja. A truly ...

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Castello di Verduno

Castello di Verduno

24/08/2015

The Castello di Verduno is one of the historic castles of Barolo, originally built in 1500, and thanks to the Burlotto family it also seems set for a glittering future. Nebbiolo was first vinified here in 1838 under the new ownership of King Carlo Alberto of Savoy. In 1909 the castle was acquired b ...

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Podere Il Carnasciale

Podere Il Carnasciale

30/06/2015

In today’s wine-thirsty cyberspace it is rare you come across something totally new and unique, a wine made from a grape variety you did not know existed and even less likely that it could be considered one of its country’s great wines. Introducing the cult that has become Il Carnasciale: In th ...

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Monteraponi

Monteraponi

18/06/2015

The Chianti farmhouse of Monteraponi, an ancient medieval hamlet, situated on the hill of the same name, once belonged to Baron Ugo, Marquis of Tuscany in the tenth century. It was not until 2003, however, that current owner Michele Braganti produced and commercialised the estate’s own bottlings. ...

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Domaine Boucabeille

Domaine Boucabeille

21/04/2015

Jean Boucabeille’s estate is perched on the schist slopes of the Forca Real hill, approximately 20 kms west of Perpignan. The self-contained vineyard amounts to eleven hectares laid out in hundred metre terraces. Orientation is south easterly, giving the vines protection from the fierce evening sun ...

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Domaine Laurent Martray

Domaine Laurent Martray

23/03/2015

The young and affable Laurent Martray controls 19 hectares of vines, predominantly in and around the village of Odenas in Brouilly. While making the wines at Château de la Chaize since 1987, Laurent has built up a sizable following for his own estate wines which currently adorn many of the finest a ...

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Paolo Conterno

Paolo Conterno

28/05/2014

Founded by Paolo Conterno in 1886, it was Paolo’s son Carlo who started to bottle the estate’s own production in small quantities. Today the estate, spanning 10 ha which are mainly centred around the fabulous Ginestra Cru of Monforte, is managed by the fourth generation of Conternos, Giorgio and Ma ...

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Peay Vineyards

Peay Vineyards

13/05/2014

It is no mean feat finding Peay. The road you take from Geyserville twists and turns its way across high barren ridges and through densely wooded valleys, traversing a tectonically crumpled stretch of land as you head west, straight towards the Pacific Ocean– it is not a road where you can easily ma ...

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Pascal Doquet

Pascal Doquet

15/05/2013

Pascal Doquet established his own estate in 2004, but prior to that had been making wine under his parents’ label, Doquet-Jeanmaire, since 1982. Mesnil vines have been in the family since his maternal grandfather started making wine in the 1930s. Pascal took charge of Doquet-Jeanmaire in 1995 and ...

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Bernhard Huber

Bernhard Huber

20/03/2013

The 2012 edition of German Wine Bible "Gault & Millau" rates a total of 10 growers across the whole of Germany as five star producers (we list 7 of them). In Baden, the region that lies just across the Rhine from Alsace, nestled below the black mountains in much the same way as Alsace is beneath the ...

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Domaine de la Pousse d'Or

Domaine de la Pousse d'Or

02/01/2013

Since buying this magnificent Cote de Beaune Domaine from the Potels in the nineties, Patrick Landanger, an engineer by trade, retrained as a full time vigneron, over many years learning new skills and getting to know his land. In the last few vintages his wines have started to hit the very high sta ...

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Perrot-Minot

Perrot-Minot

02/01/2013

After practising the profession of wine broker for seven years, Christophe Perrot-Minot took over his parent’s estate in 1993. As well as providing renewed vigour and a perfectionist’s approach to the winemaking, Christophe also succeeded in expanding the Domaine substantially by buying out the famo ...

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Thibaud Boudignon

Thibaud Boudignon

08/11/2012

Back in 2011 we got wind of a young wine grower doing very interesting things in Anjou and Savennières. His name came to us via a diverse range of contacts, all of whom happened to work at stellar domaines. Having tasted and been impressed by samples in the UK, we travelled out to see the young Thib ...

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Quintodecimo

Quintodecimo

22/06/2012

Owner Luigi Moio was born into an historical family of winemakers in Campania dating back to 1880. After an extended stay in France studying viticulture and winemaking, Luigi returned to Italy in 1994 and in addition to teaching at the University of Naples, undertook the task of winemaker at various ...

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Poggio Antico

Poggio Antico

21/06/2012

The estate was originally purchased in 1984 by Giancarlo and Nuccia Gloder, from Milan, who had fallen in love with the wines of Montalcino and the unique beauty and geographical position of Poggio Antico. Located at an average altitude of approximately 450 metres above sea level, Poggio Antico, is ...

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Holdvölgy

Holdvölgy

20/06/2012

Holdvölgy, Hungarian for Valley of the Moon, is an absolutely thrilling discovery for J&B. The likes of Bordeaux, Burgundy, Rhone and Barolo might be the most popular and fastest-developing areas of our portfolio but every now and again something unique and individual comes along that is just too go ...

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Duemani

Duemani

15/06/2012

Luca d'Attoma is a highly respected Tuscan wine consultant, whose employers have included Azienda Agricola Le Macchiole in Bolgheri and Tua Rita, and who, along with wife Elena Celli, eventually realised a dream to produce his own wine. Luca and Elena are the Duemani 'two hands' that run the estate. ...

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Foxes Island

Foxes Island

29/02/2012

It is always nice to bring a new agency to our ever growing list. Discovering great wines that deliver quality over and above their price points is one of the things we pride ourselves on. And John Belsham's Foxes Island wines certainly deliver; his wines are delicious. Not that we can hand on heart ...

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Château Unang

Château Unang

Swiftly and deservedly becoming one of the most renowned producers in the exciting region of Ventoux, Chateau Unang has been run by Scottish couple James and Joanna King since 2003. A great deal of renovating and replanting since has turned this once neglected estate into an absolute gem. The doma ...

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Château Feytit-Lagrave

Château Feytit-Lagrave

Chateau Feytit Lagrave is part of the late Catherine Péré-Vergé’s empire. Pomerol’s leading lady also included Le Gay, La Violette and Montviel in her impressive portfolio. Her vision and determination combined with the support of her close friend and oenologist, Michel Rolland raised the quality an ...

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