It all began on our first trip to Central Europe. We fell in love with the wines, the people and the cultures throughout the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Croatia and Hungary. When visiting these countries one will see castles on hilltops with vineyards growing to the castle walls and across the hillside with backdrops of craggy mountains, one will experience wonderful heart-filled wines and soulful cuisine. The people are passionate and welcoming and the cultures revolve around sharing food and wine. The wine culture in these regions goes back before the Greeks and Romans and the stories from the people today are heartfelt and rich with culture.
The winemakers and families we met had amazing stories of how the land was linked to the ancient times from the Huns and Celts to the Greek and Roman civilizations, what their ancestors endured to keep their vineyards and farm land during the World Wars and Socialist rule. Many lost their land and worked hard to barter and purchase it back or purchase new land so they could return to their farming roots. The experiences shared in these countries has only increased our love of old world wines and ancient varietals. Greece alone has two of the most ancient varietals that are beautiful, rich and aromatic.
We specialize in unique premium and boutique wines from the old countries of Europe. Some of these wines are emerging on to the world class market and some are gems we have discovered and would like you to discover them with us. These wines are from families who are passionate about their land and producing first class wines. Many are now winning medals with Decanter, receiving over 90 points with Wine and Spirits magazine, and taking top honors in highly competitive European wine competitions. Some of the wines are available in limited production ... some as small as only 800 bottles. Some of these varietals do not exist in the United States and are indigenous to the country they've been imported from. They are special and make long lasting memories.
Join us in experiencing these special wines. We know you'll enjoy them as much as we do.