We are extremely passionate about our wines and want you to be too. Our producers follow the same visions as we do, and strive to provide the highest quality wine possible while remaining accessible.
Jolie Laide is a two person operation based out of Sebastopol, California. It is run by husband and wife duo Jenny & Scott Shultz. Their winemaking philosophy is simple, grapes are all left whole cluster, crushed by foot, and aged in neutral oak. The vineyards they work with span across California, and all using organic farming methods.
They change their labels every year, which represents every vintage and changing with each vintage. Scott started his winemaking journey with many famed producers such as ArnotRoberts, Pax & Wind Gap.
Their winemaking ethos is ‘less is more’, and focus on producing wines from responsibly farmed & sustainable sources, producing clean but naturally made wines.
Raen was formed by brothers Carlo and Dante Mondavi in 2013, in the rolling Sonoma Coast hills. The two brothers have been involved with their family productions at Opus One, Mondavi Estate & Continuum, and have learned from some of the best winemakers and growers around the world. It is a Pinot Noir-focused house, with tiny allocations of their Chardonnay offered only through their wine club, and through us in Ontario.
The brothers are dedicated to the land, using all permaculture farming methods. The Pinot Noirs are all whole cluster, and made in neutral French oak, using indigenous yeasts and remaining unfined & unfiltered.
The elevation and climate on the Sonoma Coast brings elegance, finesse, intense aromatics to their wines. They are ready to drink, or will get even more stunning with age. These are not wines to miss, with spots on James Sucklings top 100 American wines, and praise and high points from the wine elite.
STIRM WINE CO
Ryan Stirm is making some seriously great wines in Central California. Known for his rieslings, he keeps his wines unfined, unfiltered, minimal s02 additons, organic, dry farmed and all with their own unique character.
You can taste Ryan’s dedication to the Santa Cruz Mountains in his wines, and is a true visionary in his field, promoting the use of many forgotten or overlooked hybrid varietals.
Grown organically and crafted naturally in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Cole Thomas produces clean, precise, elegant, and age-worthy wines. Focusing mainly on Chardonnay, Pinot Noir & Syrah, he works alongside Ken Swegels making tiny amounts of beautiful wine.
Responsible farming and dedication to the land first, the meticulous care for the environment shines through in the purity of his wines, proving that great fruit and low intervention is king in winemaking.
A small winery in Oregon focusing on Chardonnay & Pinot Noir, from stand out vineyards across the Willamette Valley. Their wines are truly indicative of the beautiful terroir of Oregoncreating wines that are elegant, focused, and pure.
The winery is run by husband and wife duo Ken Pahlow and Erica Landon, which started in 2008 out of passion and their love for wines from the Eola-Amity Hills. They are focused on sourcing grapes from prestigious vineyards across the AVA, from growers that are dedicated to dry farming and organic practices. All wines are made with native or ambient yeast, French oak, and minimal punchdowns and extractions.
Graham has been dedicated to making Riesling & Gruner in a place where most wine lovers didn’t expect to find such elegant, Austrian-like wines, in Santa Barbara, California. Graham has worked with some of the most esteemed Austrian producers, including Weingut Knoll.
Graham often picks the grapes with multiple passes- creating layers and different expressions and textures. Dedicated to sustainable farming and producing wines with power, elegance and precision, Graham has gained a cult like following, and tasting these wines you’ll understand why.
The Renoirs have been making champagne for 4 generations in Verzy, Champagne. A grower house, Adrien has made the push to farm organically, moving into biodynamic and on the way to biodynamic certification.
His wines are structured, clean, acid-driven, and full of character. He took over the production of his father’s house, Vincent Renoir, in 2014, and chose certain Lieu Dits for his own label, Adrien Renoir, which have all gained critical acclaim around the world.
TERRE DI BRUCA
Located in the westernmost part of Sicily, Terre di Bruca’s vineyards enjoy a picturesque view that overlooks Castellammare del Golfo and the Tyrrhenian Sea. They grow iconic indigenous varieties like Nero d’Avola, Grillo, and Inzolia, but they leave room for classics like Chardonnay and Syrah that express the peculiarities of this region. The combination of altitude and exposure also help their sustainable practices; all of their 150 hectares to be certified organic.
CASTELLO DI RONCADE
This is one of the oldest wineries in the region; built in 1508 as a Ventian Villa, it’s one of the few buildings from that era that still preserves its role as a farm. In between Treviso and Venice, a few kilometers from the Adriatic Sea and touched by the cold winds coming down from the Alps, Castello di Roncade rises at the core of the Prosecco region. Nonetheless, Barons Ciani Bassetti always kept a focus on local grapes, like Raboso and Incrocio Manzoni. This is also home to one of the first Bordeaux style blends ever made in Italy, Villa Guistinian.
TENUTE DEL GARDA
Overlooking the shores of Lake Garda on the Lombardy side, Andrea Lorenzi chose to focus his attention on Groppello, the indigenous red grape around here. A lot of passion and care for the products result in one of the most interesting productions from the region.
LE QUATTRO TERRE
Just a few steps from Lake Iseo, Giorgio and Mateo Vezzoli chose to show the world their interpretation of one of Italy’s best-known and most ancient traditional method sparklings, Franciacorta. The cleanliness and complexity we can find in these bubbles reflect the aUenBon and enthusiasm that the family put in growing and vinifying their grapes.
In the heart of Monferrato, this beautiful estate in the heart of Monferrato, Piedmont revives traditional grapes like Grignolino, Ruchè, Timorasso, with a modern take on vinification and introducing international vary in their blends, giving these obscure grapes a chance to get the spotlight. Investments in new technologies put this winery on the sustainability track, making their CO2 emissions almost inexistent.
Castagnole delle Lanze is home to this family winery that specialized in the production of Moscato d’Asti. In the years they acquired plots on the most sought-after hills of central Piedmont, adding Barbera, Barbaresco and Barolo to their list. All the vinifications are carried out with house-cultured yeasts.
This Lambrusco house was founded in 1924 and was famous in the region for supplying great products to “osterie” and to the general public. The Medici family acquired it in 2006, keeping up the prestigious name of the brand.
Sonia and Federico Mencaroni run this winery on the beautiful hills of Corinaldo, a few kilometers from the coast, in respect of nature and with fully organic practices. Here Verdicchio is the center of attention: its quality is being tested for the production of traditional method sparklings with long maturation on the lees. The results are quite interesting and tasty.
This story starts with a butterfly that was observed on the family properties and was much rarer anywhere else. This inspired Simone to follow the principles of biodynamic agriculture to farm his land and to adopt spontaneous fermentation and indigenous yeasts as his main drivers for the production of his wines. Trebbiano, Cerasuolo, and Montepulciano, the three classic wines of Abruzzo, naturally interpreted. The butterfly ended up on the label and is now their brand.
Viticulture on Mount Etna follows ancient practices, and can be observed in the vines that grow in the Calcagno’s family vineyards. Plants that are rarely younger than 70 years old and go over 120. The age of the vines is helped by high altitude and northern exposure, being located in Passopisciaro, and by a very complex and old soil, sedimented in millions of years of volcanic eruptions. Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio, Carricante and Grecanico here give their best expression, mixing in the glass the correct blend of elegance, power, and longevity.