Fine Wines the World Over
For more than 25 years, North Berkeley Imports has discovered and imported authentic, expressive wines from France and Italia destined for leading restaurants and wine shops as well as for private cellars across the country. With a retail store in Berkeley, California and offices in Europe, our team is dedicated to providing customers with the finest wine selections the world over. Here’s our story.
Josh Raynolds of Vinous Media says that “fans of southern Rhône wines who are feeling sticker shock from current pricing for most Châteauneuf-du-Papes owe it to themselves to expand their buying net, and Vacqueyras is a great place to start.”read more
Wine Spectator‘s Senior Editor Bruce Sanderson gave high marks to the Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino Riserva 2010, awarding the wine 94 points and admiring its “understated intensity.” Bravo!read more
Stephanie Johnson of Wine & Spirits magazine chose Rocca di Montegrossi’s Chianti Classico ‘San Marcellino’ 2010 as her Critic’s Pick for April 2016. Awarding this organically raised Chianti Classico 93 points, Stephanie said…read more
Stephen Tanzer says that “Two thousand fourteen is a delicious midweight vintage with alluring fruit, juicy supporting acidity, expressive terroir character, supple tannins and considerable early appeal. Best of all, the wines display an attractive natural balance and elegance, and should offer at least medium-term ageability. It’s a more consistent vintage in quality than 2013…”read more
The Tenuta Collosorbo Brunello di Montalcino 2010 was named In the list, “The Year’s Best Tuscan Reds,” and awarded 92 points! The magazine’s criteria was as follows…read more
Exciting news! Before participants enjoyed a dazzling selection of Barolo at the Festa del Barolo in NYC sponsored by Vinous Media, they were invited to enjoy a glass or two of vintage Champagne from Domaine Egly-Ouriet. What a night!read more
Wines from Italia
From the rolling, romantic hills of Piemonte to Sicilia’s fiery volcanic slopes, Italy is a sensualist’s dream and a wine lover’s heaven. Nowhere else in the world will you experience such a rich selection of native grapes, each with its own character and flavor, than in Italia. Our partners from the bel paese are small family farms, many of which have roots that reach back centuries. Discover our Italian wines.
Meet Our Italian Partners
Wines from France
Our partners in France are true artisans, looking toward the future while respecting the traditions of the past. We’ve worked with not only mothers and fathers but also sons and daughters—who, after traveling the world, have come home with new ideas. Many of the regions in which we were first pioneers, are today household names—yet we’re still scouring the gorgeous French countryside for the next must-have wine. Discover our French wines.