Welcome to North Berkeley Wine
“Tasting through the North Berkeley portfolio is a breathtaking and re-energizing
experience.” —Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Many wine lovers will tell you there was a moment where what seemed a passing fancy
became an all-consuming passion. Perhaps it was during a holiday, at a small restaurant
where the local wine was a revelation; perhaps it was a bottle with flavors so profound
that it changed your perception of wine forever. For us, Burgundy, some three decades
ago, was that revelation.
Fine wine is always a sum of its parts—the land that feeds the grapes, the gentle
touch of a winemaker, and time, wine’s most ultimate master. Few regions illustrate
this confluence as well as does Burgundy in France. Winemaking here is often a family
affair, one that spans generations—each one learning, and improving, on the next.
Tradition and innovation are intertwined. Such elements aren’t unique to Burgundy,
but they are unique to fine wine. Which is why the lessons we learned early on in
Burgundy today still guide us in our endless quest to find the best wines the world
has to offer for you.
The winemakers with whom we partner—whether from France, Italy, Chile, California
or beyond—truly understand and share our all-consuming passion for what is fine
wine. In every bottle we import, we are seeking eloquent, pure flavors that ring
from cask to bottle—and most importantly, retain that natural purity in your cellar
and on your table.
We continue to scour the world’s leading wine regions to discover and select
for you wines that meet our exacting standards. We take real pride in every one
of our selections. From tasting must under the press to sampling finished wine,
we understand and are intimately involved in every step of the winemaking process.
We encourage you to become as connected; the discovery of fine wine is a pleasure
that we want to share.
Please take the time to explore these pages and discover our portfolio. You'll also
find producer profiles, tasting notes and plenty of our wine philosophy in between.
If you like what you see, we'd love to hear from you. Thank you for visiting!
Each bottle of wine we import should be as close to the truest expression of an
individual site that can possibly be captured—wine that is both natural and terroir-driven.
We seek producers who care about their land and who tend their vineyards with respect.
We remain vigilant in our quest to bring our customers the finest, most distinctive