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.
A wonderful mention on the talents of Domaine Gerard Raphet in Vinous in an article “Burgundy Under The Radar,” July 2018.read more
James Molesworth recently visited Gigondas in the southern Rhone, and paid a visit to our long-time partner Thierry Faravel of Domaine la Bouissiere in Gigondas.read more
Egly-Ouriet’s ‘Vignes de Vrigny’ is a 100% Pinot Meunier wine, grown on the chalky soils of the Montagne de Reims. A peerless wine from premier cru terroir, ‘Vrigny’ is worth a discovery, says the WSJ.read more
Just recently their 2015 Chianti Classico was named the Number 1 Chianti Classico in a recent tasting at Falstaff magazine, one of Germany’s top wine magazines.read more
We’re loving this article from Food & Wine magazine about a two-day jaunt through the rolling hills of Piedmont with (of course) a focus on where and what to eat and drink during your travels.read more
“A suprisingly powerful wine, the 2014 Chianti Classico shows why this is such a great site. Black cherry, smoke, licorice and dark spices fill out the wine’s ample frame effortlessly…”read more
These great reviews should come as no surprise to those who have been following this estate’s meteoric rise: today Fratelli Alessandria is unquestionably crafting the ultimate expression of Barolo from Verduno.read more
The beauty of Mourvedre born from the sun-kissed, high-altitude vineyards of Chateau de Pibarnon is confirmed by wine lovers and critics alike. Here are some great reviews from our friends at Wine & Spirits.read more
Just in time for today’s Top 100 Winery tasting in San Francisco — here are some wonderful reviews for our Carso partner, Azienda Agricola Skerlj, covering his 2013 and 2014 vintage white wines. Reviews were published in the Wine & Spirits Magazine October 2017 issue.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.
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.