Wine & Spirits Magazine's IMPORTER OF THE YEAR 2019 & 2020

Fine Wines The World Over

Since its founding in 1979, North Berkeley  has sourced authentic, expressive wines from France and Italy, destined for leading restaurants and wine shops as well as private cellars across the country.  With a retail store in Berkeley, California and offices in Europe, our team is dedicated to providing customers with top-notch service and the finest wine selections the world over.

Did you know? We’ve been named “Importer of the Year” two years in a row — in 2019 and 2020 — by Wine & Spirits Magazine.  Here’s our story.

Four Partners Named To Top 100 Winery List

Four Partners Named To Top 100 Winery List

We are thrilled to have Fratelli Alessandria, Rocca di Montegrossi, Frederic Magnien and Petit & Bajan named to Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Top 100 Winery list for 2022! This is a great honor for these hard-working family wineries.

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Praise For Musto Carmelitano New Releases

Praise For Musto Carmelitano New Releases

Musto Carmelitano is the top name for organic Aglianico in the region, and it’s heartening that the wine press is catching up to what we’ve been saying: that the true character of Aglianico — powerful & elegant — is what Musto Carmelitano faithfully delivers.

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Great Marks For 2019 Barraud at Wine Advocate

Great Marks For 2019 Barraud at Wine Advocate

More stellar notes and praise from The Wine Advocate for Daniel et Julien Barraud, our long-time partners in the Maconnais. These organically raised, Burgundian Chardonnay wines are indeed benchmarks for quality in this beautiful region.

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Wines from Italy

From the rolling, romantic hills of Piedmont to Sicily’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 Italy. 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.