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.
The arrival of Egly-Ouriet Champagne is the highlight of the fall season. If you haven’t yet experienced Egly’s Blanc de Noirs, you have yet to experience the best of Pinot Noir-based Champagnes.read more
Wow! Congratulations to Azienda Agricola Antonino Caravaglio for his first-ever Three Glasses award — for his Malvasia delle Lipari Passito 2016 — from Gambero Rosso!read more
Trade customers can download a PDF of our current catalog by following this link. We reserve the right to correct any errors in pricing or in fact. Pricing valid as of August 2017.read more
A huge thanks to all the judges and participants of this year’s San Francisco International Wine Competition. We are very proud to announce that North Berkeley Import partners from Italy won a total of 21 medals!read more
Shouldn’t we all? Ian D’Agata of Vinous Media stops by a raw bar in Paris and enjoys a bottle of 2015 Domaine Guy Robin Chablis 1er ‘Montee de Tonnerre’. We encourage you to do the same!read more
The 2012 Barolo from Fratelli Alessandria in Verduno is truly a stunning wine; or a wine of “pure class,” as Vinous critic Antonio Galloni puts it. We couldn’t agree more!read more
We discovered the true taste of Saint-Joseph Syrah at Domaine De Gouye, run by the Desbos family, and are thrilled to be their first importer to the United States!read more
John Gilman has just published in his View from the Cellar newsletter an extensive article on Domaine Francois Cotat, including a detailed tasting list of vintages that go back decades.read more
Following a huge year as a Wine & Spirits’ Top 100 Winery, Vadiaperti keeps the hits coming. Wine Enthusiast reviews winemaker Raffaele Troisi’s stunning 2015 Fiano wines.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.