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 folks at Gambero Rosso have awarded the team one “three glasses” award, plus three “two glasses” awards, for their peerless single-variety wines. Bravo!read more
The peerless biodynamic estate of Tenuta di Valgiano has always marched to its own drummer, but the world agrees: their wines are timeless, a clear voice of the land from which they are born. Here’s recent awards and accolades for their recent releases!read more
Our long-time client and friend Shelley Lindgren of A16 and SPQR shared that one of her favorite bottles this season is Stella di Campalto’s Brunello di Montalcino 2011.read more
What a rush! Congratulations to our grower partners who have been named to Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Top 100 Winery list in 2018!read more
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
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.