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.

And The Best Is Yet To Come…

We’re celebrating 40 years in the world of fine wine — four whole decades of sharing with you the bottles we love best. And we’re just getting started! If you haven’t already subscribed, check out our Facebook page or our Instagram account, as here we’ll keep you up to date with new wine acquisitions and grower partners.

Like our wines and want to share? Tag us: @northberkeleyimports.

Thank you for your support over the past 40 years! We’ll be moving into a new retail space in early 2021 in Berkeley … stay tuned!


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.