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.
We are thrilled to the tips of our toes about the latest reviews of Vincent Dureuil-Janthial’s 2017 Burgundies, and not just because these wines, as per reviewer William Kelley, are “quite simply the finest set of young wines that I have ever tasted from Dureuil.”
Don’t miss this gorgeous look at the great work Burgundian winemakers Anne Gros and Jean-Paul Tollot are doing in the Minervois, written by Opening a Bottle.
The summer edition of Wine & Spirits delivers serious praise and high marks to our southern partners, Vadiaperti, Murgo and Caravaglio!
With praise like this, why would you drink anything else? Author Tom Hyland of Forbes says that Murgo’s Extra Brut Metodo Classico “most assuredly can take its place in a discussion of Italy’s finest sparkling wines.”
“Dolcetto is a wine you will fall in love with, if you only give it a chance,” says Tom Hyland in Forbes. We couldn’t agree more!
Serious praise for our biodynamic partners in Valpolicella, Azienda Agricola Musella. The best Amarone and Ripasso are found here!
We are so lucky to have such stars in the Bay area. Che Fico Sommelier Francesca Maniace talks up Ronchi Barbaresco and other Italian wines in this article in Wine & Spirits Magazine.
A table full of TV personalities and business leaders, and the wine list falls in your lap. What would you do? A quick-thinking journalist picked Sarrazin Burgundy, and thrilled at his choice.
Our partners at Musella outside Verona are featured in this Food & Wine Magazine article about the sensual joys of Amarone and the delights of its vinous capital, the city of Romeo and Juliet.
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.