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Great Wines at Great Prices
Classic and Cutting Edge Oregon Wines ・Portland Direct Importers・Traditional, Artisan, Organic Methods
WE DO NOT HAVE A STOREFRONT. SALES ONLINE, BY PHONE OR APPOINTMENT. FREE DELIVERY WITHIN PORTLAND AND ORDERS OF $100 OR MORE.
In making our selections we look for:
Farm Made Wines
Artisan, family scale production
Sustainable, organic, and biodynamic viticulture
Classic vineyard areas or less known areas with unique terroirs Indigenous grape varieties
Traditional, non-interventionist winemaking
We feature winemakers and growers that first and foremost make delicious wine. But also we look for balanced wines of character that express a sense of place. The practices that seem to achieve these results include prioritizing farming great grapes with some degree of sustainable, organic, or biodynamic viticulture and gently sheparding those grapes through fermentation and aging without changing the nature of the grapes. This means avoiding things like the use of concentrating machines or techniques, additions of artificial yeast, enzymes, or tannins. It also means maintaining a clean cellar and equipment so bacterial spoilage and volatile acidity do not mask the character of the fruit. One of the great beauties of wine is its subjectivity and changeability. The idea of an objectively perfect wine is an intellectual conceit and many paths lead to enjoyment and fascination.
We work with local companies that directly import wines into Portland. These importers have unearthed many undiscovered wine gems while also bringing in some of the great names of European wine such as Lopez de Heredia, Marcel Deiss, Larmandier-Bernier, Chave, St. Cosme, Produttori del Barbaresco, Burlotto, Vajre, Felsina, Isole e Olena and many more. Wines from national importers have an additional mark up, and long established wines have seen gradual price increases that add up over time. By focusing on local imports and new discoveries we can offer great wines at great prices.
Locally Imported Wines
Bon Vivant Merchants
C & G Wines
Galaxy Wine Co.
Lemma Wine Co.
Owen Kotler Selections
Petit Monde Wine Merchant
Vin de Garde
Zancanella Importing Co.
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