We started our portfolio in 1989 with California producers who challenged the quality and style of old world models. Our portfolio grew as the growers and winemakers with whom we had the good fortune to become involved early on recommended others of like mind, and as we followed the best fruit and the best talents in their often adventurous travels. We still represent artisans whose wines reflect their terroir – that unique imprint of selected vineyard locations, clones and rootstock – as well as the care, passion and stylistic vision of these exceptional individuals.
Today, most of our collaborators are celebrated for the quality of their wine and the roles they have played in establishing an international reputation for California, Oregon and Washington wine. We and the vintners we represent subscribe to the belief that wines are made in the vineyard. Certainly, care in the cellar can bring out the best from a winemaker’s skills, but cannot replace what was never there.
Edmunds St. John
Michael Skurnik Wines
Storybook Mountain Vineyards