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Viña Valoria

Bodegas Valoria is one of the oldest and highly rated wineries in Rioja, Spain. Its name originates from an old plot of land located in the town of Fuenmayor – one of the most prestigious in the Rioja Alta region.

The emphasis at the winery has been to make quality wines at a good price ratio, using traditional techniques but with a modern approach. Under the Viña Valoria brand, there is a large repertoire of different wines at varying price points and age.

Bodegas Valoria continues today to represent the purest tradition of a classic Rioja but with the modern consumer in mind.

Trivento

Founded in 1996, Trivento Bodegas y Vińedos produces brand-name wines distinguished for preserving the character of the winds. These wines have received numerous recognitions at international contests and in wine industry publications. TRIVENTO has become the most diversely distributed Argentine wine brand in the world, positioning the company among the preeminent Argentine exporters.

360° Loire

Established in the Loire Valley since 1872, Loire Properties produces and markets a wide variety of Loire wines. Recognized for the quality of its often awarded wines and for its ability to innovate, Loire Properties is a key player in the vineyard. The entire sector is mastered from vine to glass with respect for people and the environment.

LaStella

Created to capture the vision of la dolce vita – paying homage to the Italian ways – LaStella boldly stepped into the spotlight in 2006. Just as a symphony has its tempo, so do the musically inspired LaStella wines: Leggiero, Vivace, Allegretto, Fortissimo, and Maestoso. Situated by Osoyoos Lake in the South Okanagan Valley, at the northernmost tip of the Sonoran desert, LaStella’s commitment to winemaking excellence is its driving force. Low input viticulture and non-interventionist winemaking philosophy is what has lead to their rise and sought-after following.

Le Vieux Pin

Named for the solitary majestic old growth pine of their Oliver estate, Le Vieux Pin sits perched amidst the famed vineyards of the Black Sage Bench: Canada’s sole pocket desert, located in the South of British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley. Since releasing their first vintage in 2005, Le Vieux Pin has captured the essence of traditional French winemaking, along with the bold New World character distinct to the region. Considered by the national wine industry to be a leading Syrah producer, the winery uses low input viticulture and non-interventionist winemaking to make exclusive vintages that carry with them a sense of time and place. These fine wines can be savoured nationwide and internationally, at select culinary hot spots, gastronomical institutions and fine wine merchants. The pine tree stands alone.

K1 & Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy

After joining his family’s wine business Thomas Hardy & Sons in 1975, Geoff completed his diploma in wine production two years later in 1977.
In 1980, Geoff and fellow viticulturist Ian Leask purchased a vineyard in McLaren Vale. A few years later, Geoff found the perfect location for producing cool climate grapes in the Adelaide Hills. He planted the vineyard in 1987 and named it K1 since this unique site was the first commercial planting of vines in the Kuitpo region in the southern Adelaide Hills. Since then Geoff has been involved in the planting of more than 3,000 hectares of vines and has consulted to more than 200 different vineyards in Australia, France and Italy.
In 2004, Geoff launched the Hand Crafted by Geoff Hardy and GMH ranges of wine, and then acquired the remaining share of Pertaringa in 2011. Together with K1 Wines, these brands now make up Wines by Geoff Hardy and continue the 160-year old family tradition of pushing the boundaries of Australian viticulture.

Tresor Legendaire Whisky De France

The two French single malts from the Jura are called “Trésor Légendaire” and offer a finish in Vin de Paille cask and a finish in Vin Jaune cask. Jura Trésor Légendaire whiskeys develop iodized aromas.

This is an excellent Jura anchorage. No wonder, when we know that their producer is none other than Domaine Marcel Cabelier, specialist in Vin Jaune and Vin de Paille for several generations.

The label reminds us of the legend of the Wyvern, an evil creature of the waters. But I do not find anything evil in them, in these two eaux-de-de-youth that awaken your taste buds, and more so affinities.

Mr H French

Alsace is the cradle of Hops culture. At the heart of the mysterious region of Alsace in depths of the Northern Vosges is the gin of Mr H. The blend of two distillations, one made from juniper, the second from other botanicals with a touch of hops make this creation fresh, exuberant and lively. Aromatically sweet with great personality. Mr H will certainly leave your taste buds tingling.

Pierre Andre

The founding values of Pierre André, on terrior and his vineyards, practicing integrated viticulture on the prestigious soils of Corton and the Côte de Beaune. Pierre André founded his wine trading company in Paris in 1923. In 1927, Pierre André entered the universe of Burgundy wines by acquiring the Chateau of Aloxe-Corton. He revolutionized Burgundy with his new ideas, dynamism and business acumen. In 1938, Pierre André opened his restaurant in Paris in order to promote his wines. This is also coupled with the development of a network of restaurant agents. As his business grew, in the 1960’s, Pierre André significantly expanded its international sales. Today, 2019 Pierre André is a prestigious signature of Burgundy wines, famous all over the world.

The Vineyard Manager of Pierre André, estate, Jacques Briday, is head of viticulture. He practices integrated viticulture is similar to sustainable viticulture, that works in a holistic manner. This includes environment protection, preservation of soil fertility, with role of egro-ecosystem as well as a sustainable production of healthy grapes, high quality and with minimum use of pesticide residues. Under Jacques supervision the vine grower’s work daily, carefully tailoring practices to its terrior. Season after season, they provide their most attentive care to the vineyards.

Au Pied Du Mont Chauve

This is where everything is nurtured and flourishes. With his staff, Ivan Rivetti takes care of the winery, assisted by “scientist winemaker” Donato Lanati of Enosis Meraviglia research centre fame. A blend of technical innovation and the savoir faire of days gone by.

Wine is born in the vineyard and “grows” in the winery.

Francine Picard came back to her home, Burgundy, and joined the family business in late 90s, she is presently managing all the Domaines of the Picard Family in Côte de Beaune and Côte Châlonnaise.
Since 2010, she decided to slowly cut down the treatment on the vines to its strict minimum, and implemented environmental friendly techniques for most of the vineyards. She then applied biodynamic viticulture in order to get great quality of grapes, high precision in wines and at the same time working respectfully with mother nature.
Today, Domaines Famille Picard covers 110 hectares that are operated under a sustainable and eco-friendly way (including Au Pied du Mont Chauve 30 hectares 100% biodynamic). Since May 2019 Antoine Lepetit de la Bigne, viticulturist specialized in biodynamics joined the Picard Family and filled in the position of vineyard and winemaking manager to walk with the family towards this fascinating way of vine-growing.
At last, the desire of Francine to preserve the soils and to strengthen the biodiversity remain her major concern.

Maturing then follows, mostly in oak casks and barrels of different capacities for periods that vary according not only to the quality of the vintage, but above-all the label those grapes will represent.

For the white varieties, soft pressing produces a must that undergoes the slow fermentation ideal for safeguarding the fresh aromas and typical fruitiness of the grapes.

Dante Rivetti

This is where everything is nurtured and flourishes. With his staff, Ivan Rivetti takes care of the winery, assisted by “scientist winemaker” Donato Lanati of Enosis Meraviglia research centre fame. A blend of technical innovation and the savoir faire of days gone by.

Wine is born in the vineyard and “grows” in the winery.

For the red wines, the stalks are usually removed from the clusters when the grapes are crushed. The strictly controlled-temperature fermentation takes place using the traditional system of pumping the must over the cap.

Maturing then follows, mostly in oak casks and barrels of different capacities for periods that vary according not only to the quality of the vintage, but above-all the label those grapes will represent.

For the white varieties, soft pressing produces a must that undergoes the slow fermentation ideal for safeguarding the fresh aromas and typical fruitiness of the grapes.

Chapter 7

Passion, curiosity and the thrill of discovery lead Selim Evin to start Chapter 7.

 

“We’re an independent bottler. We don’t make whisky, we find it. We look for exceptional casks that mature extraordinary whisky. Street signs inspired our typography. Bringing you Chapter 7 is a journey of passion, curiosity and discovery. The road is windy and isn’t always easy. But whisky’s path from grain to glass isn’t about the destination. It’s about the glory of the ride.

 

Cask end prints inspired our label design. A cask maturing in a warehouse has a mark stencilled into the side. It’s a practical marking. Warehouses are full of casks that all look the same. Marking the ends is how you find the one you want. Our whiskies to leave their mark on you. A bottle of Chapter 7 whisky isn’t something you forget.

 

A cask of whisky is a living, breathing, thing. The porous oak allows air in and out of the wood. The interaction moves the whisky as it interacts with the wood and matures in flavour.”

 

Chapter 7 takes its name from whisky’s natural maturation process.

De Grendel

The Graaff family have played a defining role in the South African political, social and business landscape for over three generations.

 

From his humble origins as a young farm boy, the vision and foresight of First Baronet Sir David Pieter de Villiers Graaff established the foundations of a family legacy that is carried forward by his great grandson Fourth Baronet Sir De Villiers Graaff. The historic farm De Grendel, with its sweeping views across Table Bay towards Table Mountain, is home to a family lineage that continues from generation to generation.

 

The farm is situated within a pristine natural vegetation area known as ‘Renosterveld’ and the conservation thereof is a passion of the family. Home to rare and endangered floral species, this delicate ecosystem has been preserved for future generations. The diversity of the farming activities on De Grendel further enhances their philosophy of sustainable agricultural practices to support their long term vision for the Graaff family legacy in the landscape.

 

De Grendel is a proud member of the WWF’s Biodiversity and Wine Initiative, a pioneering partnership between the country’s wine industry and conservation sector. The initiative strives to protect the natural habitat, encourages wine producers to farm sustainably and to express the advantages of the Cape’s abundant diversity in their wines. Over 140 000 hectares of natural area have been conserved by BWI producers since project inception.

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