Our Selected Wineries

The Quintessential Wines roster of multi-generational, family owned-and-operated wineries, gives you wines reflecting the best, most authentic expression of the terroir from their respective vineyards. Salud!

Wineries from Argentina

Wineries from Australia

Wineries from California

Atlas Peak

California, United States

Atlas Peak Wines was founded in 1987, 5 years before the AVA’s designation, with the intent to make world class wine. High altitudes, specific soils & a unique climate proved conducive for growing premium Cabernet Sauvignon, our hero varietal. The label draws inspiration from Greek mythology’s story of Atlas; a Titan condemned to hold up the sky for eternity.

Eponymous

California, United States

Following the sale of his family’s renowned winery in 1994, Robert Pepi no longer could use his name on a wine label. Therefore, the first wine he has made for himself since the sale reflects explains the predicament and reminds us that “wine should be fun”. Eponymous is "one for whom or which something is or is believed to be named".  Bob Pepi has given it his own playful definition, “a play on words by one who is unable to use his family name on his own bottle of wine”.

Foppiano Vineyards

California, United States

Founded in 1896 by Giovanni Foppiano, Foppiano Vineyards is one of Sonoma County’s oldest continually-operated, family-owned wineries. The vision of the 5th generation of Foppianos, together with Giovanni’s foresight to purchase land in the Russian River Valley, guides our family into the future – creating a world class wine program representative of our history.

Geyser Peak

United States

Founded in 1880 as California’s 29th bonded winery, Geyser Peak has been at the forefront of quality wine production since its earliest days. Each wine captures the essence of Sonoma and the appellation’s unique terroir, offering sophistication and approachability, and taking us from casual days to connoisseur nights.

Ironstone

California, United States

The Kautz family settled in Lodi, CA in 1926, founded their first winery in 1968, and later expanded their vineyard holdings to more than 5,000 acres in the Sierra Foothills. Today, the Kautz Family continues to produce acclaimed wines in the town of Murphy and are commitment to sustainable viticulture practices that improve the health of the vineyards and larger environment.

Lucas & Lewellen

California, United States

In 1975 a friendship became a life-long partnership, converging on the belief in the quality of Santa Barbara.  Over the next 30 years Lucas & Lewellen would acquire over 400 acres of vineyards, aiming to stay true to the region’s cool climate style. The fruit has an unusually long "hang time" on the vine, allowing it to fully develop and produce wines of distinctive character.

Outlot Wines

California, United States

Outlot is a tribute to Healdsburg’s Magnolia Peninsula – an area brimming with stories of historic ranches and pastoral farmland. Threatened by development in the early 1970s, farmers fought to protect the land, which stands as a testament to stewardship to this day. Outlot wines aim to capture the spirit of the land and the sentiment of preservation

Samuel Charles

California, United States

Samuel Charles wines are the signature label of successful importer Dennis Kreps. Renowned Napa Valley winemaker Robert Pepi is the magician behind these stellar wines. Grapes for the Oak Knoll cabernet sauvignon are sourced from the benchlands of the Mayacamas Mountain Range and sauvignon blanc grapes coming from the High Valley AVA of Lake County, CA. The results are truly exceptional unique wines made from the regions best vines.

Two Angels

California, United States

Two Angels are storied labels pointing out the hilarity of inebriation and the trauma of the morning after. Excessive joy must be countered by equally excessive sorrow - an allegorical warning to drink sparingly or “suffer the consequences.” Sourced from the appropriately named High Valley AVA – a high hanging valley ringed with steep volcanic hillsides.

XY Zin Wines

California, United States

XYZin celebrates the pioneering spirit of California grape growing by focusing on the heritage grape Zinfandel. It is a versatile and unique grape with an aura about it that holds the rustic appeal of an easy-drinking informal wine. In crafting the wines, the winemaker works with vines ranging in age from 18 to 100+ years.

Wineries from Chile

Wineries from France

Cachette

France

Founded in 1982, Bodegas Muriel’s cellars are in the historic village of Elciego, renowned for of the best “terroir” in Rioja. Today, Julian and his son Javier run the winery with the mission to meld the long-held winemaking traditions with new technologies to make wines that express the best qualities of the grapes coming from these fertile Riojan vineyards.

Champagne Palmer

France

Founded in 1947 and established in Reims, Palmer & Co is an ultra-premium Champagne House with over 500 acres of vineyards classified as Grand and Premier Crus in the Montagne de Reims area. During the blending process, they account for the elegance and balance of the iconic Palmer & Co style.

Chateau Ferry Lacombe

France

In 1442, the Ferry family settled in Côtes de Provence and founded Chateau Ferry Lacombe. Michel Pinot acquired the winery and vineyards in 2000 and runs the winery together with his two children, Matthieu and Alexandra, today. The Pinot family has one ambition: “to produce exceptional wines from a remarkable terroir.”

Georges Duboeuf

France

For more than four centuries, the Duboeuf family has been producing wine. Georges, who passed away in January, 2020, was well-known for his dynamism, created Les Vins Georges Duboeuf in September of 1964. This historical date also marked the start of his wine merchant business -- selecting, bottling and selling fine French wines from the Beaujolais and Mâconnais regions of Burgundy In the process, Georges and his wines became world famous.

Gustave Lorentz

France

The Lorentz family has been making wine in the heart of Alsace, France since 1836.  Charles Lorentz Sr., grandfather of the current president of Gustave Lorentz, developed his vineyards on the hills of Altenberg de Bergheim, in the foothills of the Vosges Mountains, which has grown to 85 acres in this extraordinary Grand Cru terroir.

Wineries from Hungary

Wineries from Italy

Attilio Ghisolfi

Bussia, Italy

Attilio Ghisolfi is established in the Piedmont region of Italy – with its history of agriculture and reputation for highly-praised and prized Barolo wines. In 1985 Carlo Ghisolfi bought property in what is now known as the “Cru Bussia”. Then, in 1987 Carlo’s grandson and great-grandson, Attilio and Gianmarco, joined the family business.

Bel Colle

Verduno, Italy

Established in 1977, Bel Colle is located in Verduno of the Barolo DOCG – known for producing delicate exceptionally elegant wines. The winery was purchased in 2015 by Luca Bosio, an innovative young winemaker in Piedmont representing the third generation of his winemaking family.

Luca Bosio

Italy

Third-generation winemaker Luca Bosio tends the 60-acre estate in the Langhe district of Italy’s Piedmont region, purchased by his grandparents in 1967. Raised among the vines and following his studies in oenology at the fabled University of Turin, Luca developed theories on the best ways to preserve the aroma and structure of wines as diverse as Moscato and Barolo.

Tropical Moscato

Italy

Tropical Passion Fruit and Mango Moscato bursts with real, 100% natural passion fruit and mango. Delicious Moscato blends that captures the aromas and flavors of the tropics. Fresh, fruity and fun! You’ll be swept away into tropical daydreams with your first sip. “Bright and refreshing. Paradise in a glass!”.

Vino dei Fratelli

Italy

Our label shows an ancient Roman coin struck in 46 BC depicting two of the most famous FRATELLI (brothers) in the Roman religion.  Castor and Pollux fell in love with beautiful sisters who were already betrothed. The brothers challenged their rivals, but Castor was mortally wounded. Zeus placed both their immortal souls in the sky as symbols of brotherly love – today’s constellation Gemini.

Wineries from Portugal

Wineries from South Africa

Wineries from Spain

Bodegas Muriel

Spain

Founded in 1982, Bodegas Muriel’s cellars are in the historic village of Elciego, renowned for of the best “terroir” in Rioja. Today, Julian and his son Javier run the winery with the mission to meld the long-held winemaking traditions with new technologies to make wines that express the best qualities of the grapes coming from these fertile Riojan vineyards.

Bodegas Ollauri (Conde de los Andes)

Spain

In 2014 Muriel Wines acquired the Conde de los Andes brand, buildings and old vintages stock realizing the dream of rescuing one of the most historical names and places in Rioja. After two years of efforts, the renewed Conde de los Andes wine range and spectacular underground cellar caves of the winery, a masterpiece of traditional wine architecture, reopened the public.

Pazo Cilleiro

Spain

Pazo Cilleiro selects grapes from small vineyards surrounding the Salnés Valley winery, in the heart of the Rías Baixas appellation. Farmed in the traditional pergola system, the vines are 20-25 years old. All processes, from vineyard to winery, are focused to extract the maximum quality of this highly concentrated grape.

Vina Eguia

Spain

The Vina Eguia winery was established in 1973 in Elciego and purchased by Bodegas Muriel in 2010. Elciego is a historic village in the Rioja Alavesa, bordering the Spanish “Basque” region. In Basque “Eguia” means “truth”. The brand is symbolized by an open hand over the label, which is in the shape of an open book – analogous to putting one’s hand on a bible to swear to the truth of what one is saying.