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Vintage Imports visits Piemonte!

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Getting the grand tour of Rivetto Vineyards with Enrico Rivetto…

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A visit to Cantine Povero with Alessio Povero

Croatina Vineyard

and through the vineyards..

La Morra

Highest elevation in Barolo..La Morra

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Tomato, capers, hazelnuts, olive oil…Michelin Star Restaurant Giardino da Felicin, Monforte, Barolo….one of our favorite dishes from the trip

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Paddle boating with Enrico Rivetto in Varigotti

Lucas & Lewellen continues to impress!

llwine-logoLouis Lucas, a third generation grape grower, and Superior Court Judge Royce Lewellen met in 1975 through the Santa Maria Wine & Food Society . Louis was a well respected grower who had been supplying premium wine grapes for reputable Napa and Sonoma wineries for decades. Royce Lewellen was a passionate wine enthusiast with a vision for the future of the Santa Barbara County wine industry.

Over the next twenty-five years, the Lucas and Lewellen families would grow in a deep friendship that would serve as the foundation for Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards, a Solvang, California based winery with four hundred estate acres situated among three of Santa Barbara County’s separate and distinct climate zones, three major wine labels, two popular tasting rooms in downtown Solvang, and a state of the art winery.
Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards has a distributor presence in 25 states and 14 countries.

August 2015 Wine Enthusiast has awarded the Lucas & Lewellen Goodchild High9 Pinot Noir 2013 93 Points!  Click below for the review.

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Davis Estates Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 scores Big in Wine Spectator!

Davis Estates was founded with the purchase of a 155 acre property in 2011 by Mike and Sandy Dadavevis. The original winery dated back to 1900 (burned down in 1946). The property has changed significantly since the Davis Family took over ownership and is currently still being developed with a completion of the various winery projects estimated to be in early 2016. This ambitious project of restoring the historic barn, developing the hospitality center, cave, offices and winery is certainly not a typical retirement project! Eleven acres of vines are planted on site – mostly to Cabernet Sauvignon with smaller blocks of Petite Sirah and Cabernet Franc. Mike owns additional land on Howell Mountain, in the Carneros (source of their Chardonnay) and a small piece of producing vineyard land in Rutherford. Davis Estates is the culmination of a life long dream. Here the vision is carved from this historic site as an estate winery focused on wines of the highest pedigree.

click below for the review:

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Stop your searching. White Girl Rose is here!!!

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Josh Ostrovsky – better known as “The Fat Jew” –In a partnership with “Babe Walker”, of “White Girl Problems”, have launched their own wine, White Girl Rose 2014–an easy drinking, pale-pink, California Rose.

Ostrovsky, a 30 year old Instagram star has amassed 5 million loyal followers. Their new line is now available now from Vintage Imports in all of our markets, and much like Ostrovsky himself, this one is guaranteed to be noticed!

Click below to learn more about White Girl Rose 2014

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All new website!

After nearly 10 years in service, we are finally getting around to updating our website, which was QUITE antiquated by modern standards. (remember blinking text and those visitor counters?)

We will soon be launching a fully searchable online portfolio, through our partner, sevenfifty.com, in addition to making our website an actual valuable tool for staying up to date on sales, new products, etc.

If you have any suggestions, feel free to leave your comments below!