About Reyes Selections
I have no one to thank but my long-time friend, Emily Bell of Pip Imports and Domestics, for the inception of this portfolio. After Global Wine Co. shut down, I happily turned to production for Peter Paul Wines (which I still run). But I started to miss the connections to several overseas families who had become good friends while I imported them for The New York Times Wine Club and Williams Sonoma Wine.... friends like Barolo producer Claudio Alario - an awesome, quiet artist, or the wild genius Robin Budowski from Chateau d'Agel, one of the most expressive Minervois nobody's heard of (yet). Launching Reyes Selections is an opportunity to work with them and other friends (like Filomena, of perennial Tre Bicchieri-winner Terre Stregate) again.
Pip Imports & Domestics
How to find wines from Reyes Selections? For now, head over to Pennsylvania and follow what Pip Imports & Domestics is up to. This vertically-aligned broker, based in one of the most complex states to do business in, was founded by long-time friend and now colleague, Emily Bell. Within days of visiting Pennsylvania, it became clear she is one of the most respected wine professionals in the whole state. At a recent trade fair, colleagues came up to me and said things like "If you're working with her, I want to taste your wines." Emily's storied background includes roles as Director of Fine Wine with Majestic Wines & Spirits/Allied Beverage Group, Manager for Ehlers Estate in St. Helena, and she holds a culinary degree from the CIA at Greystone, Napa CA.
Terre Stregate - Terre stregate, is a prestigious agricultural company that produces biological oils and excellent wines, it arises among the Guardia Sanframondi hills, ancient village of the Sannio Beneventano full of history and traditions.
Cascina del Pozzo - The Cascina del Pozzo farm produces white wines , rosés and red wines directly at its headquarters in Castellinaldo , on the Piedmont hills of Roero , where the production of wine still takes place with passion, respecting nature and traditions.
Alario Claudio - The evocative and celebrated scenery of the Langhe is the backdrop to the history and activity of this small family business, founded in the far 1900. For three generations they have dedicated themselves to the care and cultivation of vines.
Couly-Dutheil - Established in 1921, the House of Couly-Dutheil has become over the years the great name for Chinon. Today Couly-Dutheil remain a family house owned by the third and fourth generation. The Chinon region has all the qualities of the greatest soils. Its semi-oceanic climate is exceptionally mild and benefits of long sunny periods.
Copa Fina - At Copa Fina, we pride ourselves on working hand-in-hand with a small number of family owned and operated producers who are making exceptional products.
Château de Brissac - This château is France’s tallest castle. The “Giant of the Loire Valley”, the nickname by which Brissac is known, has belonged to the Cossé-Brissac family since 1502 and has been producing their estate cuvées since the 16th century.
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Château d'Agel - Proud of their exceptional and diverse terrior, the men of Château d'Agel share their passion through their wine. They love the culture of the vine and it shows in their silky, rich wines.
Château Fleur Haut Gaussens - A Bordeaux estate owned by a family that’s spent several generations learning and understanding their terrior. They balance tradition with modernism to let their wines express the essence of the land and vintage. Always working to be ahead of the trend, whether it be a new modern tasting room, single variety Bordeaux wines, or chic wine packaging.
Mas de Restanques - Two families joined together to create the union of two terriors in the heart of Provence. This certified organic estate is divided between two prestigious appellations: Vacqueyras and Gigondas.
Shadow Ranch - Shadow Ranch is a small, family owned winery that produces small batch, single vineyard wines from high elevation sites throughout El Dorado County. Built in 1888, the homestead, old barn and original outbuildings have a rustic Gold Rush era feel atop a picturesque hilltop in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains.
Domaine de Gabelas - This family has been farming organically for the past 15 years. They believe in order to preserve the balance of the land and to make artisanal wines of character, they naturally fell into the framework of organic farming.
Château Emeringes - The culture of this Beaujolais vineyard dates back to the 14th century. Now in their 3rd generation of winemaking, they produce high quality wines in their modern winemaking facility while protecting Beaujolais tradition.
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