Vida Wines Offering Small-Production Argentine Wines in United States
Importer specializing in carefully-curated selections rarely seen before in US
(San Rafael, CA) October 23, 2018 – Vida Wines, a new importer of high-quality small-production wines rarely before seen in the United States, is excited to announce the immediate availability of their Argentine portfolio. United States consumers can purchase these wines directly through vida-wines.com, and very soon in restaurants, bars, and wine shops throughout New York and California.
These wines, made by some of the most respected names in Argentine winemaking, including Caelum, Fabricio Orlando Wines, Huentala Wines, Karim Mussi Wines, Krontiras Wines, Onofri Wines, Vinyes Ocults, and Wines of Sins, were selected for their integrity in terroir representation, uniqueness, natural winemaking practices, in addition to alignment with Vida Wines values.
Founder & CEO Kendra Ferraro, stated “Until now it’s been incredibly difficult for Argentine small production winemakers to import their unique high-quality wine into the United States. We’re thrilled to have found a solution to this challenge, and feel the US consumers will be astounded and delighted by the quality of these hidden gems.”
Argentine wines now available through Vida Wines include a variety of top-quality Malbec, ranging from classic to modern styles. Showcasing that Argentina excels in far more than Malbec, superior Bonarda, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon options are also available. White wines include one of the only Fiano wines produced in Argentina, a Salta Torrontés served in Qatar Airlines First Class, a Pedro Ximenez embracing Argentine viticultural heritage, and a groundbreaking White Field blend of Chardonnay, Roussanne, and Marsanne.
Vida Wines is a principle driven organization. All wines in the portfolio reflect the company values of individuality (work only high quality, small producers), quality (carefully curated selection of the most unique wine), diversity (supporting women winemakers and donating to the Global Fund for Women), sustainability (natural approach to farming and winemaking), and fair pricing (for winemakers and consumers).
Many of Vida Wines selections are from women-run wineries and vineyards. The initial offering is 50 percent women producers, including Caelum—owned by Mercedes Díaz, who is also the vineyard’s agronomist; Krontiras Wines featuring agronomist Maricruz Antolin; Onofri Wines, run by globally recognized sommelier, Mariana Onofri; and Wines of Sins, where Agostina Astegiano is the enologist and also the owns vineyard with her husband, Fabricio Hernández.
Kendra Ferraro, the company’s founder, was inspired to create Vida Wines after first visiting Mendoza in September, 2016 and tasting phenomenal small producer selections she had never seen in the United States. During her many visits to Mendoza and Salta she developed her expertise in Argentine wine by visiting wineries, meeting with winemakers, and blind tasting with some of Argentina’s most prestigious sommeliers, in addition to studying at Escuela Argentina de Vinos in Buenos Aires. Through these efforts she created her company, team, and selected the wine.
About Vida Wines
Vida Wines introduces and imports boutique wines to the United States of America through the selection of small-scale wineries that respect a natural winemaking approach and wines that express of the attributes of the land in which it is grown. The company’s portfolio of red and white single varietals, blends, rosés, and sparkling wines focus on terroir and other aspects of wine that expresses the individuality of the land in which the wine is produced. Vida Wines sells direct-to-consumer and to fine restaurants, bars, and retail stores throughout the United States directly and through distributors.
Phone: (707) 590-2670
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