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France (Champagne)

Champagne Canard Dunchene

Champagne Canard Duchene is available at The Champagne Company and is unique in its origins, history and style. In 1860, a barrel-maker called Victor Canard married a winemaker called Léonie Duchêne married. They both shared a great passion for wine and produced their own unique Champagne only 8 years after they met.

The champagne house is located in Ludes, in the Montague de Reims National Park since 1868. These authentic, original Champagnes combine fruit, intensity and complexity. While the majority of leading Champagne houses are located in the urban setting of Reims or Epernay, Canard-Duchêne is unusually situated in Ludes, on a hillside, at the very heart of the Montague de Reims vineyards. Located within the limits of the most prestigious terroirs, Ludes epitomises the magnificence of Pinot noir cultivated in Champagne.



Rombauer Vineyard

Rombauer Vineyards is a Napa Valley based, family-owned winery founded in 1980 by Koerner and Joan Rombauer,andsustainably farms over 670 acres of vineyards in Carneros, Stags Leap and St.Helena. Wines from Rombauer are beloved by wine enthusiasts around the world.

Rombauer Vineyards Chardonnay Carneros was ranked among the Top 10 Chardonnays in Wine & Spirits Magazine, TOP 100 in Wine Spectator, Top 10 Most Wanted Chardonnays beyond France in Wine Searcher.



Weingut Künstler

Weingut Künstler is a member of the German Producer Association VDP (Verband Deutscher Prädikats- und Qualitätsweingüter) who adopted a classification of the wines of their members to reflect the quality of the vineyards and thus the wines.

The winery is located in the municipality of Hochheim in the German Rheingau wine growing region. The Sudeten German family had been growing wine in Untertannovitz in Southern Moravia since 1648 before emigrating to Hochheim after the war in 1945. Franz Künstler managed other wineries in Hochheim for 15 years before he finally became self-employed in 1965. Since 1988 the business has been run by his son
Gunter. In 1996, the Geheimrat Aschrott Erben winery was acquired with 12 hectares of vineyards. These wines are marketed with their own label.


New Zealand


The Yealands Estate story cannot be told without strong mention of founder Peter Yealands. A man with a broad and storied career that included mussel farming, Peter’s tenacity and entrepreneurial nature has driven the winery forward at a breakneck pace.

Yealands Estate has accumulated dozens of Champion Trophies, Gold Medals and 5-Star awards for their wines in the last 5 years – all the while embracing sustainable practices from ‘cradle to grave’, earning them several environmental awards and a prominent international reputation for their eco-friendly winemaking.




Bec Hardy’s great-great grandfather, the original Thomas Hardy, first planted grapes in South Australia in the early 1850s and was one of the founding fathers of the Australian wine industry. Pertaringa was established in 1980 by leading viticulturists Geoff Hardy and Ian Leask. Since then, the Pertaringa vineyards in the foothills behind McLaren Vale have continued to produce some of the region’s finest wines. Pertaringa was awarded 5 RED STARS from James Hallidays. To receive 5 red stars a winery regularly produces at least two wines rated at 95 points or above, and has had a 5-star rating for the previous two years. It is truly the best of the best.


France (Bordeaux)


Dourthe are one of the best and most successful wine producers in Bordeaux. Since 1840, Dourthe have developed over the years a
distinctive culture that can be defined by a special bond with the soil, team spirit, good taste and an obsession with perfection. They specialize in brilliant blends for generic wines and their highly acclaimed, signature wine is called Essence.

Essence is a new type of wine for Bordeaux as it is a blend of wines from 3 different appellations, Haut-Médoc, St Estephe and Pessac-Leognan. A tiny amount, only 6000 bottles are available of this wine each vintage.


France (Rhone)

Maison Les Alexandrins

"Domaine & Maison Les Alexandrins" came into being with the collaboration of three figures of the Northern Rhone Valley: Nicolas Jaboulet, 6th generation of a winegrowing family in Tain l’Hermitage since 1834, Guillaume Sorrel, son of Marc Sorrel of Domaine Sorrel in Hermitage, and Alexandre Caso. Les Alexandrins
– that of making Northern Rhone wines that embody pure classicism – and expand an offer already long acclaimed for its quality across all the appellations of the Northern Rhone.


France (Loire Valley)

J. de Villebois

J. de Villebois is a family winery owned by Joost and Miguela de Willebois. Over the last 15 years, Villebois has become one of the leading Sauvignon Blanc producers in the Loire Valley with a unique range of Loire Valley Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir wines cultivated in its own vineyards.

Villebois wines win multiple awards year-in, year-out at French and international wine contests.



Vina Real

Viña Real dates back to 1920. Rioja Alavesa grapes are at the
very heart of this winery. The winery’s name was inspired by the proximity of its vineyards to the old Camino Real. Clinging to this same patch of earth and blending into the Cerro de la Mesa hill is a monumental 30,000-square metre vat: this is the Viña Real building, an iconic design built in 2004 that masterfully blends the construction into the Riojan terrain.



Poderi Luigi Einaudi

Poderi Luigi Einaudi established in 1897 in Dogliani, a land of great Dolcetto wines, the Luigi Einaudi took little time to gain a foothold in the historical Langhe area, thus becoming the main protagonist in the Barolo district, working on crus of absolute excellence
and prime historical importance.

There, Einaudi, even during his term as President, personally followed every harvest, and here, today, his disciples and descendants still practice rigorous and innovative winemaking.



Torre Rosazza

The name of Torre Rosazza derives from ‘Turis Rusaceae’ or Tower of Roses. Over the years the winery was guided by famous enologist Walter Filipputti who was the man behind the introduction of barriques to finish the estate’s red wines. Since 2014 Riccardo Cottarella is overseeing all phase of the production process, from the vineyards to the winery. The grapes are picked
by hand and processed immediately in the winery that is located at the center of the vineyards.



Viña Aquitania

Viña Aquitania started in 1990 as a venture between three friends: winemakers Bruno Prats and Paul Pontallier from Bordeaux and Felipe de Solminihac from Chile (but French born). A fourth friend, Ghislain de Montgolfieralso from Champagne,
joined the partnership some 12 years later.Aquitania winery set out to make fine Bordeaux blends in Maipo terroir – specifically from the Quebrada de Macul where they purchased 18 hectares. This they do with aplomb. However there’s another dimension to Aquitania which makes it one of the pioneering producers
in Chile today.