Our portfolio emphasizes the connection between land, fruit, and the artisans who craft their wines with honesty, respect, and terroir-specificity. Over the years, we have cultivated a collection of wines selected by eight importers, our own hand-picked direct imports, and wine in other formats. Our Italian selections, driven by tradition and the relationship between food and wine, have grown to represent nearly all of the country’s 20 regions.
We’ve greatly expanded our French selections to further our collection of wines from vignerons who farm with respect for soil life and the environment, and who produce wines without additives or unnecessary manipulation. Wines, in other words, that focus on terroir and honesty. We are continuing down this path into other regions as well, including Spain, Slovenia, Croatia, the United States, and beyond.
What Is Natural Wine?
Natural wines are low-tech or no-tech. They are handmade wines in the truest sense of the word, produced by a group of passionate winemakers that go one step further than organic and biodynamic methods. In practice, this means no laboratory yeasts, enzymes, sugar, or artificial concentrators. Acidification is not used, no sulfites are added during fermentation, and the wines are aged and bottled without stabilizers, excessive filtering, or sulfites.
Natural wines are crafted by grower-producers who take special care to reduce yields, handpick the grapes, avoid pumps or other rough treatment of their harvest, and plow the earth between the vines, which forces the roots to dive down in a thirsty quest for terroir. Natural wines are pure wines, real wines, wines from the terroir that satisfy the soul, the needs of the environment, and the thirst of the consumer.
At Artisan’s Cellar, we take pride in bringing our customers the best wine available on the market. Together with our importers, we look for wine that is crafted with respect for the environment.
Enotria Wine Imports
Enotria Wine Imports specializes in importing hand-crafted Italian wines from family-owned vineyards. With a focus on some of Italy's smaller, lesser-known regions, their wines are wonderful examples of terroir.
Indie Wineries was founded by New York native Summer Wolff, driven by passion for wine and the stories behind the bottle. Starting out with just a handful of producers, Indie continues to scour the globe to find the wine world's hidden gems, assuring the quality, uniqueness, charm, and taste each small winery has to offer.
Jenny & François Selections
Jenny & François Selections has been importing natural wines to the US for over a decade. Starting out with a portfolio made up, in a large part, of small French vineyards, J&F are now representing some of the best, small production, natural wines found in the US.
Tricana Imports has been growing its portfolio since the late 1970's. They now have over 125 different wines by over 35 producers throughout Italy. No smoke and mirrors here, just Old World wines vinified the same way for hundreds of years, brought right to the table.
Zev Rovine Selections
Zev Rovine seeks out wines with minimal intervention to give drinkers something different and exciting. Perhaps best known for their French portfolio, made up exclusively of wines produced from organically harvested grapes, ZRS continues to grow their portfolio bringing in the world's newest cult producers.
Maximilien Selections, owned by Laurent Bonnois, originally from Versailles, has been at the forefront of importing organic and biodynamic wines for almost a decade. His portfolio is bursting with small, family producers who harvest their regional's most indigenous grape varietals.
Selections de la Viña
Selections de la Viña is focused on importing natural Spanish wines with a great expression of terroir. Alvaro de la Viña, originally from Spain, is making his mark in NYC as many bars and restaurants turn to organic and biodynamic wines.
Rosenthal Wine Merchant (Delaware Only)
Available for our Delaware portfolio, Rosenthal Wine Merchant started in 1977 as a one-man retail operation. After almost forty years, Neal Rosenthal continues to grow his portfolio, consisting mainly of French and Italian wines, with an emphasis on, as his personal mantra states, a "sense of place". The small team at RWM seeks out only the finest products, all of which are estate-bottled.
We are a fully licensed importer, distributor, and winery. At our 16,000-square-foot facility in West Chester, PA, we are able to import and store thousands of wines. We represent the portfolios of several national importers and also direct import wines from wineries in Italy, California, and New York's Finger Lakes. We are always looking to expand our portfolio with projects we feel passionate about.