We founded Artisan Wine Imports 10 years ago because we wanted to bring the locally produced, small batch artisan wines we enjoyed so much from France and Germany to America. We only bring in wines that we would buy ourselves. We taste every wine before we purchase it. We believe that by directly importing the wine, we provide our clients with exceptional quality and value for the money.
All of our wines reflect our view that wines should be hand made and should be unique expressions of their place of origin. We currently import wines from France and Germany because the artisan tradition and the belief in a sense of place, of "terroir", is still strong there. The grapes that are used in these regions - pinot noir, chardonnay and riesling - are also among the best in the world at portraying the character of the vineyards in which they are grown.