News & Events

New Producer from California – Sabelli-Frisch

Adam Sabelli-Frisch makes wine from low-impact vineyards, with a focus on rare, forgotten, under-appreciated, or historic grape varieties. In his own words: “I try to make them in an elegant Old World way here in the New World. I tend to go for more restrained oak usage for best expression, but not at all opposed… READ MORE

Clos Manou

New Producer from the Médoc – The wines of Clos Manou

Driven by a passion for wine, Françoise and Stéphane Dief founded Clos Manou in their garage, producing their first vintage in 1998. Over the intervening 20 years, they focused on acquiring their ideal parcels of land and now farm 18 hectares. They vinify in a fully restored cellar in the village of Saint-Christoly de Médoc,… READ MORE

To Our Beloved Wine Community

We hope you and your loved ones are healthy and well. Our industry has been dramatically shaken over the past few months, first by retaliatory tariffs and now by the critical measures to contain Coronavirus around the world. We share in the grief and sadness that others are feeling as we strive for normalcy during… READ MORE

Please Join Us in Opposing Wine Tariffs

If you work in the wine trade, or if you’re a consumer who enjoys drinking wines from every region of the world, please act now and let your voice be heard! What’s the issue? On October 18, the US administration began imposing 25% tariffs on the cost of certain European wines coming into the country…. READ MORE

Martine’s Wines Celebrates Five Years of New Ownership with New Additions, Expanded Offerings, and Grand Tasting

Fine wine importer and wholesaler Martine’s Wines celebrated its five-year anniversary under owners Gregory Castells and Kate Laughlin by announcing the creation of a California sales team and several notable additions to its portfolio as the company approaches its 40th year of business. Martine’s Wines was started in 1979 by legendary tastemaker Martine Saunier, who… READ MORE

Gregory Castells Discusses Investing in Fine Wine

At first glance, fine wine presents almost unlimited opportunities for passionate investors. While drinkers might balk at the $3,000 average price tag attached to a bottle of Pétrus, one of Bordeaux’s greatest reds, that sum is trivial beside the cost of a new Bugatti sports car, Patek Philippe watch, or Joan Miró painting. Compared to other… READ MORE

Muse Vintage Wines

Neal Martin Visits with Philippe Gayral of Muse Vintage Wines

This article was written by Neal Martin and originally published in the Interim September Issue of Robert Parker Wine Advocate on www.robertparker.com. The article is owned/copyrighted by Robert Parker Wine Advocate and can be found here. Appreciation toward vins doux naturel (VdN) has been on the critically endangered list for many years, alongside the white… READ MORE

A Slew of Events on the Horizon for Martine’s Wines

With the arrival of the fall season, Martine’s Wines is happy to announce an incredible roster of trade events across the country. Here is what we have coming up: Dionysus Imports Portfolio Tour 2017 AUSTIN – 9.25.17 – 1-4pm – Winebelly 519 W. Oltorf DALLAS – 9.26.17 – 12-3pm – FT33 1617 Hi Line Drive… READ MORE

English Sparklers Gaining Notoriety Across The Pond

In a recent story for Washington’s Top News, wine writer Scott Greenberg featured two English sparkling wine producers that are new to the Martine’s Wines portfolio–Digby Fine English and Hush Heath Estate. Click here to read Greenberg’s feature and be sure to go to our producer profile pages to learn more about these exciting wineries… READ MORE

A Charming Profile of Martine Saunier

This weekend, the Washington Post featured our founder, Martine Saunier, in a feature that highlighted her charm, grit, and vision. Click here to learn more about Martine and her story.