February 1, 2018 Martine's Wines

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 hand-selected Castells and Laughlin to purchase the company in December 2012. “Five years ago, neither of us had worked in the import business,” said Gregory Castells, Co-Owner and President of Martine’s Wines. “We brought experiences from other sides of the industry and, in looking back,…

August 23, 2017 Martine's Wines

We were able to sit down and talk with Noah Dorrance of Reeve Wines just last week as he and his crew prepared for the upcoming harvest here in California. During the course of our visit, Noah spoke glowingly of his adopted state of California, explaining how the tradition or spirit of the place truly fueled his pursuit of creating something new with Reeve Wines.

August 2, 2017 Martine's Wines

One of the founders of the Santa Lucia Highlands, the Pisoni Family first arrived in the Salinas Valley in 1952 when Jane and Eddie Pisoni began farming these fertile valley floors. It was their son Gary Pisoni who convinced them to plant grape vines on the hillside slopes of their estate in the early 1980s. And thus began the rich histories of Pisoni Estate, Lucia Vineyards and Luli Wines… Jeb Dunnuck continues in his feature on the wines of this pioneering family to say that their “Pinot Noir and Chardonnay are unquestionably some of the best coming out of California today.” Click here to…

July 20, 2017 Martine's Wines

It is very important to launch a new venture with authority and verve, and Jeb Dunnuck could not have chosen a better topic for one of his first features on his new website than Bibiana González Rave. “Curious about the next generation of Winemakers in California? Want to know who you should keep on your radar? Well, here you go! I’ve written about the talent and passion of Bibiana González Rave for several years now, and I continue to love just about everything she touches.” Go to Jeb’s story on Bibiana by clicking here, and to learn more about Cattleya and…