Since 1921, Maison Collet has been creating distinctive champagnes that appeal to a clientele of demanding wine connoisseurs in search of authentic, elegant and refined champagnes. Established in Aÿ, in the heart of the Champagne region, Maison Collet uses primarily Premier and Grand Crus in its wines in order to reflect the diversity of the Champagne terroirs. Champagne Collet is a gastronomic wine and every cuvée has been created to complement various fine dining and fine drinking experiences, whether served as an aperitif or paired with the most sophisticated of dishes.
Three generations of the Launois family have remained faithful stewards of 6.5 hectares of Chardonnay vines in the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil-sur-Oger, in the heart of the Cote de Blancs region of Champagne. The husband and wife team of Julien and Sarah craft these wines by hand as they raise their young son Paul to one day carry on the family legacy. Traditionally offering their grapes to the village cooperative, In a great turning point of the family story, Julien and Sarah Launois decided to become producers as well as growers. Their handmade cuveés are as delightful as they are rare. They believe that Champagne is a product of luxury and quality, but also a vector of contacts and openness to the world. Anxious to keep this spirit, they will welcome you to the property to share with you their love of incredible wine. This is one place you truly must visit.
The Château des Antonins is housed in a 13th century convent that was built for the monks of the order of Saint Antoine. The domaine is located in Pondaurat, on the left bank of the Garonne near the Graves appellation. After the French Revolution, the property passed into the Roquefeuil family, and in 1985, Geoffroy and Martine Roquefeuil took over this historic property and its vineyards. However, their son Antoine never anticipated taking over the winery. During a trip abroad to New Zealand he decided to become a vigneron. In 2016, he returned home with a backpack and began working alongside his father to learn how to grow grapes and make wine. Sadly, Geoffroy passed away unexpectedly just a few months later, leaving Antoine alone with only a little experience – and a lot of work to do. Fortunately, Antoine had also worked harvest in 2014, which helped him to keep vinification the same and focus on learning how to grow grapes. Following the retirement of his mother, Antoine now fully holds the reins.
The vineyard located west of Brissac-Quincé was acquired by the Brault family at the end of the 18th century, who have been running the estate since then. In 1951, they were among the first winegrowers to create the Brissac cooperative with whom they associated. Today, the family produces a wide range of Anjou AOC wines and is strongly committed to sustainable agriculture and biodiversity conservation.
Chateau Haut-Blanville is a family-owned Estate that is a dream come true for Bernard and Beatrice Nivollet who, after retiring in 1997, bought an existing Chateau (Chateau Rieufort) and invested in 5 specific parcels of land (Peyrals, Les Combes, Legendes, Charmes and Vieux Chemin de Fer) in the Gres de Montpellier region of the Languedoc. Over the past twenty years, they have rigorously selected individual plots or parcels of land, the grapes from which are vinified separately, parcel by parcel. Their vision of showcasing the potential of unique terroir in the Languedoc has come to life: They produce wines of exquisite quality that reveal what the Languedoc is capable of. Located in the Gres de Montpellier AOC, which stretches East and West of Montpellier, bounded on the west by the Hérault valley, the Pic Saint-Loup region to the north, the Vidourle valley in the east and the coast to the south. This marine spray gives a good freshness and minerality that is characteristic to any Grés de Montpellier wines.
Located in Parnay, just South of Saumur on the West bank of the Loire River, Chateau Yvonne is a structure that has been surrounded by vineyards since the middle ages, when the monks at the Abbaye de Fontevraud brought their influence to the region. Dating back to the 16th century, the Chateau really came to prominence in 1813 when a local winemaker moved in and began producing wine on site. In 1997, Yvonne et Jean-François Lamunière decided to recreate the abandoned vineyard with the help of Françoise Foucault. In 2007, Mathieu Vallée took over, and decided to keep the name Chateau Yvonne in hommage to the incredible work done by the previous owners. Today the domaine is one of the best producers in Saumur, composed of 3 hectares of Chenin Blanc and 8 hectares of Cabernet Franc, farmed organic since 1997 and biodynamic since 2012.
Since the seventeenth century, Bader-Mimeur family, for more than ten generations, has owned and managed vines in and around Chassagne-Montrachet, especially in the Côte de Beaune. Charles Bader, Marie Pierette Nie and Philippe Bader's son, was a wine-merchant at “Halle-aux-Vins” in Paris. He married Elise Mimeur in 1920, whose father, Charles MIMEUR, owned the “Domaine du Château de Chassagne-Montrachet”. Bader-Mimeur's name was born. Quality wine for your pleasure.”
Raphael Saint-Cyr is the fourth generation vigneron at the Domaine Saint-Cyr, which was created by his great-grandfather, Pierre Saint-Cyr. The estate is located in Anse, found at the southern edge of the Beaujolais. When Raphael took over the winemaking in 2008, he let go of a large portion of Beaujolais vines around the winery and acquired vines further north in the crus of Morgon, Regnié, Chénas, and Moulin-à-Vent. Having seen his grandfather and uncle get sick from the chemicals used to treat their vines, Raphael was immediately convinced to convert the entire 23 hectare domaine to certified organic viticulture, making Domaine Saint Cyr one of the largest organic domaines in the Beaujolais.
Domaine de Nizas is located near the medieval village of Pézenas in the heart of the Languedoc region. It was originally established in 1998 by Franco-American agriculturist, John Goelet, a member of a distinguished family in Bordeaux. In December 2018, the legendary Domaines François Lurton acquired the winery coveted for its diversity of rich and rare soil types, vineyards cooled by a northerly wind, and a history of wine production dating back to the 7th Century. Domaine de Nizas holds the highest (strictest) HVE sustainable certification and has been using organic viticultural practices since 2007. A deep and strict respect for the land, along with the people they depend on to work it, create a balanced biodiversity that undeniably comes through Domaine de Nizas' range of wines.
The Deux Moulins wines are produced from traditional grapes of the Loire Valley. The white cuvée is made from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, and the red is crafted from 100% Pinot Noir. Each year, Paris Wine Company tastes and selects the best cuvées for the Deux Moulins label. Paris Wine Company founder Joshua Adler uses his knowledge of French wine regions and strong connections with producers to create custom bottlings for The Good Wine Project. The project focuses on discovering good wines at great prices with fun labels. The label artwork for Deux Moulins was created by Matthieu David, a key figure in the Paris Wine Company family. “The Deux Moulins wines are some of the most delicious values in France. They are selected to be perfect for everyday consumption and are easy to drink on their own or with a wide variety of dishes.” -Joshua Adler
Badet Clément is the story of two winemakers, passionate about the diversity of wines and vineyards, possessed by a love for the earth and a penchant for well-executed work. With our feet rooted in tradition, and our hands reaching out to innovation, our company has participated in the revival of wines from Burgundy, the Languedoc, and the Rhône Valley for over 20 years now. By staying on top of market needs and being attentive to our environment, we consider our cuvées as moments of pleasure for those who taste them. The harmony between the wine, the context, and the people who share in its enjoyment represents our vision of the perfect accord.
The Domaine Saint François Xavier was created in the early 20th century by François Xavier Lambert in Gigondas at the heart of the Dentelles de Montmirail. Today, the domaine is run by the Gras family, and it is only recently that Jean- François and Christian Gras decided to bottle their own wines. The 28 hectares of vines are planted 70% Grenache Noir, 15% Syrah, and 15% Mourvedre on the typical red alluvial clay that gives depth and richness to the wines of the area.
The Bailly family is one of the oldest names in the village of Bué, and a plenitude of Baillys have been growing grapes and making wine there for at least eight generations. Bué is particularly known for the limestone “Terres Blanches” (white soils), and is marked by its famous vineyard amphitheatre, where Henri Bailly planted his first vineyards in the 1950s. Today, the Henri Bailly wines are vinified by his nephew, Jean-Jacques Auchère, who has since added vines from the surrounding villages of Chavignol, Saint-Satur, Vinon, and Vogues. As a result, the 10 hectares of vineyards encompass the three types of typical Sancerre soil types: clay-limestone “Terres Blanches”, limestone “Caillottes,” and flint, locally referred to as “silex.” These varying soils result in complex and balanced wines that retain the essence of Sancerre. Bailly also produces a typical Loire Valley Sancerre Rouge: a light-bodied Pinot Noir that can be enjoyed slightly chilled.
Domaine de la Robiniere, situated in the heart of the Vouvray appellation in Central Loire Valley, the Father and Son team of Vincent (father) and Julien (son and now winemaker) are crafting traditional and focused wines from the small village of Chancay. Consisting of 16 hectares, their family-owned sites benefit from the distinct microclimates of the Valley. Pure clay-limestone soils are ideal for the Chenin Blanc variety and this family knows how to make stunning expressions at incredible price points. Humble, focused and dedicated whole-heartedly to their land and their wines, the Raimbaults know how to do Vouvray.
One of the more prolific houses in Burgundy, this Chablis based firm has been under family control for 300 years now and run by Didier Lamblin and his brother Michel. Home base for Lamblin is on the northern edge of the village of Maligny, which is also the northernmost tip of the region’s Kimmeridgian soils. You can think of Lamblin as a “hybrid” negociant – About 20% of Lamblin’s production comes from their own vineyard land, and the remainder from partner growers. We’ve long found tremendous value in their Bourgogne Rouge and Bourgogne Blanc bottlings, and those remain our focus from Lamblin in terms of selection.
Since 1991, "Les Jamelles" has been produced by Catherine and Laurent Delaunay, two young winemakers from Burgundy whose family has been producing wine for four generations. After working in California they both fell under the charm of the Languedoc- Roussillon region in the South of France. Catherine is one of few rare women to work as a winemaker. Throughout the year, and in particular during the harvesting periods, she travels the length and breadth of the region visiting the growers who work in partnership with Les Jamelles, supervising the vinification processes, organising the ageing of the wines and carrying out the final blendings. A veritable “maestro” of blending wine, Les Jamelles has become a multi-award-winning winery, including several Best Value awards and medals.
Paul Nicolle is firmly rooted in the village of Fleys, a winemaker village in the middle of the vines 4 kilometers from the town of Chablis. The domaine was created with less than one hectare in 1979 by Robert Nicolle and Josette Laroche, who can both trace their history from winemaking families in Fleys back to the late 19th century. Since the creation of the domaine, they have increased the size of their vineyards bit by bit, and currently the domaine produces wine from 20 hectares of vines. In 1999, they were joined by their 20-year-old son Charly, who had just graduated from the lycée viticole. Today, Charly is officially in charge of the domaine together with his wife Lucie, but Robert is still out in the vines nearly every day.
Vignerons Ardéchois was born from the passion of men for the lands of Ardèche. True pioneers, they have been able to organize themselves since 1967 in order to preserve and enhance their territory. By selecting the grape varieties most suited to their terroirs, drawing inspiration from the best cultural practices, they have been able to constantly improve the Ardèche vineyards. Today they cover the majority of the southern Ardèche vineyards with 12 wine-making cellars spread over a mosaic of terroirs, from the Cévennes foothills to the Rhône valley. In France, they represent a unique model of perseverance and solidarity, managing the entirety of a 6,500 hectare vineyard from the land of Ardèche by glass.
Vini Be Good is a distributor in both the French and global markets, offering a diverse range of wines from the Loire Valley and several other regions, as well as efficient freight and transport systems. Since 1999, they have been working to carefully select winegrowers and winemakers who maintain a close relationship with their terroir and produce high quality and well-regarded wines. Today, they work with 40 appellations and 38 winemakers who share our vision.