In his foreword to The Finest Wines of Rioja & Northwest Spain, Hugh Johnson wrote, "Fine wines detach themselves from the rest not by their pretensions but by their conversation – the conversation, that is, that they provoke and stimulate, even, I sometimes think, by joining in themselves." It is this conversation that motivates and guides us in selecting the wines and wineries we choose to represent. We offer a selection of wines that reflect a sense of place; wines that are authentic, individualistic, and distinctive; wines that reflect the character and passion of the winemaker. To us, that means premium, family-owned wineries. These are wines worth talking about.