Since 1989, American wine lovers have prized The Rare Wine Co. as one of the country’s most enduring sources of great and rare wines. Producers noted with are represented exclusively in the U.S. or California by The Rare Wine Co.

Producers

Alegre Valgañón

Alegre Valgañón

Since 2014, the husband-wife team of Oscar Alegre and Eva Valgañón have embraced this even more ancient tradition. By working strictly with tiny lots, they are turning out head-spinning reds and whites that capture the best of their beloved land’s 1,000+ year history. And, their wines informed by this ancestral wisdom, are offering something unique in today’s Rioja landscape.
Thiérry Allemand

Thiérry Allemand

For decades, Cornas’ reputation was based on the wines of the great traditionalists, Auguste Clape and Noël Verset. Today, this reputation is even stronger thanks to the brilliant work of Thierry Allemand.
Antídoto

Antídoto

The province of Soria is 90 minutes upriver from most Ribera del Duero wines. It’s wines are fresher than those from downriver, and the vineyards tend to be older. With Antídoto, young Frenchman, Bertrand Sourdais, is making an extraordinary case for Soria’s old vine Tinto Fino.
Franck Balthazar

Franck Balthazar

As most of his generation in Cornas have embraced modern methods, Franck Balthazar has remained true to the traditional ideas championed by his legendary father and grandfather. Today, working in part with vines from Noel Verset, Franck is making some of the most expressive, and classically rendered, wines Cornas has to offer.
Barbeito

Barbeito

Ricardo Freitas has married a deep respect for Madeira’s roots with profound energy and innovation. His work, and his wines, have been crucial in restoring the world's appreciation for Madeira.
Domaine Barge

Domaine Barge

When the site is right, and the winemaker knows what he or she is doing, single vineyard wines from Côte Rôtie can be magical. One of our favorite domaines for getting it right is that of the Barge family, whose wines today are second to none as expression of both site and tradition.
Bérêche et Fils

Bérêche et Fils

Heirs to a family winemaking tradition dating back to 1847, Raphaël and Vincent Bérêche have emerged as true cult stars within Champagne’s grower community. Their non-vintage Brut Réserve has few rivals for purity and character; but it is their five (and soon to be six) micro-cuvées that are generating the most buzz for the way in which they express terroir, vintage and grape variety.
Bernabeleva

Bernabeleva

Located in the mountains northwest of Madrid, Bernabeleva produces Garnachas unlike any other in the world—intense yet ethereal—that give voice to an ancient region’s Celtic roots.
Louis Boillot

Louis Boillot

The wines that Louis Boillot makes from his priceless vines are like Burgundy used to be: gentle, subtle, pure, precise and highly nuanced, their complexity and sensuality growing with age.
Henri Bonneau

Henri Bonneau

Henri Bonneau is the ultimate non-interventionist. He’s famed for letting his wines develop at their own pace—releasing them only when he thinks they’re ready, even 6 or 8 years after the vintage.
G.B. Burlotto

G.B. Burlotto

In the late 19th century, Giovan Battista Burlotto’s accomplishments were rivaled only by those of Biondi-Santi and Vega Sicilia, as he achieved superstardom in a world dominated by French wines.
Tommaso Bussola

Tommaso Bussola

When Veneto legend Giuseppe Quintarelli was asked years ago to name the region’s next superstar, he didn’t hesitate: Tommaso Bussola. Today, that prediction has been proven by a string of superlative ...
Calabretta

Calabretta

Like the great traditionalists of Barolo and Montalcino, Calabretta uses indigenous varieties and long aging in large casks to produce some of Italy’s most extraordinary wines – at extraordinarily low prices.
Cappellano

Cappellano

A legend in Barolo, Teobaldo Cappellano was one of the region’s most outspoken traditionalists. Today, his son Augusto continues his father’s important work producing the renowned Barolos “Pie Franco” and “Rupestris.”
Il Carnasciale

Il Carnasciale

Il Caberlot, and its second label Carnasciale, are grown on a bluff overlooking the Arno River, and are the only wines in the world made from a mysterious clone discovered four decades ago.
Cayuse

Cayuse

Born in France, and profoundly influenced by the great Northern Rhone classicists, Christophe Baron has taken artisanal winemaking in Washington State to a new level.
Cerbaiona

Cerbaiona

The more we explore Brunello, the more we realize that a handful of surviving traditionalists are the growers to be truly revered. One of the greatest of these is Cerbaiona's Diego Molinari.
Domaine Champet

Domaine Champet

If one were to search for today’s most purely traditional Côte Rôtie estate—the equivalent of Ch. Rayas or Henri Bonneau in Châteauneuf—it would certainly be Champet. And the fact, that little here has changed over the past fifty years, makes this timeless domaine all the more magical.
Jean-Louis Chave

Jean-Louis Chave

Wine growers in the Northern Rhône since 1491, the Chave family has emerged in the past half century as one of the preeminent growers not only of Hermitage and St. Joseph, but of the world.
Auguste Clape

Auguste Clape

Cornas is one of the world’s few blue-chip addresses we still associate with traditional winemaking. For this, we can thank Auguste Clape and his unwavering commitment to Cornas tradition.
Giacomo Conterno

Giacomo Conterno

Among the most profound expressions of Barolo can be found in bottles bearing the Giacomo Conterno name. They represent the ideal of traditional Barolo: rich, powerful, massively structured.
Marquis D’Angerville

Marquis D’Angerville

Nothing demonstrates the brilliance of red Burgundy like a great Volnay. And to insiders, for the last half-century, the name synonymous with such wine has been Marquis d’Angerville.
Rene & Vincent Dauvissat

Rene & Vincent Dauvissat

Vincent Dauvissat has said that "terroir is everything," As a result of his commitment to expressing his terroirs, no domaine offers a more profound line-up of classic Chablis.
Descendientes de J. Palacios

Descendientes de J. Palacios

Bierzo has rocketed onto the world wine stage in recent years, and no one is more responsible than Alvaro Palacios and his nephew Ricardo Perez. They started this winery in 1999 with a goal of crafting singular wines from Bierzo’s old vine variety, Mencia.
D’Oliveira

D’Oliveira

D’Oliveira has held on to many of its most famous vintages, creating an irreplaceable stock of old wines. Their intense, cask-aged wines show why Madeira was so prized by our forefathers.
Jean-Philippe Fichet

Jean-Philippe Fichet

The white wines that Jean-Philippe Fichet is making today have few rivals for their class in Burgundy, and they could be unmatched in their transparency and expressiveness.
Fourrier

Fourrier

Relying on ancient vines in great crus, Fourrier’s wines prove that great Burgundy is made in the vineyard. And, in Gevrey-Chambertin—teeming with great growers—Fourrier’s may be the finest of all.
Bruno Giacosa

Bruno Giacosa

Few can rival Bruno Giacosa for not only the stature of his work, but the dizzying number of famous wines he has made.
Heitz Cellars

Heitz Cellars

Nearly a half century after it became the first great single-vineyard California Cabernet, Martha’s Vineyard still mesmerizes with its astonishing bouquet and its warm, velvety texture.
Domaine Huet

Domaine Huet

The late Gaston Huet proved that Vouvray and the Chenin Blanc grape could produce world-class wines. Today, his domaine continues to make some of the world’s most compelling white wines, and in a remarkable range of styles.
Jacquesson

Jacquesson

After nearly two centuries of existence, Jacquesson has emerged as one of Champagne’s most innovative houses. Its “730” series has revolutionize how the region views non-vintage Champagne.
Jean-Paul et Corinne Jamet

Jean-Paul et Corinne Jamet

Always blended from a diversity of terroirs, Jamet’s Côte Rôtie is consistently one of France’s great wines, and a quintessential example of Côte Rôtie’s magic.
Kalin Cellars

Kalin Cellars

The brilliantly idiosyncratic wines of Kalin’s Terry and Frances Leighton are remarkable expressions of time, place and winemaker. They come about as close as any in California to our wine ideal.
Királyudvar

Királyudvar

Proprietor Tony Hwang is returning to glory one of the world’s great dessert wines. But he’s not stopping there, having recognized that the local varieties could produce world-class dry and sparkling wines as well.
López de Heredia

López de Heredia

For over 135 years, López de Heredia has made some of Rioja’s finest and most distinctive wines from the Tondonia and Bosconia vineyards. Staunch traditionalists, they are today’s flag bearers for classic Rioja.
Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Cantina Bartolo Mascarello

Until his death in 2005, Bartolo Mascarello was a towering figure in Barolo, producing some of the region’s most prized wines. Today, Maria Teresa Mascarello continues to build on her father’s legacy.
Giuseppe Mascarello

Giuseppe Mascarello

Mauro Mascarello and his legendary Barolo Monprivato represent the culmination of more than 130 years of great Giuseppe Mascarello wines.
Mayacamas

Mayacamas

Mayacamas’ Bob Travers was, in the 1960s and 1970s, considered a giant of Napa Valley Cabernet. Thanks in part to how those early wines have aged, he is again achieving the status of an icon.
Montepeloso

Montepeloso

Through unstinting effort and deep passion, Fabio Chiarelotto has made his Tuscan estate, Montepeloso, a beacon for those who prize purity, refinement and vineyard expression in wine.
Mugneret Gibourg

Mugneret Gibourg

In the last few vintages Domaine Mugneret-Gibourg has taken its place alongside the very top of red Burgundy producers. Their beautifully perfumed, intensely flavored, firmly structured wines of quintessential grace and harmony place them right at home in this echelon.
Bodegas Olivares

Bodegas Olivares

Olivares is blessed with old, ungrafted Monastrell vines in a cool sub-climate of Jumilla. The resulting wines have serious personalities and a striking freshness—a combination that makes for extraordinary values.
Alvaro Palacios

Alvaro Palacios

Beginning in Priorat, and expanding into Bierzo and Rioja, Alvaro Palacios has been an untiring voice for the idea that great wine can only be made through uncompromising viticulture and winemaking.
Domaine de Pallus

Domaine de Pallus

Bertrand Sourdais aims to create a new paradigm for Loire Valley Cabernet Franc–while at the same time honoring its soils and ancient traditions.
Hermanos Peciña

Hermanos Peciña

Pedro Peciña is preserving Rioja’s great traditions through his championing of classic vineyards and extended wood aging. Along with a few other surviving traditionalists, he gives hope that this singular winemaking school will endure.
Elio Perrone

Elio Perrone

The precocious appeal of Stefano Perrone’s Moscato can cause people to overlook their subtlety and finesse. His Moscatos, Barberas, and the rose “Bigaro” find a striking balance between accessibility and seriousness.
Philipponnat

Philipponnat

The corporate changes sweeping through Champagne seem sure to rob many old houses of their connection to the past. But one small jewel of a house is moving ever closer to its roots: Philipponnat.
Agostina Pieri

Agostina Pieri

Francesco Monaci’s warm, south-facing vineyard yields wine that are unmistakably from Montalcino, yet also possess a warmth and youthful generosity often lacking at the zone’s more “severe” addresses.
Pingus

Pingus

From his first vintage with Pingus in 1995, Peter Sisseck has been on a restless quest to find the soul of its ancient vines—continually refining his methods to maximize their expression.
Produttori

Produttori

It finally happened: the world has awakened to one of its greatest wine treasures, the Produttori del Barbaresco. Since 1958, the Produttori has been the reference point for classic Barbaresco. And since their launching in 1967, the Produttori’s Riservas have been the defining expressions of Rabajà, Asili, Ovello and Barbaresco’s other noble vineyards.
Ψ Psi

Ψ Psi

Having established Pingus as a global icon, Peter Sisseck has embarked on a project to assist local Ribera del Duero growers, while producing a wine that captures the region’s soul
François Raveneau

François Raveneau

Raveneau uses purely artisanal methods to produce Chablis’ most powerful wines. The domaine is an icon not only for Chablis lovers, but for those who crave transparency in their wine.
Giuseppe Rinaldi

Giuseppe Rinaldi

Since taking over the Giuseppe Rinaldi estate in 1993, Beppe Rinaldi has taken the wines to new heights, crafting some of Barolo’s finest traditional wines.
René Rostaing

René Rostaing

René Rostaing’s vines represent Côte Rôtie's best sites, as legacies of two immortal growers, Marius Gentaz and Albert Dervieux. His wines honor these giants with their gracefulness and typicity.
Guy Roulot

Guy Roulot

No one deserves more credit than Jean-Marc Roulot for the school of winemaking that today crafts Meursaults of riveting minerality, unlike the buttery, less distinctive Meursaults of the past.
Ruppert-Leroy

Ruppert-Leroy

The embodiment of the Aube’s pioneering spirit can be found in Essoyes, where Ruppert-Leroy are pursuing their unique vision of how to express their terroir, unconstrained by conventional wisdom.
RWC Historic Series

RWC Historic Series

The Rare Wine Co. has been a major force behind Madeira’s recent revival, introducing a new generation of American wine lovers to the wonders of Madeira through its Historic Series wines.
Jacques Selosse

Jacques Selosse

Once dominated by Grande Marque houses, the Champagne region is being transformed by small growers making their own wine. With intellect and passion, one man has guided the way: Anselme Selosse.
Gianfranco Soldera

Gianfranco Soldera

Gianfranco Soldera pioneered Brunello’s modern era, founding his Case Basse estate in 1972. Today, virtually every Brunello or Brunello Riserva he’s ever made is considered a Holy Grail wine.
Trimbach

Trimbach

The Trimbach family produces outstanding wines from all the classic Alsace varieties, but their fame rests with just one variety, Riesling. Their Clos Ste. Hune and Frédéric Emile are the benchmarks for dry Riesling.
Valdespino

Valdespino

In a region devoted to tradition, there is no more traditional bodega than Sherry’s most historic house, Valdespino.
Vallana

Vallana

What was true then is still so today: for seventy-five years the name Antonio Vallana has meant great Piemontese Nebbiolo.
Vega Sicilia

Vega Sicilia

Even before Ribera del Duero was known as a wine region, Vega Sicilia had earned its place among the great wines of the world. Its reputation today is no less towering than it was a century ago.

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