Wine & Spirits Magazine's IMPORTER OF THE YEAR

Fine Wines The World Over

Since its founding in 1979, North Berkeley Imports has sourced authentic, expressive wines from France and Italy, destined for leading restaurants and wine shops as well as private cellars across the country.  With a retail store in Berkeley, California and offices in Europe, our team is dedicated to providing customers with the finest wine selections the world over. And in 2019, we were named “Importer of the Year” by Wine & Spirits Magazine.  Here’s our story.

 
“Tre Bicchieri” Winners Announced!

“Tre Bicchieri” Winners Announced!

Gambero Rosso has officially awarded its “Tre Bicchieri” (Three Glasses) awards to the top Italian wines of 2020 — and a good many of our partners made the list, many not for the first time, either.

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Madone Beaujolais-Villages in Wine Advocate

Madone Beaujolais-Villages in Wine Advocate

It’s refreshing to see serious critics treating great Beaujolais as seriously as it should be, thus the review of our partners Domaine de la Madone and the scores their wines have warranted is reason to celebrate.

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Wines from Italy

From the rolling, romantic hills of Piedmont to Sicily’s fiery volcanic slopes, Italy is a sensualist’s dream and a wine lover’s heaven. Nowhere else in the world will you experience such a rich selection of native grapes, each with its own character and flavor, than in Italy. Our partners from the bel paese are small family farms, many of which have roots that reach back centuries. Discover our Italian wines.

 

Wines from France

Our partners in France are true artisans, looking toward the future while respecting the traditions of the past. We’ve worked with not only mothers and fathers but also sons and daughters—who, after traveling the world, have come home with new ideas. Many of the regions in which we were first pioneers, are today household names—yet we’re still scouring the gorgeous French countryside for the next must-have wine. Discover our French wines.