Explore the World of Wine
We source our specialty wines from the most popular regions in the world.
When it comes to Argentinian wines, one immediately thinks of Malbec, the country's adopted grape that originally came from France in the mid-19th Century. This variety grows beautifully in the rolling foothills of the Andes Mountains in and around Mendoza. It is characterized by it's full body, deep color, and black fruit flavors. The country also grows the Bonarda grape as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah. Pinot Noir has found a home in Patagonia to the south. For whites, Torrontes represents Argentina's unique contribution to the wine world, producing smooth, fresh, aromatic wines. These are just some of the wines Vintry seeks to highlight from this country that is continuing to develop and evolve.
Australia has long been known for their bold wines. However Australia is more than just one massively warm climate to grow Shiraz and upon exploration you can quickly find delicate and fresh wines, both red and white, that turn the stereotype on its head. At Vintry, we try to focus on wines that represent Australia's vast array of terroirs and climates. Restrained wines from the cool climate of the Mornington Peninsula, to the Bordeaux-esque wines from Margaret River, to the big wines from the red soil of Coonawarra there is something for everyone. We strive to offer wines that represent the place. Grown with care from quality producers.
Austria is a landlocked country with four main wine regions. Lower Austria, Burgenland, Styria and Vienna, which happens to be the only world capital producing significant quantities of wine within its city limits! The country is centrally located and is in-between the mild and damp Atlantic climate, and the continental Pannonian one. Warm summer and autumn days with cool nights contribute to fresh, aromatic wines with good body and fine character. Grüner Veltliner is the most famous grape, though Austria has been producing some world-class wines from such international grapes as Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Blanc for the whites. Approximately one-third of vineyards are planted with red varieties like Zweigelt and indigenous varieties such as Blaufränkisch and St. Laurent.
Chile is uniquely situated geographically, with the Pacific Ocean to its west and the Andes Mountains to the east. This has allowed Chile to protect itself from the Phylloxera pest, which has historically caused havoc in many of the wine producing countries around the world. The country also has many wine regions, producing many top-flight international varieties. Although Cabernet Sauvignon is the red grape most widely planted, Carmenère is the country's signature grape, produced as a single varietal wine and also blended with other red varieties to form distinct wines as well. White wines are not as prevalent, but Casablanca Valley, closer to the Pacific, is the primary area for Sauvignon Blanc.
Magnificent wine terrior abounds in every region of this beautiful country. Burgundy, Rhone, Loire, Alsace, Provence all have world-class products in stock at Vintry Fine Wines. Then there is Bordeaux. Our rapidly expanding selection of superb Bordeaux vintages makes us a leading purveyor of these classic wines. We would also be remiss to not mention the amazing selection of over one hundred Champagnes from big houses and small grower properties that we offer. One could write volumes about the amazing quality French wines offer, but we prefer to drink it and let the wines speak for themselves.
Germany ranks 9th among wine producing countries in the world and has 13 wine growing regions, all of them distinct in climate and terroir. They are among the most northerly wine regions in the world. While Riesling is considered the most notable variety of Germany, close to 140 grape varieties are cultivated, with more than a quarter being for red or rose wines. The Rieslings have a high level of acidity offering racy freshness, making the wine very age-worthy as well as versatile for food pairing. Pinot Noir (or Spätburgunder) has a centuries-long history in Germany, especially in the region close to Alsace. However, with global warming, the growing conditions have become much more favorable, producing some world-class Pinot Noirs that Vintry is proud to offer.
Italy is the world’s largest wine producer. Virtually every region in the country produces wines of vitality and freshness. It is our pleasure to offer a broad selection of regional wines carefully chosen to represent the finest of Italian viniculture. Our main passions can be found in Tuscany and Piedmont. Tuscany is famous for bold, muscular Brunellos and Chiantis from the Sangiovese grape. The phrase “Super Tuscans” describes rich, full-bodied wines produced with an often-eclectic blend of international and regional grape varietals. Piedmont boasts the Nebbiolo grape, the foundation for age-worthy medium-bodied Barolos and Barbarescos. Campania, Sicily, Veneto, and Sardinia are equally compelling and all produce exceptional wines. Small, family owned vineyards predominate. The secrets of producing great wines are passed down to each generation, helping to maintain the integrity of their terroir and culture. Vintry is well positioned to find and acquire the finest of these wines, which often have very limited quantities available.
In only forty years New Zealand has emerged from a minor producer of simple wines for local consumption, to a major source of world-class Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Noir. Marlborough is the most famous region but new terroirs from both islands are rapidly improving their quality and quantity. Each year products from multiple new vineyards are introduced to the New York market. Vintry is the first to taste these entrants, to ensure we stock only the finest producers and vintages.
Nestled against the Atlantic Ocean on the edge of Europe is one of the oldest and most unsung wine producing countries in the world. Portugal has a long history of producing a wide array of wine styles from numerous indigenous and international varieties. While most people only think to shop this country for their fantastic fortified Port wines, the country has so much more to offer. From the collectable and extremely age worthy Colares reds to the crisp Vinho Verdes of the north coastline, there is a Portuguese wine for everyone at incredible value.
South Africa is considered by many to be a "New World" wine region, but at Vintry we know the country's wine history dates back nearly 400 years. Known for making some of the finest wines in the world, it is also home to the unique Pinotage, the crossbreed of Pinot Noir and Cinsault that has become so popular in recent history. There are rows of ancient vines like Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, and Mourvedre. Region to region, the terroirs and climates vary greatly allowing for a wide variety of wine styles and presentations. We have done our best at Vintry to select wines that honor the traditions of the country's winemaking, while keeping our finger on the pulse of the new exciting wines the region has to offer.
Spain has a long and proud tradition of making fine wines, and yet much of the country's regions and grape varieties are still being discovered by the average consumer. Vintry has gone to great lengths to showcase both the traditional regions like La Rioja, Catalunya, and Galicia while also curating a selection of exciting new winemakers who are making waves in the wine world. In addition to the fine Spanish wines, we offer a range of amazing Sherry. These are misunderstood fortified wines that are mostly relegated to the after dinner digestif. On the contrary, we carry Sherry that can be paired with a variety of foods, courses, and occasions.
Our American wines have a focus on smaller producers, friend and family owned and operated wineries. We believe that folks who care for land and vine as if they were members of the family make great wines. That said, we don't shy away from some of the bigger producers who put California on the wine map. Our American selection does not start and end with California. We also look to curate the finest Pinot Noirs of Oregon, the racy and complex wines of Washington, and the most up-and-coming wines from our home of New York State. Whether a big company producer or a small family owned winery, the benchmark is the same: quality in every bottle.