Proverb celebrates the bond between wine, culture and the wisdom of life. Our rich, memorable and fruit-forward wines are carefully crafted with California grapes, harvested at optimum ripeness, for superlative flavor. Every glass of Proverb is a celebration of the connection between wine and the wisdom that comes with a life well-lived.
Fine wine like fine art also elicits romantic visions
Inspired by Andy Warhol, one of the influential artists of the twentieth century, Winemaker Dave Phinney.
L’usine is the French word for “The Factory”. It is an homage to all the Warhols of the world. All those with disdain for the status quo of a defined or insinuated model. All of those with the defiant nature shared by artists and winemakers past and present.
A bottle, a story and a Soul
Dave Phinney - Winemaker of the year 2019 <Wine Enthusiast>*
Orin Swift, led by winemaker Dave Phinney, is a brand known as much for its creative and evocative expression of art on the front of the bottle as it is the bold, yet finessed styling within the bottle. Based out of Saint Helena, within the prized Napa Valley, Orin Swift features a portfolio of wines that appeal to a variety of senses. It all begins in the vineyard. Sourcing for the Orin Swift family takes Dave across the state of California, with special interest in the Napa Valley, Sonoma County and Santa Barbara. He sets his sights on small lots within the most coveted growing regions while ensuring that only fruit of the highest quality makes it in to the final blend. Every wine in the portfolio, from the vineyard source to the distinct artwork adorning the label, offers a unique point of view while creating a heart-skipping impression.
Iconic Napa wines including powerful bordeaux blend
“Things just get better and better at Pahlmeyer.” – Robert Parker, Jr. (The Wine Advocate)
Pahlmeyer was founded by a desire to be great by its eponymous creator Jayson Pahlmeyer. With a dream to create a ‘California blend what would rival the best of Bordeaux', Jayson and his partners spared no resource to make this dream a reality.
Whether it was finding the perfect piece of land high atop Napa Valley’s Atlas Peak or covertly smuggling in Bordeaux cuttings, all pieces of Pahlmeyer’s history have led to its place as one of the established brand names from Napa Valley.
Following first release of ‘Proprietary Red’, Pahlmeyer found a great deal of success and an growing popularity with consumers and critics alike, including a rare 100-point score* from The Wine Advocate.
Legacy of crafting premium Cabernet Sauvignon
Louis M. Martini is an iconic Napa Valley winery since 1933. Pioneering founder Louis M. Martini played an integral role in establishing Napa Valley as one of the world’s premier winegrowing regions. Today, the winery continues this winemaking tradition with a range of celebrated Cabernet Sauvignon wines from Napa Valley and premier sites in Sonoma County.
Laurenz ‘Five’ is located in the Kamptal region of Austria and was founded by Lens Moser (fifth generation), also
known as Mr. Gruner Veltliner in 2004 after he sold his shares in his family’s namesake winery Lens Moser. Today, Dieter Hübler and Peter Schweiger runs the company and continue Lens’ simple aim to bring Austrian’s native grape variety, Grüner Veltliner, to consumers around the world. Their simple aim is to bring Austrian’s native grape variety, Grüner Veltliner, to consumers around the world.
Laurenz V owns 30 hectares of in the Kamptal region, a place of natural beauty, named for the Kamp river that runs through it. The vineyards are managed sustainably by the Schweiger family, fourth generation growers and vintners. Most of the vineyards are terraced with altitudes ranging from 225-350m.
Balliamo means let us dance in Italian and reflects the playful nature of this range of easy drinking wines that span three regions: Veneto, Prosecco and Sicily. Blended especially for us, these wines are fruit driven, fresh and perfect for sharing with friends and pairing with daily cuisine eg. seafood salads &thai food, pasta... and provides incredible value for their price point.
Mateus was launched in 1942 by Fernando Van Zeller Guedes, Sogrape’s founder and visionary who created the first Rosé wine from Portugal. It has a unique flask-shaped bottle, fresh and light with frizzy finish - Mateus Rosé is all about fun and togetherness. It is the #1 Portuguese wine sold in 120 countries around the world; and it has sold over 1 billion bottles after more than 75 years.
Anterra means “ancient land” in Italian, referring to the rich viticultural history of Italy. It is a Sicilian brand produced by Mezzacorona, a producer with over 110 years history. Anterra is estate bottled from 900 ha of sustainably farmed vineyards from two regions in Sicily: Sambuca di Sicilia in the West and Acate, in the South. Sicily being hot, sunny and Mediterranean allows for sustainable practices such as reduced use of chemical treatments. The winery is partially built underground which is cooler and require less energy use.
Domaine du Vieux Télégraphe has been in the Brunier family for six generations, beginning in 1891. The winery is in Bédarrides, at the south eastern area of the appellation. The Domaine is named after inventor Claude Chappe’s visual telegraph tower that was built on the property. Daniel Brunier describes the style of Vieux Télégraphe as Burgundian because he is handles Grenache like a Pinot Noir, which results in delicate, almost perfumed Châteauneuf du Pape without jamminess or over ripeness.