With the following winemakers we have strong partnerships and are those who, with much pleasure, we represent all over the country and beyond.
For each of them, we decided to include a short description to give you the chance to know them a little. Clearly, this does not mean that our products are only the fruit of their cellars. Gotan Wine, in fact, will be pleased to meet any request regarding the products of any winemaker, worldwide.
Furthermore, we must say that this is the part of the website subject to constant change because our will is to become official distributors of some of the most important producers in the world.
Wine has been around for thousands of years in the countries on the Mediterranean but France has made it a part of their civilization and has considered wine-making as art for over two thousand years.
It is likely that the Greeks and Romans introduced wines to France and found perfect growing conditions in many areas. As in many other European countries once under the rule of the Roman Empire, wine became a part of daily life and a trading commodity by the time the Romans left.
Producing between 7-8 billion bottles of wine a year, France is one of the largest producers in the world.
With a wine history dating back more than 4,000 years and a climate ideally suited to viticulture, Italy is one of the most diverse winemaking countries in the world.
The Etruscans, followed by the Romans, took a great interest in winemaking skills. The Roman god Bacchus and the wild festivals that celebrated him, Bacchanalia, got so out of hand that they were eventually banned by the Roman Senate.
Second in the world only to France, Italy has consistently been a world leader in wine production. Over its long history, modern Italy evolved from a loose collection of city-states. Today’s twenty wine regions line up with the political borders that grew out of the city-states of the past. Wine is made in all twenty regions and follows the European system of laws based on very specific geographical areas, grape varietals, aging requirements and other winemaking quality controls.
In terms of wine volume, the leading regions are Veneto, Apulia, Sicily and Emilia-Romagna. In terms of the most quality designations, (DOCG or DOC zones), the leading region is Piedmont, followed by Tuscany.
Wine’s story in California begins with the Spanish missions, the first of which was located in San Diego in 1769. Franciscan missions were established throughout California and remained in operation until 1834 growing Criolla (Mission) grapes that were made into low-quality wine and brandy. Although a French immigrant was the first to plant European grape varieties in Los Angeles in the 1830s, it was not until 1857 when Hungarian-born Count Agoston Haraszthy established Buena Vista Winery near the town of Sonoma that California’s modern wine history really began.
Today, California is the dominant wine producer in the United States and the fourth-largest producer in the world. Over 90% of all wines made in the U.S. come from California.