Through The Grapevine was founded in 2017 with one goal: to work in the wine trade. Since then, we've undergone multiple iterations and had hundreds of ideas, but in late 2018 we finally found our niche, importing the best natural wines we can find and selling them differently than anyone else.
Our focus is on clean, natural wines from small producers, farmed sustainably, and made with minimal intervention. You'll find traits like organic, biodynamic, native yeasts, unfined, unfiltered and vegan in most of our wines. We're location-agnostic, and are simply looking for wines that we'd be proud to represent. We're currently living in Barcelona, Spain, working to grow our European portfolio as much as we can.
We import and sell all our wine direct-to-consumer via our online store in order to provide the lowest pricing and maintain control of shopping, logistics, and where our wines are going. This allows us to sell wine all over the United States, from coast to coast, from family members to friends and members of our Natural Wine Club community.
We're a Very Small Team!
Founded by Holly in 2017, Through the Grapevine didn't actually have any legs until Nic came on as a co-founder in 2018.
Holly has certifications of level 3 Advanced from the Wine and Spirit Education Trust and Introductory Sommelier title from the Court of Master Sommeliers. While that doesn't always come in handy with natural wine importing, it has set a nice baseline of knowledge for wine regions, flavor profiles and other areas important to our business!
Nic's background is in marketing as well as the restaurant world. A convert from craft beer and coffee into wine, Nic was drawn to the foodie aspects of wine initially and is the creator of all our beautiful food content to pair with our wines.
Norman is a dog. Most of his contributions include, surveying vineyards, waiting for cheese or meats to be dropped during wine tastings, and breaking the occasional wine glass.
Pipette is an independent, print-only magazine about natural wines. The magazine highlights small producers of natural wine, and the communities around them, through an edgy, contemporary perspective. They publish top quality, original journalism alongside unique illustration and photography. We carry their magazines and include them in some of our wine subscriptions.
We partner with Mélusine Wines to find some of our amazing producers, like Domaine Mamaruta and le petit domaine!
Mélusine Wines is the culmination of their most cherished memories + interests; life in France + the magic of the French terroir in its expression through wine. As export agents for the wineries of Mélusine Wines, we hold close to our hearts the relationship we share with each of our producers and proudly promote their craft in markets around the country in collaboration with our import + distributor partners.
They seek out producers who are transparent about how they farm their vines, how they make their wine, and who respect the patrimony of the tradition of winemaking in France. But most of all, they represent producers who love what they do!