About Us

Our Story


We are dedicated and experienced merchants offering exceptional wines, spirits and the best of Wine Country with a fun, authentic approach and uncompromising standards. In business since 1994, our motto is: “If it’s not great, we don’t sell it.”


As merchants, negociants and vintners, we are afforded special access to a treasure trove of great wine and spirits. We live in the Napa Valley and taste between five and six thousand wines every year. We have longstanding relationships with some of the world’s best grape growers, wineries and winemakers in the valley not to mention spirit distilleries worldwide. We often get the early scoop on what’s really happening in the wineries, vineyards, cellars and distilleries, which means we have access to the truly “great stuff” long before most other sources even know about it. The fact is, we stay ahead of the curve and find the wine and spirits our customers want before they know they want them.


Founder Mark Steven Pope started the company with a scratch pad and a great idea to market select Napa Valley wines through his iconic catalog. He later expanded his operations to include a wine bar in downtown Napa that has become a favorite with locals and visitors alike.