Importer Spotlight: Kermit Lynch
Kermit Lynch is a giant of the wine world. After the success of his Berkeley, California wine shop, he went on to start his own importing company. He imports wines from Italy and France, with a focus on organic and sustainable producers. His preference is for minimally manipulated, terroir driven wines. His contributions to the wine world have been recognized by the New York Times, The James Beard Foundation, and even the French Government. We proudly carry many Kermit Lynch imported wines in our Italian and French sections; here are a few that currently excite us.
Domaine du Salvard Cheverny is a delicious blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Chardonnay from the Loire of France. The sustainably farmed vineyards are planted in limestone, chalk, and sandy soils. The finished wine is fresh and vibrant, with citrus and herbal characteristics.
Domaine Tempier is one of the preeminent producers in the Bandol region of Provence, France. We are fortunate to carry both their Bandol red and rosé, both of which are comprised primary of Mourvedre. The hand harvested, organically farmed vineyards planted in clay and limestone soils produce concentrated fruit that results in balanced, age-worthy wines.
Cantine Valpane is a great producer from the Piedmont region of Italy. They use sustainable farming methods and ferment their wines with indigenous yeasts. Their Barbera del Monferrato “Rosso Pietro” is an unaoked, juicy wine. High acidity and low tannin make the wine easy to drink and easy to pair with a wide range of cuisine.
These are just a few of our Kermit Lynch imported wines. Browse our shelves or ask one of our knowledgeable staff members to find our full selection of wines from one of the world’s great importers.