Does the wine taste better while you're on vacation in Italy? 

99.99% of people say yes.

If you ever wondered what's the difference between Italian wine that you taste in Italy and Italian wine at your local wine shop, here's the answer. 

Italy is home to the largest artisan wine scene in the world. These are usually small family vineyards who hand-harvest their grapes that they grow at their estate. They usually cultivate their vines so they produce lower-yields which raise the quality of the grapes. They avoid chemicals in the vineyard and cellar as much as possible, offering you good clean wine. And most importantly, they drink their own wine! 

Artisan wines are the opposite of mass-produced wines which are factory-made like a soda. 

The real problem is that most artisan wines don't leave Italy. 

Importer and Author of "Hidden Gems of Italy," Tony Margiotta, uncovered this artisan wine world during his travels in Italy. He imports these wines and distributes them to restaurants and boutique wine shops. 

Even still, these precious wines can be difficult to find. They get mixed on the shelves with mass-produced wines. And even if you could find some, they're not all found in the same wine shop. Which means you have to bounce from store to store to find one artisan wine, if any...

Enter "Italian Wine Store." 

At www.ItalianWine.Store you can find all of Tony's artisan wines on one website. 

All wines are: 

—Estate Bottled and Produced at the Origin in Italy
—Made with Hand-harvested/Selected grapes
—Small Production: 300 to 20,000 bottles annually
—Low-Yielding Vines: 20-80 quintals per hectare
—High-elevation; south facing steep slopes; and wide thermal excursions              —Organic/Biodynamic/Natural/Sustainable Farming                                                —
Stored at 60 Degrees Fahrenheit

All you have to do is pick your wines and they'll be shipped straight to your door. 

Explore these handcrafted wines. Each region has their own local specialities. So when you taste wine from one region to the other, you're really on a liquid tour sipping across Italy. 

Salute! Cheers!

  • Origin

    A focus on expressing the characteristics of the vineyard. Usually cultivating native grape varieties tied to the land and climate for thousands of years. Good wines are made in the cellar, but great wines are made in the vineyard.

  • Craft

    The craft of winemaking begins in the vineyard and continues until bottling. From turning soil, pruning, canopy management, harvesting, pressing, fermentation, aging, and refinement, the artisan takes a hands-on approach to every step.

  • Culture

    An artisan wine exists because the passion of the people make it possible. The artisan carries the torch and passes it to the next generation by sharing secrets while respecting the land. Artisans drink their own wine and sell it to their local communities.