Love And Passion For Wine – Only The Best Will Do
It’s a process of elimination to find special Italian wines. The hidden gems from small-production, family-owned vineyards are our focus. Our certified wines ensure Italian winemaking tradition and quality in every glass.
One million acres of vineyards in Italy’s 20 wine regions that produce over 3,500 distinct types of wine means it can be rather overwhelming to find and purchase unique Italian wine.
DOCG Imports creates a shortcut for you by doing the research of scouting vineyards throughout Italy, meeting owners and participating in private tastings for select buyers to bring only top-quality vintages for import exclusively to California.
Owner Marina Elettra Snow (aka "Nina") is a native California girl of Italian heritage who has lived in Italy for over 15 years. Her focus, as an Italian-certified, second-level Sommelier, is to select and import hard-to-find varietals. She brings a selection of exclusive Italian wines that only her California customers will be fortunate enough to enjoy.
DOCG Imports is unique because of Marina’s carefully selected rare finds, such as:
Taurasi from the Avellino hillside near Naples
Vermentino di Gallura from the island of Sardegna
We import exclusive artisan, small production Italian wines — red, whites, rosè and sparkling. You won’t find these wines on the shelves of your market or discount wine retailer. They are nestled in the hills of Italy in barrels and canteens owned by family vintners who haven’t exported to California — until now.
From time to time, Marina brings highly selective, non-certified wines to her product line. These are special situations where the legislation of winemaking would restrict the creative process and hinder the artisticly inspired final product. She constantly keeps the creative juices flowing with an interesting offering at all times. You may also find well-known favorites, such as: Chianti, Barolo, Amarone and Prosecco in the ever-evolving line-up.
Marina finds the best-in-class and imports them for you through DOCG Imports. Rest assured that they are all deliciously Italian!