We're wine lovers; we’re wine geeks; we’re constantly searching for wines filled with great passion, excitement, and originality. We find wine, joyfully and thankfully, to be intensely personal. We are always chasing that next haunting experience imprinted in memory when a bottle is something greater than the sum of its parts.
We import wine with soul; fine wine from dedicated stewards of the land who respect and listen to the land they work. They champion the singularity that location and vintage conditions bring to wine; they obsess over detail that is lost in larger commercial operations and they ensure that the land is there for the next generation, as was done for them. Some growers are classified as "Biodynamic" or "Organic", but they work with much deeper care and conviction than any simplified classification can communicate. Their cellar decisions tend to be simple yet precise, often reflecting generations of past wisdom, out of respect for what their land has produced and to stand behind an honest and soulful expression of it.
The Mosel producer leaving residual sugar in one wine but vinifying another dry because that is how each respective vineyard - or the vintage conditions - best express balance, is the kind of thing that excites us. It indicates an earthly element and methodology to decision making beyond intended style. It more closely follows a line of thinking that nature will produce wine that is naturally pleasing when the winemaker is in tune to these nuances.
These wines may be quietly elegant, inward and poised or expressively confident, but each is a faithful reflection of its origins and the person(s) that knows it’s an honest interpretation of their land, culture, and vintage.
These concepts are important - in an increasingly synthetic world where homogenized and engineered wines are the standard, these wines ground you to something real. We're of course delighted to share these wines, their stories and the people (artists) behind the wines, to those who of you who are curious. The culmination of these efforts – when somebody(s) opens the wine – and finds it’s every bit as much of an experience as it is a glass of wine.
Our team has longstanding relationships in the EU to help cultivate wines of true distinction. All writing, content and other information is our own and we only offer what we import ourselves, from grower partners with whom we have personal relationships. When we visit their cellars, we're often visiting their homes. Our vision at Vine Farmer is to be a nationally recognized brand, conveying a clear understanding of the meaning of each bottle, whether expressed in an import, wholesale or retail capacity.
Today, we primarily import and self-wholesale to restaurants and fine wine shops in Massachusetts. Through a recent partnership with Grassl Glass, we're also able to bring these incredibly fine stems to retail and wholesale customers throughout much of the country.
Founder, Jace, currently lives (and grew up) in Massachusetts with his wife, son, and Dachshund mix. Family and travel are important parts of his life; with relatives in Italy and Germany, wine has always been familiar. Post undergrad, Jace’s first career was spent working in life sciences, most recently for a local startup. During that time, Jace always managed to have a hand in the wine business – education, freelance consulting, customer facing/retail, etc. Jace completed the 4 levels of the wine studies program at Boston University's Elizabeth Bishop Wine Resource Center and is a Certified Sommelier with the Court of Master Sommeliers.
Co-Founder, Kaden, also currently lives (and grew up) in Franklin, Massachusetts with his wife, daughter, and two cats. Kaden enjoyed a successful first career in Product Development and Account Management in the Retail Branding and Software arena for 10 years. He brings outside insight to Vine Farmer.
Vine Farmer - the adventure to build something meaningful, something exciting, and lasting, for partners, consumers, and fellow adventurers.