About Us

For over 10 years, we’ve been living and traveling in Italy, searching for savory, terroir-driven wines from a kaleidoscope of grape varieties, soils, and producers. We import what we enjoy at home: edgy daily-drinkers, farmer fizz, arcane geeky wines, fine wines, unapologetically traditional wines, and iconoclastic ones that defy category and dogma.

We’ve recently realised we’ve got a growing portfolio of kinky Vermouths.

Wine that’s made honestly and thoughtfully is often a metaphor, a glimpse into a country’s places, people, and history. Italy’s pretty poetic nowadays when it comes to wine. We feel that we’re in the midst of Italian wine revolution, with more and more exceptional terroir- and variety-driven wines popping up each year. Add in the country’s enticing regional culinary traditions, and indeed these are tempi belli to be at the Italian table with Italian.

We’re excited to be a part of getting these wines to our tables and yours.  

Un caro saluto,
PortoVino Ciurma / Crew.

Some of our projects and focuses:

FUSO21: Edgy Daily-Drinkers:  We offer daily drinkers that are from growers rather than from tank farms. FUSO21 wines are a buck or two more than the industrial stuff, but we believe in quality and in economic sustainability for the grower and the land. We also believe that there are lots of folks who will pay a smidgeon more for a daily drinker with some character, e.g. Barbera from Walter Massa, or Verdicchio from Belisario instead of any-old Pinot Grigio.

Anima: Italian Craft Spirits: This is our growing portfolio. As we say in Italian the materia prima counts. We only use raw ingredients that are local and of the highest quality.