MORE Natural Wine would not be possible without the incredible hard work, passion and knowledge of the specialist importers we work with.
These small businesses are the backbone of the Berlin Natural Wine scene and we're very proud to call them our partners.
We would really love to encourage you to go in and visit them, talk to the friendly staff and learn more about their fantastic wines. They know all of their winemakers personally, and what makes each one special in their own unique way.
Below you'll find more information about our partners - go and check them out!
Now a pioneer in the German natural wine scene, Holger Schwarz, became the owner of already well-established wine shop Viniculture in Charlottenburg back in 2006. He introduced natural wines to Berlin around a time way before natural wines were as popular as they are today. This was quite risky, and he would have lost many of his original customers in doing so, but gained new ones based on his instinct of this new movement of wine-making, guided by his faith and love for these new wines. Now famed for selling incredible low-intervention wines to many of the very best restaurants in town, Viniculture is a well-sized importer and distributor to other shops and restaurants, and their in-house range of around 300 natural wines makes it a wonderful, large shop to browse through, especially with such knowledgeable and passionate staff always happy to assist in finding the right wine for your taste and budget.
Based in Berlin Mitte and ran by Jean-Francois Roy (also known as Jeff), Rocket Wine is somewhat of a refuge for natural wine lovers to hang out around, often grabbing a quick bottle after work and staying for a sample of what's new. With a nod to juicy reds and easy drinking pet-nats, when not at the shop or distributing wines to bars, Jeff, Elisa and Sylvain are often found helping winemakers they love with the harvest every year. Their love for good wine leads them all over Europe, helping out in the production and discovering new producers along the way. They also run Wine Rush, one of Berlin's best Natural Wine Fairs.
Specialising exclusively in wonderful natural Italian wines, owner of Cantine Sant'Ambroeus Marco Callegaro is one of those people working in wine you're glad to know personally. We ourselves credit him massively with expanding our wine knowledge of Italian wines, and he has also done this for many of the city's finest restaurants and wine bars. Marco has that overlooked, yet rare skill of knowing which wine to give you next, which he knows will impress you, as well as further your knowledge of a region or varietal, at the right time in your personal wine journey. It's hard to describe exactly what we mean with this, but just trust us on it. We strongly suggest heading there and asking him for some recommendations - you'll see what we mean.
Specialising in sales just for gastronomy- you won't find Confetti with their own shop yet, and that's one reason we feel they're a hidden gem! Armed with a concise range of mostly Italian, fun and budget-friendly wines (as well as some big guns like Ageno by La Stoppa!), you can find many of their range across Berlin bars and you'll notice on our webshop they have wines suitable for all budgets! Confetti Wines is run by the passionate and life-loving couple, Bogdan Fałowski and Alicja Włóczyk. They're lovely, so do look out for them at Berlin wine fairs and say hello - or visit them at one of their own wine fairs which they also put on!
With their range of affordable, fresh and damn delicious German & Austrian wines all over the coolest bars in Berlin, 8greenbottles is, like us, also run by a young couple. This friendly duo, Philipp Heinzer and Ramona Winter, is clearly keen to try new, innovative things in business rather than follow traditional routes. Having started out with a cool website to offer their wines to the public, the charming two Swiss owners now sell to many restaurants and bars and offer regular tasting events in their newly-opened small shop in Prenzlauer Berg - where you also get to say hello to their adorable #WinePug too!
A one-man operation selling incredible wines solely to gastronomy ventures in Germany, Olaf Schindler is in our opinion as passionate about great wine as it's possible to be. He mainly specialises in wines from Spain, France and Georgia, but has some real gems from other regions too. He even has made his own wines with renown producer Joan Ramon of Escoda Sanahuja ! You'll find Olaf hanging around Berlin bars or hosting his own events - look for the tall man with the big hair and say hello - he's a lovely chap !
Run by three Italian women who share a love for Berlin and Italian wine, Balera is an exciting newer addition to the Berlin natural wine scene. They're always on the lookout for smaller Italian winemakers who share their passion for quality, taste and sustainability and we are very happy to be working with them, as they are importing among others, the fantastic wines from Valentina Passalaqua.
With two shops selling everything foodie-folk need, from books to ingredients (and of course wine!), Goldhahn und Sampson are based in Prenzlauer Berg & Charlottenburg. We're thrilled to partner with them as they stock some fantastic natural wines, especially from Italy with the likes of COS & Occhipinti as well as Claus Presinger & Wenzel from Austria too. If you like cooking, check out the shops as they really are fantastic. Plus you can even take a cooking course in their Charlottenburg shop, which is also where their head of wine and co-owner Sascha Rimkus works, so you might be able to bump into him and get some personalised recommendations too.
Run by former chef Pierre Lejeune, La Malo is a lovely French Bistrot specialising in refined yet casual dishes and natural wines. Also selling his imported natural wines under the name 'Des Quilles à Berlin', Pierre specialises in French wines, and also has some wine producers from other regions in his range too - including the wonderful Aldo Viola from Sicily. Alsace wine fans will be happy to see Kumpf & Meyer as well as Sylvain Bock in his portfolio. You can try all the wines at La Malo, and also buy to take away too, during the gastrobar's opening hours.
Don't let the Schnapps name fool you, the very creative and lovely owner of Fräulein Brösels Schnapserwachen, Stefanie Brösel, does not only make her own delicious Schnapps but also happens to sell some of the finest Austrian, Czech and German wines in Berlin! Having grown up hanging out with artisan winemakers, her interests were always with the liquid crafts, and her range of wonderful wines from producers like Michael Wenzel, Petr Korab and Franz Weninger are now found in the best places around town. Staff at the small shop are always friendly and happy to advice on bottles they feel might be of interest to your tastes - go & check them out, and pick up their own Schnapps whilst there!
Having started out as a single shop selling wine in 1989, Suff has now expanded to also have a separate location in the legendary Markthalle Neun and a few associations with other wine shops in the city. They offer 600 wines in total and we're proud to partner with them for their natural selection, which has some wonderful producers such as Strohmeier, Sepp Muster, Claus Preisinger and Colombaia, as well as some superb natural Champagne houses too! Their shop in Kreuzberg's Oranienstrasse is quite cool, as it's not only got good wines but LOTS of Madonna paintings all over it !
Divinum is the trading name of Jan Kiegeland, an independent importer sourcing fine Italian wines. Armed
with a stockroom in Steglitz where he also hosts wine seminars and tastings, Jan is a very knowledgeable and friendly expert, who is also the main man importing legendary producer Frank Cornelissen to Germany! He is seemingly always surprising us, like for example when he handed over a bottle of his OWN Syrah french wine, which blew us away so much we begged him to let us offer it here, despite having only a few hundred made!
As the daughter of a wine-maker in South Moravia, Šárka Betke grew up surrounded by vineyards and wine all around her. Nowadays under the name vinofactum she's the exclusive distributor of many low-intervention Czech winemakers to the Berlin gastronomic scene... and also offers custom wine labels for companies or special events too. We're excited to be working with her and to enjoy many exciting wines we've never had the chance to try before from this very interesting wine region.