for Winemakers

We are always on the lookout for boutique winemakers in New Zealand interested in sharing their best wines with the United States.  We handpick which vineyards and wines get a place in our online store and are poured for decision-makers at American restaurants, distributors, and retailers.

Our evaluation process begins with New Zealand winemakers shipping us two bottles of each wine they would like to be considered.  Sagan Imports then holds private tasting events with invited guests including sommeliers, restaurateurs, and wine shop owners.  Notes from these events help guide Sagan Imports in deciding which wines to import.

We generally prefer to work with wineries that do not currently have distribution in the United States.  New Zealand winemakers and vineyards interested in U.S. distribution through Sagan Imports should contact jonathan@saganimports.com to learn where to send sample bottles for consideration.