Fine Wines the World Over

For more than 25 years, North Berkeley Imports has discovered and imported authentic, expressive wines from France and Italia destined for leading restaurants and wine shops as well as for private cellars across the country.  With a retail store in Berkeley, California and offices in Europe, our team is dedicated to providing customers with the finest wine selections the world over.  Here’s our story.


A Trio Of Talent: Wine & Spirits Top 100

North Berkeley is honored and proud to have THREE partners named to the Wine & Spirits Top 100 Wineries list for 2016 — what a showing! This list is the who’s who of worldwide wineries that consistently perform and have wowed Wine & Spirits tasters over the past year. Drum roll, please! Here’s our winners.

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NEW ARRIVALS! 2015 Calot Morgon Vieilles Vignes

We’ve loved this older-vine Morgon over the years because it just keeps giving: gorgeous and fleshy when young, Calot Morgon ages stupendously, shining with five to even 10 years of cellar time. And think about it: How many Burgundy wines can you name that hail from 100-year-old vines on terroir that should essentially be “premier cru” and still cost under $30? We thought so.

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Face to Face with Nerello Beauty and the Etna Beast

Steel clearly runs in the blood of the Murgo clan. But for good reason, as they’ve cultivated vines and olives under the fiery gaze of Etna for more than a century. Many times the volcano has destroyed their vineyards and property, and regularly covers the family home in layers of ash. Yet as the brothers told us, this is the price one pays for the privilege of growing vines on Etna’s slopes.

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NEW ARRIVALS! 2014 Caillou Châteauneuf-du-Pape

Our selections from the impressive 2014 vintage have just arrived in our temperature-controlled warehouse, and we couldn’t be more excited. In fact, if you consider yourself more a devotee of Burgundy than of Rhone wines, you should pay particular attention to this vintage and perhaps expand your horizons south. You will find much here to seduce…

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Wines from Italia

From the rolling, romantic hills of Piemonte to Sicilia’s fiery volcanic slopes, Italy is a sensualist’s dream and a wine lover’s heaven. Nowhere else in the world will you experience such a rich selection of native grapes, each with its own character and flavor, than in Italia. Our partners from the bel paese are small family farms, many of which have roots that reach back centuries. Discover our Italian wines.



Wines from France

Our partners in France are true artisans, looking toward the future while respecting the traditions of the past. We’ve worked with not only mothers and fathers but also sons and daughters—who, after traveling the world, have come home with new ideas. Many of the regions in which we were first pioneers, are today household names—yet we’re still scouring the gorgeous French countryside for the next must-have wine. Discover our French wines.