The age of a wine vineyard is measured by growing seasons or “Leaves.” A vineyard becomes established and produces its first crop after being planted for three seasons on its “Third Leaf." Likewise, Third Leaf Wines helps wine brands and vignerons bear fruit by bringing their ideas and wines to market.
Third Leaf Wines is an importer and wholesaler for a diverse portfolio of boutique wine and sake brands. Third Leaf Wines focuses on partners and growers that are passionate about wine. Our portfolio is spread out geographically to concentrate on up-and-coming varietals and wine regions that can put high-quality wine in bottle at an affordable price. We are on-premise specialists catering to the needs of the sommelier and restaurant community. The vast majority of our wines are poured at top restaurants across the country.
Gothic Wines, inspired by the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, tells a tale of mist-filled and otherworldly vineyards in the Willamette Valley foothills. Gothic was founded by Wine Director, Josh Nadel, and Restaurateur, William Tigertt to produce cool-climate Pinot Noir from Oregon’s Willamette Valley that they could proudly and affordable pour by the glass and bottle at their restaurants. Subtle and seductive, other restaurateurs have taken notice of these Pinot Noirs sourced from some of the oldest, historic vineyards in Pacific Northwest – true Gothic Wines.
Bonnet Rouge Gamay Noir brings the revolution back to France. By blending Cru Beaujolais wine together, Bonnet Rouge is disrupting the rigid French wine hierarchy that put classification over taste, and is liberating amazing juice for the people. Founded by native Burgundian, Manoël Bouchet, Bonnet Rouge seeks to introduce Gamay Noir to a broader audience, eschewing the rigidity of the current system to make wines that are fresh and food-friendly. Taste what’s in the glass and see for yourself.
The name Erewhon is an anagram for “No Where.” It is a reference to the remote vineyards and rugged landscape of New Zealand from which our Pinot Noir is harvested. Erewhon is made by winemaker and master blender, CP Lin. The wine is 100% Pinot Noir, blended from vineyards across several regions on the South Island of New Zealand. By blending, we are able to bring together the best possible fruit from Waipara and Central Otago to create an amazing wine that showcases what bold, but balanced New Zealand Pinot Noir has to offer.
ENTER.Sake is a boutique sake collection curated by musician and DJ, Richie Hawtin. Richie has been exploring the world of sake for twenty years during his extensive trips to Japan. For the past three years, through his ENTER. events across the world, Richie has been tirelessly promoting sake as a core part of the ENTER. experience. Every summer he creates ENTER. in Ibiza, Spain, complete with Europe’s largest sake bar stocked with special sakes not available anywhere else outside of Japan. Now ENTER.Sake is beginning a new phase to bring its sake collection to restaurants, bars, and wine stores across USA and Europe. Take the next step.
Although many New York residents don’t realize it, the best region for Riesling is right in their backyard. New York’s Finger Lakes is ready to take the stage as one of the New World’s great wine regions. To that end, Empire Estate was created to showcase this incredible piece of wine country. Empire Estate's goal is to present their Dry Riesling to the world and give everyone another reason to love New York.
Joe Campanale, renowned sommelier, restaurant operator and Italian wine aficionado, founded Annona in 2013. Infatuated with the wine regions of Abruzzo and Campania, Joe launched Annona to celebrate his love of Italy’s indigenous varietals and respect for its organic wine making practices.
The entire Annona collection is made from fruit that is organically farmed and harvested by hand. Each wine is bottled without filtration or added yeast, in line with the non-interventionist style that Joe firmly believes best showcases the true flavors of the regions. The result is distinct, expressive wines that elegantly speak to the diverse terroir of the respective vineyards.