About

After 13 years of running a large national wine sales division, I was inspired to work with a more direct and focused import model. In partnership with my closest friend, Johannes Leitz, I started Schatzi Wines in 2014—a company that reflects our collective business ideals.

We believe in:

honest and direct communication

cultivating a small and focused portfolio

a commitment to stateside inventory

leaner margins

uncompromising service from grower to glass

Schatzi is dedicated to working alongside growers to bring great wines to the market. Currently, the portfolio consists of environmentally conscience winemakers from Germany, Austria, France (Champagne, Burgundy and Beaujolais), and Switzerland.  Collaborating closely with our growers, we can shrink margins and offer more diverse selections. This model benefits the grower, importer, distributor, wine shop, sommelier and consumer. We will continue to grow the portfolio intimately and organically, representing wines that respect the earth and give voice to terroir—wines we care about and feel connected to.

Schatzi Wines will work with other schatzis, because life is too short to do otherwise. This applies to winemakers who understand and support our vision—who want a stronger voice regarding how their wines are represented in the United States—and to distributors, restaurants and retailers who seek authentic, hand-crafted, terroir-driven wines at a fair price.

We are so excited to taste and drink with all of you as soon as possible. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions.

Sincerely,
Kevin Pike

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Moritzio in the house! Come check him out tonight @hightreasonsf where he’ll be pouring Lemberger laybacks from behind the decks...🤘🏼#swabianstyleAlpine vineyards of Alto Adige/Südtirol are among the steepest and highest of Europe. It’s at these heights that the #Falkenstein vineyards perch. And it’s here that the Pratzner family organically farm 12 hectares of riesling, pinot blanc, sauvignon blanc, and pinot noir, on terraces hewn from sandy, glacially distributed soils. The Ötztal Alps rise just to the north, their prominence shielding the Venosta/Vinschgau valley, creating surprisingly warm, dry conditions, even at what seem impossibly high elevations. A long growing season, sharp diurnals, and excellent expositions coupled with the deliberate selection of acacia for fermentation and aging of their whites all contribute to the Pratzners’ supremely incisive expressions of the mountain terroir. . . . We couldn’t be happier to have these wines stateside! Contact your local rep or distributor for more details.The Fall @schatziwines #champagne offer is out featuring the 2010 vintage parcellaire wines from @champagnepouillon, bibliothèque selections from #pascaldoquet, including this 1999 Vertus, two Cuvée Ephémère selections from @champagnejvignier, and the 2011 Clos l'Abée from Hubert Soreau. Contact your local rep or distributor for more information. Santé!Even toddlers dig @weingutleitz #rosé!. . . . #leitz #rosé #roséallday #babiesinbars #germanwine #pinotnoir #schatzi #winemakers #vineyards #winelovers #winesofinstagram #winery #foodandwine #wine #vino #wein #wino #instawine #winelife #winetime #wines #wineglassCalling all #Loire lovers! Eagerly awaiting fall arrivals, we are proud to announce the four newest #schatzis in our tribe (detailed domaine posts to come!): Château de Bois Brinçon | Anjou Fabien Duveau | Saumur-Champigny Domaine de la Haute Olive | Chinon Denis Meunier | VouvraySo excited to have @sundstromcider Cider/Cider on the West Coast! Made by our very own #schatzi, Leif Sundström. It ya don’t know, now ya know ⚡️⚡️⚡️. . . In spite of its effusive aromatics and persistent length Cider/Cider is an everyday cider for everyone. Think non-pink rosé, a more refreshing prosecco, the glou-glou of ciders, a truly dry wine made from apples that has real fruit acids and savory texture...and one that’s just too damned easy to drink.