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), Italy, Slovenia, Switzerland and Luxembourg.  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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We're sending out postcard invites to the @schatziwines 5th Anniversary Portfolio Tasting #oldschool @uspostalservice NY on Tuesday, March 5th at @lafayette380 from 12-4 San Francisco on Thursday, March 7th at @abvsf from 11-2. Trade Only. RSVP at info@schatziwines.com#tbt to Monday’s Schatzi ❤️ Polaner Valentine’s Lunch @momofukussambar in New York. Such a treat to collaborate with one of our favorite importers! Thanks to all who attended. Wishing all our schatzis a very Happy Valentine’s Day! 🍷❤️🍷. . . . . #schatzi #importer #lunch #collaboration #momofukussambar #polanerselections #france #austria #japan #luxrmbourg #hungary #italy #oregon #portugal #winemakers #vineyards #foodandwine #wine #instawine #winelife #winetime #winesWho’s ready for summer?! All 2017 #Stagård single sites are now stateside, so get ‘em while they’re hot (while most of the US still is not). . 2017 Kremstal (Stein) Vintage Report: Constant changes in weather and temperature made for a challenging vintage. The coldest January in the last thirty years was followed by an exceptionally warm February and the warmest March on record! April cooled off, and there was some frost, but @urban_riesling_stagaard was lucky and the damage in and around Stein was minimal. Temperatures in May were above average, followed by a very hot June which resulted in a drought that lasted until August. In retrospect, Urban believes they should have begun to harvest at the beginning of September, but waited until the middle of the month. Great weather in October meant that most of the grapes were in by the end of the month. The overall quality of the grapes was so pleasing that they had to make a conscious effort to reduce yields. The wines have nice density and substance on the palate and are ready to drink! . . . . #schatzi #winemakers #austria #kremstal #winesofaustria #lesehofstagård #winelovers #winesofinstagram #winery #foodandwine #wine #vino #wein #wino #wines #winephotography #lifesabeachAnd the winner is.... @johannesleitz !!! Best Noble Sweet Riesling 2019 #gaultmillau So proud of our Papa Schatz 🥇🚀⚡️🇩🇪❣️ . . . #schatzi #winemakers #johannesleitz #weingutleitz #leitzleitzbaby #tba #riesling #noblesweet #bergroseneck #vineyard #rheingau #germany #pradikatswein #wine #weinHorn manure (500) preparation @paccotlacolombe ! This process is the foundation for #biodynamic farming whereby high-quality, female cow manure is placed in female horns and buried in the earth for the duration of a winter period (+/- 6 months). When uncovered, the rich substance is rhythmically stirred with the proper amount of rainwater for one hour. The resulting vitalized liquid is then applied at least once, if not two or three times, over the course of the growing season. According to #demeter , “it is best applied to the Earth in the evening when the Earth herself is breathing inward...during the descending phase of the moon.” . . . #biodynamie #vignesdynamiques #vignesbiodynamiques #raymondpaccot #paccotlacolombe #domainelacolombe #fechy #vaud #lacote #suisse #vinsuisse #vaudoenotourisme #millesime2018 #oenotourisme #slowdestination #morgestourisme #morgesregionCongratulations to our dear friends @jorgrama and @rajatparr on the launch of their fabulous book #theatlasoftaste We’re honored you chose to highlight such a 💪🏼 contingent of @schatziwines vignerons, amongst a legion of legendary producers. Thank you for being true #schatzis 🙏🏼🏆