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.

Kevin Pike

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And 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 🙏🏼🏆Congratulations to @30acker for having his 2013 Geyersberg selected as one of the Top 100 Wines of the Year by @wineandspirits. We will pour it, and this 2013 Kirchspiel, at the tasting in #sanfrancisco next week #dreissigacker #rheinhessen #rieslingMoritzio 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.