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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What a pleasure to present the @schatziwines Italian portfolio to @grassrootswineal and their crew this week in NYC. Thanks for spending the afternoon with us!What a joy to learn more about Styria from Johannes Gross from @weingutgross, experience the terroir with him, learn about the region's history, walk the boarder to Slovenia with him, and dine with the family at home. I even got to put the baby to sleep. . . The trout preperation is fisch blau, made by poaching the whole fish in an aromatic, acidulated (with wine) vegetable broth. Only fresh fish will turn blue, and these trout are from the family. . . #styria #südsteiermark #sauvignonblanc #troutThe 2018s from @lesehofstagard.wines are a step above all the previous vintages. All the crus are focused, precise, individual. The single vineyards will arrive in the US by April. And, psssst....there is a Ried Klaus from Wachau coming from the 2019 vintage! #austrianwine #organicfarming #riesling #kremstal #stein #wachauRarely do I make broad pronouncements about wines, but I'm going to do it here. The 2018 @markusaltenburger Blaufränkish Dear Slovenia, I think I'm in love with you! We are so honored to represent the wines of @vinogross for the US! #slovenia #gorca #haloze #furmint #sauvignonblanc #organicwineMy view for the next days #styria #südsteiermark @weingutgross #sauvignonblanc #austrianwine