California Wine is owned by Anja Clarke. For the past 15 years, Anja, originally from Denmark, has been living in California with her Canadian husband and two kids.
Her interest in wine was sparked while travelling as an international tennis official all over the world. Besides enjoying the benefits of living in one of the premier wine regions in the world, Anja loves to surf, practice yoga and play tennis.
Living in California gives Anja a unique advantage when it comes to exploring the California winescape and staying in the know about the latest trends and up-and-coming producers. That’s why we can offer some of the best and most unique wines from California – you’ve probably never heard of!
Close ties to exclusive wine producers
California Wine’s roots are deeply entwined in the California soil. Having spent many years with local growers, we have built trusted relationships to each of our producers. Our experience also allows us to be ahead of the curve when it comes to new trends in the Californian wine world. We are deeply involved in every aspect of wine making and this allows us to choose the best wines suited for the European market and taste.
Direct import from boutique wineries
Our wineries are highly acclaimed, which is reflected in the brilliant reviews in publications such as Wine Advocate, Wine Spectator, Vinous, Jeb Dunnock and Wine Enthusiast. They’re locally renowned, yet in many cases relatively unknown outside of the US. We are proud to offer such quality and selection outside of California from wineries that normally don’t export anywhere in the world. And we are proud to know the unique stories behind our wines and the hands that craft them.
Focused selection of wines
Our wines are produced by small and medium-sized wineries and sold directly to consumers, collectors, restaurants, and boutique wine stores. We focus on quality over quantity and our selection has been carefully chosen to reflect the many aspects of California winemaking. Our portfolio is constantly expanding, and we take pride in offering customers superior service in our knowledge of our producers, regions and individual wines.
We strive to share the passion of good wine with those who truly appreciate the careful considerations that factor into grape selection, production and food pairing. In short, we only sell wines that we appreciate and are happy to share with others.