It has always been important for me to work with brands that I truly enjoy, stand by and would recommend to my friends and family. So, when Eymeric Darsch, from Vinovia Direct reached out to me a few months back to discuss his direct-to-consumer online wine shop, I was intrigued to learn more. Right from the start of the conversation I could tell he was genuine and passionate for his love of wine. It was not a forced pitch, the conversation flowed for just under an hour. I liked him; I could see the potential for a partnership. Eymeric asked if he could send me some wines to try out and then he’d follow up in a few weeks. There was no pressure to immediately post about the wines. He truly wanted me to experience the wines before any commitment was made. And so, it began…
Before the wines arrived, I started to do some research on Vinovia Direct. I was a little skeptical about the quality of the wines because of the price point. The majority of the wines are under $25.00. To my surprise, I really enjoyed and was impressed with the first bottle I tried, the Les Cailloux Bordeaux blend, 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. I thought maybe it was just a fluke and continued to explore the wines. One by one the wines enticed me. I was hooked.
As COVID-19 took a turn for the worst last year, many businesses either failed or had to pivot and find other ways to survive. Eymeric and business partner, David Begg began their journey back in 2009 when David joined Vinovia Wine Group, a wine importing business that Eymeric initially started. As business was impacted by COVID-19, Eymeric and David decided to start a wine e-commerce business as another revenue outlet, and so, Vinovia Direct was born in 2020.
Vinovia Direct hand selects small lot and artisan wines from all over the world. I have yet to find a retailer or wine club that offers this type of quality for the price point. Eymeric and David have formed strong relationships with farmers who are committed to their craft and allow the terroir to bring out the best expressions in each and every bottle. All wines are offered on the Vinovia Direct website. There is also an option to join the wine club. As a member, you will have three unique wines delivered four times a year, each shipment is $75+ tax with free shipping. As a Q Club member, you also benefit from 10% off all other wines purchased.
Long story short, this is a brand I 100% stand by and anticipate great things to come. This is more than just a collaboration. The future is bright and I’m excited to see where this goes. If you are looking for quality wines that are budget friendly, Vinovia Direct is your one stop shop. You can thank me later, with a bottle of wine.