The first woman to establish a wine importing company in the United States, Martine Saunier founded Martine’s Wines Inc. in 1979. Nashville Wine Auction is excited to welcome Martine Saunier to the 34th Annual l’Eté du Vin.
Martine is an importer, wholesaler and distributor of many exceptional Burgundies, although she brings in wines from almost all regions of France, as well as from the Douro Valley in Portugal, Sierra de Francia in Spain, and Austria. Some notable Burgundy, Rhône and other wine estates she represents are: Domaine Leroy and Domaine d’Auvenay; Denis Mortet; Emmanuel Rouget; Perrot-Minot; Bruno Clavelier; Michel Gay; Patrice Rion; Charles Audoin in Marsannay; Danjean-Berthoux in Givry; Michel Morey-Coffinet; Jean-Marc Brocard and Patrick Piuze in Chablis; Dominique Cornin; Bernard Burgaud in Côte-Rôtie; Gilles-Robin in Crozes-Hermitage; Georges Vernay in Condrieu; Château des Tours; Château Rayas; Domaine du Pégau; Féraud-Brunel; Champagne Diebolt-Vallois; Champagne Gonet-Médeville; Champagne Stéphane Coquillette; Champagne Saint-Chamant; A. Edmond Audry Cognac; Rémy Gresser in Alsace; Berthet-Bondet in Jura; Louis Metaireau in Muscadet; Vincent Carême in Vouvray, Château Gilette in Sauternes; Clos Uroulat in Jurançon; Château du Cedre in Cahors; and Niepoort in Portugal, to name a few.
In addition to her imported wines, Martine distributes Ken Wright Cellars, one of Oregon’s top producers of Pinot Noir.