Welcome to Master Wines

Tortoise Creek

Tortoise Creek is a very fine range of varietal wines from California, with an emphasis on sustainable farming.

Tiamo Organic

Tiamo is a line of excellent moderately priced Italian wines made from organic grapes.

Mont Gravet

Mont Gravet comes from vineyards located in the Gascony region, near the city of Toulouse in the South West of France.

Le Charmel

Le Charmel is a line of exceptional “wine discoveries” from different regions of France. 

Exem Bordeaux

Exem provides the consumer with an uncomplicated and “non-threatening” avenue to discover the joys of fine Bordeaux.

Kin & Cascadia

Kin & Cascadia is the story of two families working together making great wines in the Pacific Northwest.

Master Wines is a family wine company owned and operated by Mel, Charlie and Janie Master in partnership with Winesellers Ltd., a national importing company based in Chicago. Their highly successful brands include Tortoise Creek from California, Le Charmel, Exem and Mont Gravet from France, Tiamo from Italy, and Kin and Cascadia from Washington and Oregon.

Thanksgiving Alternatives

If, like us, you have had occasion to spend Thanksgiving by yourselves why take on the turkey at all? Vegetarians don’t. What about duck? What about vegetarians?


Doesn’t everyone want to be in Houston in July?!!!  For us, the whole point of going to Houston IN JULY was to taste our Le Charmel, Tiamo and Tortoise Creek wines with our Texas importer, Pioneer Wine.

Harry Cipriani Finger Sandwiches

Today Harry’s Bar is famous the world over with outposts in New York and Buenos Aires. The restaurant invented the world-famous Bellini cocktail which is a mixture of Prosecco sparkling wine and pureed fresh peaches.

California Trip 2018

We had immense local asparagus spears with shaved pieces of Parmesan and I immediately knew I’d arrived in heaven.


With apologies to the great poet, John Masefield, I just want to tell you about a trip Mel and I took last month to Burgundy.

Beef Ribs and Pinot

It’s the first blizzard of the year here just north of Boston. Memories of 9ft of snow a couple of years back come flooding unwanted into one’s brain.

Randall’s Frittata

As well as being a brilliant wine maker, Randall is a writer, a poet and a botanist, so he spent the morning on his stomach gazing into the stream.

Master Wines 2016 Year In Review

We'd like to take a moment to thank all of our friends and family for a wonderful 2016. We feel truly blessed to be able to share our love for wine, food, and life every year.  We look forward to a happy and healthy 2017 for people around the world, and especially our...

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