THE NATTY WINE STORY
Natty Wine was founded in DC by Victor Vasquez and Alexander Gable in 2017 as a wine pop-up and event organization company. After several years of research and saving, they made their first series of imports in 2019. Starting with just two pallets of wines from four small Italian winemakers, they now have a growing portfolio of 20+ producers partners from France, Slovakia, Slovenia and Italy; most of which are making less than ten thousand bottles a year.
Inspired by their years of experience working in specialty coffee and service industries, they both found a mutual mission to improve the level of connectivity from producers to final customers, while still taking real steps towards ensuring what you have in your glass is an honestly-made product.
In the early stages of the companies development, Alex was working as a wine and food journalist and researcher in Italy and part time as a sommelier at Milano's Cantine Isole. Alex is still based full time in Northern Italy and works out of our tiny office near Lecco to facilitate regular producer visits and research.
Victor is based full time in the Mid-Atlantic US, and set the stage for Natty Wine's distribution channels and organized the business structure. He manages sales and tastings for NY and the DMV, hosts events and manages all domestic logistics. You can also find him spinning and slinging artisanal gelato at Dolcezza Gelato in DC.