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From France to Kansas...

Being able to bring old world wines to the United States is a blessing for which I am grateful every day. A love for wine is in our blood from Italy to France - two countries known for producing the best wine for generations.

My name is Karl Calini. I was born in France, my grandparents in Italy, I grew up in the Languedoc region, also called Wine lake Region. Riding my bike through the vineyards on old rock roads and being able to work in a small winery for a few francs earns you enough money to buy nonsense and candy in the village store that was pure freedom.

From adolescence on, I was interested in American football, movies, and music. When the opportunity came up to study abroad, I took it, and I was placed in a home in the middle of the United States in a place I only knew about from the Wizard of Oz: Kansas City. During high school there I met my wife and it was love at first sight. After 20 years, we are still passionately in love and have two amazing kids..

The Calini group has a portfolio of wineries in France, Italy , South Africa, Australia, and Argentina.

Our joy is in bringing you interesting and extraordinary wines...