Cellar Door Imports is an importer of fine wines from South Africa, New Zealand and Australia. The company mission is to provide outstanding wines from key regions around the world that have some point of difference to fit into a crowded market, such as region, varietal characteristic, label…

After two years of searching for the perfect brands bore Cellar Door Imports, Anthony Catoia, president and his wife Kelly, have collected fine wines from New Zealand; highlighting Lamont Wines from Central Otago and Piko from Marlborough and Waipara, with an eye-catching label.

Australia brings the cool climate wines of Parri Estate from an emerging region, Southern Fleurieu, delicious Shiraz/Viognier. Of course, the new baby Vrede en Lust, the South African brand, is phenomenal juice at an amazing price. Special attention needs to be paid to the Rose and the Simond, a new world red blend.

Vrede en Lust, derived from the Dutch "Peace and Eagerness" is a modern wine farm, built on a 315 year old foundation. The farm is located in the center of the South African, Cape winelands, on the eastern slopes of the Simonsberg Mountain range. The vineyards are classified as Simonsberg-Paarl, a part of the Paarl Wine Region. There are three tiers of wine produced, ranging from fruit forward to complex and age worthy.

A Chenin Blanc with unique character as it is blended with a small percentage of Semillon. The blend produces a smooth and well-balanced wine. The Karien is un-wooded in order to allow the highlight the bright fruit character of melon, tropical fruits and ripe pear on the nose. Bright fruit characters follow through to the soft and less acidic palate ending with a smooth finish.
Cultivar(s) 87% Chenin Blanc and 13% Semillon


A sophisticated dry Rosè (or light red wine), made in a Bordeaux Claret style using mainly bleed juice from the red grapes destined for our red wines. The Barbére displays fresh strawberry fruit, floral notes with a smooth finish.
Cultivar(s): 36% Shiraz, 30% Cinsaut, 23% Merlot, 9% Malbec & 2% Cabernet Sauvignon


The Simond is made for wine lovers looking for an accessible, high quality red wine at a price point that allows for regular enjoyment. The Simond is a careful blend of Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The wine bursts with ripe flavors of blackcurrants and raspberries layered with caramel and chocolate and a hint of spice and silky finish.
Cultivar(s): 44% Merlot, 35% Shiraz, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Malbec, 4% Pinotage


The Classic is a 'Bordeaux style blend' and is made from low yielding vineyards producing 6 to 7 tons per hectare (2.5 - 3 tons per acre). The wine is matured for at least 12 months in 225 liter French oak barrels, followed by 18 months in the bottle ahead of release. A complex nose of chocolate, blackcurrant and raspberry, firm but elegant structure on the palate and a long finish.
Cultivar(s): 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 26% Merlot, 5% Malbec and 4% Petit Verdot


The most structured, elegant and complex of our wines, this 'Bordeaux blend' possesses great ageing potential. Created for the more serious wine connoisseur, our Reserve range aims to reflect our Simonsberg-Paarl terroir using grapes from our specially selected vineyard blocks.
The fruit characters increase in concentration from the low yields of 5 tons per hectare (2 tons per acre). This is the best wine produced from Vrede en Lust's 2002 harvest. Full bodied with a great concentration of cassis, blackberry, plums and cigar box on the nose. The firm tannin backbone supports a ripe, fruity, palate that leads to a sleek and long finish.
Cultivar(s): 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 38% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec


The Phillips family's aspirations to produce high quality estate grown wines was realized at Parri Estate, located south of Adelaide on South Australia's Fleurieu Peninsula. The ambition of the winery was to produce wines that are a unique reflection of the region in which they are grown.

There are two very different vineyard sites from which the wines are produced. First is an 82-acre site at Mt Compass where most of the wines come from. This site lends itself to lower alcohol wines with intense fruit and a soft balanced tannic structure, perfect food wines. And the more traditional site in McLaren Vale that consists of 14 acres of vines up to 60 years old.


The 2005 Parri Estate Southcote Dry White is a blend of 75% Semillon and 25% Chardonnay. Pale
straw, with lemon tinges, it displays classic cool climate characters. Stone fruits, grapefruit and hints of grassiness dominate the aroma. The palate is rich in peach and nectarine, with some lime and pineapple characters. A fruit driven yet elegant style, this wine has well balanced acidity and should be consumed young.
Awarded the Bronze Medal - 2005 Royal National Wine Show of Australia (Canberra)


The 2005 Parri Estate Rose, is a brilliant pale ruby red color and consists of a blend of Cabernet
Sauvignon, Grenache and Shiraz. Strawberry sorbet and raspberry aromas prevail and the palate offers
soft sweet fruit, some spice and a clean, dry finish. An elegant wine that is best enjoyed whilst young.


The 2004 Parri Estate Pinot Noir has good color and shows classic varietal fruit characters. The nose displays dark cherry, strawberry and clove over earthy 'forest floor' like aromas and subtle oak. Flavors of cherry, rhubarb, mushroom, spice and some savory characters produce an elegant, yet persistent palate with silky tannins. This wine will cellar well for up to 6 years.
Awarded the Bronze Medal - 2005 Royal Queensland Wine Show


The 2004 Parri Estate Cabernet Shiraz displays a cherry red color, aromas of red currants and floral hints of spice and herbs. Berry fruits dominate a medium bodied and elegant palate, which has a restrained, soft mouth-feel and fine-grained tannins. Drinking well now this wine will cellar for 3 to 5 years.


The 2004 Parri Estate Shiraz Viognier is a blend of 95% Shiraz and 5% Viognier. The elegant character of cool
climate Shiraz together with the subtle, lifted influence of Viognier has created an intriguing red wine with excellent color. Aromas of rhubarb, red cherry and white pepper are evident. Red currants and a hint of cinnamon characters flow on to a round and supple palate, that offers fine grain tannins, good length and lovely natural acidity. Drink now or cellar for 3-5 years.


The 2004 Parri Estate Pangkarra Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep red/black color. Red current and
herbaceous aromas are prevalent. Elegant, varietal characters associated with Cabernet Sauvignon from cooler regions are dominant and the palate has refined, but firm tannins with some spicy flavors from subtle oak integration. Cellar for up to 8 years.


Piko Wines are all grown in the beautiful Marlborough and Waipara regions of New Zealand. They are a boutique producer of elegant wines of high quality. The name Piko comes from a New Zealand edible fern. It is used in cuisine as a substitute for pepper. The wine and label show the reflection and marriage between food and wine. Surely one of the most intriguing and eye catching labels on the market with the quality in the bottle to match.


The Piko 2005 Sauvignon Blanc displays abundant aromas of gooseberries and capsicum on the nose. The palate is fresh and lively showing rich concentration and a long lingering finish. To be enjoyed over the next three years.


The 2004 Piko Pinot Noir displays rich earthy and berry fruit aromas on the nose. The palate is full and rounded with a long persistent finish. This wine is to be enjoyed over the next two years.


Lamont Wines is a family owned, boutique winery, located in Central Otago, New Zealand and specializing in Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris and Riesling. It is situated on 30 acres in the sub-region of Bendigo, on the site of a historic gold mining town. Lamont has developed an uncompromising approach in the pursuit of fruit quality.
Using innovations and modern practices in the vineyard, such as the digging of soil pits to carry out a full soil analysis at different soil horizons. Next, soil mapping in order to lay the blocks of vines out as per soil type and not block shape, all very costly, but imperative to growing the best fruit.


The Lamont Riesling 2005 displays a meld of oranges, lemons and floral blossom on the nose, this luscious mouth-filling Riesling combines a near perfect acidity balance with a concentrated finesse. The rich almost viscous palate, derived from the extremely low cropping levels, shows lemon-lime influences and notes of fresh pineapple on the finish. Cellaring up to 10 years.


The Lamont Pinot Gris 2005 has a nose that exhibits a succulent amalgamation of honeysuckle and canned pears with a surprising hint of lemon. An initial mouth fills the softness on the palate and balloons into a sensation of creaminess that makes this an exceptional food wine. Good length, with pears and the honeyed wheat component, transforming into a clean minerality, nicely finishes this wine. Cellaring up to 5 years


The warm early ripening vineyard in Bendigo, Central Otago has produced this deeply rich Pinot Noir with berry, vanilla and dried floral notes on the nose and crushed raspberries, cherries and other dark berry flavors on the palate. This concentrated wine has an excellent tannin structure and delivers a supple mouth filling mid palate, which finishes with plummy characters and notes of liquorice and dark chocolate. Cellaring 7 to 12 years

Currently Seeking Distributors in the USA

Anthony Catoia
E-mail: anthony@cellardoorimportswine.com
Website: www.cellardoorimportswine.com

Cellar Door Imports
120 Shea Lane
Glenmoore, PA 19343
Tel: 610-620-5826
Fax: 484-341-8050

If you are interested in joining our growing family,
please do not hesitate to contact us