Our Story

It’s been nearly a year since we started this project, and we are happy to announce that TradewindsEarth is, at long last, truly open for business.

We thank you for your support and your interest so far, and look forward to bringing you tasty, unique wines for the rest of this wild year, and beyond.
TradewindsEarth was born during changing times. We created this new project in March of 2020, at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.

With restaurants and stores closing, wine lovers suddenly didn’t have anywhere to fill their glasses. Stuck at home ourselves, we decided to launch a home delivery service for friends and family. We realized that online, we could share these unique products not just with our friends in DC but regionally, and nationwide.

Why choose us? Since we source products directly from producers, we can offer wholesale pricing to consumers, cutting out the middleman. Our highly curated selection of estate wines are sourced from small, boutique winemakers. Our products are off the beaten path, but they have stories to tell!

Meet Estebe, founder and CEO, who began his wine journey a decade ago, importing Basque wines and ciders to the DC metro area. In the years since, he has partnered with unique producers from all over the world, from Slovenia to Chile to the Willamette Valley. His goal: to make ‘farm-to-table’ wines, from small producers, accessible to everyone.

Meet Ben, manager of TradewindsEarth and online sales. He got his start in the wine business in traditional retail, cutting his chops in local stores and buying at the corporate level in Hawai’i. Since joining the team in March, he has enjoyed tasting his way through the TradewindsEarth portfolio! Have any questions? Send them to Ben!

Why the bear? Well, her name is Uva. A Spanish winemaker caught her eating grapes from his vineyard one night. He told her that if she waited a few months, the grapes would become something wonderful! She loves to drink wine now, and lets the grapes be (mostly). Her passion is bringing tasty wine to everyone!