Urban Earth Wines grew out of my many years passionately traveling the world visiting wine and food destinations and meeting small artisanal producers looking for distribution. Over my two and half decades in wine and spirit sales I watched company mergers, consolidation and expansion leaving the small producers lost in a sea of wine. Traveling through Europe exposed me to Slow Food, a movement that defined my company vision especially once Slow Wine emerged. We seek out quality producers who practice responsible viticulture, some boutique, some artisanal, mostly all family owned producers who are mindful of the integrity of their wines and respect the earth. We are distributors of Wines and a small portfolio of Spirits in Pennsylvania and soon New Jersey, bringing in European wines from Greece, Spain, Italy, and France, also Argentina and the US.
Urban Earth Wines supplies over 100 restaurants in the Philadelphia area. For a complete list, click here.
To order any of our wines in Pennsylvania, please note the PLCB code number and price are listed on the Wines page under each wine. Our wines can be purchased at your nearest liquor store by providing the code number to the clerk. We ship weekly to stores.
Our Importer Natural Merchants has received awards on the following wines that we currently carry in our portfolio. These wines are certified organically grown.
Lieu Dit wines from California
Lieu Dit is a partnership of longtime friends Eric Railsback and Justin Willett. The two met in Santa Barbara while Eric was finishing college and Justin was just beginning his career in winemaking. The two were among a small group of young winemakers and restaurateurs in Santa Barbara unified by a common interest in wine. After countless bottles shared together and many trips to France, Railsback and Willett decided to found Lieu Dit in 2011 and focus it solely in the varieties indigenous to the Loire Valley, now grown in Santa Barbara County. The varied micro-climates and marine based soils of Santa Barbara County are ideally suited to this set of grapes. Lieu Dit centers on Sauvignon Blanc and more limited bottlings of Chenin Blanc, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec production around 2500 cases annually. Each vintage, the quest for purity, elegance, and balance in every wine is paramount.