Authentic, surprising, and honest wines from Spain.
Ribera del Duero D.O.
Bodegas Paco García
Pago Casa Gran
Organic, estate wines
Dominio de la Vega
Casal de Armán
"Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work"
We are Illa & Ferran, a Spanish couple that established in the US with the aim of making our dreams come true. We want to live by our passions, thus we decided to bring and share awesome Spanish wines and gourmet products. Starting from scratch, investing our money and effort in it, we launched Darsena Selections.
What do we do?
From California, we import and distribute authentic, surprising, and honest Spanish products. We work with suppliers whose creations speak about their origins and the people who elaborate them. We handpick every partner and every product based on simple criteria:
Quality: Our number one priority. We are talking about products we drink and eat. Serious business here.
Ownership: The project behind every product has a family or a personal implication, plus a match with our values.
Good price-quality ratio: We make sure that what you get, for the price you pay, is a great deal in a sustainable way.
We love wine and food, and also the origins, uniqueness, and traditions. Therefore we are thankful to be able to share the passion carried in our products.
When we talk about business relations, we focus on the most important part: RELATIONS. We go as far as it takes to understand every person and every business, in order to provide our best support.
Great results come from effort, persistence, and dedication. That is the way we work, so we seek long-term partnerships for the best common outcome. We believe that excellence is not a state, but a permanent objective. With attention to detail, we've made quality a key element of our hallmark.
We all live within the same ecosystem, both natural and social. Its proper functioning depends on every one of us, so we aim for sustainability and respect, and we expect the same from the people and businesses we work with.
In the US market, Cava is synonym of cheap sparkling wine from Spain for most of the consumers. I’ve even been told, “I ever would pay over $20 for a Cava”. There has been a long debate about how top quality Cavas and other sparkling wines could be represented with justice. Some wineries even decided Read more about Not every Spanish sparkling is cheap Cava[…]
Check this Wine Spectator article talking about Resveratrol. Why is it relevant to us? Did you know that BOBAL grape was found to be one of the grapes with higher Resveratrol concentration? Great taste, fantastic value and slower aging in muscles and neurons. Can’t get better!
Bobal grape is growing their awareness and popularity. I’m sure in some years it will go from “geeky grape nobody heard of” to have their space and recognition in the wine industry. In this article, they feature two of our wines:
Pago Casa Gran is a family owned winery that produces estate wines made with organic grapes. The wine tradition of the family comes from 1960s but this renewed project started in 2006. They built a new building with brand new equipment so they have all what is necessary to produce high quality wines. Their fields Read more about Pago Casa Gran, Organic Wines by Philosophy[…]
Lots of lines have been written about the expertise and the influence of Tomás in the appellation Ribera del Duero D.O. but are his wines the ones that speak out for him loud and clear. From 1988 to 2008 he created and managed Pago de Carraovejas, introducing the gravity fed technique in Spain. This technique allows Read more about Tomás Postigo, the Pioneer Winemaker[…]
After months of preparation, help from several friends, and the support of our families we’re ready to take a crucial step in our venture. Our bottles of wine are in California waiting to be opened, tasted, and enjoyed. In the following posts we’ll be introducing the wineries we’ve partnered with and the wines we carry. Read more about Start your engines…[…]