Our inspiration comes from Costa Nova, a lovely beach town in Portugal where a company of friends decided to use their shared love of wine as the basis for a new business venture. Iconic beach houses from the area, called “haystacks,” are reflected in our logo. We can’t wait to introduce you to the delightful wines that brought us all together.
Founded in 2017, Costa Nova Wines and Spirits is an importer and distributor of premium wines from Portugal. We work with innovative producers and winemakers who are at the forefront of modern technology but stay true to the unique flavors, characteristics, and personalities of each Portuguese varietal and wine region. Our mission is to source and deliver excellent wines at reasonable prices, and our goal is to see them added to wine lists at exceptional restaurants and on the shelves of specialty wine retailers.
Our wine is available to the trade, for resale in wine shops, restaurants, and other retail outlets. Online sales and carefully curated wine club selections may be shipped in California. Our distribution center is in California’s Santa Clara County, at the southern tip of Silicon Valley.
Firmly believes that life is good. After a career in government, Al enjoys every moment, which includes launching a business venture to import fabulous wine from his beloved Portugal. As the driving force behind Costa Nova Wines, he has brought together a close-knit team of talented family and friends who share his vision.
Enjoys long walks on the beach and down the wine aisle. Maria spent her career in the air with one of the world’s largest airlines, so wine connects her to the earth. Her knack for understanding customer needs ensures Costa Nova delivers outstanding service. Her roots are in Costa Nova, Portugal where the seeds of our company were planted.
Marketing and Sales
Wine and friends make a great blend. That’s how Helen got involved with Costa Nova Wines. As a marketing consultant, her clients span many industries, but her most enjoyable projects are in wine and food. It is the intersection of work and play that drives her passion. Helen runs our website and wine club, putting her BS in Business from California State University East Bay to excellent use.