Jansen International is a direct importer of wines from France, Italy, Spain, and Germany. Mr. Anthony Jansen, the founder of our company has over 40 years of experience selecting suppliers of fine wines in these countries.
We concentrate on family-owned vineyards because they focus on maintaining healthy vineyard practices and preserving them for future generations. This means reduced crop size, and limited or no use of fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard. We also look for modern equipment so we can be sure to have sound wines from year to year.
We taste and select the wines we import at the individual properties, some of which we have been representing for over 25 years. It is gratifying to see that the younger generation of winemakers is now taking over with the same family traditions. All our wines are shipped in temperature-controlled containers directly to our temperature-controlled warehouse in Mequon, Wisconsin.
Jansen International distributes the wines directly to retail stores and restaurants. We are the only intermediate between its grower and our customers.
In the recent pandemic of 2020, we resorted to air shipping samples and tasting the wines in our warehouse communicating by means of telephone and email. We feel fortunate to be able to now travel to Europe and the wine shows, conversing with our suppliers in French, Spanish or German building personal relationships.