About Adventures in Wine

Adventures in Wine is a privately held importer of fine and rare wines. For nearly 30 years, we have brought our services to retailers and restaurants throughout California.


Adventures in Wine was founded in 1982 by Merrick J. Dowson with the goal of offering the finest selection of wines from around the globe. Mr. Dowson spent several years in the London wine trade before coming to the US in the late 1970s.