Introducing The Barterhouse, New York's Premiere Full Service Wine Concierge

by Rachelle Hruska · August 18, 2008

Brian DiMarcoHeir Apparent has partnered with Brian DiMarco, wine impresario and founder of The Barterhouse, a man that has been captivated by fine foods and beverages since his earliest boyhood summers spent crafting handmade donuts at his uncle’s bakery in Western Pennsylvania. After an impressive career in the food and beverage businesses, he decided to start Barterhouse, a premiere luxury wine importer and brokerage boutique and the rest is history.  Go HERE to read more about Brian's incredible journey.

The company’s high profile portfolio highlights include such diverse offerings as a 1998 Cape D'Estaing Admiral's Reserve Shiraz from Kangaroo Island Australia, a 1988 Lafite Rothschild from Bordeaux France, and Champagne’s 1990 Louis Roederer Cristal.

He distributes over one hundred labels from areas ranging from the Uruguayan coast to the Niagara peninsula. His impressive client roster includes an international who’s who of the world’s finest restaurants, including Le Bernandin, Le Cirque, Scarpetta and the recently opened Clo in the Time Warner Center. He also offers a mid market range of titles to doors all over Europe and the United States.

Brian DiMarco’s humble beginnings in the family bakery birthed a persistent love for all things gastronomic; a 20-year Dionysian tour that led him to establish his own innovative luxury wine importer and brokerage house. Future plans include for Barterhouse include growing their multi-state distribution network and is currently in talks to develop a chain of branded wine bars with a major Manhattan real estate company.