Bona Fide Wines is a new challenger in the Norwegian wine landscape. Run by an experienced team of passionate palates with one sole mission – handpicking the very best wines for our customers.

Bona Fide Wines is a new challenger in the Norwegian wine landscape. Run by an experienced team of passionate palates with one sole mission – handpicking the very best wines for our customers.

Bona Fide Wines is a new challenger in the Norwegian wine landscape. Run by an experienced team of passionate palates with one sole mission – handpicking the very best wines for our customers.

We are Bona Fide Wines - established 2024, yet deeply rooted in passion. [bona fide (lat): in good faith, genuine, authentic]

We are Bona Fide Wines - established 2024, yet deeply rooted in passion. [bona fide (lat): in good faith, genuine, authentic]

We are Bona Fide Wines - established 2024, yet deeply rooted in passion. [bona fide (lat): in good faith, genuine, authentic]

Diversity is in our DNA with a proven track record of setting the tone in the Norwegian market. Our strong network, credibility and dare we say flair, has allowed us to introduce new and unique producers, areas and grape varieties to the Norwegian market throughout the years.

We don’t really appreciate being put in a box. Yes, we do have our strongholds where we’re considered best in class – but really, the world is our oyster. Stretching from classic wine regions, to the roads less travelled. This curious gang of wine professionals never stops exploring, complacency we leave for others.

Diversity is in our DNA with a proven track record of setting the tone in the Norwegian market. Our strong network, credibility and dare we say flair, has allowed us to introduce new and unique producers, areas and grape varieties to the Norwegian market throughout the years.

We don’t really appreciate being put in a box. Yes, we do have our strongholds where we’re considered best in class – but really, the world is our oyster. Stretching from classic wine regions, to the roads less travelled. This curious gang of wine professionals never stops exploring, complacency we leave for others.

Diversity is in our DNA with a proven track record of setting the tone in the Norwegian market. Our strong network, credibility and dare we say flair, has allowed us to introduce new and unique producers, areas and grape varieties to the Norwegian market throughout the years.

We don’t really appreciate being put in a box. Yes, we do have our strongholds where we’re considered best in class – but really, the world is our oyster. Stretching from classic wine regions, to the roads less travelled. This curious gang of wine professionals never stops exploring, complacency we leave for others.

For us it is all about being the best for our producers and work tirelessly to stay relevant and best in class for our clients both in the on-trade as well as to end consumers and the Wine Monopoly.

For us it is all about being the best for our producers and work tirelessly to stay relevant and best in class for our clients both in the on-trade as well as to end consumers and the Wine Monopoly.

For us it is all about being the best for our producers and work tirelessly to stay relevant and best in class for our clients both in the on-trade as well as to end consumers and the Wine Monopoly.

As part of the Belmonte Beverage Group, we are surrounded by a hungry crowd of industry professionals. Enjoying the added benefit of support from a well-funded, innovative and experienced organisation.


Belmonte Beverage Group has hand-picked key employees with over 150 years of industry experience combined. With high expertise in sales and brand building, in addition to a great focus on PR, the company has quickly established itself as an innovative fast-moving challenger in the Norwegian import industry.


Through their company Strawberry Equities, the Stordalen family is the majority owner in Belmonte Beverage Group AS. Strawberry Equities also co-owns Scandinavia’s biggest travel agency Ving, the cruise line Hurtigruten and the Swedish nightlife group Stureplansgruppen.


The parent company of Strawberry Equities also owns the Nordic hotel group Strawberry with over 220 hotels and 120 restaurants. Belmonte Beverage Group was established in the spring of 2022 and is rapidly growing in both the on- and off trade market.

As part of the Belmonte Beverage Group, we are surrounded by a hungry crowd of industry professionals. Enjoying the added benefit of support from a well-funded, innovative and experienced organisation.


Belmonte Beverage Group has hand-picked key employees with over 150 years of industry experience combined. With high expertise in sales and brand building, in addition to a great focus on PR, the company has quickly established itself as an innovative fast-moving challenger in the Norwegian import industry.


Through their company Strawberry Equities, the Stordalen family is the majority owner in Belmonte Beverage Group AS. Strawberry Equities also co-owns Scandinavia’s biggest travel agency Ving, the cruise line Hurtigruten and the Swedish nightlife group Stureplansgruppen.


The parent company of Strawberry Equities also owns the Nordic hotel group Strawberry with over 220 hotels and 120 restaurants. Belmonte Beverage Group was established in the spring of 2022 and is rapidly growing in both the on- and off trade market.

As part of the Belmonte Beverage Group, we are surrounded by a hungry crowd of industry professionals. Enjoying the added benefit of support from a well-funded, innovative and experienced organisation.


Belmonte Beverage Group has hand-picked key employees with over 150 years of industry experience combined. With high expertise in sales and brand building, in addition to a great focus on PR, the company has quickly established itself as an innovative fast-moving challenger in the Norwegian import industry.


Through their company Strawberry Equities, the Stordalen family is the majority owner in Belmonte Beverage Group AS. Strawberry Equities also co-owns Scandinavia’s biggest travel agency Ving, the cruise line Hurtigruten and the Swedish nightlife group Stureplansgruppen.


The parent company of Strawberry Equities also owns the Nordic hotel group Strawberry with over 220 hotels and 120 restaurants. Belmonte Beverage Group was established in the spring of 2022 and is rapidly growing in both the on- and off trade market.

Producers

Producers

Producers

USA

Au Bon Climat

Bond

Broc Cellars

Chalone Estate

Cristom Vineyards

Deovlet

Diamond Creek

DuMOL

Emme

Harlan Estate

Kelley Fox Wines

Littorai

Madson

Martha Stoumen

Matthiasson

Mount Eden

Occidental

Ojai Vineyard

Peay

Philip Togni

Red Car

Rickshaw Wines

Ridge Vineyards

Schramsberg

USA

Au Bon Climat

Bond

Broc Cellars

Chalone Estate

Cristom Vineyards

Deovlet

Diamond Creek

DuMOL

Emme

Harlan Estate

Kelley Fox Wines

Littorai

Madson

Martha Stoumen

Matthiasson

Mount Eden

Occidental

Ojai Vineyard

Peay

Philip Togni

Red Car

Rickshaw Wines

Ridge Vineyards

Schramsberg

USA

Au Bon Climat

Bond

Broc Cellars

Chalone Estate

Cristom Vineyards

Deovlet

Diamond Creek

DuMOL

Emme

Harlan Estate

Kelley Fox Wines

Littorai

Madson

Martha Stoumen

Matthiasson

Mount Eden

Occidental

Ojai Vineyard

Peay

Philip Togni

Red Car

Rickshaw Wines

Ridge Vineyards

Schramsberg

Canada

Blue Mountain

Meyer Family

Canada

Blue Mountain

Meyer Family

Canada

Blue Mountain

Meyer Family

South Africa
Blankbottle
Fram
Kara-Tara
La Brune
Natte Valleij
Perdeberg
Stark-Condé
Trizanne
van Loggerenberg

South Africa
Blankbottle
Fram
Kara-Tara
La Brune
Natte Valleij
Perdeberg
Stark-Condé
Trizanne
van Loggerenberg

South Africa
Blankbottle
Fram
Kara-Tara
La Brune
Natte Valleij
Perdeberg
Stark-Condé
Trizanne
van Loggerenberg

Germany

Gut Hermannsberg
Weingut Kreuzberg

Germany

Gut Hermannsberg
Weingut Kreuzberg

Germany

Gut Hermannsberg
Weingut Kreuzberg

Australia

By Farr
Vasse Felix

Australia

By Farr
Vasse Felix

Australia

By Farr
Vasse Felix

New Zealand

Burn Cottage

Felton Road

New Zealand

Burn Cottage

Felton Road

New Zealand

Burn Cottage

Felton Road

Greece

Aori

Garalis

Karavitakis

Lyrarakis

Mylonas

Oenops

Thymiopoulos Vineyards

Greece

Aori

Garalis

Karavitakis

Lyrarakis

Mylonas

Oenops

Thymiopoulos Vineyards

Greece

Aori

Garalis

Karavitakis

Lyrarakis

Mylonas

Oenops

Thymiopoulos Vineyards

Austria

Diwald

Jurtschitsch

Kolfok

Schödl Family

Austria

Diwald

Jurtschitsch

Kolfok

Schödl Family

Austria

Diwald

Jurtschitsch

Kolfok

Schödl Family

United Kingdom
Blackbook
Fitz
Sugrue
Wiston Estate

United Kingdom
Blackbook
Fitz
Sugrue
Wiston Estate

United Kingdom
Blackbook
Fitz
Sugrue
Wiston Estate

Norway
Epli

Norway
Epli

Norway
Epli

Sweden
Pettersson & Munthe

Sweden
Pettersson & Munthe

Sweden
Pettersson & Munthe

Spain
Adega Saiñas
Albizu Bodega
Carlos Sanchez
Costers del Priorat

Spain
Adega Saiñas
Albizu Bodega
Carlos Sanchez
Costers del Priorat

Spain
Adega Saiñas
Albizu Bodega
Carlos Sanchez
Costers del Priorat

Italy

A&G Fantino

Antica Tenuta Pietramore

Cant. Belissario

Clementi

Enzo Boglietti

Fattoria Conca d'Oro

Fogliati

Manni Nössing

Miani

Monte Maletto

Paltrinieri

Riecine

Schiavenza

Tedeschi

Tenuta di Carleone

Tenuta di Castellaro

Zidarich

Italy

A&G Fantino

Antica Tenuta Pietramore

Cant. Belissario

Clementi

Enzo Boglietti

Fattoria Conca d'Oro

Fogliati

Manni Nössing

Miani

Monte Maletto

Paltrinieri

Riecine

Schiavenza

Tedeschi

Tenuta di Carleone

Tenuta di Castellaro

Zidarich

Italy

A&G Fantino

Antica Tenuta Pietramore

Cant. Belissario

Clementi

Enzo Boglietti

Fattoria Conca d'Oro

Fogliati

Manni Nössing

Miani

Monte Maletto

Paltrinieri

Riecine

Schiavenza

Tedeschi

Tenuta di Carleone

Tenuta di Castellaro

Zidarich

France

Antoine Lepetit de la Bigne

Champagne Allouchery-Perseval

Champagne Laherte Freres

Ch. Vignelaure

Comp. de Burgondie

Dom. Chapelle & Fils

Dom. Corinne Depeyre

Dom. Florence Cholet

Dom. Francois Buffet

Dom. Grosbois

Dom. Huet

Dom. Maxime Dubuet-Boillot

Dom. Michel Gaunoux

Dom. Philippe Germain

Dom. Prunier-Bonheur

Dom. Vuillemez

Julie et Jérémy Recchione

Julien & Sophie Schaal

Maison A&S

France

Antoine Lepetit de la Bigne

Champagne Allouchery-Perseval

Champagne Laherte Freres

Ch. Vignelaure

Comp. de Burgondie

Dom. Chapelle & Fils

Dom. Corinne Depeyre

Dom. Florence Cholet

Dom. Francois Buffet

Dom. Grosbois

Dom. Huet

Dom. Maxime Dubuet-Boillot

Dom. Michel Gaunoux

Dom. Philippe Germain

Dom. Prunier-Bonheur

Dom. Vuillemez

Julie et Jérémy Recchione

Julien & Sophie Schaal

Maison A&S

France

Antoine Lepetit de la Bigne

Champagne Allouchery-Perseval

Champagne Laherte Freres

Ch. Vignelaure

Comp. de Burgondie

Dom. Chapelle & Fils

Dom. Corinne Depeyre

Dom. Florence Cholet

Dom. Francois Buffet

Dom. Grosbois

Dom. Huet

Dom. Maxime Dubuet-Boillot

Dom. Michel Gaunoux

Dom. Philippe Germain

Dom. Prunier-Bonheur

Dom. Vuillemez

Julie et Jérémy Recchione

Julien & Sophie Schaal

Maison A&S

Portugal
Adega Coop Penalva

Azores Wine Co

Comp. de Vinhos dos Profetas e Villoes

Cortes de Cima

Filipa Pato

Luis Seabra

Quintas de Melgaço

Textura

Portugal
Adega Coop Penalva

Azores Wine Co

Comp. de Vinhos dos Profetas e Villoes

Cortes de Cima

Filipa Pato

Luis Seabra

Quintas de Melgaço

Textura

Portugal
Adega Coop Penalva

Azores Wine Co

Comp. de Vinhos dos Profetas e Villoes

Cortes de Cima

Filipa Pato

Luis Seabra

Quintas de Melgaço

Textura

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Press

Press

Press

Team

Team

Team

Bona Fide Wines is an eclectic crew of passionate wine professionals. Likeminded in many ways, yet still entered the wine world from vastly different backgrounds. Common denominator is our love for great wines – at all price points! We’re here to share our enthusiasm and help elevate moments for Norwegian wine lovers, simple as that. 

Bona Fide Wines is an eclectic crew of passionate wine professionals. Likeminded in many ways, yet still entered the wine world from vastly different backgrounds. Common denominator is our love for great wines – at all price points! We’re here to share our enthusiasm and help elevate moments for Norwegian wine lovers, simple as that. 

Bona Fide Wines is an eclectic crew of passionate wine professionals. Likeminded in many ways, yet still entered the wine world from vastly different backgrounds. Common denominator is our love for great wines – at all price points! We’re here to share our enthusiasm and help elevate moments for Norwegian wine lovers, simple as that. 

Co-founders & Wine Merchants Team

Co-founders & Wine Merchants Team

Co-founders & Wine Merchants Team

Gunnar Skoglund

Gunnar Skoglund

Gunnar Skoglund

Co-founder | Wine Merchant | Pioneer

Co-founder | Wine Merchant | Pioneer

Co-founder | Wine Merchant | Pioneer

+47 916 85 749

+47 916 85 749

Sommelier. WSET Level 3. MSc Business. Gunnar is the former finance guy who waved goodbye to lucrative pay checks in order to pursue his deep passion for wine and everything related to it. Restlessly loving every second of exploring the weird and the wonderful, while never stopping to challenge own (and other’s) preconceptions. Apart from sourcing lovely wines from Greece, Bourgogne, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada – Gunnar also is the Oslo Ambassador for Star Wine List.

Sommelier. WSET Level 3. MSc Business. Gunnar is the former finance guy who waved goodbye to lucrative pay checks in order to pursue his deep passion for wine and everything related to it. Restlessly loving every second of exploring the weird and the wonderful, while never stopping to challenge own (and other’s) preconceptions. Apart from sourcing lovely wines from Greece, Bourgogne, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada – Gunnar also is the Oslo Ambassador for Star Wine List.

Sommelier. WSET Level 3. MSc Business. Gunnar is the former finance guy who waved goodbye to lucrative pay checks in order to pursue his deep passion for wine and everything related to it. Restlessly loving every second of exploring the weird and the wonderful, while never stopping to challenge own (and other’s) preconceptions. Apart from sourcing lovely wines from Greece, Bourgogne, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada – Gunnar also is the Oslo Ambassador for Star Wine List.

Scott Casban

Scott Casban

Scott Casban

Co-founder | Wine Merchant | Tender Wizard

Co-founder | Wine Merchant | Tender Wizard

Co-founder | Wine Merchant | Tender Wizard

The former ballet dancer, spending 20 years at The Norwegian National Ballet. Before retiring from ballet, this man had started his own wine imports company – having worked with something he had loved his entire life, he felt that the next chapter had to involve working with his true passion: Enter wine. Crazy about football, travelling and summer time, never really getting used to the harsh Norwegian winters.

The former ballet dancer, spending 20 years at The Norwegian National Ballet. Before retiring from ballet, this man had started his own wine imports company – having worked with something he had loved his entire life, he felt that the next chapter had to involve working with his true passion: Enter wine. Crazy about football, travelling and summer time, never really getting used to the harsh Norwegian winters.

The former ballet dancer, spending 20 years at The Norwegian National Ballet. Before retiring from ballet, this man had started his own wine imports company – having worked with something he had loved his entire life, he felt that the next chapter had to involve working with his true passion: Enter wine. Crazy about football, travelling and summer time, never really getting used to the harsh Norwegian winters.

Daniel Johansson

Daniel Johansson

Daniel Johansson

Co-founder | Wine Merchant | Allocation King

Co-founder | Wine Merchant | Allocation King

Co-founder | Wine Merchant | Allocation King

This determined professional is the “odd man out” among the co-founders -  always focused and stayed on the culinary path since his mid teens. From culinary school, sommelier studies and numerous restaurants (and cruise lines) known for their impressive wine program. Former member of the board for the Norwegian Sommelier Association. Left the restaurant industry in 2010 for a career in wine imports, initially as a sales rep, since 2018 as a buyer and running the fine wine allocation program for his previous employer.

This determined professional is the “odd man out” among the co-founders -  always focused and stayed on the culinary path since his mid teens. From culinary school, sommelier studies and numerous restaurants (and cruise lines) known for their impressive wine program. Former member of the board for the Norwegian Sommelier Association. Left the restaurant industry in 2010 for a career in wine imports, initially as a sales rep, since 2018 as a buyer and running the fine wine allocation program for his previous employer.

This determined professional is the “odd man out” among the co-founders -  always focused and stayed on the culinary path since his mid teens. From culinary school, sommelier studies and numerous restaurants (and cruise lines) known for their impressive wine program. Former member of the board for the Norwegian Sommelier Association. Left the restaurant industry in 2010 for a career in wine imports, initially as a sales rep, since 2018 as a buyer and running the fine wine allocation program for his previous employer.

Silje O. Holmgren

Silje O. Holmgren

Silje O. Holmgren

Sommelier. Bachelor International Studies. Silje’s resume includes stints as both chef and product developer for local Oslo restaurants. After a few years outside of the industry, Silje decided to aim for a career where she could turn her love for wine into a full-time gig, and voilà, she’s now living the dream. Together with rest of the team, she will make sure that Bona Fide is in the front seat of the Norwegian wine scene, sharing our attractive portfolio of wine producers with consumers, press and trade alike.

Sommelier. Bachelor International Studies. Silje’s resume includes stints as both chef and product developer for local Oslo restaurants. After a few years outside of the industry, Silje decided to aim for a career where she could turn her love for wine into a full-time gig, and voilà, she’s now living the dream. Together with rest of the team, she will make sure that Bona Fide is in the front seat of the Norwegian wine scene, sharing our attractive portfolio of wine producers with consumers, press and trade alike.

Sommelier. Bachelor International Studies. Silje’s resume includes stints as both chef and product developer for local Oslo restaurants. After a few years outside of the industry, Silje decided to aim for a career where she could turn her love for wine into a full-time gig, and voilà, she’s now living the dream. Together with rest of the team, she will make sure that Bona Fide is in the front seat of the Norwegian wine scene, sharing our attractive portfolio of wine producers with consumers, press and trade alike.

Thomas Grette

Thomas Grette

Thomas Grette

WSET Level 3. MSc Marketing, the “jack of all trades, master of some” is probably the best description. With more than two decades following his passion for wine in the industry, first through the value chain of the retail monopoly then into importers of wine. Always curious and humble about wine and the people that makes this industry turn.

WSET Level 3. MSc Marketing, the “jack of all trades, master of some” is probably the best description. With more than two decades following his passion for wine in the industry, first through the value chain of the retail monopoly then into importers of wine. Always curious and humble about wine and the people that makes this industry turn.

WSET Level 3. MSc Marketing, the “jack of all trades, master of some” is probably the best description. With more than two decades following his passion for wine in the industry, first through the value chain of the retail monopoly then into importers of wine. Always curious and humble about wine and the people that makes this industry turn.

Sales Team

Sales Team

Sales Team

Eirik Søreide

Eirik Søreide

Eirik Søreide

Area Sales Manager | Sommelier

Area Sales Manager | Sommelier

Area Sales Manager | Sommelier

Ivan Zednik

Ivan Zednik

Ivan Zednik

Area Sales Manager | Sommelier

Area Sales Manager | Sommelier

Area Sales Manager | Sommelier

ivan@belmonte.no

ivan@belmonte.no

ivan@belmonte.no

+47 909 81 854

+47 909 81 854

Alexander La Cour Sandli

Alexander La Cour Sandli

Alexander La Cour Sandli

Area Sales Manager | Sommelier

Area Sales Manager | Sommelier

Area Sales Manager | Sommelier

Monica Strand

Monica Strand

Monica Strand

Area Sales Manager | Sommelier

Area Sales Manager | Sommelier

Area Sales Manager | Sommelier