About Us

History

Created in 2003 by Lee Jorgensen, Dream Vintage International has established its reputation for excellence, knowledge, international experience and outstanding service. We pride ourselves in being responsive to the needs of our customers and provide a consistent supply of the finest Cult Wines from California, Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Rhone Valley and Italy. We can source the rarest bottles of Old and New World Cult Wines from our network of trusted partners and pay the utmost attention to quality throughout the whole order cycle.

We specialize in Exports to Asia and Europe and are consolidating orders in South San Francisco, California (about 15 minutes from San Francisco International Airport). We can supply air- and ocean freight costs to all major cities in Asia & Europe via UPS/Fedex/DHL or our vast network of forwarders.

 

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Lee Jorgensen – President & Taipan

Dream Vintage International is the dream of its founder, Lee Jorgensen. Lee has worked with various Wine Merchants in Bordeaux and London from 1984-1997.  She was instrumental in expanding their presence in the Asian and American markets. In the spring of 1997, seduced by the San Franciscan charm and a budding California industry, Lee made Northern California her home, expanding her knowledge of American wines.

As an International Wine Merchant, Lee has traveled extensively throughout the world and on a regular basis to Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, India, Indonesia, Vietnam, China, Macao and the Philippines. With three decades of experience in the Asian markets, Lee provides a wealth of knowledge with wine trends, specialized sourcing, wine program consulting and offers industry expertise in the regulations and customs in this part of the world. Lee has also worked for over a decade with the markets of the Americas and International Airlines and Cruise Lines.
“Bordeaux is where the Wine Adventure began for me in 1984 when I left my native Scandinavia to learn French. The Negociant A. de Luze et Fils was kind enough to hire me as help in their Export Department and a life-long passion for wine was born.
After almost six years as an Executive Export Assistant with De Luze, I then worked as a Sales Manager for Asia & the Americas with D.I.V.A., Alias, Hugues Lawton and Chris Wine. When not promoting Bordeaux wines somewhere in Asia or in the United States, I would spend hours in the vineyards, talking and tasting wines with Chateau-owners and Winemakers and listening to Veterans of the Trade telling their fabulous stories.
“Bordeaux is my second home and the place where I learned my trade. The more I learn about wine, the more I realize how much more there is to know and that this journey will never end.”
Lee is celebrating 34 Years in the Wine Business this Year!  (Ssssshhhhh!)

 

LyNell Franssen

LyNell Franssen – Executive Administration Assistant

LyNell comes to us from a varied background as an Executive Assistant, Public Relations Director and Budget Management/Global Logistics. LyNell has worked in Nebraska, the San Francisco Bay Area and in Hong Kong.
Helle Steensgaard
Helle Steensgaard – Assistant Buyer

 

Cher Lim
Cher Lim / Wine Treasures – Singapore Office

Cher is a specialist in American cult wines, bringing to her customers the latest limited production wines from the world’s third largest wine consuming country. She is passionate about equipping her customers with practical knowledge in wine selection and the science behind food and wine pairing. She is making her own wine through the Master program with Monash University & University Melbourne.