OUR core philosophy
“bhn at its core is a philosophy we live by. It’s about being present in the moment. It’s an anecdote for expressing that when you pay attention and truly live in the moment, you will capture unparalleled depth and meaning. The same goes for making wine and how we approach all of our prestigious delicacies — you must be consistently present and a captive collaborator with nature, you must be patient and you must be present.”
- bhn Founders and winemakers, Marco Prete and Cristina Fragni
Marco & Cristina
Established in 2021 by native Italian co-founders Marco Prete and Cristina Fragni, bhn was born from a deep passion and respect for authentically made products created in exceptional terroirs.
bhn, an acronym for be here now, is not simply a collection of prestigious delicacies, but a lifestyle and an ethos that the founders live by.
QUALITY OVER ALL ELSE
Founders and entrepreneurs Marco and Cristina have spent most of their lives working with, thinking about, or creating ultra-premium wines. After working with top European winemakers for decades - learning, tasting, and testing, they began to rethink the process from scratch in order to develop a portfolio of their own bespoke delights.
WHERE WE CAME FROM
bhn was first established in 2014 as bhnbkn, Inc. - is a US-based holding company. Soon enough, bhn had evolved to include the bhn collection- a singular producer of premium, quintessentially Italian imports - best known as an independent grower-producer of wines, cold-pressed Extra Virgin Olive Oil, authentically made Parmigiano Reggiano, and more – including a signature rolodex of products made in both Italy and the US.
After over 3 decades learning the craft and nuances of winemaking from friends and business partners in Europe, Marco and Cristina are pleased to present to you the bhn limited-edition collection of prestigious products, made from scratch, and infused with passion, tradition, and ingenuity.
2023 and beyond
WHERE WE ARE GOING
The bhn ethos and philosophy demonstrate the founders ardent attention to detail and persistent quality. From vineyard to cellar, we are united in the desire to create and sell wines and specialty goods that honor their exceptional regional origins with unique expression.
We’re happy to have you be here now.