Salveto, in its present and ongoing state, was established in 2016 by Dmitrii Curbet and Gray Mosby; two guys with years of experience in the wine industry in Virginia and DC. They also shared one unique common denominator: both of their mothers are wine-makers. Dmitrii’s mum now retired, made wine in Moldova for decades. Gray’s mother, started making wine in the late ’90s in New Zealand, following a lifelong dream.
Dmitrii began under the name Salveto in 2008, importing wine from his native Moldova. Gray started importing his mother’s wine, Puriri Hills, a few years before. They joined forces in 2016 as Salveto Imports and Distribution.
Presently Salveto imports wine from 7 countries and distributes wine from 15 countries. Salveto is based in Alexandria VA and distributes in VA, DC, and MD. Additionally, Salveto imports are sold in other States in the US.
Remembering Bryan Smith
May 28th 1970 - December 16th 2022
lover of psychology
Some words about Bryan...
We at Salveto will deeply miss our good friend, Bryan Smith. Bryan joined us in 2018 but had been a friend and a peer long before he was our colleague. He brought with him a love of good food and wine; a wealth of relentlessly gathered information; a massive pool of just the right industry contacts; and seemingly non-stop energy. Those attributes have shaped our company and made us better.
At Salveto, we work as a team to set the path of our company and Bryan always voiced well-thought-out opinions that kept us firmly focused on sincere, quality wines made by people we were honored to represent. He fought for his/our customers' concerns tooth and nail and made sure everyone had what they needed. Bryan constructed our Greek portfolio and got us and his/our customers as excited about the wines and producers of Greece as he was. Italy, France, Santa Barbara, South Africa, Mexico, Bolivia: so many important choices were made based on our faith in him and his eager devotion to wine and to service. We know Bryan took great satisfaction in his job with us. He said so often. We plan to keep doing the things that made him feel that way by keeping on the course he helped lay out. We owe it to him to keep that joyful energy pouring out!
Thank you, Bryan. Raise a glass with a friend where you are, turn the music up, and we will see you just as soon as we get there, brother.
Warm regards and hope sent,
The family here at Salveto
Bryan A Smith, loving father of Alison N Smith of Washington D.C. passed away peacefully on Friday December 16th after a brief illness at the age of 52. He is also survived by his forever loving parents, Fred and Julie Smith of Lewiston, who he never ceased to stop looking up to. He also leaves behind his brother, Jaime Smith, for whom he shared every part of his life, however important, or however dull, for as long as he could remember. Alongside his niece, Olivia Smith and his ever present and loving aunt, Eileen Leverentz. He leaves behind a warmhearted and benevolent family spanning from western New York to Virginia in his wake. Along with countless mentors and mentees from close to the city itself to the far shores of europe. Hundreds of friends and lives he touched will miss him and celebrate him in his absence. Bryan was born in the dry heat of Clovis, New Mexico, grew up in the bitter cold of Niagara Falls, New York, spent most of his adult life in the bustling city of DC, but as his life went on he grew to love nothing more than the sunny shores of Greece, where he hoped to one day retire. In 52 years Bryan lived more life than most. Most of his days were filled with travel to beautiful places in Europe and South America to visit gorgeous locations and his favorite wineries. If you were around Bryan there were two sounds you were likely to hear. The first was his ever present and boisterous laugh. The second was the sweet sound of the music he loved and filled his life with. From a young age, Bryan knew what he wanted to do with his life. He wanted to share his lust and knowledge for wine with anyone who wanted to join. He became a certified Sommelier in 1993. After so many years of bringing his love of wine first hand to the restaurant world, he turned to the other side and became Portfolio Manger for Salveto Imports. He specialized in unique and greek wines, but he had great knowledge of any corner of the wine world you could think of. Once a year he would organize a trip to his own personal garden of eden in Greece. There he would introduce his mentors to his mentees, and share his bountiful joy for wine and lust for life. A celebration of life will be held at a later announced date in Washington DC in January 2023 and a memorial service back in his hometown of Niagara Falls, NY at a later date. To all who knew the jubilant Bryan, celebrate him in the way he lived his life. With kind words, a thirst to consume and share knowledge, inhaling music and literature along the way, and most importantly, with each other “One good ride from start to end. I’d like to take that ride again” - Jerry Garcia
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