Importers and distributors of artisan Spanish food and wine.
Alimentaria was created in 2013 by Frank Camorra, to stock the MoVida kitchens with artisanal Spanish produce that wasn’t available in Australia: sardines, anchovies, wine and, of course, his favourite beer, Moritz.
As the business evolved, Alimentaria came to represent a youthful new wave of Spanish winemakers and food producers, who often employ very traditional techniques that modern technology has put to peril. The portfolio today celebrates producers who are singular representatives of the unique landscapes they farm and the diverse histories of those places.
At the heart of Alimentaria is a desire to find the finest things possible with which to furnish our wine lists and stock our larders. We hope you find delicious things for your cellars and larders here too.
Meet the Team
Joe is the beating heart of Alimentaria, responsible for invoicing, logistics, banking, customer service and literally every part of the company that is important.
Except for choosing the wine, because he pretty much only drinks rosé.
Salvador was initially created to adorn the walls of MoVida Aqui in Melbourne’s Bourke Street, and has since been co-opted by Alimentaria to serve as mascot and logo.
Since his arrival at Alimentaria, Salvador’s taken on semi-mythical proportions, responsible for most of the things Lachlan, Tim and Joe won’t admit to. Empty bottle of the new Mencía? Salvador. Missing jar of pickles in the warehouse? Salvador. Half-eaten tin of sardines in the fridge? Definitely Salvador.
More recently, he’s become the pet of designer Zoë Barber and developer Ben Lovecek, who take great pleasure in making him surf, fish and generally do things that goats shouldn’t do.