“The most excellent wine is one which has given pleasure by its own natural qualities, nothing must be mixed with it which might obscure its natural taste” (Columella) XXX— example quote from RAW for a loose definition
We serve natural wines, which means, the grapes are biodynamic and organic farmed. They are fermented with their native yeast which amounts to less sugar. We source directly from farms that oversee the winemaking process and practice with XXX. We spend a lot of time immersed
Organically or biodynamically grown grapes.
No added sugar or cultivated yeasts
No additives of color or flavor.
No adjustments for acidity or process aids.
Minimal or no added sulphites.
Only a small proportion of the wine world makes true natural wine. We believe natural wine XXX
“The most excellent wine is one which has given pleasure by its own natural qualities, nothing must be mixed with it which might obscure its natural taste” (Columella)
For these growers, what they do goes well beyond the wine itself, it is also a philosophy, a way of life, which undoubtedly contributes to its profound appeal to people across the globe. In our disconnected world that salutes the money King, these are people who chose otherwise and who did so well before it became popular. They chose out of conviction, a love of the land and a desire to nurture the most fundamental force of all – life. Be it human, animal, plant, or other, natural growers are primarily, as Jean-François Chêne, a natural producer in the Loire, puts it, about “respecting the living above all else”.
WINE CLUB - INFO HERE EXAMPLE BELOW
The wine club is a great way to explore natural wines. Each month we choose two wines for each club–always a red, and a second bottle of either red, white or sparkling.
Club Ordinaire ($39/month) includes great values meant for everyday enjoyment.
Club Extraordinaire ($69/month) includes wines that are slightly more eclectic and special.
Club Grand Ordinaire ($108/month) includes all four wines from both clubs.
Wines may be picked up at the shop on the first Saturday of each month.
Along with the wines, you will receive a packet which describes the wines in detail, along with our personal tasting notes and pairing suggestions.
You also receive one free tasting (plus a second one for a friend) of all four wines on pick-up day and 10% off all of your retail purchases, all the time. So if you are already a regular customer, this is a great way to save. Feel free to use our online sign-up form, or sign up in the shop.