What is natural wine? While there is no perfect definition, natural wine really describes the method of fermenting fruit juice. In a nutshell, it means fermenting juice with nothing added, and nothing taken away. Other terms like minimal or zero intervention are often used to describe natural wine. If you don’t like chemicals or other unnatural stuff in your food, you should consider exploring natural wine.

And we’ve made it easy for you to experience them! On February 7, 2020, we are kicking off a monthly series of Natural Wine Tastings—bringing regional natural wines to our tasting room in Scott’s Addition. After the tasting, the wines will be available by the glass or bottle in our tasting room in Scott’s Addition on Saturdays and Sundays only.

Why focus on natural wines? Well, because we are the only cidery in Virginia—and one of a handful nationwide—that follows natural methods! We want to open our palettes with you, explore natural wines from other regions, and hope you enjoy our ciders to their fullest! Our first exploration will be two producers from California:  Forlorn Hope Wines (www.forlornhopewines.com) and Donkey and Goat (www.donkeyandgoat.com). These producers are unique, have great back-stories, and are sure to inspire lots of conversation and good cheer!

Schedules

  • Starting Saturday, February 8th, 2020, repeats every week on Sunday and Saturday until Sunday, March 01, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Venue

We are the only cidery in Virginia that adheres to natural production techniques (what we call the rustic method). Our methods, we feel, results in complex and nuanced ciders.