Chardonnay

Les Lunes / Populis Wines

Shaunt and Diego have a very clear goal: to take Californian wine back to what it was before big money and 99 points got in the way. Fresh, easy drinking wines, free of commercial techniques, yeasts and other corrective additives that only serve to manipulate the wine into some rich man's idea of what the market wants. Shaunt took the academic route to begin with, but got into winemaking and had the chance to work with Julie Balagny (we love her!) and Philippe Valette. In other words, the foundation is solid.

Pearl-Morissette

Francois is determined to put Ontario on the world wide wine map as a serious player in the cool climate wine game! Learning his craft at some highly regarded domaines in Burgundy, he came home to Niagara and began making wine the way he believed it should be made. Everything is organic, although not certified, and the wines are allowed to flow with whatever nature throws at us. But that doesn't mean lazy winemaking - the physical processes are keenly monitored, and no flaws or impurities make it past Francois into the cellar.

Si Vintners

Since 2006, Iwo and Sarah have been making wine in Western Australia. In the beginning it was just a few barrels worth, but they now farm and make wine from 12 hectares of land. For them, it's all about natural farming. All about the grapes being able to express the land from whence they came, which is why they have focussed on organic and biodynamic farming from the get go.

Sam Vinciullo

After having studied wine and gained experience in California, Autralia, and with Frank Cornelissen at Mount Etna in Silcily, Sam has returned to his homeland in Western Australia to make some super tasty natural wines. His first vintages (2015-2017) were made from grapes that he bought from his good friends at Si Vintners (whom we also love!), and Sam has just begun leasing his own farm in Margaret River. Sam likes cleanliness and perfect grape material, and his wines are a true expression of just that. No oak, no filtration, no sulfur at any point in the winemaking. Just pure fruit.

Gala

If you drive up into the clouds in Penedès you will find the vines of Josep Mitjan and Eric Stride. At 700m above sea level, the vineyards stand nearly as tall as its Swedish owner Eric Stride who left the Nordics in search of the sun. He now lives in Barcelona and the 50ha of vineyard found 2 hours South West of the city in Vilafranca del Penedès is overseen by vigneron Josep Mitjan and his family who also own neighboruing Loxarel. The name Gala was inspired by Salvador Dalis wife who carried the same name. Plantings are predominantly Xarelo, with strictly no dosage.

Cefalicchio

Found outisde the Puglian town of Canosa di Puglia, the most impressive Masseria stands, surrounded by 75ha of land, the majority of which contain olives trees and vines and currently owned by brothers Nicolai and Fabrizio. Their grandfather had started up a cooperative which he sold the majority of his grapes to along with making a small amount of his own wine. When Nicola and Fabrizio took over the estate, they quit the cooperative and turned their focus on making all the wine themselves.

Domaine de l’Écu

Guy Bossard (AKA The Pope of Muscadet) was one of the earlier adopters of biodynamic agriculture in the Loire. As none of his kids wanted to take over his 23ha when Guy retired, he took the help of Fred Niger Van Herck who has since added several new cuvées to the domaine’s portfolio, including cuvées made from Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Folle Blanche and Chardonnay in addition to the existing Muscadet offerings. The domaine also now produces a ‘method traditionelle’ (La Divina) and a Cabernet Franc aged on amphora (Ange).

Jean de Maubastit

Jean Maubastit runs an unusual operation in St Emilion. He travels France extensively, looking for the perfect parcels of grapes to bring back home to Bordeaux and vinifiy. At minimum the grapes must be organic or biodynamic in order for him to make the wine he wants.

Gala/Loxarel

If you drive up into the clouds in Penedès you will find the vines of Josep Mitjan and Eric Stride. At 700m above sea level, the vineyards stand nearly as tall as its Swedish owner Eric Stride who left the Nordics in search of the sun. He now lives in Barcelona and the 50ha of vineyard found 2 hours South West of the city in Vilafranca del Penedès is overseen by vigneron Josep Mitjan and his family who also own neighboruing Loxarel. The name Gala was inspired by Salvador Dalis wife who carried the same name. Plantings are predominantly Xarelo, with strictly no dosage.

Domaine St Nicolas

Once a region covered in vines, Domaine St Nicolas is now one of the few remaining winemakers in the lesser known Region of Brem, situated south of the city of Nantes and nestled under the Fief Vendéens appellation. Vigneron Thierry Michon starting working biodynamically in 1993 and hasn’t looked back. He describes his approach to biodynamics as going far beyond the absence of chemicals in the vineyard, but more creating a deeper connection with the soil leading to an amplified expression of terroir.