Mission

  • First and foremost, we believe that the manner in which the grapes are grown and how the land is farmed is the primary factor in making a wine with vitality.

 

  • We seek to represent and distribute wines from small-producers, made with minimal intervention, that are exuberant in what might be considered “imperfections” by the chemistry-set wine-making world — wines that have not been “corrected.”

 

  • We don’t subscribe to the whole point system of rating wine, nor does the notion of a “proper” wine style interest us.

 

  • We celebrate wines that are unapologetic for their “imperfections,” because, more often than not, here is where the wines express their vitality! In addition to the strong connection to terroir, these “flaws” show the unique fingerprint of the winemaker.

 

  • Living in modern times give us less and less a chance at experiencing nature in an unmediated fashion. the wines we seek are strongly bound to a time and place.

 

  • Please realize, making a “natural” wine is no excuse to making an unpleasant wine — there are times when a flaw is indeed a FLAW, and an imperfection is intolerable — but these criteria should not be set by any wine magazine or by any DOC, AOC, etc…