“It’s a bit ambiguous, but the consensus is that a natural wine* is one with nothing added or taken away. This typically means no chemicals in the vineyard or cellar, no filtering or fancy machinery, and no added sulfites…

…But here’s what natural wine is really about: It’s Elvis. It’s the Sex Pistols. It’s N.W.A. It’s that thing your parents could never understand. Natural winemakers buck conventions and break regional rules. These wines have an undeniable energy that fills your belly and tickles your toes and sits in your soul. It’s not for awarding points. It’s for feeling—for feeling everything a winemaker put into it, for feeling where it takes you, and for feeling free to enjoy however you’d like.”

-Marissa A Ross