What I do
I source refreshing, quality wines that are made with as little intervention as possible. Some of the wines are ‘natural' (nothing at all added or taken away at any point), and the rest are ‘low intervention’ (nothing except a small addition of sulphites and occasionally filtered). All follow organic or biodynamic principles.
I then package these wines in boxes, bags and kegs.
Why this kind of wine?
Because wines made following natural or low-intervention practices eschew herbicides, pesticides, fungicides and other harmful practices in the vineyard, and also avoid over manipulation in the winery. They are environmentally friendly and represent where they are from, as well as the unique philosophies and temperaments of the people who shepherd the wine through it’s production from grape to glass. These wines wake you up, give energy, joy, inspiration.
Why this kind of packaging?
Because shipping wine across continents in heavy glass bottles is actually crazy when you think about it. If we care about the environment we must acknowledge that this is not sustainable and is completely at odds with the philosophy of making natural or low intervention wines.
Transporting wine in boxes, bags and kegs, as opposed to glass bottles, reduces C02 emissions by up to 80%.
It also makes the wine 30% cheaper.
These wines are better for the planet, and better for your pocket.