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We present the wines of small vineyards in this competitive worldwide market, in order to defend an endangered species — winemakers who work like artisans, crafting a different wine each year. They do not impose a preconceived taste on their wines, but look to be surprised by what nature gives them — natural wines.

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  • Part 1: Steiermark, Sepp & Maria Muster

    After many years of making the annual trip to France, the J&F team (plus a few industry colleagues) traveled to new territory in Central Europe this Spring to explore vineyards in Austria, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. A few years ago, natural wine producers from this part of the world were largely unknown in the US, […]

  • Le Cotet and Manu Lassaigne’s Solera Bottle System

    Manu Lassaigne is one of my favorite winemakers of ours to visit. He never fails to impress with his experimental bold style. Every time you sit down with him you learn about a new quirk in the way he makes his wine, that gives you an ever-expanding view into his genius. This year while he […]

  • It’s always June in Brooklyn.

    As much as the natural wine scene has exploded in the past 10 years in New York, reflecting the culture and passion for this juice in Paris, there are still few bars and restaurants that focus solely on natural wine. June Wine Bar, which opened in January of this year, is one of the few […]

  • New York City Restaurants and Wine Bars Focused on Natural Wines

    Natural wine has come a long way in New York City since the days when we started this company 15 years ago.  When Jenny and François first toured around the city with a suitcase full of wine talking about indigenous yeasts most sommeliers looked at them like they were insane. These days every distributor sales […]

  • Fermented Grapes: A Prospect Heights Wine Haven

    In the fall of 2004 long-time couple Debbie Summer and Jan McGill opened Fermented Grapes, a neighborhood wine shop where they would sell wines which were true to their grape variety and terroir – wines with character. Brooklyn residents for over 25 years, Debbie & Jan say Prospect Heights was a neighborhood that initially brought […]

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