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 rep is sure to point out when a wine is made using indigenous yeasts. Natural wines are now present on the wine lists of a huge majority of fine dining and casual restaurants across the city.
But today we wanted to pay a bit of respect to the pioneers that really push the envelope and work only with natural wines. The list is small, but growing, in fact 4 of the establishments on this list didn’t exist a few months ago and two of them just opened in the last month!
Click through the list to explore these places that represent not only the cutting edge in wine programs, but are also considered to serve some of the most cutting edge food in the city.
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