Yet another article on natural wine – it does a good job of describing it and dismissing the notion of “confusion” around it: “What is natural wine? For some unknown reason, just about every story on this topic tends to begin with the author or an interview subject stating how […]
Growing grapes and making wine – the natural way In 2006 we bought a small 28 acres property in Barossa Valley, South Australia, with a very neglected vineyard. It took some time and hard work to bring back the vigor in the 6 acres vineyard with its 90-year-old Grenache, Semillon, and Muscat vines, and […]
A quick look at the stages and processes of winemaking – from fermentation in various vessels (stainless steel, wood, clay, cement) using cultured or wild yeasts, to fining and filtration. Mill About Vineyard’s wines are made with wild yeasts only, in oak barrels or clay pots, and are not fined […]
This article explains the basics of natural winemaking, as an introduction to a good list of restaurants where wine lovers could taste natural wines. “Natural wines are wines where the vineyards have been treated with respect using organic or biodynamic practices.” While most of the restaurants on the list are in Europe, […]
One rarely reads an article on the natural wine movement that isn’t one-sided. Most importantly, the author calls for truce between the “Mainstream Mob” and the “Natural Posse”. Here’s the article, When Did Wine Become So Partisan?