About Our Natural Wines, Ciders and Sake
Natural wines, ciders and sake are made with low-intervention growing and processing techniques. When guided with skill and talent, these beverages vividly express the landscapes where they’re grown. The French call it terroir, but we just think of it as the taste, aroma, and beyond that, the spirit of some of the best places on earth.
Wine grapes, fruits and rice are grown with regenerative practices that restore, rather than deplete, local ecosystems. That means no herbicides or pesticides. On some farms, sheep graze down the weeds; on others, waterfowl handle pest control and provide fertilizer. Native plants grow between rows to fight erosion, draw down carbon and improve soil health. In the cellar, our partners rely on naturally occurring, indigenous yeasts rather than lab-grown varieties to drive fermentation. There’s no filtration; little or no added sulfites; and no animal-based clarifying agents (our wines are vegan). The flavors that result are often wild, intense and unconventional.
Buying Natural Wine, Cider or Sake Online
In the world of online wine, you can’t sample before you buy, and it can be harder to find reliable advice. When you’re looking to try a natural wine, how do you know if you’ll like it, or feel good about how it’s made? Especially with organic wines and biodynamic wines, winemakers often employ the right practices, but lack certifications due to cost. The best way to find a worthy bottle is to seek out sites that specialize in natural, organic and biodynamic wines, and read up on the bottles that interest you. Check out winery websites, too: Natural winemakers tend to thoroughly describe their practices, so it won’t take long to understand who’s doing what.
We offer six natural wines, two ciders and a sake, in partnership with producers from all over the world. We also offer multi-bottle samplers so you can try a few different wines, for less per bottle.
Our Wines (and Pairing Ideas)
Frank Cornelissen Pistamutta Etna Rosso: Bright, earthy Sicilian red wine, with notes of red fruit and garden herbs; from vineyards inspired by ancient, self-sufficient Mediterranean viticulture.
- Pairing ideas: cured meats, tomato-based soups and Savory Sofrito Mussel Stew
Frank Cornelissen Pistamutta Rosato: A vibrant, luminous Sicilian rosé, with wildflowers, stone fruit and minerals; grown on the rumbling slopes of Mt. Etna
- Pairing ideas: brined olives, crusty bread, ripe tomatoes, and a rich, flaky Anchovy Tart
Wild Arc Marquette: Blackberry, black cherry, and plum round out this complex red wine; produced using regenerative viticultural practices in New York’s Hudson Valley
- Pairing ideas: savory meats, including wild game; spicy lentils; and charred vegetables. Excellent with Grilled Chimichurri Lamb Chops
Meinklang Thyme Blanc: Citrusy and bright, with a hint of thyme; grown, aged and bottled on the world’s second-largest biodynamic farm, on the border of Austria and Hungary
- Pairing ideas: grilled vegetables, quiches and omelets (especially when seasoned with thyme), grain-based salads and sides (like Mushroom Savory Grains with Thyme, Onions, and Crispy Shrooms)
Meinklang Rosé: Zesty and savory, with notes of dark fruit and floral tea; produced on the same renowned biodynamic farm
- Pairing ideas: cured meats, fresh goat cheeses, tinned fish and our Mackerel Niçoise Salad
Château de Béru Chablis: A biodynamic French chardonnay with ripe citrus and deep minerality; from the storied Chablis Grand Cru foothills
- Pairing ideas: roasted poultry, braised vegetables and seafood—especially shellfish (our Seafood “Paella” is delicious with this Chablis and comes together in 15 minutes)
Alai Sidra Cider: Dry, delicately effervescent hard cider from Chile, using four varieties of apples and quince
- Pairing Ideas: shellfish, winter squash, and fried foods, especially fish and chips—and Salmon Hush Puppies with Chimichurri Tartar Sauce
Kindeli Sparkling Fruit Wine: Juicy and exotic, with a hint of ocean spray; made with apples grown—and fermented—on a family farm in New Zealand
- Pairing ideas: pastas, salty snacks and sandwiches (try a toasted Mackerel Melt)
Terada Honke Gonin Musume Sake: A rich, bright, traditional Japanese sake made with local rice and sacred spring water, from a brewery founded in 1673
- Pairing Ideas: raw seafood, grilled meats, steamed vegetables, and a bowl of Miso Parmesan Noodles
Why Buy from Patagonia Provisions
We make delicious, nutritious, organic and regenerative foods that help solve urgent environmental problems. Our supply chains draw down carbon, restore topsoil and increase biodiversity, building models other producers can use too. We donate 1% of all sales to the protection and restoration of our home planet, and we were are a certified B corporation.
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