Winter Wine Club Offer: California Love

Happy New Year everyone!

Coming hot off the heels of our very successful Califermentation event, I thought it would be a great time to get back to Winelandia’s roots and feature wines from California. I was lucky to meet so many talented and passionate people dedicated to natural winemaking and was inspired to do a wine club collection 100% focused on them.

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Here at Winelandia, we tend to focus a lot on Europen wine vs. California, and a lot of wine drinkers have a bias against one or the other. I think it’s very important to take the time to develop your own opinion and taste. Natural wines are not only gaining popularity (perhaps you saw the article in Vogue last year?), but Californians are also getting a lot better at making it.

You may be familiar with some of the producers in this collection, such as Winelandia favorite La Clarine Farm (seriously, so many of you LOVE Hank’s wines, and he loves you back), as well as SF locals Deux Punx (we featured their Grenache in our Fall 2013 collection). The rest are probably going to be brand new to you, and that’s because they are part of the NEW-new wave of natural winemakers in California.

Every winery featured in this collection is owned and operated by a single person or a very small group of people. Les Lunes and Populis are part of a winery collective based out of someone’s basement in Orinda, and j.Brix Wines is a husband and wife team who gets a lot of help from their cellar rat kids. The winemaker at Petard cellars is a building engineer at a downtown San Francisco skyscraper by day, and Noel from Purity Wine is toiling away in his winery located in a now-defunct school on Treasure Island. When wines are made on a scale this small, they come with an extra helping of love.

Without further adieu, here’s the list!

Mixed Wine Club:
Three red wines and 3 white wines.
$150 plus tax and delivery.

Lo-Fi Wines 2014 Cabernet Franc
Santa Ynez Valley, CA

Petard Cellars 2013 Thee & Thou Red Blend
Lodi, CA

Purity Wine 2014 Syrah
Santa Ynez Valley, CA

Ruth Lewandowski 2014 Naomi Grenache Gris
Mendocino County, CA

Wei-Chi 2012 Semillon
Lake County, CA

Les Lunes Wine 2014 Chardonnay
Manton Valley, CA

All-Red Club:
Six delicious red wines to warm your belly and your soul.
$150 plus tax and delivery.

Lo-Fi Wines 2014 Cabernet Franc
Santa Ynez Valley, CA

Petard Cellars 2013 Thee & Thou Red Blend
Lodi, CA

Purity Wine 2014 Syrah
Santa Ynez Valley, CA

j.Brix Wines 2013 La Libresca Grenache
Santa Barbara Highlands, CA

Deux Punx 2013 Pinot Noir
Humboldt County, CA

Methode Sauvage 2013 Ley-Line Red Blend
California

All-White Club:
Six incredible whites perfect for winter drinking.
$150 plus tax and delivery.

Ruth Lewandowski 2014 Naomi Grenache Gris
Mendocino County, CA

Wei-Chi 2012 Semillon
Lake County, CA

Les Lunes Wine 2014 Chardonnay
Manton Valley, CA

Methode Sauvage 2014 Vista Verde Chenin Blanc
San Benito County, CA

Populis 2014 White Blend
California

La Clarine Farm 2014 Petit Manseng
Sierra Foothills, CA

This quarter’s wine club will begin shipping the week of February 1st. To join the wine club, fill out the sign-up form at https://club.winelandia.com.