"A dark berry profile with hints of white pepper and cinnamon, bashed rocks and black olives. Vivid in every way with a grippy, dusky finish loaded with dried herbs and persistent, fine acidity. This wine was planted in 1939 by Gaetano and Maria Testa, and always farmed organically, making it the oldest Carignan vineyard in the USA"
Jared and Tracey Brandt of Donkey & Goat were part of the original new wave natural wine scene at the turn of the millennium. From their home base in downtown Berkeley they passionately advocate for minimal intervention winemaking, devoted to producing wine that meets their own environmental objectives. Since having their first child, they have abandoned all plastic at home, and this is as close to a plastic free winery as one can get. All ferments, however small, take place in wooden vats, and wines stay sur lie in old barrels until bottling. They pick early, basing their selection on acid and flavour, and all wines ferment spontaneously.