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A baby orange wine and an all time fave!
Like a juicy yellow plum or pluot, ripe citrusy orange, and a little Yerba Mate tea. Don’t let the light color fool you! This Grenache Blanc went through 48 hours of skin contact, making it a beautiful expression of an orange or skin contact wine. A great entry level orange, since these tannins are super delicate and the flavors light.
Martian Ranch, Alisos Canyon, California
There is a slight tea or spice hint and a bit of texture, so don’t go too spicy. Pair with Bouillabaisse, oily fish (like mackerel, sardines, tuna, cod), ceviche, miso soup, ramen, nut-crusted baked goat cheese, roasted pork with apples, Chinese chicken salad, or spicy peanut dipping sauce.
Fernweh, /’fern-vee’/ noun (German) from Fern (“far”) + Weh (“pain”). Can be literally translated as “farsickness” or longing for far-off places. An aching for travel, exploration and the unknown. These wines are inspired by travel and everyday adventures - driven by daydreams and the belief that anything is possible. The grapes are sourced from biodynamic farms in Santa Barbara County. The wine is a new project from winemaker, Sebastian Lowa, a German expat, who found his love of wine while camping and surfing up the California Coast with his wife Claire. They are involved in every aspect of the harvest, foot stomping, winemaking, and story behind each wine label. Every bottle bursts with adventure and cures the longing for a new experience.