Like peach blossom and pizza crust with a Jarritos lime soda, peach skin, and a hint of iced tea. A true pét nat (spontaneously fermented sparkling wine) made in an ancient style clay amphora (large clay vessels used to make wine thousands of years ago) from one of the most exciting producers in Oregon right now. Civic is an urban winery located in a historic building in downtown Eugene, Oregon. They make wines exclusively from local biodynamic and organic vineyards, ferment the juice in Oregon-crafted terracotta amphora, and make wines with a uncommon vibrancy that’s bound to linger in your memory.
There is a peach skin earthiness to this that pairs beautifully with nuts and grains like quinoa and brown rice. The fruity, slight hint of residual grape sweetness will cool down anything with a bit of spice like mango or chipotle salsa. We love this with fish tacos, cabbage salad, or skip lunch and down this with a peach crostata for a straight-to-dessert kind of day.
This urban winery project specializes in amphora fermentation housed in a historic building right in the heart of downtown Eugene, Oregon. Civic focuses on organic and biodynamic grape growing and processing. They use Oregon-crafted terracotta amphora for wine production, vessels which harken back thousands of years. The choice to bring this project to downtown was fueled by their desire for a unique and interactive experience and represents a major investment in community revitalization.