Producer Profile

Donkey & Goat

Donkey & Goat Winery, helmed by Jared & Tracey Brandt in Berkeley, California, is renowned for crafting natural wines that embody their commitment to sustainable practices from vineyard to cellar. Embracing natural farming philosophies, they source grapes from meticulously tended vineyards in Sierra Nevada, Mendocino, and Napa. In the cellar, their minimalist approach shines, with no additives or removals apart from minimal effective sulphur, a point of contention within the natural wine community. Their dedication to transparency is evident in their label, featuring a concise ingredient list of grapes and minimal sulphur.

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Where The Wines Come From

California

In California, the natural wine movement is thriving, with a diverse array of producers championing organic and biodynamic farming practices and minimal intervention winemaking techniques. From the rolling hills of Sonoma and Napa to the rugged coastline of Mendocino and Santa Barbara, California's winemakers are forging a new path, prioritizing sustainability, terroir expression, and authenticity. These vintners eschew additives and rely on native yeasts for fermentation, resulting in wines that are vibrant, expressive, and true to their origins. With a focus on indigenous grape varieties and a deep respect for the land, California's natural winemakers are reshaping the state's wine industry, offering consumers a taste of the Golden State's diverse terroir and innovative spirit.