Producer Profile

Finca Casa Balaguer

Andres Carull, the current custodian of Finca Casa Balaguer, has a captivating narrative deeply intertwined with the legacy of Rafa Bernabe, the father of natural wine in Valencia. Hailing from Villena in Alicante, Andres' journey into natural wine began with a revelatory sip in a bar in St. Emilion, Bordeaux. Inspired by the unconventional beauty of a cloudy glass of wine, Andres sought to bring such innovation back home, eventually leading him to the mentorship of Rafa Bernabe.

Taking the reins of Finca Casa Balaguer from Rafa in 2013, Andres transformed the estate into a hub of cutting-edge winemaking. The two worked together for three years until Rafa's health concerns prompted him to step away.

Where The Wines Come From

Alicante

Natural wine from Alicante, Spain, embodies the essence of the region's sunny Mediterranean climate and rich winemaking heritage. Nestled along the picturesque coastline of the Costa Blanca, Alicante's vineyards bask in the warm sunshine and benefit from cooling sea breezes. Here, winemakers embrace a philosophy of minimal intervention, cultivating grapes with respect for the land and its natural rhythms. With a focus on organic and biodynamic practices, Alicante's natural wines showcase the vibrant flavors and distinct character of indigenous grape varieties like Monastrell and Garnacha Tintorera. From bold and robust reds to crisp and refreshing whites, each bottle tells a story of the region's ancient viticultural traditions and its commitment to sustainability, inviting drinkers to savor the true essence of Alicante in every sip.