Producer Profile

Ruth Lewandowski

At Ruth Lewandowski Wines, the concept of "Ruth" transcends an individual and embodies a philosophy deeply rooted in farming, winemaking, and life itself. Inspired by the book of Ruth in the Old Testament, Ruth symbolizes the natural cycle of death and redemption, where new life emerges from the wreckage of the old. This concept resonates throughout the winemaking process, where fermentation mirrors the regenerative nature of the universe, with each strain of yeast and bacteria leaving its unique imprint. In this narrative, Ruth represents the essence of renewal and the interconnectedness of all living things, reminding us that from death springs new life—a concept inherent in both winemaking and the human experience.

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Where The Wines Come From


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.