Producer Profile

Wild Arc

"Todd and Crystal left Brooklyn in the Summer of 2016 after a combined 30 years in the city to try their hand at building sustainable food systems in the Hudson Valley.
Both had very limited experience in agriculture, mostly relegated to growing tomatoes, peppers, herbs, and hops on fire escapes (when the neighborhood squirrels didn't kill everything out of spite.) Being lifetime New Yorkers, they wanted to show that interesting and dynamic wines could be grown in the Hudson Valley in the context of a small, Biodynamic, permaculture-focused farm. - Wild Arc"

Where The Wines Come From

New York

New York State, encompassing both the Hudson Valley and the Finger Lakes regions, has emerged as a dynamic hub for natural winemaking in recent years. With its diverse terroir, ranging from the rolling hillsides of the Hudson Valley to the deep glacial lakes of the Finger Lakes, New York offers a wealth of opportunities for sustainable viticulture. Indigenous grape varieties such as Riesling, Cabernet Franc, and Chardonnay thrive in this climate, producing grapes of exceptional quality and character. Winemakers here are increasingly embracing organic and biodynamic farming methods, working in harmony with the land to cultivate grapes that truly reflect the region's unique terroir. In the cellar, minimal intervention is the guiding principle, with spontaneous fermentations and aging in neutral vessels allowing the true expression of the grapes and terroir to shine through. The resulting natural wines from New York are a testament to the region's rich winemaking heritage, with their vibrant flavors, elegant textures, and a sense of place that captures the spirit of the Empire State.