Where to find natural wine

When in Northern California: buy these French wines

Herebelow are French wines that I recommend and where to buy them in Northern California.

The below vintners often use no sulphur dioxide (SO2) during the winemaking or the bottling. Only a few bottles may contain sulfites — in very small quantities. (Around 10 mg per liter. Ask the merchant or the importer.)

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2017

vin-de-pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche wine labelred Vin de pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche - Jérôme Jouret - En avant doute - (grenache)

2016 - USD 18 - fresh and intense, black fruit - black fruit, much alcohol, balanced

A wine bar and shop in San Francisco, 1116 Folsom St, Northern California: Terroir SF

A wine bar and shop in Oakland, 3354 Grand Ave, Northern California: Ordinaire

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

white Alsace muscat - Audrey et Christian Binner - Hinterburg - [sans sulfite ajouté]

2013 - USD 30 - very intense, Muscat - wide, fresh almond, intense and minerally, fresh

A shop and wine bar in San Francisco, 1116 Folsom St, Northern California: Terroir SF

A store in San Francisco, 2 New Montgomery St, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco

A wine bar and shop in Oakland, 3354 Grand Ave, Northern California: Ordinaire

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2016

vin-de-pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche wine labelred Vin de pays des coteaux de l'Ardèche - Jérôme Jouret - En avant doute - (grenache)

2014 - USD 18 -

A wine bar and shop in San Francisco, 1116 Folsom St, Northern California: Terroir SF

A wine bar and shop in Oakland, 3354 Grand Ave, Northern California: Ordinaire

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

white Crémant d'alsace - Stéphane Bannwarth - Les vins Pirouettes (par Binner & Compagnie) - Zéro dosage

2013 - USD 26 -

A shop and wine bar in San Francisco, 1116 Folsom St, Northern California: Terroir SF

A store in San Francisco, 2 New Montgomery St, Northern California: Flatiron San Francisco

A wine bar and shop in Oakland, 3354 Grand Ave, Northern California: Ordinaire

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

white Côtes du jura - Domaine Labet - Les Champs Rouges - Chardonnay 'nature'

2014 - USD 38 - intense, yellow fruit, passion fruit, toffee - oily but very precise, passion fruit, toffee, red currant, fresh

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Charles Neal Selections, tel. 415 225 5144

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2014

red Corbières - Magali & Dominique Terrier - Domaine des 2 Ânes - Premiers Pas

2013 - USD 14 - red fruit (carignan varietal) - red fruit, dense but juicy, supple, frank

A store in Redwood City, Northern California, CA 94061: K&L Wine Merchants

A store in San Francisco, Northern California, CA 94107: K&L Wine Merchants

A merchant at 2949 College Avenue, in Berkeley, Northern California, CA 94705: Vintage Berkeley

A merchant at 2113 Vine Street, in Berkeley, Northern California, CA 94709: Vintage Berkeley

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

white Alsace gewurztraminer - Stéphane Bannwarth

2011 - USD 24 -

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

 

Natural wines endorsed in 2013

Alsace wine labelwhite Alsace - Audrey et Christian Binner - Ça gazouille [lieu-dit : Katzenthal] - Riesling (sec)

2010 - USD 21 - very aromatic - a lively nose - a huge aromatic intensity, orange, nougat, dense but not oily, wide with tidy gas beads, almost dry: with just a hint of residual sugar, fresh

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

white Crémant d'alsace - Les Binner (négoce) - Triple Zéro

2009 - USD 22 -

Distributor for Southern California and Northern California: Amy Atwood Selections

 

You may also read reviews on recommended wines available in Southern California, or you may request another location at the bottom of this page.

 

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