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Join us to celebrate the New Year!

$15 wine flight + $5 for snacks!

Pouring Sparkle Motion by the glass all day. Yay!

11am-9pm December 31st!

Wine Flight:

Azimut Cava, Spain

Earthy, lemony, dry and crisp with notes of green apple and pear. Gorgeous pale yellow color. Certified organic and sustainably produced.   

Vivace, Montinore, Willamette

Fragrant! Orange blossom, lemon, honey and ginger. Ripe melon, lime zest and citrus candy. Nice structure and lasting finish. Organic, biodynamic, sustainable and vegan.

Die Leidenschaft Prickelnd Austria

Pears and cream, neroli, mineral and pecans! Bright, rich, tangy, nutty and savory. Sustainably produced and vegan with no added sulfites. “Prickelnd” means “tingly” or “sparkling” and “die leidenschaft” means “passion”! An appropriate name for a delectable bubbly made by the méthode champenoise. Super small production and absolutely beautiful. 

Extra Fancy Glass Pour:

Sparkle Motion, St. Reginald Parish

Apricot, peach, pink rose petal and cream. Nectarine zest and toasted brioche. Creamy, spicy, rich and tangy! This wine is incredible. Native yeasts and minimal intervention. 100% Pinot noir.

The crown jewel of St. Reginald Parish made from high-elevation Oregon fruit. Direct-pressed as Blanc de Noir with zero skin contact, but retaining the slightest rose color. Created by méthode champenoise from the most beautiful grapes picked by the vineyard owner.

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$15 wine flight + $5 for snacks!

11am-9pm December 31st!

Gainsbarre Vin Naturel

1143 Eleventh Street

Bellingham, WA 98225

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Monday Tasting - Biodynamic Wines! Part One!

Wine Flight! 4 - 8pm Monday December 17th. $15 for wine and $5 for snacks. Come taste some of our favorite Biodynamic Wines!

Biodynamic wines are produced with absolute minimal intervention, resulting in some of the most intense and expressive wines imaginable. Featured this week:

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Edelzwicker Alsace Blanc

Aromatic! Floral and spicy. Juicy, lively, rich, ripe and thirst quenching. Vibrant minerality and crisp acidity. Certified biodynamic, organic, sustainable and vegan.

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Art + Science Pear Cider

Pet-Nat cider, made from pears! Notes of lemonade, mineral and tropical blossom all at once. Certified biodynamic, organic, sustainable and vegan. Drink it from a wine glass!

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Meinklang Graupert Zweigelt

Figs, juniper, ancho chile, and musk; deep, strong, woodsy, and juicy. Balanced, smooth and dry. Certified biodynamic, organic, sustainable and vegan.

Part Two of this tasting follows on Monday December 24th and will include three more of our favorites!

What is Biodynamics?

Biodynamics is an ecological and ethical approach to farming which works in rhythm with nature. A biodynamic vineyard is a self-sustaining ecosystem; a living organism that brings plants and animals together in a fertile and biologically diverse environment, resulting in products with excellent nutrition and flavor. In addition to following all the principles of organic farming, biodynamic farms and vineyards go several steps further.

Biodynamics creates vibrant biodiversity. Soils, plants and animals are provided with balanced nutrition which supports healthy immunity. A holistic approach is taken with pests and diseases, including incorporating a robust diversity of plants and creating a habitat for natural predators. (Example! Problem: slugs. / Solution: ducks. / Result: delicious escargot-enriched duck eggs!)

Biodynamics is a responsible and sustainable method of farming and winemaking which builds stronger communities, contributes to social and economic health, and offers regenerative solutions for our planet.

“Biodynamic farming is holistic land stewardship at its best. It is the highest paradigm of sustainable farming, offering one of the smallest carbon footprints of any agricultural method.” ~Demeter USA

To find biodynamic wines, look for the Demeter certification on the label.

Join us December 17th and 24th to taste some of our favorite Biodynamic wines.

Image courtesy of the Biodynamics Association

Image courtesy of the Biodynamics Association

Tuesday Tasting / Pickup Party + Susucaru

Join us this Tuesday November 20th from 4-8pm to taste our featured Naturalist wines for fall. Members come pickup wines and enjoy a complementary tasting.

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Featured Wines:

Meinklang Burgundland Austria!

Floral, peachy, nectarine, honeysuckle, lemon zest, tangerine. Vibrant and lively. Bergomot and sweet cream. Organic, biodynamic, sustainable, and vegan.

Populis Wabi Sabi, Mendocino California

Blackberry, tobacco, green herbs and spice, fresh cherry. Old vines. Organic and very limited production.

Amorro Tinto Tempranillo, Spain

Roasted meat, leather, baked figs and cherries; strong, fleshy, earthy, thick, spicy. Organic, vegan, no sulfites.

Electrico, Pedro Ximenez Fino, Spain

Figs, nuts, sage, sesame, dry air and smoke. Fresh, spicy, salty, and rich. Naturally produced and incredibly balanced.

Cornelissen’s Susucaru, Sicily, Italy

Juicy and mineral, strawberry, cherry and wild herbs:

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Susucaru, the magical unicorn of natural wine.

Frank Cornellissen’s dark pink masterpiece, grown on the side of the Sicilian volcano, Mount Etna! Hand harvested, vegan, and fermented spontaneously. Says Frank regarding his minimalist winemaking practices:

“Our farming philosophy is based on our acceptance of the fact that man will never be able to understand nature’s full complexity and interactions. We therefore choose to concentrate on observing and learning the movements of Mother Earth in her various energetic and cosmic passages and prefer to follow her indications as to what to do, instead of deciding and imposing ourselves.”

Pair this wine with anything. #nosulfites #nointervention #iloveyoufrank

 

 

4-8pm, Tuesday, November 20th

1143 Eleventh Street in Bellingham

Tasting is $20 per person.

Naturalist members taste for free!

Member wine packages will be ready for pickup during the tasting / pickup party, or can be picked up anytime after.

Next month’s pickup party will be on Monday, December 10th

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