Origin: Sonoma, CA
USNW Classification: Natural Winemaking
Varietal & Type: 100% Gewürztraminer
From the winemaker:
"The newest addition to the Tarpon Family, this Gewürztraminer is part of the American Beauty series that celebrates oyster farmers. Fermented and aged in a concrete egg, the fruit is from the Balletto Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. Foggy nights preserve the acid that is the foundation for this bone dry example of a classic aromatic white. Bursting with floral notes and potpourri, the concrete lends a touch of minerality not often found in domestic whites. This wine was made specifically to raise money and awareness for Oyster South, a non-profit dedicated to supporting the advancement of aquaculture in the South. That means that 1% of all sales will go to the organization, and we encourage you to follow them on Instagram @OysterSouth"
Please Note $2 of each bottle is also donated to Lift Collective
About The Winemaker
Tarpon Cellars was founded with the focus of bringing people together through wine, music, art, and philanthropy. We feel the best way to do this is through not only crafting inspired wines that speak to a sense of place and vintage, but by being a heart-centered business that values connection, sustainability, and community over anything else. They make wines to share with our friends and our family, and the sense of gratitude we have for that is what encompasses everything that we do.
A Georgia native, Jeremy attended Florida State University before moving to the Napa Valley in 2007 for an internship at his uncle’s winery in Rutherford. He would soon hone his winemaking acumen through positions at Luna, Chappellet, and Duckhorn while also crafting 90-point wines under his previous label, J.R. Carter Wine Cellars. Having made wine in Napa, Sonoma, and New Zealand, the opportunity to work with fruit from Shifflett Ranch and create a brand of distinction was an opportunity he had always dreamed of. Jeremy lives in St. Helena and in his spare time, he enjoys live music, college football, and teaching yoga.
US Natural Wine ships once a week, every Wednesday. All orders should be placed by Tuesday at 10am in order to be picked up from our distributors and out on Wednesday's delivery truck.
Shipping cost is 18 bucks a box (up to 12 bottles) so we highly encourage picking up more than 1 bottle for the best value!
At $18, we have some of the most competitive shipping rates compared to other low-intervention wine e-commerce, which can range from $20-$25 a box. Ultimately, we eat the cost of shipping more often than not because wine can be damn heavy. As a small business, we are simply unable to offer free shipping. We can't thank you enough for your understanding!