Origin: Upper Moutere, New Zealand
USNW Classification: Natural
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New Project by Alex Craighead of Kindeli. “Ojisan” is an informal, affectionate Japanese term for an uncle or middle-age man. Its a playful back-handed complement Alex and his Japanese winemaking colleagues (Kazuomi Fujimaki of Grape Republic) toss around as a way to praise each others skills in the cellar while teasing each other about their impending middle-agedness. The wines are a departure from the Kiwi norm of single varietal and highlight blending as a means of enhancing a wines complexity.
**DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, WE HAVE AN UPGRADED, INSULATED SHIPPING MATERIAL TO PREVENT DAMAGING THE WINE IN TRANSIT. THIS INCREASES SHIPPING TO $30/ BOX TEMPORARILY UNTIL THE WEATHER COOLS DOWN. **
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!