Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Biodynamic Wine Dinner ~ Natural Food + Natural Wines

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Join us for a four-course dinner with wine pairings from Meinklang in Austria, producer of the most beautiful certified biodynamic, organic, sustainable and vegan wines. Wine flight includes Pinot Gris and Zweigelt from the wild, untamed Graupert Vineyard.

The Wines:

Meinklang H16, Austria

Floral, smoky, thyme, nutmeg and lemongrass! Wild and green, silky and smooth with a honeyed mouthfeel. Smooth, tart acidity and bright minerality. 100% Hárslevelü with two days of skin contact and no so2.

Meinklang Graupert Pinot Gris

Citrus blossom, mineral, pink grapefruit, and bitter lemon. Spicy and floral, aromatic, luxurious and complex. Gorgeous rosy color. Ten days of skin contact and no so2.

Meinklang Pinot Noir, Austria

Juicy raspberry, cherry, plum and violet. Blackberry jam, roses, musk, frankincense and dark chocolate. Light, velvety and dry with lively acidity.

Meinklang Graupert Zweigelt

Figs, juniper, ancho chile, and musk; deep, strong, woodsy, and juicy. Balanced, smooth and dry. Incredible mouthfeel.

And The Food:

1. pear/celery/hazelnut

2. crab/fennel/remoulade

3. lamb/rutabaga/fig

4. chocolate/prune/walnut

#miammiam

Each course thoughtfully prepared by Chef Todd Martin.

Natural Wine is wine produced with minimal intervention. Nothing is added, and nothing is taken away. Organic, biodynamic, or sustainably produced; un-fined, unfiltered, native yeasts only, no additives and little to no sulfites. Natural wine is a true expression of the grape varietal and of the terroir, the surrounding soil and flora.

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 higher nutrition and excellent flavor. Biodynamic wines are some of the most intense and expressive wines available.

“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

Join us to taste the most incredible gifts of nature.

One seating, limited seats available. Starts at 7pm.

Reservations

Wednesday, January 30th 7-9pm

1143 Eleventh Street, Bellingham, Washington

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Jan
14
4:00 PM16:00

Monday Tasting / Pickup Party!

Join us Monday January 14th to taste our Naturalist wines for Winter! Members enjoy a complementary tasting. Club wines are ready for pickup at the tasting!

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Brand Riesling Germany

Clean, floral, fresh and tart, reminiscent of spring flowers and pollen. Organic and vegan.

Golden Cluster Savignin Rose

Aromatic and velvety, exotic fruit and hazelnut, spices and flowers. Heady and mysterious, deep and still delicate. A hint of honey balanced by gorgeous acidity. Super awesome and super rare!

Ju De Vie, Rhone

Plum and black cherry, green herbs and spice with a long finish. Dark fruit and grippy tannins. Organic, biodynamic, sustainable and vegan.   

Meinklang Graupert, Austria

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

4-8pm Monday, January 14th

$15 for wine / $5 for snacks

Free tasting with bottle purchase!

Naturalist Wine Club member wines are ready for pickup!

Members also enjoy a free tasting.

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Gainsbarre Vin Naturel

1143 Eleventh Street in Bellingham

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Nov
20
4:00 PM16:00

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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