"Donkey & Goat Winery is owned and operated by Jared and Tracey Brandt in Berkeley, California. We make “natural wines” which is a term that covers both the vineyard and the cellar. That is what distinguishes natural wine– the extension of natural farming philosophies that drive the practices for sustainable, natural & biodynamic farming into the cellar.
Our wines are made from sustainably (or more) farmed vineyards in the Sierra Nevada, Mendocino and Napa. In the cellar nothing is removed and nothing is added save minimal effective sulphur. Sulphur is a contentious issue in the natural wine world. We have made wines with zero sulphur added but in general we do use minimum effective sulphur. Or we use as little as possible and our levels going into bottle fall within the predominant guideline for natural wines in Europe. Our wines are bottled without stabilization, fining or filtration. While not required, we include our ingredient list on our label which is remarkably short: grapes and minimal sulphur. We have made our wines in this manner since we created Donkey & Goat in 2004 and will continue to do so until we stop.
About Twinkle 2018: We can’t get enough of our chillable reds! Twinkle made its debut in 2015, after a particularly light bodied Mourvèdre inspired its creation. 2018 is just as nervy and lively as the past three vintages. This wine has become a must-have by the pool and as many of Tracey’s North Carolina friends like to say, the go-to “porch pounder”. -Donkey and Goat
-Sub-region: El Dorado
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-Importer: N/A (domestically sourced)
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