Bar & Garden disrupts the status-quo, featuring a radically delicious lineup of natural wines.
Natural wine, or “raw wine,” relies on minimal-intervention winemaking, showcasing the truest expression of the grapes and terroir, or a sense of place. Natural wines use only native yeasts, never cultured yeasts, and often avoid filtering, fining or additives, aside from small amounts of sulfur dioxide to stabilize the wine. Particularly for people who are sensitive to sulfites or experience allergies, natural wine is revolutionary.
We celebrate winemakers who honor nature, employing organic and oftentimes biodynamic methods—treating the vineyards like a living ecosystem and embracing biodiversity. Many French producers call natural wines “vin vivants,” which literally translates to “living wine.”
While the raw wine revival is relatively new to our over-commercialized society, low-intervention is truly the ancestral way of making wine. This fringe or counter-culture movement is quickly rising in popularity, thanks to a cohort of subversive, pioneering winemakers widely revered as rock stars, renegades and rebels. There are too many radical natural vintners to name, but here are few of the wineries we’ve fallen head over heels for: Bichi, Big Table Farm, Brendan Tracey, Broc Cellars, Dirty & Rowdy, Donkey & Goat, Elian Da Ros, Gut Oggau, Hiyu, La Clarine Farm, Partida Creus, Petrichor, Séléné, St. Reginald Parish, Sylvain Bock, Vinos Subterráneos, and the list goes on....
Today natural wine is readily found at bars, restaurants and boutique retail stores in major cities around the world—from Paris to London, New York City, Los Angeles and beyond. Bar & Garden is proudly cultivating a growing base of raw-wine fans in Texas. Drink Better. Feel Better.