Tracey and Jared Brandt of Donkey & Goat Winery are pioneers of natural winemaking in California. Their first vintage was 2003, and from the beginning, they’ve been committed to working with growers who employ sustainable farming, in particular biodynamic methods. In the cellar, nothing is removed and nothing is added, save minimal effective sulphur. Fermentation takes place with native yeast, and the wines are bottled without fining or filtration. To top it off, all this happens in Berkeley, making them leading lights of urban winemaking too! Tracey and Jared have opened their winery over the years to countless budding winemakers and wine enthusiasts, advancing the cause of natural wine through teaching, mentorship, and facility-sharing. Their generosity is boundless and their impact on California natural wine cannot be overstated. We’re excited to welcome Tracey Brandt to the shop on Saturday, July 21st from 3:00-6:00 pm. She’ll pour four current releases—-and maybe a surprise as well.
2017 The Gadabout, California White Wine
2016 Stone Crusher Skin Fermented Roussanne
2017 The The Gallivanter, California Red Wine
2017 Twinkle Mourvèdre
Saturday, July 21st, 12:00-7:00pm
Tracey Brandt will be present from 3:00-6:00pm
Flight of 4 wines, $15
As always, featured bottles will be for sale at 10% off to tasting participants, during the event only.