10.1 Awesome Natural Wine Focused Shops in the US
Too many people use this ambiguous term that is natural wine, it’s become quite bastardized and at times we have been a small culprit. We’ve done our best to communicate that not every product we sell is natural (though the large majority of bottles priced above $20 fit the bill) and that many people have […]
Too many people use this ambiguous term that is natural wine, it’s become quite bastardized and at times we have been a small culprit. We’ve done our best to communicate that not every product we sell is natural (though the large majority of bottles priced above $20 fit the bill) and that many people have variations of what it means. You may have seen other lists that say things like “10 Trusted Online Vintners That Deliver Natural Wine To Your Doorstep.”
These lists are very deceptive, because you have to be sure to not miss things that say something like this: “At Company X, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Company X may earn commission.“
Please keep in mind that there are way more than 10 amazing shops in the US and you should support local as often as possible. Also, shops in certain markets may have strategic pricing advantages by being located in the same market as the importer such as NY and California.
Without further ado or explanation, here are shops that are better than what you will find on most lists, in alphabetic order (i’ve put an * next to the ones that I’m not sure if they ship or not). Apologies if I forgot you, I’m sure you’re doing great things and this list is far from all encompassing (repeat there are plenty of other great stores!) :
Chambers St (Manhattan), Crocodile Wines*(Asheville, NC), Discovery Wines (Manhattan), Diversey Wines (Chicago), Domestique (DC), Domaine LA, Foret* (Queens), Graft* (Charleston, SC), Helen’s (California), Kingston Wine (Upstate NY), Maine and Loire* (Maine – I actually recently bought some wine from them), Natural Wine Naples (Florida), Ordinaire* (SF), People’s (Manhattan), Primal Wine, Psychic Wines*, Upstream Wine & Spirits* (Upstate NY), Thirst (Brooklyn), Vino Carta (San Diego), Wild Wines* (Brooklyn), Wine Therapy (Manhattan)