About

We are open daily from 1-7pm (COVID Hours)  /// $5 corkage on any bottle from the shop at on our patio.

Ardor Natural Wines builds community around small-production natural wines. We appreciate character-driven wines that focus on terroir and receive minimal intervention from the winemaker. We sell unique wines from all over the world. The selection is frequently changing based on limited quantities or what we are currently into drinking.

WHAT'S NATURAL WINE?

Natural wines are wines made without the use of chemicals, additives and overly technological procedures. This includes chemicals in the field, such as herbicides and pesticides, as well as any of the almost 200 allowed additives that are legally permitted in wine. It includes many technological manipulations of wine that we think erase the individuality of the product and the place it comes from. The grapes must be farmed organically or biodynamically, and the juice must be spontaneously fermented without the use of additives or technological manipulations. Our definition of natural wine is very simple: natural wine is made of grape juice and little else.

*The key aspects of what we consider to be a natural wine are:
  • Vineyards farmed organically and/or biodynamically
  • Handpicked grapes
  • Spontaneous fermentation
  • Handpicked grapes
  • No fining or filtering
  • Low to no sulfites
  • Wine making that respects the grapes and the land it comes from

​This style of winemaking for us represents the best way to express terroir. We do not eschew modernity, but we do favor techniques that help to express a sense of place, rather than new-fangled, modern ones that tend to homogenize wine styles and erase individuality.