Why Natural Wine?

Wine, in its purest and most essential form, is little more than fermented grape juice. In the Twentieth Century, however, advancements in technology, chemistry, and agriculture have led to a world where most wines today resemble manufactured goods more than agricultural products. Most “modern” wines have been stripped of their individuality, terroir, and personality by additives, technological processes, and other manipulations in both vineyard and winery.

The natural wine movement seeks to reverse that anonymizing, homogenizing trend on a vine by vine, wine by wine basis. And the Colorado Natural Wine Consortium brings those wines to the Colorado market, through tastings, winemaker dinners, seminars, and other events, with Natural Wine Week as our showcase.