NATURALLY GROWN • NATURALLY MADE
The art of making great wine starts with the thoughtful process of choosing what grape varieties* to grow. Which is why we started by challenging conventional wisdom about what kinds of grapes really belong in California.
To our surprise — and ultimately our delight — we concluded that California’s climate is not at all like that of the regions of northern France, where the five varieties that constitute over 93% of the winegrapes grown in California originate. That struck us as a problem.
On the other hand, it is exactly like that of the Mediterranean, specifically Italy and Spain. So that’s what we chose to grow — and it’s made a huge difference.
And that’s just the first change. Read on…
*Did you know they make wine from over 1,500 different grape varieties in Europe?
We didn’t either, when we started.
Our farmers practice Biodynamics, a regenerative approach that considers each farm to be a living organism, and leaves it stronger and healthier with every passing season. It’s better for the farm, better for the farmer workers, better for the planet — and it makes for healthier wine, which is better for you.
We are proud to be one of just a handful of American wines that are certified to be free of glyphosate (RoundUp®) residue. That’s better for you, too.
TWO THOUSAND NINETEEN
Sangiovese is Italy’s most popular red varietal for very good reasons: it’s delicious, food-friendly, and versatile — it pairs with pretty much everything. Our inaugural 2016 release embodies all of these qualities, plus a delightful freshness that we think you’ll love. While it will age nicely for the next five years, it’s actually perfect right now!
Vermentino is exactly what we love in a white wine: crisp, refreshing, flavorful, and beautifully aromatic without being in-your-face. The fact that it’s grown in Italy along the Mediterranean coast and on the island of Sardinia suggests that it is great with seafood — which it is. But it’s also our favorite wine for Thai food, chicken, and salads.
WHERE TO FIND AVIVO
We’re slowly expanding our distribution, but the wines are still in limited supply. If you can’t find our wines at your favorite retailer, we invite you to purchase them online directly from us.
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Healdsburg, CA 95448