Behind everyone’s closed doors and tightly draped windows, a lot of anxious thoughts are circulating. Are we going to be able to get on an Amazon Fresh delivery schedule before running out of eggs? How much coffee do we put on the order form without hoarding it? Do we have enough art supplies to last through the next few months of isolation? How about the disinfectant wipes? Do I ask the kids to wash our pets’ paws in soapy water for 20 seconds after each walk or do I buy them puppy shoes? How can I keep track of all the different online workout studios I have recently signed up for? Will our economy crash and burn in the next few weeks? How do I make sure I have enough natural wine to keep me sane throughout this mess? Will my company start laying people off as a result of the failing economy?
Yes, there are lots of anxious thoughts circulating in everyone’s homes right now, including my own. Anxious thoughts driving anxious questions. And those questions driving more anxious thoughts. It is a vicious cycle.
So… Let me try and break this cycle for you. Though I might not be able to help you feel safer in your employment status or offer you assistance in sourcing the disinfectant wipes, I do have an answer to at least one of your important questions, ”How do I make sure I have enough natural wine to keep me sane throughout this mess?”
CuceeSprouts’ Guide on Keeping Your Natural Wine Cellar Fully Stocked During the Quarantine
I’ve tried many new shops, clubs, and wineries that claim to hydrate you naturally in the past few years. Some blew my mind with their offerings while others felt like a complete waste of money and experience. Only a few places made my list. Those I am sharing with you now:
- Offer wines that are Natural, Biodynamic and Organic
- Source or produce high-quality wine that won’t break your bank
- Ship locally and nationally, at minimal to zero cost to you
I divided my list into two categories:
- Wine Stores & Wine Clubs that source and sell wine online
- Wineries that produce and sell wine online
Wine Stores and Wine Clubs
Flatiron-sf (top pick)
This is, by far, my favorite wine shop. They have a natural wine sommelier on staff who can offer recommendations tailored to your preferences. For example, I always request classic, full-body, zero to low intervention red wine under $30 per bottle. To get a recommendation, I suggest emailing or calling their store before placing an online order.
Delivery fees and bottle discounts: Free delivery anywhere within California on orders of $129+
Mysa (top pick)
A new natural wine club with an outstanding wine selection. Their sommelier tailors shipments to your wine preferences – just email them before placing an order. If you are not ready for a wine club order, you can order wine by the bottle as well.
Delivery fees and bottle discounts: Wine club and individual bottle orders over $100 ship free. 10% off on 12+ bottles. 20% off on your first order
I used to primarily shop at this store, back when I sourced my own natural wines. This day and age, I only recommend you shop with them if you know your favorite natural winemakers as they do not provide any sommelier advice.
Delivery fees and bottle discounts: The wine shop is located in NorCal and SoCal and they ship locally only. So check to see if they ship to your area. The shipping fee for orders under $200 is $12, over $200 is $8. Orders over 1K ship free
Delivery fees and bottle discounts: all orders over $150 ship free
Delivery fees and bottle discounts: all orders ship free, 10% off on 12+ bottles
Inizi (top pick)
Let me introduce you to my favorite Sonoma-Napa winery. It is for sure one of the only local wineries that practice minimal intervention winemaking. Lucky for us, they are currently waiving the shipping costs and offering 10% off on any wine order.
Delivery fees and bottle discounts: orders over $100 ship free. 10% off any order
A favorite among many natural wine lovers, Donkey and Goat wine is now delivered to your doorstep.
Delivery fees and bottle discounts: all SF Bay Area orders ship free. All West Coast orders are $24. All US orders of 12+ bottles are $36
Delivery fees and bottle discounts: all SF Bay Area orders on 3+ bottles ship free. All California orders on 6+ bottles ship free. All US orders on 12+ bottles ship free.
Plus and additional 10% discount on 12+ bottles
Delivery fees and bottle discounts: all SF Bay Area orders on 12+ bottles ship free. All lesser orders are $20.
Delivery fees and bottle discounts: All local orders over $75+ ship free. All orders on 12+ bottles ship free. All orders on 6+ bottles are $12.
Delivery fees and bottle discounts: All orders over $150+ ship free. All lesser orders are $15.
Delivery fees and bottle discounts: All California orders are $20. All AZ, NV, NM, OR WA orders are $25.
This winery delivers beer, wine, sake, and food
Delivery fees and bottle discounts: All orders over $200+ ship free.
Delivery fees and bottle discounts: All orders over $250+ ship free. Orders over $250+ also earn you a 15% discount.
Delivery fees and bottle discounts: All orders over $75+ ship free.