Donkey & Goat Wines
Donkey & Goat Small Production Natural Wines
Donkey & Goat is a winery in Berkley, California owned and operated by the husband and wife team of Tracey and Jared Brandt. We were fortunate to try a couple of their wines recently (the rosé and the Gadabout white blend) and have a few bottles of each in the store. They concentrate on Rhone varietals and were one of the influences of the natural wine movement.
Common grapes used in Rhone varietals are Marsanne, Rousanne and Viognier in the whites and Syrah and Grenache in the reds.
Their wines are fermented using natural yeasts and are also unfined and unfiltered.
The white blend is limited to approx. 900 cases and the rose approx. 3,000 bottles (each bottle is individually numbered). Because of Meg’s goatscaping company (Get My Goats – shameless plug – sorry!!!) we all have a soft spot for goats! To learn more click on the Donkey and Goat website.