20% Off ~ Offer Extended! Rare and Delicious Natural Wines
A collaboration with Two Shepherds Winery
Offer extended through January 2023!
I am thrilled to continue a very special collaboration with Two Shepherds Winery. Now through the end of January, Mindful Wine readers and friends can receive a special discount on sustainably produced, naturally made wine bundles from Two Shepherds. Here's what to do:
Take 10% off any Mindful Wine bundle or gift
Use code MINDFUL for 20% off two bundles or more!
Offer valid through 1/31/23
Please scroll to read more about Two Shepherds and be sure to head over to the Two Shepherds website to place your orders before these limited wines sell out.
Real wine, made with joy
Two Shepherds is a small family-owned and operated winery located in Sonoma County, California. They are very close to my heart as I have known the founder, William Allen, for over a decade since his early days as a blogger turned garagiste winemaker who earned the reputation as a master of small lots. He was joined by the brilliant Karen Daenen in 2015, and since that time the farm has grown to include dogs, cats, mini donkey, goats, and chickens along with the planting of their regenerative estate vineyard. Everything they do is a true labor of love, and you can taste the joy in each sip.
Mindful Unicorn Bundle
Two Shepherds works with some of California's most unique and rare grape varietals, three of which can be found in the Mindful Unicorn Bundle: Vermentino, Trousseau Gris, and Pinot Meunier. It doesn't get much more "unicorn" than Two Shepherds' Trousseau Gris (a rare mutation of Trousseau Noir) from the only known planting in California. Add skin-contact and you have the stuff of myth! Vermentino may be common in the Mediterranean, but that sure is not the case out west, and this one by Two Shepherds gives the best of the Med a run for the money. And while Pinot Meunier is most commonly used as a blending grape in Champagne, it is a rare sighting as a still red there, and even rarer in California. (P.S. - If you love the wines of Burgundy, this Pinot Meunier is sure to enchant. It has quite a devoted following and very limited in supply.)
Mindful Winter Red Bundle
Two Shepherds works with some of California's most celebrated old vine sources, like the Trimble Vineyard of Mendocino which is home to 75 year-old certified organic Carignan vines, among others. Carignan is a Mediterranean grape that is well-adapted to a warm, dry climate. Once it gets established, it can be farmed without irrigation—a major climate plus in California!—and yields a style of juicy yet structured red that is impossible to resist. You can find this earth-friendly red in the Mindful Winter Red Bundle, along with the inaugural Grenache Noir from Two Shepherds' regeneratively farmed estate vineyard—another earth-friendly treat!—and a very special reserve release of Syrah-Mourvedre to round out a heartwarming trio.
Sparkling Cans Mixed Case
Perhaps you saw this episode of Champagne Friday with Two Shepherds when I shared what makes sparkling canned wine so awesome and we discussed why canned wine in general is so important to broader climate goals. Cans are vastly less carbon intensive than glass to make, and weigh significantly less, both factors that can reduce much of the carbon footprint involved in the production and transport of wine. Cans help preserve freshness, too—which is why they are perfect options for sparkling wines to enjoy now...like this trio! Your Sparkling Mixed Case includes bubbly red, orange and piquette, each one named for a different farm animal with its own sparkling personality and story. Each case includes 24 (!) cans and FREE shipping. A superb value!
Made from rare and special grapes in deliciously unique styles, carefully crafted with nature and the earth and in mind, I know that you and your family and friends will fall in love with the wines of Two Shepherds—that is, if you haven't already :)