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San Diego Natural Wine Summit August 9

Jaynes Gastropub is proud to present the first annual


Sunday, August 9, 2009
2 pm – 6 pm Public Tasting $45/person 
Noon – 2 pm Media/Trade Preview.  RSVP Please

Jaynes Gastropub
4677 30th Street (@ Adams Avenue)
San Diego 92116

To reserve tickets please call 619.563.1011 or email

Space is extremely limited so please reserve now!


Taste more than 20 natural wines and enjoy a “farm to table” menu prepared especially for this unique event. The Jaynes Gastropub staff and natural wine experts will be on hand to discuss natural wine, its importance today, and why natural wine plays such an important role on the Jaynes Gastropub wine list.


Above: geese pooh helps make natural wine in Tuscany. Many believe that animals — wild and domestic — foraging among the vines is part of what makes terroir.

What is natural wine?

Natural wine is “wine as nature intended it.” Natural wine is wine that expresses the character of the place where it is made, the grapes with which it is made, and the people who make it. The grape is a natural winemaker. When the berry falls to the ground, naturally occurring yeasts on its skin will turn its sugar into alcohol. The skin then acts as a natural and ideal vessel for grape juice to be turned into wine. Natural winemakers employ “minimal intervention” in winemaking in order to allow Mother Nature to perform her miracle.


Above: sometimes natural wine is orange and cloudy instead of white and clear. It can be stinky and we like it that way.

Is natural wine organic?

Grapes for natural wine are often grown using organic, sustainable, and integrated farming practices but natural wine is as much about the work in the cellar as it is about work in the vineyard. Natural winemakers use “ambient” or naturally occurring yeasts for fermentation and they do not “spoof” the wine by artificially raising alcohol levels or concentrating flavors.


Above: natural winemaker Ales Kristiancic of Movia (Slovenia) showed Jon the sediment in his Puro at the Wine and Spirits top 100 tasting in San Francisco last October.

Who is natural wine?

A growing number of like-minded European winemakers, mostly in Italy and France, mostly in the Loire Valley, but also in Spain and Slovenia.


Above: The cloistered vineyards at Nicholas Joly’s estate in Savennières. Joly is the “father” of biodynamic winemaking, one of the most important movements in natural wine.

Where is natural wine?

You will find natural wine at Jaynes Gastropub nightly. Check the Jaynes Gastropub blog for updates.

Wines will be also be available for sale through our partner, Do Bianchi.


Sunday, August 9, 2009
2 pm – 6 pm Public Tasting $45/person
Noon – 2 pm Media/Trade Preview  

Jaynes Gastropub
4677 30th Street (@ Adams Avenue)
San Diego 92116

To reserve tickets, please call 619.563.1011 or email

Space is extremely limited so please reserve now!



Nikolaihof 2008 Hefeabzug Grüner Veltliner (Wachau)


Domaine Stirn 2006 Pinot Gris (Alsace)
Ostertag 2007 Riesling (Alsace)
Guy Breton 2007 Beaujolais Morgon (Beaujolais)
Michel Lafarge 2006 Bourgogne Rouge (Burgundy)
Mikulski 2006 Aligoté (Burgundy)
Roland Thevenin 2005 Monthelie (Burgundy)
Domaine Vrignaud 2006 Chablis Fourchaume (Chablis)
Catherine Breton 2008 Vouvray (Loire)
Clos Roche Blanche 2008 Cabernet Franc (Loire)
Domaine de la Pépière 2007 Muscadet (Loire)
Pinon NV Vouvray Petillant Brut (Loire)
Dupéré Barrera 2006 Nowat (Provence)
Henri Milan 2005 St-Rémy-de-Provence (Provence)
Terrebrune 2008 Bandol Rosé (Provence)
Domaine de Montvac 2005 Vacqueyras (Rhône)
Franck Peillot 2007 Roussette du Bugey Altesse de Montagnieu (Rhône)


Dirk Würtz 2008 Riesling Bag in a Box (Rheinhessen)


COS 2006 Cerasuolo di Vittoria (Sicily)
Occhipinti 2008 SP 68 Rosso di Vittoria (Sicily)
Vittorio Bera 2007 Arcese (Piedmont)


Movia 2006 Ribolla
Movia 2000 Puro Rosé
Quattro Mani (Movia) 2007 Toh-Kai
Simcic 2007 Pinot Grigio


Venus 2005 La Universal Dido (Montstant)
López de Heredia 1999 Gravonia Crianza Blanc (Rioja)
López de Heredia 1998 Tondonia Gran Reserva Rosé (Rioja)
López de Heredia 2001 Bosconia Reserva Red (Rioja)

7 Comments Post a comment
  1. so psyched!

    July 2, 2009
  2. stunning tasting! I’m very sorry not can be with you: many compliments and enjoy!

    August 9, 2009
  3. John Hudelson #

    Dear Jaynes Gastropub,
    I am writing to ask your permission for the use of photo of cloudy wine in a carafe that appears on your website under “What is Natural Wine. The photo will appear in a monograph titled “Wine Faults” to be published by the Wine Appreciation Guild. The editions for the book will be under 3,000 copies and attribution will be credited to you. (This is an educational publication.) If you are the original author of the photograph and this agreement is satisfactory to you, please reply by email.
    Sincerely yours,
    John Hudelson, Ph.D.
    Global Wine Studies –CWU
    (509) 963-2744
    Office: 330 Michaelson
    MS 7565 400 E. University Way
    Ellesnburg, WA 98926

    June 19, 2010
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