Scout & Cellar Clean-Crafted Wines
I received a Package last week From Sarah Shadonix the Owner of Scout & Cellar Clean-Crafted Wines and one of her independent wine consultants Amy Smith Kingsolver. Never have I ever tried an Organic wine without Synthetic pesticides or vinified without modification or added sugars. I thought, how good can they taste. I was pleasantly surprised. We tried the Chateau Juvenal Jolie 2016 that I reviewed here. It was truly enjoyable and can’t wait to try the others. Please note that I am not connected to this company in any way other than tasting their wines and give my honest opinion.
The owner Sarah spent more than eight years in law as a commercial litigator, decided to pursue her love of wine by getting certified as a sommelier. She loved wine but hated the headaches that she got from drinking normal commercial wines. After some research on natural organic wines, Scout & Cellar Clear-Crafted wines was born. E-Commerce wine clubs were growing and Organic wines need to be in the spotlight.
SCOUT & CELLAR FOUNDER LEARNS FROM CALIFORNIA WINE BUSINESS
Shadonix learned the business during a two-year stint with California-based Wine Country Connect, a wine e-commerce and logistics company that powers the wine segments of internet retailers such as Wine.Woot and Rue La La by curating wine offerings.
“I got to learn the industry and developed some good relationships,” she said. “In fact, the company with whom I worked is our logistics partner in this company.”
Her team, with the help of branding partner, BrandCory, developed the “clean-crafted” terminology to describe the wines Scout & Cellar sources and produces.
“There are a few other more commonly known, but very ambiguous terms in the wine industry, things like natural wine or minimal intervention wine that don’t necessarily communicate the types of wines that we are after,” she said.
The company interviews the vinters and growers and also lab tests wines before it agrees to buy them.
The company has 5 employees and over 200 wine consultants that work on commission.
“We really believe that wine is that next step into that tectonic shift that’s happening culturally in wanting ingredient transparency.”
If you are interested in Clean-Crafted Wines with no artificial ingredients give them a try.