A bit ago I received a box of sample wines from Kind of Wild. The packaging was wonderful and made unboxing really fun.
We were inspired by the name and took a bottle into the wild for tasting…but before we get to that, let me tell you a bit about this company.
Kind of Wild
Adam and Jordan Sager are brothers who have been importing wines with their family company Winesellers, Ltd for a while. They love organic wines, good organic wines from all over, and are passionate about bringing them into the US market.
So they have searched for new organic winegrowers across the globe to find wines that are both delicious and good for the planet. These are wines made from grapes of people who are caring for the soil and trying to leave the planet better than they found it. These are organic and regenerative growers, that you can support, while enjoying delicious wine, and the idea is to spread support for this type of growing, encouraging others to grow in this way, making better wine and a better planet.
If you are not familiar with regenerative agriculture, it’s really about taking care of the soil. Yes, grapes don’t want great soil, but…they still need the symbiotic relationship with microbes in the soil to survive and be their best. This means cutting back on tilling and protecting the soil, which in turn, cuts back on the carbon being released into the atmosphere.
They have partnered with Kiss the Ground and the Organic Farming Research Foundation.
The name “Kind of Wild” comes fromthe idea of “Rewilding the planet and returning it to its most natural form”. As Adam and Jordan remind us, we often look for organic in our foods, but overlook it in our wines. “ If you eat organic, you can drink organic”
You can see a video introducing the concept here .
Now onto the wine in the Wild!
We packed a picnic and the bottle of the Kind of Wild Syrah Grenache Rosé from Pays d’Herault into our picnic/wine backpack (shout out to Dean for a really cool Christmas gift he gave me a few years back!) and headed to the Mountain.
Mt. Charleston is practically in our backyard and we don’t seem to get there often enough. We headed to our favorite trail, the Upper Bristlecone Loop, and trekked into the aspens and pines. The beginning of the hike was cool, shaded by the trees and I was easily distracted with nature photo ops.
We continued around to a viewpoint overlooking the valley and set up our picnic.
Ham and cheese croissants, fresh strawberries, and a salad of watermelon and feta, made for a perfect lunch. I brought along two Kerr jam jars for enjoying the Kind of Wild Syrah Grenache Rosé.
Kind of Wild 2020 Syrah-Grenache Rosé
The wine was delicious! It is a 50/50 blend of Syrah and Grenache
“made by a 3rd generation female winemaker in the South of France.”
The Pays d’Herault IGP is for wines from the Hérault department of the Languedoc-Roussillon region in the South of France, North of the border with Spain. The region has its Southeast border on the Mediterranean sea and includes the cities of Montpellier to the North and Béziers to the South.
The wine had notes of watermelon and strawberries, it was refreshing but had a depth with a bit of tannin to keep it from being too carefree. I think of this, not as a party wine, but rather the perfect wine to quietly enjoy an amazing view…which is exactly what we did.
12% abv – $25.00 SRP
*This wine was received as a media sample, no other compensation was received. All opinions are our own.
We did receive 2 other bottles from Kind of Wild as samples that we look forward to sharing with you in the future, the 2020 Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon from Mendoza, Argentina, and the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc from Valle de Lolol, Chile. Watch for those coming soon!
Want to find some?
You can order Kind of Wild Wines from their site individually or in packs, and they have a club. I know it seems like, over the past year, quite a few clubs have popped up. But this one is caring for growers and caring for the planet. You can check out how their club works, which is pretty cool, it’s 6 bottles every other month, shipped free and you can skip or cancel shipments if you need to, without any fees. Check out the details here https://www.kindofwildwines.com/club-wild/
Robin Renken is a wine writer and Certified Specialist of Wine. She and her husband Michael travel to wine regions interviewing vineyard owners and winemakers and learning the stories behind the glass.
When not traveling they indulge in cooking and pairing wines with food at home in Las Vegas.
Interesting project and company the guys put together. I’m sure this helps the producers a great deal. Your hike looks stunning. I’m a big fan of getting out into the wild anytime, especially with a spread like yours!
Thanks Lynn! I must admit the more I learn about “Kind of Wild” the more I like them! We have another 2 wines from them that we have tasted and I look forward to sharing our thoughts on those (early insight…delicious).
We did get out for another hike this past Thursday, 7 miles into the mountains with spectacular views!