Domaine Geschickt

Sorting out the world with the Geschickts

Raisin team member David Neilson (Back in Alsace) sorting out the world with Frédéric Geschickt at Le Salon Des Vins Libres.

Along with nephew Arnaud and his partner Aurélie, together they make Domaine Geschickt tick, farming 12 hectares of biodynamic vineyards around Ammerschwihr. Geschickt in English = skillful, clever, agile, dexterous, adroit #nowigetit

P.S. Frédéric also just happens to be Mr. President of Demeter France (Monsieur le Président) 🙏🏻😎

Photo by paparazzi #benoitcortet – Merci Benoit!


A Taste of Ellsworth in Paris!

These razor clams from Ellsworth in the 1st arrondissement of Paris tasted as good as they look, especially when paired with François Saint-Lô’s chenin blanc pet nat.

16 months on the lees with fine, creamy bubbles, a honey-like nuttiness and the acidity of a luscious green apple and pear 🍏🍯🍐

Punkovino: l’excellente série documentaires dédié au vin naturel.

Punkovino: an excellent series of short documentaries dedicated to natural wine!

We highly recommend watching this excellent series of short documentaries dedicated to natural wine titled “Punkovino,” now available on demand on arte. Take a tour of Europe through meeting 10 winemakers who embody everything about the natural wine movement where they work.

Episodes in order:

-Melanie & Michael Völker from domaine 2 Naturkinder – Germany – Bavaria

-François Saint Lô – France – Loire Valley

-Eloi Cedó Perelló from domaine Sistema Vinary – Spain – Mallorca

-Alban Michel – Les Sabots d’Hélène – France – Corbières

-Raphaël Baissas – Nada – France – Roussillon

-Ketevan Berishvili – Gogo Wine Aman – Georgia – Kakheti

-Brendan Tracey – Le Clocher Sain-Anne – France – Loire Valley

-Servaas Blockeel – Belgium – Vlaanderen

-Vincent Marie – No Control – France – Auvergne

-Arianna Occhipinti – Italy – Sicily

The sound and graphic design can sometimes be a little much, but as far as the restitution of natural wine’s philosophy and highlighting the work of each winemaker goes, it’s an absolute success!

Watch the series here:Punkovino


Natalie Swimmer, head of Raisin North America, shares a favorite memory

“A throwback to my days of living in France, watching the sun set over the vines of Champagne Fleury, enjoying a rare prize of the family domaine – this 1999 100% pinot noir Fleur de l’Europe rosé, plus a few more 🥂 – and raising a flute with Morgane Fleury and friends.

It was during my time interning in the vibrant and spirited “Ma Cave Fleury” that I met Morgane and these lovely wines, and where she led me to the beautiful discovery of Champagne Fleury, the art of natural winemaking, and biodynamic farming – in the way her family has done since 1989. Tasting wines in moments like these gives a glimpse into generations of hard work, care for the land, and a love for the wine that is produced.”