Wayward Son Orange Wine

Wayward Son Orange Wine

Wayward Son Orange Wine

"Sure, I wandered off a bit, found myself in some strange places doing questionable things with grapes. When the family asked me not to make an orange wine (skin fermented white grapes), I went and did it anyway. If you find yourself off the beaten path, this might be the wine for you!" - Jordan Kivelstadt, Wayward Son

Produced from the Shannon Ridge Vineyard in Lake County. This vineyard is organically farmed at high elevation. These extremely steep slopes would be illegal in most of California, which is what drew Sam to them.

Varietal: 100% Roussanne

The Roussanne was fermented in a closed top fermenter. The grapes were destemmed and fermented with native yeast. As an orange wine, we macerated it, on the skins, for 13 days prior to pressing. Once pressed off the skins the wine completes primary and malolactic fermentation in neutral French oak where it spends 6 months on the lees. It is bottled without fining or filtration.

Our goal with the orange wine is to make something that anybody can enjoy! It has a floral nose with hints of vermouth, orange blossom and green tea. This is followed by a phenolic attack which is pulled to the finish by weight and acid on the mid palate.

We legally are not able to ship to: Alabama, Mississippi, & Utah

$35 2021 Orange Wine Bottle
$70 2018 Orange Wine Magnum