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La garagista | Loups~Garoux | Vermont Red Wine by Deirde Heekin | 2016

La garagista | Loups~Garoux | 2016 | 12% alc./vol | $33.99/750ml

We are most delighted to announce the arrival of the 2016 La garagista Loups~Garoux.  A stunning Vermont red wine by our friends Deirde Heekin & crew over in Barnard we again are able to loving share with you.

From the bottle:

La garagista: n. one who makes wine in a garage; one who works in a garage; one who uses all parts of a garage.


Vermont Rouge = Red Wine

Loups~Garoux is the French name for mythical wolf creatures that are not cursed, but blessed.  One is born a Loup-Garou and can turn at will. They are elegant, dark wolves to behold and remind us of other mythical creatures like those in the legends of the Black Wolves of the Chateauguay, the wild alpine terrain that defines our homefarm and vineyard landscapes.  Loups~Garoux speak of the woodland and are mercurial in nature.  Hand-harvested and unfiltered, this red wine hails from our alpine vineyard in Vermont on the edge of a lake, grown among wild purple aster and white fleabane.

– Deirdre Heekin & Caleb Barber

Questo vino e vivo! ~ This wine is alive!



La Garagista | ReMix & House Music Wine | Homefarm Field Blend & Petillant Naturel White Sparkling VT Wine

We most delighted to announce TWO La gargagista wine releases today!  Get yours while you can because in addition to being uber scrumptious… they are of limited supply and high demand.

~  ReMix | Petillant Naturel – White Sparkling Wine | 12.5% alc./vol. | $33.99/750ml

~  House Music | Homefarm Field Blend – Petillant Naturel Sparkling Wine | 11.5% alc./vol. | $33.99/750ml


From the gorgeous bottles our friends sent over…

ReMix | Petillant Naturel – White Sparkling Wine

B-SIDE | ft. m.guillot & d.heekin

ReMix is a sparkling tine born of a deep friendship between two families from two countries.  For a long time now Domaine Guillot~Broux and La garagista at Domaine de la Forêt have been looking for ways to collaborate, ever since a French vigneron and his family came to Vermont for a summer holiday for the trout fishing and the fresh green countryside and met a burgeoning American vigneron{ne} and her chef husband, and that vigneron{ne} and chef traveled to southern Burgundy to learn the mysteries and art of pruning.  Finally, through happy accidents and the threads of the Fates, this bottle was born, a conversation in amity and landscape; an ongoing dialogue in wine.  – Deirde Heekin & Caleb Barber

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House Music | Homefarm Field Blend Petillant Naturel

vin de jardin

“This is a journey into sounds, a journey that along the way will bring you new color, new dimensions, new values.”
Eric B. + Rakim, Paid in Full

House Music is a slightly sparkling wine for the wild alpine terrain that defines our homefarm and vineyard landscape, and speaks to the flora and fauna that we grow here, a love letter to our untamed country.   Made in the ancestral method with a first fermentation in bottles, hand-harvested and unfiltered, this vin de jardin is grown in our garden, surrounded by roses and apple trees, parsnips and wile chicory.  – Deirde Heekin & Caleb Barber


La garagista | Vinu Jancu | Vermont La Crescent | $36.99

La garagista | Vinu Jancu | Vermont La Crescent | 12,5 alc./vol. | $36.99 / 750ml

It is our great pleasure to announce the latest release of craveable wine from La garagista…  Vinu Jancu.

From the vino vessel:

La garagista:  n.  one who makes wine in a garage; one who works in a garage; one who uses all parts of a garage.

Vinu Jancu

Vinu Jancu is an old Sicilian name for white wines made in an orange wine manner.  This style has a deep nobility with a long history in the Eurasian production areas of Armenia & Georgia, but also found in Italy, Sicily, and other alpine areas of Europe.  The white wine grapes are treated like red grapes: the juice ferments on the grape skins and remain sur lie long afterward, taking on more color (hence the orange), tannin, texture, and aromatics.

This Vinu Jancu is made from La Crescent, a descendant of Muscat de Hambourg, and grown on the hills and valleys of Vermont.  Hand-picked and hand-sorted, this honest, unfiltered wine was crushed traditionally and fermented on native yeast at our cantina, and remained sur lie for the winter in glass demijohns.

– Deirdre Heekin & Caleb Barber / Visit us at lagaragista.com

Questo vino e vivo! ~ This wine is alive!



La garagista | Ci Confonde | Petillant Naturel | White Sparkling Wine of Vermont | $33.99

La garagista | Ci Confonde | Petillant Naturel | White Sparkling Wine of Vermont | $33.99 – 1 per person, per day 🙂

Art of the vine… passion of the heart… delight of the senses…  La garagista wines continue to delight us and our friends every time we are blessed with them.

We are jubilant with the latest La garagist vin to grace our shelves – Ci Confonde.  This sparkling gem will only be around for a short time, so get yours while you can!

From the bottle:

 (Chi•con•fond•ay) It confounds us.  Surprises.  Dumbfounds.  Slays.  Bedazzles.  Staggers.  Shakes.  We’re feeling a bit bedazzled by petillant naturel, an old-style first fermentation in bottle.  Our Ci Confonde White is bottles shortly after harvest, and left to finish its frothy alchemy under the cap, creating a fine bead of pearly effervescence.  Hand-harvested and unfiltered, this alpine sparkling hails from our vineyards in the northern climate of Vermont.

– Deidre Heekin & Caleb Barber

Read more at: http://www.lagaragista.com/

Harlots & Ruffians | La Gargagista


Behold, another gem from La gargista Farm & Winery has arrived – Harlots & Ruffians!

La Garagista | Harlots & Ruffians | $33.99 | 750ml | 1 per person, per day


Click below to read about other La Garagista wine

La Garagista Wine | Vermont Rouge | Loups Garoux


Harlots & Ruffians bottle talk:

Harlots and Ruffians is a white wine field blend from our vineyard in an open meadow replete with Queen’s Anne’s Lace and red clover.

The name is inspired by a medieval recipe that we like to cook in the winter called an Orange Omelet for Harlots and Ruffians, created by a German chef for an Italian pope in the 1400’s, a cook who shaped recipes for both harlots and prices.

Likewise, we believe this wine is suitable for both ascetics and debauchees, but rest assured it can be enjoyed without risk of moral corruption.

Hand harvested and unfiltered, this wine speaks of our alpine vineyards here in the valleys and hills of Vermont.

– Deirdre Heekin & Caleb Barber