The wine producers represented by Barrel Down Selections are a group of like-minded, multi-generational growers from cool climate areas of Austria, Italy and Germany. They produce wines of the highest quality, with an absolute focus on varietal and vineyard typicity. Each believes that the purest expression of their family’s land, heritage and beliefs comes from the production of wines grown in living, biodiverse soils and made cleanly in the cellar. Wines that exhibit a sense of place and an honest character.

Wines are grown organically or biodynamically with focus on:

  • building soil organic matter
  • conservation tillage
  • cover crops
  • no synthetic inputs
  • promotion of biodiversity

These regenerative practices create the optimal environment for healthier soils, vines, fruit, waterways, animals and farmers, while helping to reduce the earth’s overall carbon footprint.

Wines are made using:

  • native yeasts
  • prudent use of oak
  • modest added sulphites

Traditional methods that, when implemented by these incredibly knowledgeable and passionate vignerons, create wines of exciting clarity and depth.

I look forward to sharing them with you!


Alex Dessouky

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