Living and additive free wines made by shepherds of nature.
"An organic farm, properly speaking, is not one that uses certain methods and substances and avoids others; it is a farm whose structure is formed in imitation of the structure of a natural system that has the integrity, the independence, and the benign dependence of an organism."
- Wendell Berry, American Writer and Farmer, The Gift of Good Land
All our wines are organic. We believe the presence of pesticides and other chemicals used in large scale farming harms the vines and mask the true nature of the terroir.
"The holistic approach treats the farm not in isolation, but as part of a landmass that is part of a planet that is part of a huge solar system, where large bodies of mass exert considerable forces (gravitational, light, etc.) on one another. Life on Earth is fundamentally affected by these large external factors - and biodynamics takes this into account."
- Isabelle Legeron, MW
We aim to support biodynamic farming. We realize it's not an easy undertaking and respect that. But when given a choice, we would prefer to select a wine made from grapes farmed biodynamically versus one that isn't. It's an easy and unambiguous decision to do the right thing.
"The nation that destroys its soil destroys itself."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Our goal is to support winemakers who adhere to the above principles. This isn't an idealistic pursuit. Instead it's a recognition of the fact that farming and winemaking is a tough task, and those who are doing it the right way need all the help, and friends, they can get.
We recognize that we share this planet, our only home, with others, and we intend to be good neighbors. The kind that you want to have a glass of wine with.
Q. How does it work?
When you join the club, we send you a quick questionnaire to help understand your palate. Then every month we send you four wines tailored to your profile. You are billed every month for the upcoming shipment, and are free to skip any month, or cancel at any time - no strings attached.
Q. What wines will I receive?
The wines we select are usually the best we have tried and hence we save them for our members. We aim to match the wines as closely to your profile as possible. Sometimes however, a wine is so good it just needs to be tried, and we include it so you can discover something new and amazing.
Q. When will I receive them?
If you sign up after the 10th, your first box will be ready the following month. Unless you're picking up, your wines will ship via Fedex and reach you around the 3rd week of the month.
Q. How much is it per month?
Membership is $98 a month.
Q. Are there any extra fees?
If you choose to have your shipment delivered/shipped instead of picked up in store, there is a nominal shipping fee. No other fees anywhere.
Q. Where do you ship to?
We ship to AK, CA, DC, ID, LA, MA, ME, NE, NH, NM, ND, NV, OR, RI, VA, WV, WY
Q. Can I update my palate preferences?
Of course! We recognize palates and preferences change seasonally, and evolve constantly. Email us if you need to update your palate profile and we will send you the questionnaire again.
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"Wherever the source, Thirst’s emphasis remains on small and unusual vintners."
What else can I expect?
Q. What are the pickup options?
Your monthly box will be ready for pickup on the third Tuesday of every month. Come meet us, try some wines, take 10% off any purchases you make, and when you're done - walk out with your Thirst box.
Q. Can I buy more of the wines I like from the club shipment?
Definitely, as long as we have them in stock. Wines in stock will be made available on the site for purchase.
Q. How do I skip/cancel?
Once you join the club, your membership can be managed from the website. Simply login and change your shipping schedule, skip upcoming months or cancel your membership if you like.
Q. Can I speak with someone?
Members enjoy 10% off on all wines available in store and online.
Move to the front of the line and enjoy first dibs on allocated and limited release wines
Enjoy exclusive offers to special events at Thirst as well as partner bars and restaurants
Looking for a special bottle? Or planning a wedding or corporate event? Call the members hotline!
Wine ♡ Food
Wines made naturally simply pair better with food. Scientific fact? No. But we and many other foodies definitely think so. Try for yourself.
Membership is $98 / month and your first box with four awesome wines will ship around the 10th. Enough time to plan dinner.