Skin Contact Wines imports wines from organically farmed vineyards. We believe the best wines come from grapes that are farmed attentively. Organic viticulture represents a return to the basic tenets of farming and a respect for natural processes. Some of our producers choose to go beyond organic principles and utilize biodynamic practices to further promote a healthy microbiome on their properties. Wherever a producer falls on this spectrum of farming in harmony with nature, we want to support their hard work.
Viticulture is only a part of the winemaking process, and the care taken in the vineyards must be mirrored in the cellar. Organically farmed grapes best showcase the characteristics of a place, vintage, and variety. The winemaker must translate the terroir of her grapes into a finished product. While she has many aids and tricks at her disposal, we believe that the best wines are made with the bare minimum of treatments. Simply, wine ought to be as close to fermented grape juice as possible.
At Skin Contact Wines, we sell the wines we like to drink. Although organic farming is more expensive than conventional methods, we believe value abounds in this section of the market. By partnering with producers from around the world, we hope to show the growing sector of Americans looking for organic products that wine too can be organic and delicious.
We are dedicated to craft wine. Real wine produced by real people in limited quantity, from the new generation of natural winemakers to the classic high-end Burgundians. Sorry, no industrial wine here!
We are not just another Direct-to-Consumer website. Actually, we don't sell directly to consumers at all, as we believe selling wine is an art. We don't want to replace it, rather just make it easier, so you can focus on the art.
We believe the trade should be as fluid as wine. Processes, information and transactions should flow as a fine wine, in and out of a Zalto glass. That's where a Digital Platform can help.
For the wine market to be healthy, firstly it must take care of the producers. We believe that the trade should be fair and transparent, across all channels, from the producer to the final consumer.