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Producer

Margins

Santa Cruz, California

Owner:

Megan Bell

Farming:

Production:

Practicing Organic

915/cases

Grapes Grown:

Merlot, Barbera, Petit Sirah, Mourvedre, Counoise, Pinot Noir, Chenin Blanc

Margins Wine produces low-intervention wines using grapes from underrepresented regions, vineyards, and varietals. Margins is part of the growing movement in California to make wines from sustainably farmed vineyards using little to no additives during the winemaking process, thereby showcasing the vineyards the grapes came from. Much like people living on the 'margins of society,' vineyards can be outcasts too. Margins draws attention to vineyards and varietals throughout northern and central California that find themselves on the margins, without the recognition they deserve. Winemaker Megan Bell embarked on this project when she was just 25 years old. She worked extensively throughout the Loire Valley, New Zealand, and California before launching Margins. She is a fierce advocate for equity and inclusion in the wine industry. She is also an avid astrology enthusiast...Pieces beware.

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