Starting a business in the midst of a global pandemic, with two kids under two, and no prior experience in the industry could be considered a bad move. Perhaps. I guess it all depends on your perspective, a theme that seems relevant when it comes to natural wines.
Welcome to The Vin… an independent online wine store established in 2020 sold out to sharing organic, biodynamic and natural wines. And we deliver to your door. We also plan to broaden our shelves to include craft beers and specialty spirits once we find our feet in the game but until then…
This is a place to discover, learn about and experience awesome natural wines. If you’re not sure what this is, we’ll be adding content and resources regularly all about it – it’s a big story. As we’re new to this, with much to learn, we’ll share our discoveries about the amazing process of how natural wine is crafted sustainably and why this is so important (and fun).
A brief background check... The Vin was started by Dan and Em… We're not sommeliers. We're not wine makers, nor do we have any prior experience in the industry. We're just fans of natural wines and all they represent – doing things your own way with passion, integrity and respect for nature, striving to do better in all things, using less and caring more. I suppose it means something different to everyone, but for me, it’s a reminder of how I want to go about my day.
Why the Vin? The answer is simple and involved – much like everything… For us it's about a desire to try something new. To create. To embrace the surprises of discovery, to meet new people, make wonderful memories and a business to be proud of.
At the time of writing, there's something exciting about starting The Vin as we head into Autumn. In the winemaking calendar it is the time of harvest, when the fruit is picked and winemakers start readying themselves to prepare the new wines for the year ahead. It's a time of new beginnings, ideas and dreams… a time to create something new. So we did (haha).
A nice life lesson to glean from wine is the importance of breath – before taking your first sip, take a moment to smell the wine in your glass… as well as being an entirely different experience than tasting wine, it requires you to breathe. A conscious breath brings with it an intention and a presence; of being in the moment. It is our hope that The Vin can serve as a reminder to take a moment.. to enjoy the moment.
Join us as we discover the joy of sharing the experience of natural wine.