Scout & Cellar is a wine company started by Sarah Shadonix, an attorney-turned-sommelier committed to sourcing additive-free, chemical-free, totally delicious wine from around the world. She does this because she figured out the hard way that many of the world’s mass-produced wines are stocked with chemicals, up to 16g of added sugar, 250 FDA-approved additives, 350 ppm of sulfites, and so much more junk our bodies don’t need or deserve. While studying to become a sommelier, Sarah began experiencing morning-after headaches stemming from just one glass of wine. So she did the research. She spoke with physicians and vintners alike before discovering the truth.
Wine is a tricky business, because when it comes to their growth cycle, grapes tend to march to the beat of their own drum. Their natural flavor, color and growing cycle is driven by nature. To capture sameness and establish predictability, producers rely on pesticides, chemical additives and sugars, which yields a product that tastes the same, bottle after bottle, year after year. Pesticides, chemical additives and sweetener also make it possible to maximize yields and hide flaws that may exist in those bottles, like bacteria and other unpleasant elements. Unfortunately, this processed wine is chemically-altered and completely unnatural, and you can taste it. We’re here to offer a more natural, altogether better-tasting wine experience to everyone.
Sarah travels the world and handpicks wines at small/family-owned wineries that are made from sustainable, organic and/or biodynamic farming methods. Most are harvested from established old vines and grown naturally with no additions of pesticides, chemicals, additives or sugar. These wines are vinified by hand, not manufactured in a lab. They mostly contain less than 50 ppm sulfites (always under 100 ppm) and are full of vibrant flavors not hidden by the conventional winemaking process. And to ensure that the process is perfected as planned, wines curated by Scout & Cellar are independently lab-tested to ensure they meet the Clean-Crafted standards before shipping them right to your door. These wines are paleo, keto, and mostly vegan-friendly, and always less in calories than conventional wine.
In summary — really pure farming, really clean winemaking, no additives or junk — Clean-Crafted from the Vine to the Glass. A difference you can feel good about.