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Donkey & Goat
A wife and husband owned and operated winery in Berkeley, California.
A wife and husband owned and operated winery in Berkeley, California.


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Don't miss Donkey & Goat's 3rd Annual Harvest Party!

It's at the winery on Sunday October 16th from 2pm to 6pm!

Get tickets here:

Zach Jarrett and Zack Pollack, two of our favorite LA chefs, are headed to Berkeley to prepare our harvest feast!

Foot stomping and grooving with the bluegrass band Nobody from Nashville, a hot new San Francisco string band.

Tracey & Jared will select a bounty of older and newer wines for the harvest toast and meal.

Tickets are $60 at . Wine Club Members receive 2 at 50% discount.

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Have you ever heard of the Haquet sisters?

Anne and Françoise Haquet (with their brother Joseph) made natural wine without any sulfites as early as 1954.

The Wine Terroirs blog has a fascinating history of this visionary family.

Read it here:


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Why is this husband-and-wife winery named Donkey & Goat?

Everybody wants to know why it's called Donkey & Goat, including the +The Boston Globe.


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Today's Donkey & Goat Holiday Party!

We celebrated our 10th year of making wine today! 
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Here's Tracey pulling samples of Perli Syrah for +Donkey & Goat!


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Come on in to Donkey and Goat this weekend!

Come on in and enjoy one of the last weekends the bocce court is open! Our giant reefer arrives soon and harvest will fully take over the yard.

Morgan will be pouring our summer wine lineup, along with the Still Kraisey White Merlot! Did i mention the summer 6-pack deal!?!

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In search of the perfect Thanksgiving wine.

The +San Francisco Chronicle published a nice round-up of wines that go nicely with fall flavors and Thanksgiving meals. Among these, Donkey & Goat gets a mention -- specifically, the 2012 Roussanne "Stone Crusher" (pictured).

They wrote: "Berkeley's Jared and Tracey Brandt keep showing the beauty of foothills whites, this time with fruit from the granitic Elen Ridge site at 2,400 feet. Stone Crusher always soaks on its skins, this time for 15 days, which provides a big dose of tannin for a white wine - matched to tangelo, basil and green almond. Open it in advance and you'll find the intense texture, almost like peach fuzz, works perfectly with roasted root vegetables."

#wine   #donkeyandgoat  

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For the love of orange wine.

+Washington Post published a nice piece this week about the small but beloved category of orange wines. 

Orange wine is usually a white wine using red-wine techniques, specifically fermented and aged on the grape skins and made without adding commercial yeasts or enzymes.

Our own Donkey and Goat Stone Crusher gets a nice mention, too. From the article: 

"For several months, the general manager [at Ripple] featured Donkey and Goat Stone Crusher, a roussanne from California, by the glass. He sold one case per week until the winery ran out. 'It’s bone-dry and people loved it.'"

#donkeyandgoat   #wine  

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Pét-Nat, Champagne’s Hip Younger Sister, Hits Its Peak Season!

+GrubStreet media suggests six pét-nats to try, including our own Lily’s Cuvée 2012 Chardonnay in a wonderful piece.

#petnat   #donkeyandgoat   #wine   #naturalwine  

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Donkey & Goat featured in New York Times piece on the diversity of California wines.

The New York Times' wine critic, Eric Asimov, wrote a brilliant piece on how expanding consumer tastes, a new range of critics and "a new wave of energetic California winemakers" has brought stylistic diversity to the states wines. 

From the article: 

"Donkey & Goat winery has its own manifesto, and how can you not love a winery with a manifesto? This husband-and-wife team (don’t ask which is the donkey) does a fine job of abiding by its minimalist principles. I’ve enjoyed many of its Rhône-style wines, especially its Prospector mourvèdre — there’s that grape again — a powerful yet balanced wine with savage dark fruit and a refreshing, savory edge."

#californiawine   #donkeyandgoat  
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