Johan Vineyards is a certified-Biodynamic estate vineyard and winery, located in the Van Duzer Corridor AVA.
As winegrowers, we have a very intimate connection to our site. With each growing season, we mature and evolve with the farm and find ourselves continually refining our approach in order to develop a more honest and true farm individuality. Our winegrowing is guided by the objective to authentically interpret our farm’s identity through the creation of wine.
We believe the sense of place, the essence of our farm, is best expressed through our deep commitment to Biodynamic farming practices, native-yeast fermentation, and minimal intervention in the cellar.
2020 was our fourth vintage producing Pét-Nat with Melon de Bourgogne. Each vintage we build a greater understanding of the idiosyncrasies of each wine we produce from each variety we farm. After a brief maceration on the skins, extracting phenolics and golden gifts from the ripe skin, we slowly fermented the juice in tank, bottling by hand unfiltered, unfined, and without sulfites. The wine is evocative of the sweet and luscious qualities of mandarin and clementine. Yeasty aromatics give way to notes of citrus, not unlike your favorite mimosa. The 2020 Melon de Bourgogne Pét-Nat evokes a more "frizzante" style, which is perfect for sipping on a hot, sunny summer day.