unicorn Rare Varietal

Looking to break outside of the bounds of traditional wines? Explore grapes you've never heard of and you might be surprised what you find!

In wine, there's what's known as the 6 Noble Grapes which are the common varietals you'll find on every grocery store shelf: Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Riesling. Just a step outside of these classics and you'll find a whole group of familiar and well-loved varietals like Grenache and Malbec. But step outside of the comfort zone a little bit more and you'll find rare varietals like Grüner Veltliner, a standout alternative to Sauvignon Blanc, or Petite Sirah, a surprisingly blueberry smoky peppery red that brings delight to a Cab-drinker's palette. 

We've found that passionate winemakers + rare varietals are a combination that can't be stopped. Explore rare varietals below!
Riaza Wines
"Irreverant" Rosé Carignane, 2019

Rosé · Floral, Saline, and Fruity · Rare wine (73 cases produced) · Mokelumne River, Lodi, California

Rare Varietal
Monis Cellars
Santa Barbara Rosé Nebbiolo, 2018

Rosé · Fresh and Sweet · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Santa Barbara, California

Rare Varietal
Final Girl Wines
Petit Verdot, 2019

Uncommon Red · Fruity, Bold, and Complex · Rare wine (61 cases produced) · Happy Canyon Of Santa Barbara, California

Noteworthy Topography
Cruess
Russian River Valley Fiano, 2018

Uncommon White · Fresh and Funky · Limited wine (218 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Rare Varietal
Meadowcroft Wines
Russian River Valley French Colombard, 2021

California French Colombard · Fresh and Fruity · Rare wine (182 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Rare Varietal
Cavaletti Vineyards
109 Mile Rosé Grenache and Tempranillo, 2020

Provence-style Rosé · Fresh, Saline, Fruity, Floral, and Mineral · Rare wine (109 cases produced) · Los Angeles, California

Noteworthy Topography
Thumbprint Cellars
Sonoma County Redacted, 2016

Red Blend · Earthy and Spicy · Limited wine (268 cases produced) · Sonoma County, California

Other
Saison Winery
Rosé of Syrah (2 Pack), 2018

California Rosé · Fresh and Mineral · Rare wine (198 cases produced) · Monterey, California

Hand-harvested
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Lodi Bourboulenc Estate Grown, 2019

Rhône-style White Wine · Balanced, Complex, Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (353 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Rare Varietal
Avenales Ranch Winery
Rosé Valdiguié, 2020

Rosé · Fresh and Porch Pounder · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Hand-harvested
Avenales Ranch Winery
Chenin Blanc SIP Certified, 2020

Calfornia Chenin Blanc · Balanced, Floral, and Fresh · Rare wine (120 cases produced) · Paso Robles Highlands District, Paso Robles, California

Hand-harvested
Byron Blatty
Swayze, Alonso, Smith Tremor, 2018

GSM Blend · Bold, Fruity, Complex, Fresh, and Balanced · Rare wine (97 cases produced) · Los Angeles County

Organic Farming
Cavaletti Vineyards
Debutante Rhone Blend, 2019

Rhône-style White Blend · Complex, Fruity, Fresh, Mineral, and Subtle · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · Santa Barbara County, California

Rare Varietal
Lepe Cellars
Petit Verdot, 2019

Other Red · Bold, Balanced, Complex, Earthy, and Spicy · Rare wine (100 cases produced) · San Antonio Valley, Monterey, California

Rare Varietal
Stedt Wines
"Or Rose" Sparkling Gamay Noir Sparkling Brut Rose, 2017

Mèthode Champenoise Sparkling · Earthy, Complex, Mineral, Savory, and Floral · Rare wine (150 cases produced) · Willamette Valley, Oregon

Rare Varietal
Drum Roll Wine
Drum Roll White, 2020

White Blend · Fresh, Fruity, and Sweet · Limited wine (336 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

Rare Varietal
Drum Roll Wine
Columbia Valley Drum Roll Red, 2019

Uncommon Red · Balanced, Fresh, and Funky · Limited wine (220 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

Rare Varietal
Koehler Estate Winery
Mourvèdre, 2017

Uncommon Red · Bold and Balanced · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Santa Ynez, California

Rare Varietal
Koehler Estate Winery
Viognier, 2018

Viognier · Floral and Fresh · Limited wine (300 cases produced) · Santa Ynez, California

Rare Varietal
Two Shepherds
Pinot Meunier, 2019

Uncommon Red · Earthy, Balanced, Complex, Natural, and Subtle · Limited wine (225 cases produced) · Russian River Valley, Sonoma, California

Hand-harvested
Gonzales Wine Company
Gold Vineyard Malbec, 2020

Malbec · Savory and Balanced · Super rare wine (47 cases produced) · Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon, Oregon

Rare Varietal
Gonzales Wine Company
The Revolutionary Petit Verdot, 2020

Uncommon Red · Bold, Complex, and Savory · Rare wine (94 cases produced) · Columbia Valley, Oregon

Rare Varietal
Acri Wine Co.
Tranquil Heart Vineyard Fiano, 2021

California White · Fruity, Balanced, and Complex · Super rare wine (46 cases produced) · South Coast, San Diego, California

Biodynamic Farming
Acquiesce Winery & Vineyards
Roussanne Estate Grown, Produced and Bottled, 2020

Rhône-style White Wine · Fruity, Fresh, Mineral, and Savory · Limited wine (338 cases produced) · Mokelumne River, Lodi, California

Rare Varietal
Gonzales Wine Company
Malbec White Malbec, 2021

Uncommon White · Complex and Fresh · Rare wine (71 cases produced) · Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon, Oregon

Rare Varietal
ThereAfter Wine Company
Accenti Rosé Barbera, 2021

Rosé · Balanced, Fruity, and Fresh · Rare wine (50 cases produced) · California

Hand-harvested
ThereAfter Wine Company
Contra Costa Accenti Verdelho, 2021

Uncommon White · Balanced, Floral, Fresh, Fruity, and Mineral · Limited wine (320 cases produced) · Contra Costa, California

Rare Varietal
Phantômé Cellars
Lodi Zweigelt, 2021

Other Red · Fresh, Funky, and Natural · Rare wine (74 cases produced) · Lodi, California

Rare Varietal
SummitVine
SummitVine Ranch Diamond Mountain District Diamant Red Blend, 2018

Bordeaux-style Red Blend · Earthy, Complex, Mineral, and Balanced · Diamond Mountain District, Napa, California

Rare Varietal
New arrival
Retro Cellars
Rosé Peloursin, N.V.

Rosé · Balanced · Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California

Rare Varietal
New arrival
Retro Cellars
Howell Mountain Peloursin, N.V.

Uncommon Red · Balanced · Howell Mountain, Napa Valley, California

Rare Varietal

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