Producer wine
Ruth Lewandowski Wines

COUNTRY :
USA

REGION :
Utah

PRODUCTION :

Evan Lewandowski

After working at Binner in Alsace for several years, Evan Lewandowski moved back to Utah to start making his own wine. Using fruit grown at Fox Hill Vineyards and Testa Vineyards in Mendocino county, Evan begins fermentation in California then transports his fermenting juice in a refrigerated U-Haul to his home in Salt Lake City where he completes the fermentation, aging, and bottling process.

When asked to express his viewpoint on organic winemaking, Evan responds: “A winegrower working incessantly in his/her vines, with a mind focused both on the sky above and the soil below, not just the fruit zone, will naturally come to deeply know their vines and their specific place and inevitably seek to eradicate those things that destroy in favor of choosing to support and encourage life.  It must start with these connections in the vineyard. Wine made by these people, the ones earnestly and honestly seeking to know their farms, in the end will be organic wine to me.”

Evan ultimately plans to harvest grapes from vines he will plant this spring in Salt Lake City, and we wait eagerly for that vintage!

Ruth Lewandowski Wines

CUVÉES
Wine

“Dinos to Diamonds”

Region: California, Utah
Grape: Picpoul
Vineyard Size: 0.75 hectares
Soil: limestone
Average Age of Vines: 18 years
Farming: in conversion to organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: carbonic maceration in polyethylene, 5 days on skins
Aging: 7 months on lees in polyethylene and neutral barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

Rosé

Region: California, Utah
Grape: Arneis, Cortese
Vineyard Size: 1.60 hectares
Soil: sandstone
Average Age of Vines: 17 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: direct press, malolactic fermentation in polyethylene
Aging: in polyethylene
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: 20 mg/L

Wine

“Naomi”

Region: California, Utah
Grape: Grenache Gris
Vineyard Size:
Soil:
Average Age of Vines: 100 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster press, 3 week fermentation off skins with native yeasts
Aging: in polyethylene
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: 20 mg/L

Wine

“Mahlon”

Region: California, Utah
Grape: Arneis
Vineyard Size: 1.60 hectares
Soil: sandstone
Average Age of Vines: 17 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking:  fermentation in polyethylene with native yeasts
Aging: in polyethylene
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: low

Wine

“Chilion”

Region: California, Utah
Grape: Cortese
Vineyard Size: 1.60 hectares
Soil: sandstone
Average Age of Vines: 17 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 8 week fermentation in polyethylene and neutral barrels on skins
Aging: in polyethylene
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: none

Wine

“Boaz”

Region: California, Utah
Grape: Carignan
Vineyard Size: 0.40 hectares
Soil: sandy loam
Average Age of Vines: 65-80 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: whole cluster, malolactic fermentation
Aging: in barriques
Fining: none
Filtration: none
So2: low