Producer wine
Kalchē Wine Cooperative

COUNTRY :
United States

REGION :
Vermont

PRODUCTION :

Kathline Chery, Justine Belle Lambright, and Grace Meyer established Kalche Wine Cooperative to bring transformative change to the world of wine and business ownership. In their own words: “Kalchē Wine Co exists to broaden the definition of wine. Paramount in this shift is addressing and dismantling racism, sexism, and colonialism in wine, which we are doing by amplifying and advocating for historically abused and marginalized voices in the industry. We have opted for slow, deliberate, and democratic growth by forming cooperatively, and will help lead the way to a new, sustainable, worker-designed economy. Our farming and production practices pay tribute to the pancultural origins of winemaking by working with and preserving the bounty that our environment provides for us. We get creative with hybrid grapes, local fruits, and various fermentation methods to maximize resourcefulness, limit environmental impact, and minimize waste. Join Kalchē in ditching the status quo and exploring The Next World of Wine™.”

CUVÉES
Wine

“The Bluest”

Region: Fletcher, VT
Base: Marquette, Petite Pearl
Soil: clay, limestone
Farming: 
organic and biodynamic practices, regenerative agriculture
Harvest: 
by hand
Winemaking: 
a blend of two earlier wines. first – direct press Marquette, fermented cool over whole clusters of Petite Pearl for 3 weeks, bladder pressed and aged in tank since 2021. second – 2 week semi-carbonic Petite Pearl, pressed as a nouveau style. the two wines were blended spring 2023 and canned early fall 2023. 
Fining: 
none
Filtration: 
none
Added S02:
 none

Wine

“Pou Fête La” Sparkling Red

Region: Fletcher, VT
Base: Marquette
Soil: clay, limestone
Farming: 
organic and biodynamic practices, regenerative agriculture
Harvest: 
by hand
Winemaking: 
Lambrusco style vintage blend
Fining: 
none
Filtration: 
none
Added S02:
 none

Wine

“Cor Su Mains”

Region: Fletcher, VT
Base: Frontenac Gris, Frontenac Blanc, Marquette
Soil: clay, limestone
Farming: 
organic and biodynamic practices, regenerative agriculture
Harvest: 
by hand
Winemaking: 
whole cluster Frontenac Gris and Blanc fermented on free run Marquette rosé
Fining: 
none
Filtration: 
none
Added S02:
 none

Wine

“Cor Su Cirrus”

Region: Fletcher, VT
Base: apples, Frontenac Gris, Frontenac Blanc, Marquette
Soil: clay, limestone
Farming: 
organic and biodynamic practices, regenerative agriculture
Harvest: 
by hand
Winemaking: 
whole cluster Frontenac Gris & Blanc submerged in Marquette and pressed apple juice
Fining: 
none
Filtration: 
none
Added S02:
 none

Wine

“Song of Solomon”

Region: Fletcher, VT
Base: apple juice, skins of La Crescent and Brianna grapes
Soil: clay, limestone
Farming: 
organic and biodynamic practices, regenerative agriculture
Harvest: 
by hand
Winemaking: 
maple sap and pressed apple juice co-fermented on grape skins
Fining: 
none
Filtration: 
none
Added S02:
 none

Wine

“Beloved” Sparkling

Region: Fletcher, VT
Grape: Apples, Frontenac Gris & Blanc, Marquette
Soil: clay, limestone
Farming: 
organic and biodynamic practices, regenerative agriculture
Harvest: 
by hand
Winemaking:
Whole cluster Frontenac Gris & Blanc submerged in Marquette and pressed apple jus, grown in the foothills of Fletcher that Kalchē calls home
Fining: 
none
Filtration: 
none
Added S02:
 none

Wine

Mimeomia

Region: Fletcher, VT
Grape: Marquette, Frontenac Noir, Petite Pearl
Vineyard Size:
Soil: clay, limestone
Farming: 
organic and biodynamic practices, regenerative agriculture
Harvest: 
by hand
Winemaking: 
a blend of two wines: whole cluster frontenac noir submerged in marquette direct press rosé, free run after 8 weeks into tank; whole cluster petite pearl, semi-carbonic. 
Aging: 
1 year in tank, 6 months in bottle
Fining: 
none
Filtration: 
none
Added S02:
none