Ruth Lewandowski is the project of natural winemaker Evan Lewandowski. After moving to Utah for study, a young Evan fell in with a wine crowd and discovered natural wine. It was a light-bulb moment for him and started him down the farming and winemaking path.
After many vintages around the world (including regular working visits to his good friend, the Hunter Valley’s M&J Becker) Evan returned to Utah, with the plan to one day plant and farm his own vineyards. In the meantime he sources organically grown fruit from a few beautiful sites in Mendocino County, California that give him access to an array of interesting and more obscure varietals.
This is an exciting and ambitious project from a very thoughtful and passionate young winemaker. Very much avant-garde in the USA, these are vibrant and bouncy wines, full of joie de vivre that celebrate the natural cycle of death, regeneration and the subsequent life it brings.