Offbeat Wines was established with a simple aim – to produce pure, unadulterated, and enjoyable English wines with environmental preservation and sustainability at the forefront of everything they do. Winemaker and owner, Daniel Ham works with small growers who take a considerate approach in the vineyard, avoiding the use of synthetic chemicals and doing most of the work by hand. The journey from grape to glass is also kept as simple as possible, employing age-old winemaking techniques and minimising inputs. All wines are fermented spontaneously, never fined or filtered and only receive sulphur dioxide additions when absolutely necessary.
Mind Over Matter Pet Nat is a blend of Siegerrebe and Solaris grapes grown by Kathy Archer near Ottery Saint Mary in Devon. A small portion of the grapes are destemmed and foot trod in an amphora with the remainder of the fruit whole bunch pressed. Spontaneous fermentation occurs and the wine is bottled via gravity 15 days later to finish fermentation in the bottle to produce a light fizz.
The result is a beautiful light sparkling that is full of classic English flavours such as elder flower and apples. Perfectly balanced and a refreshing!