Claud Wine Club
A monthly subscription featuring producers integral to the identity of the Claud wine program. Just like the restaurant, the goal is to seek out the delicious. We list the wines we love and eliminate the rest of the noise.
Every month, Chase and Julia select three bottles to be delivered to your home. The subscription ships the first week of every month.
We handle the decisions - you enjoy.
2020 Augalevada “Mercenario” Blanco, Ribeiro, Spain
Augalevada was created in 2009 by former professional soccer player Iago Garrido. After transforming the abandoned, overgrown terraces, Garrido turned his focus exclusively to local Ribeiro varietals. Augalevada is equally defined by a firm commitment to biodynamic farming (the first certified winery in the history of Ribeiro) and Garrido’s creative winemaking in the cellar. Over the years, and after much trial and error, Garrido has settled into a distinctive style - something he calls his “freaky.” The Mercenario or “mercenary” range reflects wines Garrido made using purchased fruit and fruit he farms but does not own - all in keeping with his ethos. Maintaining these standards in Galicia, a region plagued by wet weather, is no simple feat; costs become high and days are long and laborious, but the results speak for themselves.
2021 Las Pedreras “Los Arroyuelos” Cebreros, Spain
Las Pedreras is led by the two-person team of Bárbara Requejo Frutos & Guzmán Sánchez. Frutos’ impressive resume includes Haut-Brion in Bordeaux, Pierre Peters in Champagne, and Peay in Sonoma California. Sánchez grew up making wine on his family’s vineyard and went on to become the chef of his own restaurant in La Querencia. Based in the Sierra de Gredos mountains, a region skyrocketing with exciting talent and wines, Las Pedreras has quickly pushed their way to the front of the pack. Working with 70-year-old Garnacha vines between 900 and 1170 meters high, the wines offer delicate, elegant and pure expressions of an-all-too-often misunderstood grape.
2019 Clos Venturi, “Le Clos” Vin de Corse, Corsica, France
Original founder, Jean Vico chose Central Corsica for Clos Venturi for the unique mountainous, high elevation terrain coupled with the generosity of the fresh mediterranean. Distinct place and energetic expression mark these unique wines of bold character. Currently run by François Acquaviva, Jean-Marc and Manu Venturi, the estate still champions his vision, bottling wines with maturity, approachability and distinct terroir. The 2019 Rouge blends local grapes Niellucciu, Sciaccarellu and Carcaghjolu Neru yielding a smokey island wine full of depth, salt and finesse.