Our Story

Donkey & Goat is a family owned and operated winery located in Berkeley California. Tracey & Jared Brandt craft their natural wines from Rhône varietals, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grown in the Anderson Valley, Mendocino Ridge and the undiscovered El Dorado appellation in the Sierra Foothills. Named one of five “Winemakers to Watch for 2011” by Jon Bonée at the San Francisco Chronicle, Tracey & Jared trained in France, and their maverick winemaking has helped pave the way for the natural wine movement.

What We Do

We make our wines for the table not the cocktail glass. We make Rhône varietals in both colors plus an atypical Chardonnay and a Pinot Noir true to the varietals nature. We strive to make wine as naturally as possible. We’ve done so since day one. Of late, natural is fashionable, which we appreciate, but we’ve always made wines this way because we feel it makes a superior wine while aligning with our philosophies.

Our Natural Techniques

No cultured yeast or bacteria

No plastic

No nutrients, enzymes or other enhancers at the fermentation vat

No machines for crushing

Little (to no) sulphur

No new oak

No prophylactic racking schedules

No stabilization