On Thursday, May 9th Diego Roig of Populis and Les Lunes wines, will be stopping by Little Donkey to talk and sip and have a few bites with guests. A few seats are available to have snacks and taste through some of the Populis and Les Lunes portfolio at $25 plus tax and gratuity. To Meet the Maker, please reserve by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
At Lunch and Dinner on Thursday a special menu will feature By the Glass, Half Bottle and Full Bottle options of the selections for the Populis and Les Lunes portfolio.
Featured Populis/Les Lunes Wines wil include:
- Populis Sparkling Rose
- Populis Sauv Blanc
- Populis Wabi Sabi (which we of course have btg)
- Les Lunes Pinot Noir
- Les Lunes Zinfandel
Shaunt Oungoulian and Diego Roig
Shaunt Oungoulian and Diego Roig produce two wines, Populis and Les Lunes Wine. With Populis, they purchase grapes from historic vineyards and multi-generational growers from Mendocino County. These wines are fresh, lively, forward with fruit, and made in a playful style. In addition to making wine, they farm and manage over 8 hA of vineyards in Sonoma and Napa and are committed 100% to organic farming and restoring and preserving older and historic vineyards in those counties. Their Les Lunes Wines are made from both these vineyards and the top sites from their growers in Mendocino County. The Les Lunes Wines show the more classic, refined, elegant, and ageable side of natural wine.
Their facility is literally the basement of Shaunt’s parents’ house in Orinda, California just east of Berkeley. This allows them to produce wine without the interference of other wineries’ yeasts or influences as well as allows them to age their wine for multiple vintages before release if needed.
They are absolutely 100% committed to farming and producing wines organically. They make no additions to the wines save for a small dose of sulfur before bottling if needed, as determined on a barrel by barrel basis.