Replica is committed to protecting our natural environment and supports the fight against colony collapse due to human activity – all while making wine of exceptional quality.
Through replication of the natural winemaking and farming practices of the past, we are able to craft naturally sophisticated wines with classic, fruit-forward California flavor profiles. We are taking the steps needed to change the modern farming industry by crafting only the purest, natural wines without the use of additives and the harmful pesticide, “neonicotinoids” identified as being the most harmful to to wild bees and butterflies. Due to our overwhelming commitment to ingredient purity, Replica is a proud recipient of the coveted Purity Award from the Clean Label Project.
Our label was designed in tribute to the beautiful Xerces butterfly, one of the first and most well-known butterflies in the United States lost entirely due to human causes. We have proudly partnered with the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation to combat and raise awareness of this pressing issue. Replica works directly with our farmers to provide creative alternatives to using pesticides. We embrace continuous improvement and will work to provide you with the purest wine of the finest quality.
At our core, we believe that wine should taste the way that Mother Nature intended. Replica aims to bottle only the flavors found in nature through the natural expression of fruit – allowing us to produce only wine in its purest, natural form.
Master Sommelier, Brett Zimmerman, also known as the Sustainable Somm, tastes each and every one of our wines and gives his official “seal of approval” prior to them ever being bottled.
Brett’s mission through the Sustainable Somm is to inspire consumer and industry change when it comes to the wine industry’s human and environmental health issues.
The Sustainable Somm endorses the use of transparent labeling like the Clean Label Project, Certified Organic, Biodynamic, and other emerging labels as a tool to enable consumers to make more informed choices that are better for their health as well as for the environment.
Ultimately, great wine comes from clean soils, and the Sustainable Somm strives to encourage people in all facets of the wine industry to produce and drink better wines by making well-informed choices.
Replica wines is thrilled to be endorsed by the Sustainable Somm and to be part of his mission in changing the way the world perceives wine.
From the soil we work to the grapes we grow, to the way we bottle, Replica produces wines that are pure, natural, and full of complexity, just as Mother Nature intended.
Each of our wines has undergone third-party testing – tested for substances that would never be found on a product label. These substances include chemicals of concern, industrial and environmental toxins, and contaminants (like heavy metals, pesticide residues, or plasticizers) that have the long-term potential to adversely affect your health and well-being.
As recipients of the Clean Label Project Purity Award, we pride ourselves on sharing a product free of contaminants.
The Clean Label Project uses uses bench-marked data which includes the best-selling products in the category to compare individual product results and only outstanding products receive this coveted Purity Award.
With a goal to reduce contamination across all consumer products, the Clean Label Project uses data and science to reveal the true contents of America’s best-selling products. Replica wines are tested in an accredited analytical chemistry laboratory for 213 harmful environmental and industrial contaminants and toxins.
Learn more at https://cleanlabelproject.org/purity-award/
The beautiful Xerces Blue butterfly was last seen in the early 1940s and was once native to the San Francisco Bay Area & surrounding wine country. Now, they can only be seen in natural history museums. Due to growing urban development, the Xerces Blue was driven to extinction, becoming one of the first and most well-known butterflies in the United States lost entirely from human causes.
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is a non-profit environmental organization that focuses on the conservation of invertebrates considered to be essential to biological diversity and ecosystem health. The name is in honor of the extinct California butterfly, the Xerces blue.
We have proudly partnered with the Xerces Society to continue to bring awareness to this incredible cause that continues to be a pressing concern throughout the industry. Learn more about the Xerces Society here.