People have been making wine for almost 8000 years. One of the first winemakers in the world were from Georgia, Iran and Egypt. They were all making natural wine, up until the industrial revolution. In the industrial age, we acquired the knowledge to better tame nature and adapt it to our needs. As we learnt to better control nature and harvest more produce, one of the results was conventional wines.
We avoid “categorizing” natural wines because nature sets no categories. Natural wines are made in a vineyard, not in a lab. We interfere with nature’s work as little as possible. It takes hard work to assure each grape is perfectly healthy.
In natural winemaking, there is no room for error. The winemaker does not have access to chemicals. Making natural wines, we do not try to tame nature but allow it to flow freely. The wine in the bottle is still alive, and each bottle has her* story that speaks of its vintage and winemaker.