what is clean-crafted wine and why should I drink it?

scout and cellar wine conference

Happy Winesday Wednesday! As many of you know, I spent this past weekend in Houston for Scout & Cellar’s first ever annual conference. It was an unforgettable experience and has made me even more excited to be a part of my wonderful clean-crafted wine team. Over the weekend I grew deeper in my knowledge of the company, wiser in my understanding of clean-crafted wine, and prouder of Scout & Cellar for being leaders in sustainability. But let me back up a bit and explain just a little bit about what Scout & Cellar is.

Scout & Cellar is a company that was started several years ago by the brilliant Sarah Shadonix- a corporate attorney-turned-advanced sommelier. While studying to be a sommelier, Sarah discovered how many additives and how much sugar was added to mass produced wine. In an effort to discover, source, and support wineries producing wine without all the added junk, Sarah created the term “clean-crafted wine” and started her own company to sell it – Scout & Cellar. All of the wine sold through Scout & Cellar is clean-crafted meaning it’s grown and farmed organically without synthetic pesticides or chemicals. The wine is then bottled with zero additives: no added sulfites, sugar, etc. Scout & Cellar also independently lab tests the wine to ensure it meets the clean-crafted standard and curates delicious wines from all around the world.

scout and cellar wine facts

I was first hooked on clean-crafted wine almost a year ago (you can read about it here). It wasn’t until this conference however that I grew to understand appreciate that Scout & Cellar is doing just as much for the globe as it is for our bodies! Y’all, 100% of their products are reusable and recyclable! That’s insane!

Okay, okay, okay! I could go on and on, but I won’t right now. There is so much that I’m excited about, but instead of bombarding you all in one day, I’m going to trim down today’s post to the two things I am MOST excited about!

affordable clean-crafted wine:

  1. affordability – one of the things I love and respect about Scout & Cellar is that it pays smaller, boutique vineyards what they should be paid for the real estate they are sitting on and the cost of keeping their wine clean. That being said, the extra cost of producing clean wine can increase the price of the wine. But, this year, 70% of all Scout & Cellar wines will be between $16 and $30! NOTE: Trav and I are not bougie wine drinkers, we’ve just started drinking less and spending more on wine that is better for our bodies and better for the environment and in turn we are spending the same amount on wine as we did before.
  2. wine clubs – Travis and I have never been a part of a wine club because we didn’t know if it made sense economically. However, Scout & Cellar just revamped their wine clubs and they are crazy affordable! Not only that, but the Scout & Cellar wine clubs are so much more than just clubs. The wine clubs aka “Scout Circle” are meant to inspire community and connection. In addition to scheduled wine deliveries, members of the Scout Circle will also get surprise packages throughout the year and access to an exclusive shopping portal to buy more of the wines you grow to love from your shipment. Again though, my favorite part is that they’re affordable and shipping is included in the price of each one. The cheapest one is under $10!
    • 4 bottles – $89
    • 6 bottles of white – $129
    • 6 mixed bottles – $139
    • 6 bottles of red – $149
    • 12 mixed bottles – $279
    • 12 bottles of red – $289

interested in joining our team?!

If you have any questions at all, I do hope you’ll leave a comment or email me. I’m happy to answer any and all questions! And, if any of you are interested in joining our amazing team, please don’t hesitate to say so! Our Scout & Cellar team is truly incredible and being able to earn a little extra money is an added benefit!

Next week I’ll be sharing what’s to come in the next few months as well as fun facts about the company! So much to get excited about!