If your heart belongs to red wine, it’s time to make room for a few new favorites. Our clean wine program takes you from Washington state to the hillsides of Spain to bring you the best in sustainable, biodynamic, and organic wine.
What Is Clean Wine?
We’re enormously proud of our clean wine program, but what does it mean for a producer to have this designation? For a wine to be considered “clean,” it must be grown using organic, biodynamic, or verified sustainable farming practices. At Thrive Market, we’re interested in wines that represent terroir to the fullest. We source bottles from small and mid-size producers, look for minimal to no irrigation when possible, and many bottles use methods such as minimal fining and filtration.
Top Red Wine Producers
Get to know some of our favorite wineries and their vibrant, affordable, and delicious red wines.
Pago Casa Gran
For the past 300 years, Pago Casa Gran has been honing its winemaking tradition. This winery is a family business that uses natural yeasts and biodynamic grapes.
Marquis de Talandier
Marquis de Talandier is near Bordeaux, and this winery has been in the business for the past 20 years. The small 19-acre estate is tended by winemaker Lionel Lorente, who began growing grapes as a weekend hobby.
From Argentina, Asado Cruz is run by the Viscomi family, whose vineyard dates to 1975. Terroir is essential for its irresistible wines—Asado Cruz is hands-on in the field, ferments grapes in small batches, and intervenes as little as possible.
Best Red Wines to Drink Now
Open a bottle of the best red wines to drink now—you won’t regret it.
Marquis de Talandier Côtes de Bourg 2016
This bottle of Côtes de Bourg has strong tannins, plus aromas of oak, black currant, and blackberry. Red meats and fatty dishes make a great pairing here.
Domaine Valand Plan de Dieu Côtes du Rhône Villages 2018
Try a bold Côtes du Rhône that blends Syrah and Grenache, yielding flavors of briny black olives and dark fruit. The grapes were grown on 40-year-old vines, then fermented for almost a month before bottling.
Asado Cruz Malbec
This Argentinian Malbec is extremely versatile. The bottle was aged for 18 months in stainless steel tanks, and offers rich tannins and dark berry aromas. A glass is easy to drink on its own, and pairs perfectly with meats.
Sustainable Spanish Red Wines
Looking for a lineup of sustainable Spanish red wines? Give these a try.
Las Cepas Rioja Costalarbol 2017
If perfectly grilled steak is one of your favorite meals, here’s the go-to wine pairing you need. This bottle is a blend of three grapes and perfectly balanced with fruit and acidity.
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