Salt of the Earth


Salt of the Earth Moscatos come from a hot and sultry valley where the grapevines grow lush and the fruit hangs heavy with sugar: California’s San Joaquin Valley. Among its neighbors are almonds, peaches, cotton, tomatoes, and cattle. Out of the warm, fertile climate is born straightforward, no-nonsense quality. Our Moscatos reflect this valley and the people who call it home.

Salt of the Earth Moscatos taste unlike any other Moscato because they are made unlike any other Moscato. We use superior Muscat grape varieties that are handled with care from the time they are grown to the moment they become wine. That’s why Moscato fans go out of their way to find Flore de Moscato and Moscato Rubino – they just haven’t tasted anything this good before.
The key components of Salt of the Earth vineyards (nutrients, insect life, crop life, and water use) are kept in careful balance via active monitoring and integrated pest management. This balance is best achieved by minimal intervention and careful cultivation of the vineyard eco-system. Vineyards are cover cropped to provide essential minerals in the soil and to create habitat for beneficial insects. Only natural plant or manure based fertilizers are used. Pests are controlled through beneficial insects with minimal, targeted intervention. Water use is carefully monitored via soil moisture sensors and all vineyards are drip irrigated.

salt of the earth moscato wines

A cool stream of citrus and peaches tickles your tongue and enlivens your evenings. Our Salt of the Earth Flore de Moscato is made at summer’s end by crushing the highest quality Muscat grapes. The juices are slightly fermented in steel tanks and quickly chilled to retain their delectable sugar and natural spritz. Made solely with Orange Muscat and Muscat Canelli grapes, Salt of the Earth Flore de Moscato is distinctive and refreshing – truly unlike any other Moscato. Enjoy it accompanied by fruit, cheeses, BBQ, roast beef, or other savory and spicy foods. Flore has a little bit of spritz and is a favorite addition at gatherings large and small.

“Bright medium light gold color. Lively, fun, grassy fruity aromas of dried kumquat, dried straw, and lemon oil with a chewy, puckering, moderately sweet medium-full body and a peppery, short finish with fruit tannins and no oak.” –World Value Wine Challenge, Best Buy, 93 points


salt of the earth rubioPrefer the dark side of sweet? Try our Moscato Rubino, made with the rare Black Muscat grape and Muscat Canelli. Perfect for dark fruit lovers, and for those who enjoy sweet red wine. Intense strawberry and cherry flavors burst forth with the first taste and are carried away on a light, slightly effervescent river of fresh fruit. If you plan to share with friends be sure to have enough on hand, it’s hard to keep glasses filled when you’re pouring Moscato Rubino. Try it accompanied by cheese and fruit, with your favorite savory or spicy dishes, or with pie and vanilla ice cream. Share it at your next gathering or holiday occasion.

“Bright medium brown brick red color. Bright, fruity, floral sweet aromas of black raspberries and violets with a satiny, vibrant, sweet medium-full body and a polished, complex, medium-long finish with fruit tannins and no oak.” –World Value Wine Challenge, Best Buy, 94 points

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