Experience the Souls of Voleur Wines
Why Experience Pairings?
Phil Plummer, Head Winemaker
The wine bottle that led you here is a manifesto. Inside are the ideas, feelings, hopes, dreams, triumphs, and tribulations of our winemaking team, loosely held together by a matrix of organic compounds. The origin story of every wine is contained within this chemical codex–if you know what to look for, it’ll be easy to uncover. Some stories are centered around vintage, others vineyard, and others still winemaking. Most wines contain an amalgam of these storylines, but Voleur wines offer something extra: heart-on-sleeve expressions of what excites us, what terrifies us, what confuses us, what brings us meaning, and everything in between.
We believe that wine is a living art form, and both life and art are too complex to be adequately described by the obvious and uninspiring corporate adspeak that so often finds its way to the back label. This enological small talk might be sufficient for carbon copy California Cabernets, but Voleur wines demand to be seen and understood for who they really are. Admittedly, back labels don’t have enough real estate for a conversation on the meaning of life, the universe, and everything, but, lucky for us, these ideas have been expressed in other art forms for the entirety of human history.
2019 Voleur Cabernet Franc (Barrel-Aged) – “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart”, Wilco
2019 Voleur Lemberger (Co-Fermented) – “Vienna”, Billy Joel
2019 Voleur Murder Out (Assemblage) – “Everything is Free”, Gillian Welch
2021 Voleur Gewurztraminer (Wild Ferment) – “Don’t Sweat the Technique”, Eric B. and Rakim
2021 Voleur Riesling (Sussreserve) – “Steve McQueen”, M83
2020 Voleur Traminette (Skin-Fermented) – “Lazy Eye”, Aesop Rock
2021 Voleur Cabernet Sauvignon (Saignee Rosé) – “Roses”, Georgia Anne Muldrow
2021 Voleur Frontenac Gris (Pét-Nat) – “Photosynthesis”, Frank Turner
2020 Voleur O Trapaceiro (Catawba Dessert Wine) – “I’m Writing a Novel”, Father John Misty
“The experience pairings on every Voleur label serve as breadcrumb trails. By connecting these wines to books, films, and songs that are reflective of their driving themes, we can tell you who they are without actually telling you who they are. Understand the experience pairings and you’ll understand the souls of these wines. Winemaking has helped us figure out where we fit in the world–follow the breadcrumbs to meet us there. ”