Schmetterling Wine Shop
We're a natural wine shop in downtown Middlebury. We define ''natural'' as low intervention in the field and cellar. That means different things to different growers, but our general rule is: are you doing right by the land? As for the cellar, we mean spontaneous fermentation and no additives (except maybe some sulfur at bottling).
We chose the name Schmetterling (which means ''butterfly'' in German) because we love Austrian, German, Alsatian, and other cold weather wines (yes, also Vermont wines!).
Schmetterling was created by a queer couple, and queerness radiates from the business.