Dear Véronique, Dear Michel:
I wanted to take a moment to thank you both for making such great wines available. Their quality and originality are a perfect complement to the organic food we serve here at Vernona, our Four Diamond-AAA and Four Star-Mobil rated restaurant.
We recently conducted a tasting of eighteen of your wines for the restaurant service staff as well as several of my colleague chefs. It was a thrill to see everyone rate the wines so highly. It became difficult in fact to select the dozen now featured on our wine list.
It is very exciting for me to have the ability of pairing these wine gems with my food and in keeping thus with our mission to serve the best and healthiest food and beverage products.
Thank you for partnering with us.
Vernona Restaurant Chef de Cuisine
"These are truly remarkable wines, I drink them all the time!"
For your romantic evening: music, candles, good food, superb organic French wines and you're off to a great start!
"Years ago I found out that grapes were very heavily sprayed. I was so relieved to locate the Organic Wine Company and have been drinking their wines ever since. I just love them!"
"Château Véronique is a favorite for dinner at our home, so we teamed up with Véronique & Michel to introduce these remarkable and earth-friendly wines to our Yogurt lovers".
Samuel & Louise Kaymen, Vice-Chairman, Earth University Foundation
"We depend on the friendly folks at the Organic Wine Company. They provide us with the best tasting organic wines available anywhere. And no headache for my wife Louise!"
"After a few days I came to a really big realization. There is a certain joy I get when I drink the wines from The Organic Wine company. I enjoy them so much and look forward to them. Over the past few years I have been enjoying these wines but not comparing them to others. What I became very aware of is the wonderful energy and frequency I receive from these wines.I enjoy chatting so much with Véronique, who goes overboard to make friends and help with selections. I see the HEART that comes thru the wine. I am ever so grateful for all the lovely wines and the great community I have encountered here at the Organic Wine Company. I hope that many more come to the beauty offered here through these lovely wines."
Valerie Akamai - May 2012
"After extensive comparison tasting, Organic Wine Company wines consistently come out on top. Their forward fruit character, supple finish and vibrancy is exceptional."
- Elaine Marshall, Winery Relations Director, Signature Wines - March 2004
"Thank you for the e-mail. I am VERY impressed by your attention to EVERY detail and the follow through on my order. I will definitely order from you again!
"I wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed the two bottles that we received from you recently. The Chardonnay was perfect with our Thanksgiving turkey. Most Chardonnays that I have tasted are weak in flavor and with an acidy bite. Not the case with yours. The flavor was very full and smooth. It was delightful with our meal. Incidentally, my wife usually does not drink red wine (more for me!) as they give her severe headaches. Your red, however, did not give her the usual headache, so now there will be less red for me. Have to buy more I guess! I intend to try more of your wines in the future."
- Don Mercill
"We have enjoyed the Dom. des Cedres, Cotes du Rhone very much. It is the ONLY red wine I have been able to drink. All the non-organic red wine has given me headaches! Thanks for producing such a wonderful product!"
- Louise & Samuel Kaymen, Stonyfield Farms, NH
"Your wines, without question, are marvelous-very distinctive flavors that can really be tasted, and we so enjoy them. My favorite I think is Mauzac. It's fantastic. Also, the Chateau Bousquette is another favorite!
- Millison Finer, via e-mail
"In a search for high-quality organic wines, we’ve found none better than those from the Organic Wine Company. Ordering from them is easy, they’re wonderful and knowledgeable people, and they support their products and their customers. These are easily some of the best wines I’ve ever had - organic or 'normal'. I highly recommend the Organic Wine Company"
- Thom Hartmann, author, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight
"Sampled my first bottle (Merlot) in 10 years w/NO sulfite problems. It was great. Thanks for all your work on the subject and assistance on the phone."
- Steve Smith, via e-mail
"A rare combination: an excellent product and a company of impeccable integrity. The wine is pure pleasure from start to finish; a superb bouquet, a lovely color, delicious tastes bringing to mind the herbs and flowers of the South of France. I give it to friends with an extra sense of pride."
- W.I.J., CA
"When I read your newsletter I realized I am not alone on the quest to bring love, joy and light to the planet. you are so right... 'One individual totally focused on one goal is more powerful than one million in disarray.' I so believe in what you are doing and I know how challenging it is at times to stay focused and positive... but know you are not on this journey alone."
- Mary Cancassi, Women in Film, Hollywood, CA
"I love your wine. I haven't tasted a better organic wine."
- Charlene Hilton, CA
"I LOVE the Delmas [Chardonnay]…The Chianti was quite good, too."
- Janet Theriac, via e-mail
"Domaine Delmas is a wine to usher in the new millennium... It is a wine which speaks to the connoisseur on a level beyond words for description, but speaks to the soul of one who can simply feel by its presence the love and care of the vintner, the oak barrel, the French sunshine."
- Sheila Kahler, MT
"My appreciation to you for the Organic Wine Co. My wife and I can again enjoy the pleasure of having and sharing a glass or two of wine in the eve. No more headache from chemical additives on grapes, etc."
- Woody Frost, CA
"I am a lover of fine wine. However, I have been unable to enjoy red wines as they do not enjoy me. I have a reaction when I drink red wine (as little as one glass) in the form of the most painful headache. I am very pleased to report that your red wine (La Bousquette) which is organically grown (no chemicals etc.) agrees with me quite nicely. I have no adverse physical reactions when I drink your wine. It is quite pleasing to the taste, and I can recommend it highly to anyone that enjoys a good wine."
- Ronald M. Cassano, CA
"I suffer from a host of allergy problems, and have often had a bad reaction to wine. I don't know if it is a reaction to sulfites, or to something else. I am happy to report that I have had no adverse reaction to the 3 bottles of your wine."
- Dave Drummer, via e-mail
"I am remiss in not writing you to say how much we enjoyed the Domaine des Cèdres at our NOFA dinner held at the CIA on Sept 25. We had 100 people and 6.75 cases were dispatched, including 3 of your Côtes-du-Rhône. In my limited experience with organic wines this is the best, i.e. classiest, most interesting of the organic reds."
- Stephen Kaye, NY
"It has been a number of years since I have been able to drink wine, as I am one of those individuals that is highly sensitive to chemicals. The first time I drank your wine it was with a great deal of apprehension and skepticism, as you can well imagine. I have now sampled 5 bottles of your wines and am pleased to report, NO REACTIONS! I wanted you to know how much I enjoy being able to drink wine again. I am very grateful!" - Kathleen H. Bellinghiere, IA
"My mother, father, sister, and my husband and I have very much enjoyed our shipments from your company. I'm quite sure that my extended family will also appreciate your existence during the holidays this year as we plan to do our gift giving through you…Thanks again for your products! Doing business with Nina has been a joy."
- Robin Kelly, CO
"Bousquette is the first and only wine I have tried and had a 'good' feeling from, and no headache, neckache or nausea."
- Michelle L. Nagle, CA
"How deeply touched and delighted we were to receive your lovely phone message last Tuesday apprising us of our order status and delivery info…After enjoying two samplers, we discovered that these two wines are the most delicious choice for us. In this regard, the samplers played a very important educational role. We love the excitement and surprise that tasting a new wine can offer. It's a spontaneous party for two!"
- Susan & Leonard Naidoff, OR
"I have tried each of the wines and they were all delicious."
- Charlie Barbera, via e-mail
"Thank you for your fine service. I received the wines in fine condition. We enjoyed the Château Véronique. I did notice the difference in your product. My system is fairly sensitive these days and I believe I react to the sulfates in ordinary wine. Your product was pleasant to taste with no side effects."
- Jerrold Larson, WA
"I've tried one of the bottles of red wine, and am very happy with it. I must tell you that this is the first time in 5 years that I've been able to have a glass of wine without getting a very severe stomachache. I don't know if it's because your wine does not contain the usual pesticides... or because the amount of sulfur is so low as to not upset my system. At any rate, I'm very happy that I ordered from your company, and will definitely order again!"
- Barbara Fellows, via e-mail
"You may rest assured that we are enjoying our wine and that you will be hearing from me again in the near future. I am passing on your literature. My friends are going to have to start buying their own because I'm not sure how long I'm going to share my supply. They do love good wine!"
- Dobie Hogan, via e-mail
"Thank you so much for helping to make our benefit a success. Your wine was applauded by all, not only for its social responsibility, but for its ravishing flavor as well."
- Dave Martinez, Golden Gate Alliance, CA
"I enjoyed your 'La Bousquette' red wine. I drink a reasonable amount of wine, and am quite used to awakening in the morning with a muzzy head and aching eyes, together with a 'sensitive' stomach. However, none of these symptoms were present after drinking the majority of a bottle of La Bousquette."
- S.G., CA
"My employer purchased 6 bottles of Cartagene for me for my birthday. What a great gift! My folks came in town to help me celebrate. We sat down to play a few games of pinochle and ended up drinking all 6 bottles! Thanks again!"
- Robin Shepherd, CA
"Hi Véronique. What an informative and inspiring newletter you write. I must tell you that your company's Cartagene is an incredibly luscious and delightfully complex desert wine - A REAL FIND. I always keep a bottle or two of it on my special liquor shelf (near the Blue Plum Brandy, Mandarine Napoleon, and Chartreuse). And, I applaud The Organic Wine Company, as well, for your noble and dedicated commitment to the environment. Thanks for all the wonderful things you do that make this world both more enjoyable and a better place, and godspeed"
- Gg Re, CA
"I have had the Domaine La Batteuse [Chardonnay] and truly enjoyed the taste…Thanks again for the chance to taste a little of heaven."
- Kelley Shomaker, via e-mail
"I have been an occasional customer of your organic wines, and have been VERY happy with the quality. However, my main motivation for drinking your wines was and is because of my desire to choose organic products whenever possible. It is icing on the cake that your organic wines are delicious too! I enjoy receiving your newsletters, and am always inspired by your words. Your comment "that one individual focused on one goal can have tremendous power" really hits home. One individual cannot fix the world, but, one can make tremendous strides when focused on a passion."
- Tara Larsen, CA
"We just love your organic wines. I am so glad we found you! Although we don't drink any alcohol except an occasional glass of wine... it is only your wine we reach for. The first bottle we enjoyed thoroughly was the Cabernet Franc! Yum! We also enjoyed the Merlot! We really do enjoy the taste of your wines. No more headaches for me with your wine!"
- Claire Feeser, via e-mail
"Hello to you wonderful people! When I found your web page... it made my heart sing! Thank you, thank you, thank you! for all you are doing.."
- Jacqueline, via e-mail
"Just a note to let you know how pleased we are with your company and business relations. Ina and I have been sharing your literature and our approvals of the wines we recently tried with our friends and patients (we own and direct a holistic health center as well as Planet Health Natural Foods) quite a bit lately. We really look forward to tasting more of your great wines. Long live Organic Farming... and of course Organic Wine!
- Glenn Nozek, via e-mail
"At Christmas I gave one bottle to my neighbor and kept the other for myself. I don't drink much red wine but the 1995 Chateau Véronique was excellent and I recommended it to a friend at work."
- Rick Mathers, via e-mail
"We loved our May Sampler, despite only having knowledge of the Chardonnay, and not the other two selections: Crozes-Hermitage and the Chateauneuf-du-Pape. When I saw they were reds, I said "uh oh", as my husband has never met a red that he liked. Well, I am happy to tell you that a small miracle has happened, because he absolutely adored them. We not only enjoyed the wines, we also enjoyed learning how and where they came from. We are so happy to have found you, and will be heartily enjoying every one of your offerings in future orders."
- Susan Naidoff, OR
"Charlie loves your wine and he does not get headaches from it. We will be placing another order soon and we have told our friends about it also. He seemed to enjoy all the wine but I think he will be ordering the Merlot. That is still his favorite. I enjoyed the Italian one. It reminded me of our trip there last year!"
- Kathy & Charlie Giordano, via e-mail
"My husband and I wanted you to know that we enjoy your wine very much. We tried it originally about a year ago because it was organically grown. Over a period of time my husband who is somewhat allergic to wine has found that the irritation inside his mouth from wine is much better."
- Ruth Burnstein-Pohlman, CA
"As always, I thoroughly enjoy reading your newsletter almost as much as I enjoy drinking your fabulous wine!"
- Jim Schomaker, via e-mail
"What a delight it was to read your newsletter…You are an excellent writer. I loved the paragraph-that more butterflies will live and more birds will fly and nest in safety in pesticide free vineyards, fish will flourish again in the stream below, and farmer's children will play safely outdoors etc. What beautiful wording. Keep up the good work!"
- Ted Faulconer, via e-mail
"As much as I enjoy drinking good Organic Wine, I adore the text of your newsletter. Your command of the English language, is truly a gift. Regards.
- Alan St. C Byles, via e-mail
"We enjoyed the first bottle of our sampler pack. Both Ina and myself found the Chateau Moulin... a really nice Bordeaux! We can't wait to experience the biodynamic Côtes-du-Rhône. Thanks for furthering the supply of organic wines. There's no turning back now! Organic only from now on!"
- Glenn Nozek, via e-mail
"The wine is great!"
- Emily Clancey, via e-mail
"We received our wine order yesterday, and tasted all the wines. WOW! We liked all of the wine. We look forward to doing more business with you in the near future."
- Dakota Lyte, ID
"Thank you so much for your wine deliveries over the holidays. They were a tremendous 'hit' with the studios. Happy New Year!"
- Sam Baldoni, Spelling Entertainment, CA
"Ms. Raskin, Milos is currently traveling, but he asked me to thank you for your kind letter... Let me also tell you, that your wines are delicious and we both love them! It is a matter of time to ask for more of them... "
- M. Zborilova, assistant to Milos Forman, Director, NY
"Ms. Raskin, Thank you for an excellent wine. I will continue to enjoy it... and think of you."
- Willie Brown Jr., Mayor of San Francisco, CA