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Sneak peek at the Slow Wine Guide USA 2021 print edition

For the first time the Slow Wine Guide USA 2021 edition is available in print. As the only US guide that lists eco-friendly wineries, myself and the 20 coordinators who help write the guide can only continue this work with your support. The purchase of even one guide will make that possible.  It’s really easy to buy from us directly:

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Slow Wine debuts its first stand-alone guide which has been expanded to cover the wineries and wines from the United States’ major wine growing regions of California, Oregon and Washington and New York states.

As the only U.S. wine guide that includes eco-friendly criteria for inclusion, the 2021 edition profiles 285 producers and more than 850 wines all of which celebrate and demonstrate the Slow Food ethos of “good, clean and fair” that forms the foundation of our work.

Now in its fourth year of publication, producers from Washington and New York states are making their debut in the 2021 edition alongside producers from California and Oregon who made participating in the guide a priority during this unprecedented year. Although the coveted Snail award was withheld in 2021, Slow Wine has recognized wines with exemplary sensory qualities as “Top” wines.

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Slow Wine Editor-in-chief Giancarlo Gariglio and Fabio Giavedoni, founding partner, decided to expand the guide to include the states of New York and Washington, which was an ambitious goal, even before the pandemic impacted daily life and wine sales.

Our immensely talented team of field coordinators across four states were quick to put their writing skills to work and conduct virtual winery visits in place of the in-person visits which are one of the many things that make the Slow Wine guide so unique. Interested in seeing those videos? You can watch and listen to some of the visits by scanning the QR code of an entry which will take you to the Slow Wine YouTube channel video for that producer.

The guide continues to grow through the efforts of our field coordinators including Senior Editor Pamela Strayer whose subject matter expertise in conventional, organic and biodynamic winegrowing has been a guiding light for several years.  We have also welcomed several new coordinators to our editorial family including Catherine Fallis, MS who reviewed wineries in California and Oregon, Eric Degerman who wrote our first exploratory entries for Washington state, and the dynamic duo of Courtney Schiessl and Katherine Wilcox who have contributed the first entries for New York state.

I’d like to acknowledge and extend heartfelt thanks to the Italian Slow Wine editorial team led by Jonathan Gebser for their editorial guidance and expert production of the digital and print editions of the guide.

Exciting initiatives lie ahead for the Slow Wine guide USA in 2021. We will be working closely with wineries in all four states to speed the adoption of the newly-introduced Slow Food Manifesto for good, clean and fair wine, a ten-point pledge that establishes a code of practice beyond the vineyard and winery to the community at large.


  1. It’s so great to see the work you’ve done to expand the guide and get so many great writers involved. Can’t wait to see the new edition. Complimenti!


  2. Anna Aldrete Springer says

    This is awesome, Deborah. I can’t wait to get my copy and keep increasing my wine knowledge in Slow Wine! How is the first semester going?

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  3. Congratulations, Deborah!

    Very exciting! Thanks for sharing.

    I’m so glad Slow Food finally produced a list of principles and practices, creating parameters for awarding the Slow Wineries. It was definitely needed.

    Will you be editing next year’s edition? If you need help, I’d like to be part of the teams … as a writer, an editor, or in whatever capacity is needed. I’d love to put my years of communications experience to help identify and write about these deserving wineries.

    You may remember that I helped launch the Snail of Approval program here in Sonoma County. In fact, Shone Farm was just recommended (and evaluated yesterday by Brad!) for the farms category for a Snail. It’s an important program (and I’m not just saying that because I was on the leadership team that created it!) In fact, SFUSA is picking up large portions of our local program as part of its roll-out for the national program later this summer.

    Looking forward to getting my hands on a copy of your latest achievement. Maybe you’ll be able to autograph my copy one of these days in the not-too-distant future…

    Congratulations! Peg

    Peg Champion Champion Organic Communications 650.492.0342

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