Who we are

We’re a San Francisco-based private sommelier service and we curate a selection of NATURAL wines for our clients every month. For us, that means wine made with the least possible use of chemicals, additives and technological tricks, both in the field and in the cellar. Find out more about our natural wine standards here. We offer delivery within San Francisco, and ship all over the US.
Rock Juice was founded by Advanced Sommelier and former restaurateur Melissa Gisler Modanlou.

 

What you get:

Our clients receive a goody box of three, six or 12 bottles of (mostly esoteric, always clean and delicious) natural wine either monthly, bi-monthly or quarterly. Check out some recent Rock Juice selections for examples of past months’ offerings.

We provide detailed tasting notes on each wine, with info on the producer, region and winemaking practices. Our goal is to help you discover new wines to love while making a personal connection to each wine, and also to arm you with knowledge about the natural wine players, grapes and regions so that you can make more informed decisions as you navigate wine lists and bottle shops wherever you go. Rock Juice also hosts regular winemaker tastings and events for clients. Meeting the producers and sharing their stories is a great way to personalize the wine experience.

What are Rock Juice wines like?

Rock Juice is for adventurous types looking to expand their wine horizons. These aren’t your typical bottles, made to be consistent and pleasing to the masses. They change from vintage to vintage, vineyard to vineyard – and month to month. They are living wines – raw and unadulterated - that project a true sense of place. And we love that honesty.

Stylistically, we love bright, refreshing wines with minerality, acid and balance, wines that often come from rocky or volcanic soils (hence the name, Rock Juice). Our selection skews towards lower alcohol, food-friendly wines made by real people, not big companies. These are not wines you’ll find everywhere – they’re small-production, often allocated, rarely seen in retail, and perhaps only on a few progressive restaurant wine lists.

Rock Juice selections are reasonably-priced bottles meant to drink now, and every day. Because we believe that life is lived on the Tuesday and Wednesday as much as the weekends, and wine is an important part of celebrating life’s daily pleasures, like food, family and friends.Drink real wine without all the nasty stuff, and it shouldn’t hurt the next day!

THE FINE PRINT

How do I get my wine?

Monthly selections are sent out the second week of every month. We deliver throughout the US to all but the 7 no-shipping states to which consumer wine deliveries are not allowed. Check out the complete Rock Juice shipping policies and rates here.

How do I join?

Pick your selection and complete the online checkout process.  We'll charge your card on file monthly when we ship out wines.

Can I just buy one-off selections or bottles of wine?

Yes! We offer an array of one-time mixes. Check out the options here!

Can I refer friends?

Yes please! If you know somebody who is interested in natural wine and has a Rock Juice palate, please send them our way! For each person whom you refer that signs up, you’ll receive a free bottle on your next shipment!