Introducing “Spirit Animal” brand from the winemakers at Auburn Road Vineyards!

Spirit Animal – Hummingbird:  100% Sauvignon Blanc, Hummingbird is crisp and bright with zesty hints of lime, green apple, and passion fruit.  Fermented and aged in stainless steel.

Spirit Animal – She Wolf:  Medium to full-bodied red blend:  35% Sangiovese, 35% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Petite Sirah.  She Wolf is savory and earthy with hints of blackberry, cherry and spice.  Aged in older oak barrels for over 18 months.   Reminds us a little bit of Classico.

More About our “Spirit Animals”:

What is a “Spirit Animal”?

Our Spirit Animal is a metaphor for the energy and consciousness within ourselves that, if heeded, guides us through the journey of life.

What are the words on the label under the name of the Spirit Animal?

These are the qualities traditionally attributed to each particular Spirit Animal which that Spirit Animal may impart.

Where are the grapes from?

Jules, our winemaker, has hand-selected and curated these blends of grapes from New Jersey and beyond which combine to make wines that are distinctive, interesting, and unique.   

Why did we create the Spirit Animal brand?

To give the winemakers the chance to work and think outside of the box, without any limitations, and reach beyond the traditional blends and styles that Auburn Road has come to be known for.   When it comes to the Spirit Animal wines, creativity is uninhibited and there is no limit on inspiration, variety, source, method, or style.  This is a place for the winemakers to play and experiment – to push their boundaries into the broader world of wine.   And, for each wine, that inspiration will be reflected by the specific Spirit Animal that we select to represent it on the bottle. 

Where did the Spirit Animal artwork come from?

The Spirit Animals are all original works on canvas by Auburn Road Artist in Residence – the brilliant and mysterious Carolyn Mortimer – the same creative force behind all the Auburn Road label art and the interior of The Enoteca.  The “Spirit Animal” logo is the creation of our amazing graphic artist – Casey Alvarez – who also designed the Auburn Road labels and logos.

Will there be other Spirit Animal wines?

Of course.  In fact, we are currently working on two new Spirit Animals:  Spirit Animal – Bison and Spirit Animal – Dragonfly, (and a third that has yet to be assigned a Spirit Animal…)  that will both be out sometime in early  2021.  Like we said, there is no limit to what is possible and where the creative process might take us.