When owner Eric Brown returned from a visit to France in 2010, he’d already been amassing a collection of bottles from the “old world” for well over a decade. He’d also just released himself from a career in the tech industry to hit the wine trail full time—with the goal of bringing what he’d learned back to the wine lovers of Georgia.
Le Caveau is the result of his wanderings.
Here’s what we think about wine. It’s simple: Well-made wine is fascinating, delicious, as complex as the soil it comes from, and something anybody can learn more about if they’re interested—no matter whether their experience ends in the grocer’s aisle or begins with a cellar full of wine at home. Beyond that, we’ve got a penchant for a couple things that make us unique:
- Organic, Biodynamic and Natural Wines. Though the terminology can
be complicated (and overlap) you can think of all three of these types of wine
as “green” in varying degrees. Organic wines include grapes grown without
man-made pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides but with helpful flora and
fauna to create biodiversity and healthy vineyards. Biodynamic wines are made with
grapes grown organically in alignment with the earth’s rhythms and lunar cycles.
Natural wine is a bit of a vague term, but those are made with
organic/biodynamic grapes that are that are fermented with naturally present
yeasts and aren’t chemically or physically manipulated. (Simply, they are what
they are…pretty delicious.) We love the purity in all of these wines and the
way they express their sense of place, or terroir.
For this reason, we carry a great selection of them—come try some with us!
- Beer. Yes, you read that right. We take a similar approach to our beer selection as we do our wines—interesting offerings with complex flavors from small producers around the U.S. and abroad.
What else? We know you want to know more (even if you’ve been afraid to ask). So join us in our comfortable little cave in Chamblee, Georgia to pick up a bottle for dinner, a case for your next big event, or an earful of educational tidbits. We’d love to meet you.