Listen: Steve Burch, Co-Founder/Winemaker
Acheson Wine Company 1629 19th Street (@ Q Street) Sacramento, CA 95811 Tasting Room: 916-329-8929
Acheson Wine Company opened in Sacramento 9 weeks ago with a goal to “deliver great wine at a great price in a sustainable reusable bottle” according to winemaker Steve Burch and partner Brian Scott. Consumers will own their bottles, and only pay for the wine they consume. Excess packaging, including corks, foils and labels are eliminated and will avoid the landfill. No inefficient bottle or cardboard shipper recycling. All Acheson wines will be produced in kegs, then sold “on tap” out of their brand new tasting room at 1629 19th Street in Sacramento. Five wines are currently offered in re-useable flip top one Liter bottles which can be returned and refilled. Acheson, which has offered a California Cabernet Sauvignon since 2013, will no longer produce wines in traditional bottles. The small space is designed to serve the neighborhood and is expected to attract consumers interested in sustainability and “wonderfully flavorful wines at affordable prices” the partners say. Pricing will range from $15 for Sauvignon Blanc to $22 for Cabernet Sauvingon. The 1 Liter, refillable, flip top bottle is slightly larger, essentially holding one more glass of wine than a traditional 750ml bottle of wine.