What does it mean when a natural wine is described as "funky" or even "wild"?

It describes the aroma and mouthfeel of a wine. Basically, "funky" means: away from conventional wine tastes. And "wild" much more. They can have strong vegetal or lactic aromas, can be cloudy or even have a different colour, such as orange wines, also called mash-fermented wines.

How does "funky" natural wine's taste?

A funky natural wine has different faces: the smell and taste can be herbaceous, earthy, buttery, even a little stinky or oxidative, as known from cider or sherry. Some have a rougher texture, especially if they are orange. In general, funky feels like a more complex and layered flavour...

What makes these wines funky or even wild?

Natural wines are produced without pesticides, artificial yeast, additives and without or with a minimal amount of sulphur. This means that the grape juice is not artificially manipulated to achieve a certain flavour. Instead, they are given time to ferment, develop and mature, giving them their very own character and flavours.

If you're already familiar with funky natural wines, try some wild ones to really surprise your palate!

And finally, unusual or wild aroma profiles do not mean better wines. Both are characteristics and since taste is something very personal, you should try our Natural Wine Finder to find out if you are a classic, funky or wild wine lover :)


A selection of funky and wild natural wines can be found here:

Enjoying natural wines is a journey for everyone's palate. Many who drink a funky natural wine for the first time find the taste takes some getting used to.

However, once you have caught fire, the multi-layered and lively tastes won't let you go.

For a good start, we recommend the following wines:

Those who like juicy, drinkable and lively wines with light alpine herb notes will love Andi Mann's Cuvée Weiß.

Like a lemonade for adults, the light orange wine Weißer Mulatschak from Meinklang prances across your palate. Sweet and funky!

Things get more complex with the multi-layered floral Tonsur from Pranzegg, an all-time favorite of ours. Tastes like a flower meadow.
If you want to challenge your palate even more, Bianka and Daniel Schmitt conjure up an intense, floral orange wine in the glass with their Erdreich.
You would like to have a Pet Nat for an unbeatable price-performance ratio? Voilà! Foam Vulkan from Meinklang brings you foam party feelings.

 



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Perm 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Vegetative
Juicy, Reductive
16,90 €
22,53 €/L

Welschriesling Grünschiefer 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Juicy,Lively
12,90 €
17,20 €/L

Laser & Cream 2022

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Smooth, Elegant
24,90 €
33,20 €/L

Leithaberg Rot 2018

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Elegant, Structured
21,90 €
29,20 €/L

Concubine Weiß 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Juicy, Animating
13,90 €
13,90 €/L

Héraclite Sous Bois Premier Cru Brut Nature 2018

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Vegetative
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Oxidative, Complex
89,90 €
119,87 €/L

SP68 Rosso 2022

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fine-meshed, Elegant
20,90 €
27,87 €/L

Pour Toi Stroebel

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Vegetative
Oxidative, fine-meshed
79,90 €
106,53 €/L

Rebenhof 2018

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Vegetative
Juicy, Lively
16,90 €
22,53 €/L

Kekfrankos 2022

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Elegant
19,00 €
25,33 €/L

Silt Lieu Dit 2015

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Vegetative
Fine-meshed, Complex
22,00 €
29,33 €/L

Hüpnos 2019

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fine-meshed, elegant
34,50 €
46,00 €/L

Optimum Acidum 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Vegetative
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Animating
17,50 €
23,33 €/L

Tonton Chenin Coquin 2020

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Elegant, Complex
31,90 €
42,53 €/L

Weißer Mulatschak 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Vegetative
Juicy
12,50 €
16,67 €/L

Orange 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Animating, Juicy
16,50 €
22,00 €/L

Monoslou 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Fine-meshed
18,50 €
24,67 €/L

Pet Nat ANDRE*S 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Lively
18,90 €
25,20 €/L

eRGaStOLinE 2019

winestyle-img Rich & Deep
Vegetative
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Intensive
59,00 €
78,67 €/L

Tres Cuartos 2021

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Mineral
Like the idea of a wet stone: sometimes cool, salty, slightly smoky and mostly a tight, grippy texture on the palate. Rather a mouthfeel than aromatics.
Vegetative
Elegant, Oxidative
29,90 €
39,87 €/L

Muschelkalk Rosé 2020

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Quaffable
12,90 €
17,20 €/L

Girotondo Rosso 2022

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Spicy
Like an embrace of strong, warmer aromas from pepper to coriander, cloves, vanilla to tobacco and leather.
Structured
16,90 €
22,53 €/L

Serragghia Zibibbo 2022

winestyle-img Fresh & Juicy
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Aromatic, Complex
90,00 €
120,00 €/L

Cuvée Marguerite 2022

winestyle-img Fine & Layered
Floral
Like a fragrant flower meadow with notes like rose and jasmine blossoms and delicate meadow herbs.
Fruity
Like a fruit basket of fresh fruit: From citrus to peach, apple, pear, to cherry, raspberry or plum.
Structured, Smooth
26,90 €
35,87 €/L