La Garagista Damejeanne is a single-variety Marquette red wine produced by the La Garagista winery in Vermont, USA.
The grapes used to make the La Garagista Damejeanne wine come from plots with clay and limestone soils, which are cultivated according to the principles of biodynamic agriculture and without tillage, allowing a natural cover to form on the land. The harvest is carried out manually and when the grapes reach the winery, they are destemmed and poured into small open-top fermenters where they are crushed by foot to then undergo alcoholic fermentation with their native yeasts.
The wine is aged in demijohns, a type of 25-litre glass jug, where it undergoes a natural malolactic fermentation in the spring. They use glass to age La Garagista because it is a neutral material and because the demijohn shape (hence the name of the wine) has an affect on the wine. The resulting wine is bottled without filtering or clarifying.
La Garagista Farm and Winery is located on Mount Hunger in Vermont where they make alpine wine and ciders, and grow vegetables, fruits, and flowers. The owners Deirdre Heekin, who is a winegrower, flower grower, writer and aspiring designer, and Caleb Barber who is a gardener, cook, designer and builder, are mainly farmers who take great care of their vineyards and fields by working in an environmentally friendly way to preserve the identity of the area. With all of these expertise, wines made by La Garagista are not just any wines, they are made with careful, artisan hands and plenty of heart.