ZAFA Wines

Country of Origin: USA
Location: Vermont
People: Krista Scruggs, Owner & Winemaker
Viticulture: Practicing Organic


ZAFA Wines 2019 'Carver' Sparkling, Vermont Login Please inquire
ZAFA Wines 2019 'Jungle Fever' Sparkling, Vermont Login Please inquire

Media Links
Bon Appétit: Krista Scruggs is Making the Most Exciting, Most Delicious Natural Wine Right Now
Punch: Krista Scruggs Refuses to Stay in Her Lane
VinePair: Krista Scruggs is Making the Wine of the Future
Sprudge: ZAFA Wines by Krista Scruggs Debuts at Brumaire
Imbibe: Winemakers Cross Category Lines with Co-Fermentation
The Cork Report: Krista Scruggs is Infusing New Blood into Cold-Climate Wine
SevenFifty Daily: The Emergence of Non-Vinifera Wines
Wine Enthusiast: Top 40 Under 40 2018
Seven Days: Accidental Cidermaker Krista Scruggs Embraces 'the Vermont Way'
Robb Report: Meet Krista Scruggs, Wine’s New Throwback Innovator
Munchies by Vice: How to Learn the Rules of Winemaking and Then Break Them

Social Media
Instagram: @zafawines
Facebook: @zafawines

Vermont has no wine rules. The first commercial winery was established in the 1990s. This is the perfect place for playful experimentation. Enter Krista Scruggs.

While many search for typicity and tradition, Krista uses her past experience to lean into the Vermont terroir, and the fruit the land provides, and to question what is possible. First and foremost, she is a farmer out on the land. Each vintage guides her choices as to which grapes to blend and whether to co-ferment apples or other fruits with the grapes. This is playful (as she would say, "It's just f*$%ing fermented juice.") but also strategic as she is still getting to know the land and honing in on her style; 2017 was her first vintage. Primarily a sparkling wine producer, her intuition combined with creativeness has resulted in delicious wines and category-bending beverages that has made her one of the hottest names in the natural wine world. Just scroll up to see all the buzz! We're ecstatic to represent Krista in Illinois and herald the evolution of ZAFA.

Krista Scruggs uses hybrids to produce wines without additives, fertilizers, pesticides, or any other chemical intervention from vine to vat.