The term Agathist Alchemy is a reference to the natural way in which the wine is made. An agathist is someone that believes that all things tend toward the greater good, and the minimalist winemaking techniques are relying on this philosophy – we are relying on the grapes and the ferment to choose their own path to greatness.
Alchemy refers to a “belief” I have that wine is in fact an elixir of life and why the label refers to this as the “Isbel family all purpose elixir”. Alchemy also conjures images of potions and experiments and this aura is similar to the random, small batch winemaking that is used to make the wine. Maybe one day I can even travel from town to town peddling my wares from the back of a caravan!