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Hello, My Name Is Fermenta

Most importantly, everything we serve will be #delicious.

Peter Nelson
A compact wine and beer bar showcasing producers that are leaders in sustainability; organic and biodynamic farming; low-intervention winemaking; local brewers and carbon footprint awareness.
Part of Foundation Kitchen’s food hall in the Graphic Lofts located in Charlestown near Sullivan Square, our laid back approach will encourage value-oriented exploration of wine and beer with good humor and hospitality.

@fermenta_graphic

Wine-Related Sustainability Programs

“A global wine community sharing knowledge and solutions to bring climate action to life.”

Wine-Related Sustainability Programs

“An international foundation fostering climate solutions for the wine industry.”

Wine-Related Sustainability Programs

“Taking collective action to decarbonize the global wine industry.”

Certifying Organizations

“There are dozens of organizations that certify, in a variety of ways, the sustainability or “naturalness” of vineyard and winery practices. While many producers are certified under these various regimens, there are all kinds of “loopholes” that allow for all sorts of additives in the winery and chemicals in the vineyard. As fermenta is “naturally” inclined, they are not included here.”

- Peter Nelson

Certifying Organizations

Demeter Association, Inc. is the United States’ representative of Demeter International. We are a not-for-profit incorporated in 1985 with the mission to enable people to farm successfully, in accordance with Biodynamic® practices and principles. Demeter’s vision is to heal the planet through agriculture. Rules vary from country to country, and many biodynamically-certified wineries are not exactly natural.

Certifying Organizations

Founded by Angelino Maule from the Veneto in Italy. Also very informative website.

Certifying Organizations

Founded by one of the earliest leaders of natural wine, Marcel Lapierre of Morgon in Beaujolais. Lots of great info on their site.

Contact

Address
FOUNDATION KITCHEN
32 Cambridge Street
Charlestown, MA 02129
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Getting Here

The best way to get here is to take the Orange line, as Fermenta is just footsteps away from Sullivan Station. Yes, the Orange line has seen its share of troubles, but really, it’s working fine now. I take it every day from Chinatown, and it takes less than 20 minutes door to door.

If you are driving, use a maps app on your phone; there are many ways to get here, and of course, traffic. I strongly recommend Waze. Parking in Sullivan Square is a challenge if you are looking for something on-street (free). Paying for parking is anathema to most no matter how much it costs, but right on the corner of Spice Street and Cambridge Street, also footsteps away, there is parking at any time for almost any amount of time for the unbelievably low price of just $6.00!

There’s always Uber, Lyft or a taxi. And if you are feeling extra special, just hire a black car; personally, I'd go for an Escalade.
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