Situated in one of the meccas of Italian wine culture, it is no surprise that Florence has a great selection of wine bars and bottle shops to choose from. What you may not know is that Florence has a thriving natural wine community. Natural wine, though without an official global definition, generally refers to wine made from vineyards grown organically or biodynamically and in which nothing is added or taken away during the vinification process (except sometimes a small amount of sulfites at bottling.) Another way of thinking about it is that it’s the way wine was made a century ago, before chemical agriculture. Natural wine not only provides the opportunity to support small, sustainably run wineries, but it also opens the doors to trying a lot of amazing new wines. From different interpretations of well-known grapes alongside lesser-known native varietals, natural wine really highlights terroir. Here in Florence, there is a large selection of bottle shops, wine bars and restaurants that focus on natural wines. Not an exhaustive list in the least, below are some of my favorite natural wine spots in the city for every occasion.