Some of California’s most exciting wines are made without grapes – just flowers
Aaliyah Nitoto makes wine, but not from grapes.
Instead, the Oakland winemaker ferments California-grown flowers like lavender, marigold, hibiscus and rose. The finished products from his Free Range Flower Winery resemble grape wine and have a similar alcohol content, but taste like something entirely their own. (However, they don’t taste like soap or perfume.)