wildbrine specializes in organic, probiotic-rich fermented foods including sauerkrauts, kimchis, salsas, and sugar-free srirachas for improved gut health.

Laura absolutely loves the use of local farmers and fresh ingredients!



They are probiotic, immune strengthening, and disease fighting. That’s why their goal is to continue to create new and innovative kraut, kimchi, and salsa combos that inspire your taste buds while still holding true to tradition by restoring your body’s strength and building its defenses, the natural way.


One of our founders, Rick, was “chief mentor” for teens at the Ceres Community Project, a local nonprofit whose mission is to restore locally grown, organic whole food to its place as the foundation of health for people, communities, and the planet. Rick’s role was to help develop large quantities of naturally fermented kraut for the organization’s client base of cancer patients. The krauts were a hit, so much so that Rick and Chris (Rick’s co-founder) helped Ceres sell the products to a few local stores as a way to raise funds for Ceres.

When the success of the natural krauts grew beyond the scope of the Ceres mission, the executive director asked if we wanted to take over the kraut business. We said yes. In 2011, with the two original kraut recipes (Arame & Ginger and Garlic & Dill), and placement in a few local stores, we evolved into wildbrine®.

Since 2011, we’ve been experimenting with fermented vegetables passionately. We’ve grown from the two original flavors to seven unique krauts, each boasting its own brightness: two bold kimchi flavors, two delightfully unique fermented salsas, and three uniquely delicious fermented beverages, our probiotic live shots. Our business has grown too, and we know that if we continue to do the right thing – take good care of our customers, employees, suppliers, and community – wildbrine will naturally thrive. We are excited to continue exploring our wild possibilities.

Laura’s Review

Wilbrine has done something amazing here. I absolutely love everything about Wildbrine from the ground up, literally. Both owners, Chris and Rick, have created this company with a set of ground rules that I was drawn to instantly, using real ingredients with no B.S. The philosophy behind their creation is so on brand with what they are doing, what they are creating and the amazing flavors that have come out of this. They are using all natural ingredients and nothing is added, they are locally sourcing. Did you know that they try to us every edible part of the vegetables and whatever they can’t use they feed to nearby cows? This is what I am talking about! Bot Chris and Rick are doing everything right in the fermentation process, they are the best in the business. I feel as if fermentation is a lost art that is becoming popular again. If you don’t have time to create your own fermented veggies, this is the brand to point out at the store and take home. Lastly, and this is very important, Wildbrine tastes amazing. Don’t just take my word for it, try it for yourself!

Laura McIntosh