Join CCW for a private wine tasting! Since 1987, Peter Weygandt of Weygandt-Metzler Importing has been an importer of top artisanal European wines. He has gained an international reputation for the quality and diversity of his selections. Weygandt Wines in Washington, DC, is the next natural step for Weygandt-Metzler: a retail store dedicated to showcasing Peter’s portfolio, from the most well-known viticultural regions and winemakers to lesser-known appellations as well as up-and-coming producers. It is a place where consumers can come to learn about the portfolio, and occasionally meet the importer and our winemakers. Check out the full wine tasting list below.
Weygandt Wines location
Right across from Cleveland Park (Red Line)
$22 - Members
$27 - Non-members
Lindsay Schattenstein, email@example.com
Wine Tasting List:
Birgit Eichinger Gruner Veltliner Hasel 2015 – Kamptal, Austria – 100% Gruner Veltliner – Sustainable – From 20-30-year old Gruner Veltliner vines planted on soils of loess composed quartz, limestone and mica. A powerful and savory white, with concentrated green peach, apple and white cherry flavors, accented by sage and white pepper notes. Lemon curd and chamomile details show on the finish.
Weingut Söllner Roter Veltliner Von Gosing 2014 – Wagram, Austria – 100% Roter Veltliner – Biodynamic – This particular parcel of red gravel with sand is very well suited for the Roter Veltliner grape. A wine of surprisingly lush texture and expansive palate presence yet registering barely 12 percent in alcohol and delivering a clear and juicy presence of fresh white peach and lime. Hints of peach kernel serve for an attractive counterpoint on the nose as well as on an invigoratingly sustained, ultra-refreshing finish.
Pichler-Krutzler Riesling In der Wand 2012 – Wachau, Austria – 100% Riesling – Sustainable – Produced from 25-year-old Riesling vines planted on mineral primary rock soils of mainly gneiss. A bright, savory style, with hints of chive and flavors of shiso leaf, green apple and spice. The juicy finish is crisp, presenting notes of sea salt and white pepper.
Markowitsch Carnuntum Rosé 2016 – Carnuntum, Austria – 70% Zweigelt, 20% Blaufränkisch & 10% Cabernet Sauvignon – Sustainable – Vivid pink. Powerful aromas of cherry, raspberry, rhubarb and violet, with a spicy nuance that gains strength with air. On the palate, concentrated, sharply focused dark berry and spice cake flavors are intensified by a late jolt of bitter herbs. The violet and spice notes repeat on the finish, which lingers on the palate.
Markowitsch St. Laurent Rothenberg 2012 – Carnuntum, Austria – 100% St. Laurent – Sustainable – The Rothenberg single vineyard with its red gravel soil and high iron content is perfect for the St. Laurent grape. Herbal bouquet combines black cherry, pine nuts and a hint of vanilla oak. Juicy, vinous and light on its feet, the 2012 Rothenberg displays a refreshing, gentle redcurrant flavor. Finishing with soft tannins, this St. Laurent is reminiscent of Pinot Noir.
Ernst Triebaumer Rust Blaufränkisch 2015 – Rust, Burgenland, Austria – 100% Blaufränkisch – Sustainable – Deep ruby with violet highlights. Cassis, blackberry and herbal spices emerge slowly on the nose. Quite soft and supple on the palate, with a flavor reminiscent of spiced berries and resins, this is an easy drinking Blaufränkisch. Finishes with subtle tannins and a lingering cedar quality.