Olga and Barnaby Tuttle make some of Oregon's best and most purposeful wines. From the very start, they set their compass to "Old & Cold, High & Dry, Wood & Wild", rules to live by to make lively wines with delicate textures and vivid flavors.
Teutonic wines began with a burst of inspiration when Barnaby tasted through a set of Mosel Riesling as wine director at Papa Hayden in 2002. Their first vines were planted at the Alsea estate in 2005, and by 2008 the winery was ready for the pair to leave steady restaurant work behind and devote all their time to making and selling wine.
Riesling was the beggining, and will always be at the core of Teutonic's portfolio, but they make a number of other wines too, Gewurztraminer, Gamay, Pinot Meunier, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir (of course), and others. To each grape they give a defiantly cold climate voice; light, transparent wines that look delicate but sizzle with energy and intense flavor.
From 12-4 on Saturday, December 16th they'll be at L&E with a selection of their latest releases and stories worth hearing.