While serving as the wine buyer at Papa Haydn Restaurant in Portland. German wine importer Ewald Moseler showed Barnaby 14 different Rieslings from Germany’s famed Mosel wine region. Within minutes, Barnaby bought all 14 en route to starting one of the largest German wine lists in Portland. That same night, Barnaby told his wife and partner, Olga, that he needed to learn how to make wines as expressive to terroir as these Rieslings. Fast forward about 15 years, and Teutonic is on the forefront of winemaking in Oregon.
With an affinity for colder sites, higher elevation, and dry-farmed vines that are ideally 30 years or older, Teutonic Wine Company produces roughly 6,000 cases of wine per year, all varieties that are typical to Germany’s Mosel region. These include Riesling, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc, Chasselas, Gewürztraminer, Silvaner, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier, Rosé and a variety of white blends. All the wines they make, with the exception of one blend, are single vineyard wines. We are honored that Teutonic Wine Company was one of our first Oregon producers.
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