About Weygandt Wines

Wines with an extra dimension of character come from special winemakers—people of talent who work hard, but also have that extra feeling about what they do that comes through in their wines. Our main objective is finding these people from all around France, Austria, Germany, Italy, Spain and Australia.

Peter Weygandt

Since 1987, Peter Weygandt has been an importer of French wines and has gained a national and international reputation for the quality of his selections and his portfolio of top “boutique” French wines. Peter Weygandt Selections are a near constant feature of top wine journals including Robert M. Parker, Jr.'s The Wine Advocate, The Wine Spectator, Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar, and Burghound, and Peter Weygandt has been mentioned in articles in Time Magazine, The New York Times, and featured in Business Monthly and numerous times in various wine publications, most recently Food and Wine Magazine. In recent years he has expanded his portfolio to include Italian, German, Austrian, Australian, and Spanish wines, more than 100 producers in all . . .

"One of the small specialty importers with impeccable credentials as well as a great palate, the unassuming gentleman, Peter Weygandt, does as fine a job as anybody in the business, culling out great wines from France and Australia. His low profile personality rarely generates much noise for himself, but he does not have to given the impeccable quality of his portfolio. Readers who do not have access to Weygandt-Metzler offerings are missing some of the finest values as well as best imports in the United States." – Robert M. Parker, Jr. – Wine Personalities of the Year, The Wine Advocate, 144.

Weygandt Wines is the next natural step for the Weygandt-Metzler portfolio; to create a retail store dedicated to showcasing all of the diverse selections, value, and quality of Peter Weygandt Selections, from both the most-well-known viticultural regions, and from lesser-known regions and up-and-coming producers. It is a place where consumers can come to be educated about the portfolio, and on a regular basis to meet the importer and our wine growers. All in all, delicious fun.

Tim O'Rourke

Tim O'Rourke

A former chef, Tim graduated from L'Academie de Cuisine in Maryland in 2000. With tours at Washington, DC mainstays Café Atlántico, Ristorante Tosca and Michel Richard Citronelle, he cultivated his cooking and tastes under the watchful eyes of renowned chefs José Andrés, Cesare Lanfranconi and Michel Richard. It was during these 6 years that Tim first developed a taste for wine. Special events at The Beard House in New York, NY and a 55th birthday celebration for Michel Richard, with guest star chefs such as Thomas Keller and Eric Ripert, continued his education.

In 2006, while working for acclaimed caterer, Susan Gage Caterers, Tim cooked for Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Legendary 100 Point Wine Weekend, alongside celebrity chefs Daniel Boulud, Alain Dutournier and Nancy Oakes as well Washington D.C.'s own Michel Richard, Eric Ziebold and Frank Ruta. (The incredible list of wines served that weekend can be found here.) Maybe while tasting a 1989 Domaine de la Romanée-Conti Montrachet, or a 1982 Château Cheval Blanc, or perhaps a 1975 Château d'Yquem, Tim honed his taste in finer wines and first began to truly understand the importance of pairing wine with food.

So come in and bring up anything related to your palate. The idea of talking about food and wine all day long is what brought Tim to Weygandt Wines in the first place.