Women winemakers are a common theme at Weygandt Wines. You'll find their wines at our tasting counter frequently, like when we recently featured the wines of Montalcino estate Bartoli Guisti, or when we spotlighted Birgit Wiederstein as one of 2 new Austrian arrivals.
This Saturday, in honor of International Women's Day, we'll pour a stellar line-up of wines exclusively from the women winemakers in our portfolio.
These excellent wines represent a true cross-section of our portfolio, spanning regions and terroirs in France, Austria, Germany, Italy, and Spain!
We'll start in the north, with two excellent winemakers from Germany and Austria.
On 16 hectares of family vineyards near Monzerheim, at the highest elevation of the Rheinhessen, Gesine Roll of Weingut Weedenborn is redefining what is possible in this classic German wine region. Riesling plays a leading role, and we'll pour an elegant, multifaceted cuvée that's a steal at its $15 list price.
Since her start in 1992, Birgit Eichinger has risen quickly to prominence as a producer of beautifully elegant wines from the Kamptal—a small region in northern Austria known for steep sandstone slopes and high sun exposure. Birgit takes a detail-oriented approach to winemaking, and the resulting quality is on full display in the exceptionally well balanced Grûner Veltliner we'll pour on Saturday.
Next, we'll visit 2 French regions. First, at the eastern end of the Loire Valley, Valerie Dagueneau (along with her sister Florence) is a proponent of harvesting late, which results in distinctly riper versions of the varieties she works with, including the layered Pinot Noir we'll feature this weekend.
Working with a traditional Jura line-up of Savagnin, Poulsard and Trousseau, Loreline Laborde of Les Granges Paquenesses employs a pure and rustic approach to winemaking, working everything with her hands and her horse at the utmost respect for nature. Her Savagnin La Pierre, which we'll pour on Saturday, is a true treat of a wine; rich, round and full of minerals.
Finally, we'll head south with a lush Priorat wine from Sara Perez—the latest generation of pioneering winemakers at acclaimed estate Mas Martinet and widely regarded as among the most talented and innovative young winemakers in Spanish wine.
Rounding out the line-up, we'll pour a long, fresh, and clean Brunello di Montalcino from Anna Maria Focacci of Bartoli Giusti, a recent addition to our Italy porftolio and an estate committed to letting its old-vine Montalcino terroirs shine through.
You can find more information about these wines here, including tasting notes and special pricing.