Direct retailer / importer of hand-picked artisan wines. Values for any price & palate.
Warren Leonard | General Manager
Warren joined the team in 2011 as an assistant manager and stepped into the role of general manager in early 2016. The appreciation of wine as part of a meal and the winemakers who work the vines is what drew Warren to Weygandt Wines. Over his years at the shop, this has been galvanized through travel with Peter to meet our producers to better understand the process from vine to glass while sharing these stories and wines at the shop with our clients. Warren strives to create conversations about winemakers and their wines, whether to build our client’s cellars or select the perfect bottle for a simple weekday meal.
Cason, a Florida native, developed an interest in wine while working towards his Master of Accountancy at the University of Tennessee Knoxville. Following graduate school, Cason worked for 7 years in the accounting and finance industry. During this period, much of his free time went towards furthering his knowledge of wine and developing his palate. After a trip to the Southern Rhône in 2014 to visit small grower-producers, Cason came to the realization that a career change was in order! After a year of working days at his finance job and nights at a local wine shop in Nashville, he stumbled across an opening at Peter Weygandt’s retail store and made the move from Nashville, TN to Washington, DC in early 2016.
Cason holds the Wine & Spirit Education Trust Level III certification, and is a certified French Wine Scholar. He is passionate about the wines of the Loire Valley, the Jura, Austria, and Beaujolais.
Ed is a Certified Sommelier and a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. Before that he earned a BA in European History from Wesleyan University in Middletown Connecticut. In between Wesleyan and CIA, Ed discovered his true passion was food and wine. What he particularly liked was the way that food and wine brought people together. He has run beverage programs at 2941 in Falls Church and for Jeffery Buben at Vidalia and Bistro BIs. His travels have taken him to Languedoc, the Roussillon, and Provence in France, and Rioja and Basque country in Spain. In the U.S., he has a particular passion for the wines of Oregon. At Weygandt he is developing wine classes, building the spirits program, working behind the tasting table, and taking a lot of pictures. When not at Weygandt, he can be found trying to perfect his manhattans, old fashioneds, and chili.