Germany


Ayinger Ur-Weisse Ayinger Ur-Weisse $3.50

A perennial favorite here at Bitto! Has a huge, thick, creamy head. Aroma is typical traditional Bavarian hefeweizen. Flavor is where it shines with qualities that go perfectly with meats and cheeses: banana, yeast, rye bread, and a nice clean and tart finish.



Peter Adler Auslese Riesling Peter Adler Auslese Riesling $11.50

An amazing value for Auslese (certified ripeness) fruit from Germany's Mosel River Valley. Classic light petroleum and mineral nose yet flavor sweet and soft with hints of apricots and vanilla cake. A great German staple with pork of all kinds and cheeses from soft Brie to hard Gouda.



Weihenstephaner Original Premium Lager Weihenstephaner Original Premium Lager $12.00

From the oldest brewery in the world comes a flavorful beer that shows a lovely white foam head. With a mild hoppy note and its pleasant fresh spicy taste, it goes very well with salads, poultry, stews or with our platters.



Gut Hermannsberg Riesling Trocken Gut Hermannsberg Riesling Trocken $16.00

A blend of five different vineyards, including the top ones showing off the amazingly complex Nahe soil: Lemberg Porphyry, Metaphyre, slate, and terrace gravel. Plus quartz, copper, iron and schist. Riesling the way Germans drink them everyday.



Gunther Schlink Spatburgunder Eiswein Gunther Schlink Spatburgunder Eiswein $25.00

Yep, a Pinot Noir ice wine! Gorgeous bright apple and bing cherry flavors, decadent but with crisp acidity. A rare treat!



Kerpen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese Kerpen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Auslese $30.00

From one of the highest rated producers in the highest rated vineyard. We can't believe we got some of this amazing wine. Pear, mango, honeysuckle, aromas of lily and the Mosel's amazing slate and bright acidity. Just stunning, we found it on a closeout at an unbelievable price.



GransFassian GransFassian $32.00

Expressive white peaches, beautiful fruit, harmoniously balanced with racy acidity and lovely structure. From the Mosel Valley, the premier region for this grape. Not super sweet, coming in at 11% and showing when Riesling is done right, it is truly ethereal.



Orchard Wine Cellar Movers and Shakers This Week

  • Gran Passione

    #1 Gran Passione

    From the land of Amarone comes a delicious Merlot based blend. To perfectly ripe Merlot (60%) is added juice from dried Corvina grapes ala Amarone. Rich, deep and smooth, this is a remarkable Merlot that may just change your Merlot worldview!
    (Holding the #1 spot)

  • Bonavita Red

    #2 Bonavita Red

    Made from four grapes harvested later than usual to achieve a greater ripeness and smoothness. A deep and inky wine, with ripe plum and blackcurrant aromas. Nice ripe fig and cherry with chocolate and licorice flavors. Just enough oak to give it some backbone. (behind by 6 bottles)

  • Tintero Moscato

    #3 Tintero Moscato

    Sori Gramella refers to the one of the only single vineyard Moscatos, and Marco is the only producer to bottle this striking limestone amphitheater commercially. Once the 30 year old vines give up their bounty, and the grapes are harvested and pressed, they are kept in stainless steel at a low temperature to prevent fermentation until an order is received in order to provide the freshest wine possible. (behind by 14 bottles)

  • Durigutti Cabernet Franc

    #4 Durigutti Cabernet Franc

    Say what? Now a Cab Franc from Argentina?? Argentina is taking over! With a dark intense color, hints of baked fruit, violets and vanilla. Nice soft tannins support the ample rich fruit. Argentina has taken another French grape and done it remarkable well! (behind by 4 bottles)

Fun New Arrivals

  • Poseidon Pinot Noir

    Poseidon Pinot Noir

    From vineyards with a view of the bay comes this well balanced, lively and delicious Pinot Noir. A easy drinking, medium-bodied wine showing off some rare and black pepper spiced Hungarian oak to balance the raspberry aromas and flavors.

  • Obsidian Cab

    Obsidian Cab

    A wonderful classic CA Cab with solid structure from the altitude and Hungarian oak. Reserved and dark on the nose with aromas of blackberries, hints of black licorice and coffee. Really nice and elegant. Touch on the masculine side with no jammy, jelly jar junk here. Wonderfully different.

  • Three Brooms

    Three Brooms

    This single vineyard, certified sustainable sav blanc shows lovely white flower, chili pepper, and gooseberry on the nose with some sandy mineralogy. Very nice weight and balance showing passion fruit, ripe apple flavors. Such a pleasant surprise is the roundness, the acid is lively and energetic but not abrasive.

  • Poquito Moscato

    Poquito Moscato

    Lightly sparkling, fruity and sassy, Poquito is small in size but big on taste. Delicate floral aromas combine with a sweet yet refreshing palate of ripe peaches, pears and apricots. Apply liberally at any social occasion. Great right out of the bottle but really amazing with mint and rum as a mojito!