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 11 bottles)

  • Armas de Guerra Rose

    #3 Armas de Guerra Rose

    My heavens! 50+ year old, organic Mencia vines from some of the highest vineyards in Bierzo. Subtle aromas of strawberry, pink grapefruit and white pepper play with clean river rock minerality touched by zesty key lime. Balance and finish are tied together with a vibrating acidity. Structured and executed like a world class ballerina doing flamenco. Sells out every year for good reason. Lighter than Provence, a different planet than White Zin. The only hard part is only opening one bottle at a time. (behind by 1 bottles)

  • Sweet Sunset Chocolate Merlot

    #4 Sweet Sunset Chocolate Merlot

    First lets say that this is Not ChocoVine. This wine is actually made with eighty five percent Merlot and than has natural chocolate cream added to the mix. This is the wine for anyone looking for sweet red or the chocolate lover at home. Great gift for the holidays. (behind by 15 bottles)

Fun New Arrivals

  • Amon Ra

    Amon Ra

    The 2014 Amon Ra reflects the tried and true essence of the Glaetzer style - generosity of flavor with finesse of structure. The inky purple color displays the gentle but full extraction. The nose shows an abundance of dark blueberry, vanilla, black cherry and hints of cassis with notes of mixed spice and anise. Although still young and firmly wound, the vibrant blackberry and dried spice flavors integrate well with youthful yet supple tannins with the trademark loooong and sleek finish. Meant to go 10 to 15 years to hit its prime.

  • Gotes del Priorat

    Gotes del Priorat

    A slightly different and wonderful lighter take on Priorat. The gorgeous blue slate show immediately on the nose, Carignan is there but with richness and elegance. Really pretty and an homage to the fruit. Gorgeous leather and blue black fruit flavors with spice and soft leather. Organic, hand picked and just 9 months in French, this really is a lovely wine!

  • Maimai Syrah

    Maimai Syrah

    So pretty. Brings a clear nose of Gimblett Gravels terroir beneath lush soft blue and black fruit with lovely violet and lavender notes. Palate is clean, balanced and very approachable. Just a hint of the Northern Rhone's meatiness but mostly bright fruit and enough acidity to hold it in check. Maybe the best NZ Syrah out there??

  • Gewurz

    Gewurz

    A CA Gewurztraminer crafted in the style of those from the Alps. Great crisp minerality, rose petal and lychee notes, with bright acidity to hold it together. All organic from the rugged and cooler Potter Valley in Mendocino. Try with grilled chicken or pork chops to see what a great food wine this is!