Portland's newest urban winery and tasting room, Teutonic Winey Company, softly opens Saturday, and the grand opening will be Monday, with complimentary tastes and bites. Located at 3303 SE 20th Ave., just off Powell, it'll have a wine bar/tavern vibe and will also serve glasses ($8-16) and bottles ($16-52) of wine. Teutonic produces around 5,000 cases a year and makes Mosel and Alsatian-inspired wines, such as riesling, gewurztraminer, pinot meunier, and pinot noir.
"I love wine bars," says winemaker Barnaby Tuttle, who owns and operates Teutonic with his wife, Olga, "but I wanted to create a place where people are at ease." Inside, the soundtrack is all vinyl, ranging from The Dave Brubeck Quartet and Johnny Cash, to Iron Maiden, David Bowie, and The White Stripes—all played over fine JBL Model 4312 Speakers. Rainier tallboys come with a "frosty mug," and onsite food options range from The Wild Hunt, the just-announced food bus by Viking Soul Food, to Seafood Sundays. With Seafood Sundays, "We'll bring in guest chefs to cook seafood-theme meals," says Barnaby, and first up are fish tacos by San Felipe Taqueria on April 3.
Starting Saturday, March 26, Teutonic Wine Company urban winery and tasting room will be open Monday through Thursday, from noon to 9 p.m.; Friday, from noon to 10 p.m.; Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.; and Sunday, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.