Asheville Wine Store
As Asheville’s oldest wine store, the Weinhaus has brought a variety of wine and beer from all over to downtown Asheville for more than 40 years. We work hard to find a wide selection of wines from vineyards both large and small to support local communities around the world. With wine from more than 20 countries we have something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a specific wine or to try something new our knowledgable staff can help track down the right selection for you. Our store is organized by countries/ regions with special sections for vintage wines, sake, ports, sherry, sparkling wine, vermouths and beer. With our Cork & Keg Bar right inside the store, we are your one stop shop for Asheville wine! Drink a glass of wine at the bar and then buy a bottle in the store to take home or attend one of our tastings events to learn more about wines from all over!
Learn more about some of the wines by region below or stop in and say hello to see our full selection!
Local Asheville and North Carolina Wines
Asheville is home to one of the largest wineries in North Carolina, and the Biltmore Estate is one of the most visited wineries in all of the country. The Weinhaus carries all the varietals offered outside of the Estate, and a wide variety of other North Carolina and regional wines. The Yadkin Valley AVA is well represented as well as offerings of Muscadine and Scuppernong wines from Duplin Co.
USA West Coast Wines – California, Oregon & Washington State
We carry many popular wines at all price levels from both small and large wineries. Grape varietals include Cabernets Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Zinfandel, Syrah/Shiraz, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and more. California AVA regions include Napa, Sonoma, Carneros, Lodi, Monterey, Santa Barbara and others. Oregon AVA regions are represented by the Willamette Valley, Walla Walla, Columbia Valley, McMinnville and more. Finally the wines of Washington State AVA regions, such as the Yakima Valley, Red Mountain, Rattlesnake Hills and the Columbia Valley, also add great quality to the shelves.
Since our opening in 1977, the Weinhaus has carried more wine from France than any other country. From the great AOC regions of Burgundy, Bordeaux, Champagne, the Rhone Valley, the Loire Valley, Alsace, Langedoc-Roussillon and others, classic wines of many vintage years are represented. In addition to the abundance of grape varietels and blends, all the styles such as Champagnes and crémants, fortified wine, dessert wine and vintage still wines are in stock. Because French wine tradition names a wine for the “terrior”, or the earth it came from, the knowledgeable staff at the Weinhaus can guide you through those areas that are unfamiliar.
Italy claims to have over 1,000 varieties of grapes. While not all (or even a tenth) are carried in our stock, there are plenty to choose from, including the Italian DOC wines of Chianti, Brunello, Borolo, Barbaresco, Valpolicella, Alto Aldige, Salice Salentino and more. There are many wines from Tuscany featuring the Sangiovese grape, as well as the Northern Italy white wines featuring the grape Pinot Grigio.
We really think that great value in wine comes from Spain, and we stock a great deal of Spanish wines, including the famous D.O. regions of Spain such as Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Priorat, Cava, Rias Baixas, Rueda and more. The predominate grape varietals in Spain include Tempranillo, Garnache, Monastrell (Mourvèdre), Albariño, Macabeo and Verdejo. Spain boasts of great table wine, Cava (sparkling wine) and Sherry (fortified wine) and selections of all these find a place on Weinhaus shelves.
Germany & Austrian Wines
Weinhaus takes its German name from the influence Austria and it’s wines had on founder Dave Mallett during the years he and his wife Sarah lived there. The cooler climates of Germany and Austria produce some beautiful wines from such grape varietals as Riesling, Gruner Veltliner, Gewurztraminer, Spatburgunder (Pinot Noir), Lemberger, Dornfelder and Portugieser. Famed regions like the Rheinhessen, Mosel, Pfalz and Burgenland have wineries that make the different quality levels found in German wine law such as Kabinett, Spatlase, Auslese, Beerenauslese, Troken Beerenauslese and Eiswein. Weinhaus carries fine examples of these wines in a variety of vintage years.
South American Wines – Argentina & Chile
New World wines from South America continue to improve in popularity as well as quality. Leading the way are the Malbecs from Mendoza, Argentina and the Carmenere, Cabs, and Merlots of Chile. White varietals include Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Torrontes and others. Wine regions of Chile, and wine regions in Argentina, that are sold at the Weinhaus include the valleys of Casablanca, Colchagua, Maipo, Lujan, Mendoza and La Rioja.
Australia, New Zealand & South Africa
Other wine growing countries in the Southern Hemisphere represented at the Weinhaus are Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Each grows grapes with unique character, imparting flavors not found anywhere else in the world. Grape varieties that are popular in these regions are Shiraz, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinotage, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Pinot Noir.
Fortified Wines – Port, Sherry, Madeira and Vermouth
When a winemaker distills grapes (Brandy), and adds it to traditionally fermented wine, it is known as a Fortified Wine. Weinhaus carries many such wines –Port, Sherry, Maderia and Vermouth – all are well represented.
Sparkling Wines – Champagne, Cava, Prosecco & Moscato