Watch: Meet Portland's Heavy Metal Winery, Teutonic Wine Company

Avant garde winemaking is alive and well in Portland, Oregon. "The scientific wing of the natural wine movement," Teutonic Wine Company balances fine wine and personal style. It works mostly with Germanic grapes — all grown in Oregon. I'm a big fan, not only because I love metal and wine, but because Teutonic proves Oregon wine isn't just pinot noir.

In the below video, winemaker Barnaby Tuttle shares Teutonic Wine Company's latest projects, including a collaboration wine made with local metal band Red Fang; an MSG-packed wine tentatively named "Umami Tsunami"; and a fire-damaged riesling using fruit from the 2017 Columbia River Gorge wildfire.

Teutonic Wine Company's tasting room keeps regular hours and is located in central Portland, at 3303 SE 20th, just off Powell Boulevard. Time a visit with jazz night Wednesdays or one of the urban winery's many culinary events by chef Alex Bourgidu (Genoa, Porta). Events are announced on Teutonic's Facebook page (and definitely be on the lookout for its regular dollar-oyster nights).

Music: Jet Fueled Vixen - Kevin MacLeod:


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