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Our focus is…
- Quality & affordability.
- Locating brands with small production & incredible value.
- Educating the consumer with unconventional wine
- Highlighting brands with superiority & merit at our monthly wine tastings & dinners
Cruvinet Wine Bar
Enjoy a sampling of beer or a glass of wine from our Enomatic Cruvinet while you shop! The machine hosts 12 different wines with a selection of 8 whites and 4 reds! Servings are 3 oz. or 5 oz.
Green Turtle’s Wine Department is led by Certified Wine Educator Tim Dwight along with staff including Ms. Dominique Haas, formerly of Lausanne, Switzerland and Ms. Shirley Jacobus from New York State. Our staff brings great passion as well as many years of wine experience and travels throughout the wine producing areas of both Old and New World countries.
We share a love of new and unusual wines along with an appreciation for the classics of Napa, France and Italy. Monthly Wine Dinners hosted in our beautiful Grapevine Café feature guests from international wineries as well as wine Educators and Master Sommeliers. Chef Ercan prepares gourmet 6-course dinners to go along with an appropriate—and exciting—selection of matching wines, and our events are always sure to sell out quickly.
We have recently begun a series of casual, inexpensive Green Turtle Wine School Classes. Once every several weeks on Wednesday evening from 6:30 until 8:00 pm we offer an in-depth exploration of differing wine topics. Recent classes have featured Rose Wines, Beaujolais, Tuscany and Champagne, supported by video presentations as well as tastings and discussion.
Our wine selection at Green Turtle is extensive and ever-changing, featuring over 1,200 different wines from throughout the world. France is represented by a choice selection of Bordeaux and Burgundies with great additions from Southern France, the Rhone and Loire.
Our staff spent time this past June visiting and discovering the fabulous wines of Piemonte in Northern Italy, focusing on classic Barolos, Barbarescos and Barberas as well as regional white wines as well. Tuscany, in particular Brunello di Montalcino and Chianti are favorites also and you can always be assured of tracking down some high scoring labels at the Green Turtle.
Our back room Spanish wine collection is a great source of value priced treasures and we’ve got top labels of Tempranillo from Rioja and Ribera del Duero. Priorat and Montsant are well-represented with dramatic, full-bodied reds from Garnacha and Monastrell.
Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and Argentina make up a good portion of our New World wines although we are most proud of our USA wineries.
Pinot Noirs, Chards and Pinot Gris from Oregon are plentiful as are Cabs, Syrahs, and Merlots from the Columbia Valley and Washington State. California commands the lion’s share of our shelf space and you can be assured of finding great value, everyday drinkers along with legendary Cabernet classics such as Caymus, Stag’s Leap, Pahlmeyer, Paul Hobbs, Ramey, and Shafer.
Periodically, we’ve got hard-to-find cult classics as well from Sine Qua Non, Cayuse, Andy Erickson, Colgin and Harlan Vineyards; please inquire if you don’t see what you’re looking for, many of our treasures are locked away in our 55 degree temperature controlled wine cabinets.
We invite you to come out and explore our shelves, get to know the staff and sample some great bottles—wine is our passion here at the Green Turtle!
BECOME A WINE CLUB MEMBER
We make it easy for those with a discerning palate to enjoy quality wines every month
Plus, all members get:
10% discount on all in-store wines
Invitation to free bi-monthly tasting events, featuring wines & specialty cheeses
(Optional) Cheese-of-the-month selection for 15% off the retail price