Covid-19 Update: We are open and making deliveries as usual. In times of self-isolation, it's important to remember the CDC's advice that if you are going to consume wine and alcohol, it should be in moderation for protecting mental and physical health. This means no more than two drinks per day for men, and one for women. A standard drink contains 1.5 ounces of alcohol, which translates to a 5-ounce glass of wine. You can get more information on alcohol consumption and health from the CDC here.
Exclusivity: We carry a unique and highly edited selection of quality wines not available elsewhere in the Washington DC area.
why first vine?
Convenience: You can order online anytime day or night, and we'll deliver to your door at a time convenient for you. We also ship to 36 states.
Value: first vine is an importer and a retailer. This allows us to offer our wines at lower prices than other non-importing retailers charge for comparable quality wines from the same region by eliminating the distributor step from the sales chain.
Pairing well with food: The European wines we've selected pair particularly well with nearly all foods and also have sufficient character to be consumed without accompaniment. Many "New World" wines are delicious alone, but are difficult to pair with foods.
Knowledge of and Passion for the Wines: We've developed personal relationships with wine producers in France, Spain, and Italy, and use that knowledge to impart a sense of place to the product, as well as suggesting foods that these wines complement particularly well.
A blend of Syrah and Grenache, aged in concrete. This combination is often found in the Languedoc, but this one is a cut above. Truly a treat! Look for it here.
This is just one of our wines that's on sale until June 8, 2020, while we have the stay at home order in DC. Most still wines $19 and up will receive an automatic additional 20% discount, in addition to the regular volume discounts already offered.
You've probably noticed that we're low on many selections. Shipments should start arriving in June. We'll keep you updated!
Great news -- free shipping for 12 or more bottles! Good for orders nearly everywhere we ship. Stock up now!