Eno Wine Room Opens in Georgetown Today

2810 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

From a press release:

ENO wine room opens today at 2810 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW in Georgetown. With a mission to showcase interesting varietals and artisanal products in an approachable manner, ENO offers guests a curated selection of wines by the glass, bottle and flight, as well as small production cheeses, charcuterie and chocolates.

The opening list offers hundreds of selections from both the Old World and the New World, with approximately half of the bottles priced under $50. Flights are a central focus of ENO’s offerings, featuring 8 to 12 wine trios at any time, with themes such as Rhone Rangers, showcasing the classic styles of Northern and Southern Rhone, Jefferson’s heirs, built around three examples from Virginia wineries and Acid Trip, featuring high acid whites. The wine room also features approximately 35 wines by the glass, including eight on tap, with prices starting at $9.

The growing local wine scene is well represented in ENO’s offerings, showcasing several Virginia wineries, including King Family Vineyards, Paradise Springs Winery and Barboursville Vineyards. The wine room’s list also includes a series of private labels made by ENO from the initial step of barrel selection to the final blend, including two wines made in partnership with Dusted Valley in Walla Walla, Washington – “Columbeaux” and “GSM.”

ENO’s commitment to supporting local producers on the food front includes charcuterie selections from Stachowski’s Market in DC, chocolate truffles from Virginia confectioner Gearharts and cheeses from Calkins Creamery in Pennsylvania and Cherry Glenn Goat Cheese Co. in Maryland. A concise menu of salads, grilled sandwiches and snacks such as Deviled eggs with duck confit and a Bruschetta flight are also available at dinner, with lunch to follow soon after opening. ENO also offers food flights assembled from their rotating selection of cheese, charcuterie and chocolates.

Visits from artisanal producers, including local vintners, cheese makers and chocolatiers, will be a regular occurrence at ENO shortly after opening. These casual-yet-informative tasting sessions will allow guests to brush up on array of topics and give them access to featured partner artisans.

The three-level, 72-seat space retains much of the original brick and structure of the early 1900s row house in which it is located. The welcoming interior balances the traditional design elements of the historic space with updated artistic touches, such as an eye-catching chandelier made from a used wine barrel. The second floor features a glass encased temperature-controlled cellar, home to the wine room’s extensive sparkling wine and by the glass list. A second, larger cellar is located on the lower level, and has the capacity to hold nearly 1,800 bottles.

ENO wine room is located at 2810 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC. The hours of operations are Monday to Saturday from 4PM to 12AM and Sunday from 1PM to 10PM. Lunch to follow.”

I stopped by for some preview photos on Monday – have a look after the jump.

second floor

awesome art made of old wine barrels that dominates the space

another view second floor

second floor seating

I was a bit obsessed with this piece – view from first floor

cheese and chocolate

first floor bar

3 Comment

  • Unfortunately, Brian Eno couldn’t make it to the grand opening ceremony.

  • I dropped by last night for what I assume was a soft opening… very nice staff and really cool space. The flights are definitely their priority. I had the Jefferson flight, it was a nice variety, however for 17 bucks the pours were pretty conservative. They were hardly 2oz pours each.

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