IMAGINE CHLOE SEVIGNY IN LEDERHOSEN…BY KATHERINE COLE

March 30, 2012

The grandson of a prominent Portland smoke-shop owner and the son of a well-known local television correspondent, Barnaby Tuttle comes from strong genetic stock. But it was his stepmother, Evelyn Franz, who gave Tuttle the wine bug. For close to two decades, young Barnaby worked his way up through the ranks at Franz’s Papa Haydn restaurants, ending up as General Manager and Wine Director. Today, Barnaby and wife Olga are evangelists for Alpine-style winemaking: Their feather-light pinot noir (think 11.5% ABV), blanc, silvaner, chasselas and riesling make one want to run through the hills singing “Edelweiss.” And did we mention they import unknown family labels from the Mosel? Yes, they’re that cool.
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