Located next door to Wahoo! Grill on the edge of Decatur, we sell a variety of wines from around the world as well as a rotating selection of wine growlers and a monthly club selection. We also carry everything you need for your charcuterie board (including the board!) featuring local meats and cheeses along with a selection from around the country and world.
The character of the 2021 vintage is its multiple climatic hazards, with frost in April and a cool
temperate summer. The mild, dry winter enhanced a fairly early bud break in the vines, with increased sensitivity to frost at the end of March/beginning of April. The effects of frost were largely underestimated because not very visible, but on the most precocious grape varieties, such as Colombard, at harvest the yields were down 30%. The vegetative period from April to July was marked by cool humid weather, which required meticulous monitoring of the vineyard. Some mildew-related damage was observed on sensitive grape varieties. The temperate and humid summer caused disease in certain sectors and most of all on the Gros Manseng, a very sensitive grape variety. To prevent this risk, part of the grass was removed at the end of June with trimming and leaf stripping kept to a minimum. In mid-August, the summer heat caused hailstorms that affected part of Gascony with welcome rain allowing a smooth ripening of the Sauvignon Blanc. Warm and dry late August, picking of the Sauvignon Blanc began on
In Gascony, Sauvignon Blanc is the grape variety that performed best this year, it was spared from the hazards; too late for frost, not sensitive enough for mildew, harvested early before the
September heat and softened by the mid-August rains.
Gascogny, the mythical land of D’Artagnan that was once the epicenter of western Roman Gaul (2nd century), and that later the English held, is a beautiful part of the French Southwest – speckled with medieval hilltop towns. Gascogny had once 100,000 hectares of vines and now has just 15,000 hectares. Bordering the enormous Landes pine forest and wedged between the Atlantic and the Pyreneés, the vines breathe pure air and oceanic winds mixed with a warm foehn wind from the Saharan Desert. IGP Côtes de Gascogne shares the same land surface as Armagnac. Of the 3 subzones, our domaine is deeply in the Bas-Armagnac. The soils here are clay and sand, more specifically red sable and alluvial subsoil.
Having immigrated from Switzerland, the Gessler family settled here in 1928. We are now on the 4th generation – operating a robust family business with 20 full time employees. This is one of the more thoughtfully farmed properties – registered HVE 3 and in organic conversion. They tend to indigenous varietals with which dry white and red wines along with Armagnac are made.
Colombard is the offspring of Chenin Blanc and Gouais Blanc. This makes the grape the sibling of the Armagnac Meslier-Saint-François and the nearly extinct Cognac grape Balzac blanc. Tart and fruity Ugni Blanc is also known as Trebbiano. Gros Manseng is a dry varietal found in Jurançon wines.
Bottles range from budget-friendly to rare and collectible finds. Provisions include charcuterie, cheeses and other supplies for an amazing meat and cheese board to pair with you wine selection. Our food and gift offerings have a local Georgia-grown focus, with wonderful additions from around the world.
Month to Month with no long-term commitment!
For just $60 per month (plus tax) you can join the 2 or 4 bottles Wine Club. Each month you will receive your selected number of great wines along with tasting notes, wine information, food pairing suggestions, and much more! To sign up or for more information call 404-687-WINE (9463). If you haven't joined yet, we encourage you to inquire during your next visit to the shop. Memberships also make great gifts!
Additional WW&P Wine Club benefits:
10% off all purchases at WW&P on pick-up day
10% off 6 bottle wine purchases
WW&P reusable wine tote
1036 W College Ave, Decatur, GA 30030
Wahoo is an intimate space with a wide selection and a very welcoming vibe.