Like our uniquely sourced coffee, we are just as passionate about our beer & wine selection. Our thoughtful selection will never be the biggest, but we pride ourselves on locating and offering some amazingly unique wines, sourced from small farms & family growers.
Whether it is wine or coffee that we choose for the Caffe, we look for similar things. We search out smaller farmers who each passionately labor to have a high quality representation of what their soil, their “terroir”, can produce. For us this term not only encompasses the land, climate and farming practices; but also the traditions and personality of each winemaker. Many of our wines are produced by friends & aquaintances and each time we sell a bottle, we consider the person behind it. Our hope is that you too will be inspired by our selections, and create your own memories with your friends.
Our Beer selection features some favorites from around the world, with the emphasis on NC craft brewers – always changing seasonally and for variety!
Whites by the Glass/ Bottle
*10 Jo Landron- Amphibolite, Melon de Bourgogne, Muscadet
10 Just Fiou, Sauvignon Blanc, Loire Valley
10 Laurent Bonneau, Chenin Blanc (off dry), Vouvray
10 Vincent Stoeffler, Sylvaner, Alsace, France
White By the Bottle
Stéphane Moreau, Chardonnay, Chablis 1er Cru Fôret
06 Michel Gahier, Chardonnay, Arbois, Jura, France
Sparkling- Bottle Only
Jo Landron- Atmosphères, Folle Blanche/ PinotNoir, Muscadet
*NV Clos des Quarterons, 80%Chenin Blanc 20%Chardonnay, Crémant de Loire
NV Laurent Bonneau, Chenin Blanc (off dry), Vouvray, France
Rosé by the Glass/ Bottle
Nicolas Grosbois- Cuisine de Ma Mère, Cabernet Franc, Chinon 7/25
(Imported just for Caffé Driade and The Open Eye Café; a special treat for you.)
05 Château St. Vincent, Sauternes, Bordeaux
Reds by the Glass/ Bottle
Sébastien Magnien- Hautes Côtes de Beaune « Clos de la Perriere »Pinot Noir, Bourgogne
*09 Domaine Galévan- Paroles de Femme,Grenache/ Mourvèdre /Cinsault/ Carignan, Côtes du Rhône
10 Seghesio, Barbera, Alba, Italy
10 Henry Marionnet- Domaine de la Charmoise, Gamay, Touraine – (Served at a cooler temperature for freshness.)
*08 Clos Troteligotte-KPrice, Malbec, Cahors
Red by the Bottle
Lindquist- Qupé, Syrah, Central Cost, California half-bottle
*07 Le Soula, vdp des Côtes Catalanes-Syrah/ Carignan / Grenache/ Cab. Sauvignon, Roussillon, France
*09 Domaine Galévan, Grenache/ Mourvèdre Châteauneuf du Pape,
06 Ernesto Catena- Alma Negra, 85% Bonarda/ 10% Malbec/ 5%Cabernet Franc, Argentina
09 Gérard Fiou, Pinot Noir, Sancerre, Loire Valley, France
09 G.D. Vajra, Langhe, Nebbiolo
09 Clos Saint-Vincent, Merlot/ Cabernet Franc/ Cabernet Sauvignon, St. Emillion Grand Cru, Bordeaux
Bell’s Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.
simple: smooth wheaty summer ale with mild malty fruit
Hacker-Pschorr Munich Gold: Cloudy golden amber color with a nice lacy head. Praline, clay and delicate grain cereal aromas follow through on a smooth, supple entry to a dry medium body with accents of nectarine and golden raisin. Gold was the first Hacker-Pschorr beer exported to the U.S. starting in 1865 and was honored with an award at the International Exhibit in 1876 in Philadelphia. (from: http://boozedancing.wordpress.
simple: light dry german lager with very mild fruit, lots of mo
Green Flash West Coast IPA: A menagerie of hops is layered throughout the brewing process: Simcoe for unique fruitiness and grapefruit zest, Columbus for strong hop pungency, Centennial for pine and citrus notes and Cascade for floral aroma. A multi-dimensional hop experience. 7.2% ABV
Shiner Ruby Redbird is brewed with genuine Texas Rio Red Grapefruit, the signature sweet citrus of the Rio Grande Valley, and ginger. This lager beer features grapefruit tartness and finishes with a ‘lil kick of ginger. Ruby Redbird is sure to be a crisp and refreshing summer beer. 4.2% ABV. Very refreshing. GREAT for intensely hot days.
Highland Gaelic Ale A deep amber colored American ale, featuring a rich malty body. Cascade and Willamette hops add a complex hop flavor and aroma. This ale is exceptionally balanced between malty sweetness and delicate hop bitterness. It has a universal appeal, and accounts for about half of Highlands total production.
This was Highlands first beer and was originally named Celtic Ale in honor of the Scots and Irish who originally settled the Appalachian region. The name had to change – since Bert Grant Brewery had a federal patent for “Celtic Ale”. The term “Gaelic” more commonly refers to the language of the Celtic peoples in Scotland and Ireland and particularly to the Scottish Highlanders. The dark amber color is similar to a Scottish Ale but the flavor and body is more in the style of American amber.
This amazing beer is the absolute picture of balance: 5.6% ABV. Grains: 2 Row Brewers Malt, Munich, Caramel 40, Caramel 60 & Extra Special Malt. hops: Chinook, Willamette, & Cascade.
Franziskaner Weissbier Dunkel: mellow darkish malts, not too sweet or yeasty, fuller mouthfeel than a typical german lager, leaves milder notes of spice and ripe fruit. 5% ABV
SmuttyNose Porter, roasty dark ale, strong darker malts, balanced hops, very full mouthfeel, delightfully strong coffee/chocolate tastes. 6.2% ABV
Lindeman’s Lambic — crisp, clean fresh lambics with sweet and tart fruit & enticing aromas! Refreshing and delicious!
Peche 2.5% ABV
Cassis 3.5% ABV
Framboise 2.5% ABV