The Club

Overview

wineLAIR DC is a private, membership-based wine community in the heart of
D.C.’s bustling West End neighborhood. Our members are a blend of like-minded
people, purveyors, wine aficionados, collectors, and novices eager to evolve and
broaden the wine landscape. We aim to be a gathering place that fosters
community in all forms, a place where people can connect on the ethos that
drives who we are, the experiences we create, and initiatives we join.

As the first stateside venture from the group behind the popular and
innovative wineBANK concept located across Europe in cities such as Frankfurt
and Vienna – this new iteration of the brand will share a similar celebration of
wine at its core. Furthermore, it will offer a unique new approach that is
the first of its kind both for the brand, and for the U.S. market.

Main build

Amenities

Access to the full-service, 5,500
sq-ft club lounge located adjacent
to the Ritz-Carlton Washington,
D.C at 1120 22nd Street NW.

Spacious and impeccably designed
lounge equipped with attentive
staff, and amenities such as wine
glasses, coolers and decanters.

358 climate-controlled wine storage
lockers on-site – each member will
receive a designated locker as part of
their membership fee and can
choose to purchase more if desired.

Access to all wineBANK locations
around the world – introducing
members to the international
community of wine aficionados,
renowned winemakers, and
unforgettable global experiences for
those who wish to travel and make the
most of their membership.

Full-service wine bar, offering
bottles and pours-by-the-glass for
purchase with a focus on Old World
wines, in addition to California and
other New World regions.

A range of private event
capabilities, including private
dining rooms.

A relaxing and intimate space for
entertaining with friends, family,
and business associates.

Insurance against theft, vandalism, and
fire so members are assured that their
collection is always safe.

5,500 sq-ft club lounge
358 climate-controlled wine
storage lockers
1st wineLAIR club in the
United States

Design

Our 358-key luxury lair strikes an artful balance between old-world tradition,
with nods to the regions where winemaking traditions first originated, and
contemporary elements that play up bold elements from new world culture.

Our space offers an intimate and relaxing place for members and their guests
to entertain and relax. The dining area consists of three dining heights and
three high-top tables, with equally comfortable chairs perfect for enjoying
a long, leisurely dinner. Black and gold finishes are predominant throughout the
space, and reflection is used to create textural depth and an air of minimalism.

Inside the wine storage area, clusters of additional tasting tables create a place
to uncork and enjoy bottles straight from member’s lockers.

House wine
Palma house

Epicurean Delights

Epicurean Epicurean Epicurean
  • To complement our membership
    experience, we’ve partnered with
    celebrated local chef Ris LaCoste —
    owner of RIS —to curate an exclusive
    food menu for guests and members to
    enjoy alongside their wine.
  • Light snacks, cheese, and charcuterie
    boards will also be available, along with
    select lunch and dinner entree options.
  • wineLAIR DC will also offer a robust
    programming schedule each month,
    which will include masterclasses, wine
    dinners, special wine tastings, winemaker
    dinners, and other high-level events.

Hosts

Stephane olivier norbert

Stéphane considers himself a multicultural
citizen of the world. He graduated from
Université de Montréal with a Major in
Advertising and a Minor in Graphic Arts.
After a few years in Advertising, he entered
the hospitality industry, where he has since
spent the last 15 years working for several
high-end restaurants and luxury properties.
After spending 20 years based in Austin,
Texas, Stéphane made the decision to
relocate back to the greater D.C. area, which
is where he grew up and spent his formative
years. In this new role, Stéphane is eager to
share his love for wine and hospitality with
the oenophile community here in D.C., and
foster a welcoming, warm environment for
other wine collectors and aficionados.

Stéphane Olivier Norbert
General Manager at wineLAIR DC
Ron Weight

Ron, a long-time IT professional, caught
the ‘wine bug’ while living in San Francisco
and having California wine country at his
fingertips! He is now the founder and
operator of one of Austin’s premier
restaurant and wine bars – Uncorked
Tasting Room & Wine Bar – and is excited
to further his love for wine with wineLAIR
DC and additional wineLAIR locations
planned across the country. Wright is also a
Certified Wine Professional (CWP), which
he received from the Culinary Institute of
America in St. Helena, California.

Ron Wight
Partner at winelair DC

Contact

Club manager: Stéphane Norbert
Email address:
[email protected]
Phone: +1 512-983-3750

wineLAIR
1120 22nd St. NW
DC 20037 Washington, D.C.
USA

Operated and managed by:
ThreeWineGuys LLC
7719 Wood Hollow Dr., Ste.265
78731 Austin, TX, USA