Wine Classes
Charity Happy Hour
Private Events

Select Tuesday nights from 7-8:30pm, Vinoteca holds wine classes in our upstairs lounge. These educational wine tastings are led by local wine specialists in a comfortable and informal setting. At each class, we take a look at a selection of five to six wines that are paired with small bites created by our chef. While you develop your palate, you are free to discuss the wines with the instructor or amongst the group. No previous wine experience is necessary.

Class Dates & Themes for Autumn

  • March 11 – Sparkling Wines – Because who doesn’t love bubbles?
  • March 25 – Rosé – There’s a full spectrum of this awesome stuff
  • April 8 – Pinot Noir – Pinots from around the world
  • April 22 – Organic Wines – Because it’s Earth Day and we love the environment

Reservations are required. Only twenty spaces available.

To sign up for a class, give us a call at 202.332.9463 or email us at

All wine classes are $40 per person plus tax. Any person who registers for all four classes will receive a $5 discount on each event.

A credit card number is needed to hold your reservation. Your card will not be charged until the day of the event. You also have the option of paying in cash upon your arrival. If you need to cancel your reservation, please call or email us at least forty-eight hours ahead. If you do not cancel your reservation forty-eight hours prior to the class, your credit card will be charged on the day of the event.

In an effort to support great causes in the area, we regularly host Wednesday Charity Happy Hours. With a donation in support of the cause, guests receive happy hour specials extended from 5-9pm.  Here are our upcoming causes and dates.

Wed. Charity Happy Hours:

  • April 23 – “Kristen Runs to Napa” Team Challenge Happy Hour (Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America)
  • April 30 – Team Fox Fundraiser Part 1 (The Michael J. Fox Foundation)
  • May 7 – Happy Hour Fundraiser for La BECA Women’s Scholarship Foundation
  • May 21 – Super Awesome Happy Hour Fun Time (Thrive DC)
  • May 28 – Team Fox Fundraiser Part 2 (The Michael J. Fox Foundation)

For information regarding hosting a charity happy hour for your organization, please contact us at

The upstairs lounge at Vinoteca offers guests a private and enchanting space for your next event. With space for up to twenty-five for a seated dinner, thirty for an instructional wine class, or seventy-five for a cocktail-style reception or group wine tasting, it is the perfect venue for events, small or large.

For more information on private events at Vinoteca, please send inquiries to