The Inn at Little Washington offers more than 2,400 wine selections from the world’s great wine regions.
There is a strong focus on the wines of Europe and California showcasing each region’s best producers, and we proudly support our local wineries by cellaring the best that Virginia has to offer. We have also selected many extraordinary wines to serve by the glass in order to offer ample options to match your meal. Among the Inn’s most special bottles are: 1899 Château D’Issan, 1893 Chateau Pichon Longueville-Comtesse de Lalande, 1966 Vega-Sicilia Unico, and representatives from all of the Grand Crus of Burgundy, many in deep verticals.
Wine Director Bill Harris
Born and raised in New York City, Bill spent his formative years working in restaurant kitchens and then transitioned to the front of the house while studying business at the University of Miami. He fell in love with wine while courting his wife, Maria, on a three-month bike trip through Europe. Travel in Old World wine regions across France, Italy, Austria and Germany furthered his knowledge, as did studying at the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone in St. Helena, California. He has earned an advanced certification with the Wine and Spirits Education Trust (W.S.E.T.).
Bill arrived at The Inn at Little Washington from Sandy Lane in St. James, Barbados, where he was Director of Wine for the past two years. Previously, he held a range of positions including Director of Wine and Spirits at the Ritz-Carlton Resorts of Naples, Florida, Director of Wine at Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Barbara, California; Penrose Room Manager at the Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colorado as well as 9 years with Ritz Carlton Hotels in a variety of senior management positions, including being a member of the corporate beverage committee.
As of July 2011 the Commonwealth of Virginia changed its laws to permit wine to be brought into restaurants. We allow two 750ml bottles or one 1500 ml bottle per party. Our corkage fee is $50 for the first 750ml bottle, $75 for the second 750ml bottle or $125 for one 1500ml bottle. The corkage fee will be waived for each bottle (at least 750 ml) purchased off our list regardless of price. We kindly request that guests do not bring in wines that are represented on our wine list. The policy may not be available on holidays or as part of special events. Please contact our Wine Director Bill Harris at 540-675-5241 or by email at email@example.com with any questions or for more information.