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 D.C. Chapter

D.C. Chapter
Oktober Weinfest on Friday, September 18, 2015

Dear German Wine Society Members and Friends of German Wine,

In Germany Oktoberfest is celebrated beginning in September, and so we are returning to the German Embassy House for our Oktober Weinfest on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7 pm.
The theme of our Oktober Weinfest this year is a tour of the wine regions of Germany, and we will have wines from eight of the thirteen regions available for you to enjoy — the Mosel, Ahr, Nahe, Rheingau, Rheinhessen, Franken, Pfalz and Baden. Wines will be poured for you by our own experienced members, who have been to a number of these regions. Rarely does the opportunity arise to experience so many of these wine regions together at one time! Together with these wines, we will have an ample buffet of delicious German-style foods.

The price for this very special event will be $80 for members, and $89 for non-members. The Board encourages all members and friends of the Society to reserve as early as possible, as this event is expected to be very popular. We will be limiting attendance to 50 guests, to ensure that everyone can best enjoy the event. Reservations must be received by Monday, September 14, 2015, for Embassy security - no late reservations can be accepted. Weather permitting, the Embassy House terrace will be open for you to relax with your welcoming Sekt and savor the wines. We anticipate Embassy personnel to be present for our event as well.

The evening will unfold as follows:


Henkell Riesling Sekt Rhein

Cheese Board - array of domestic and international cheeses, arranged with an assortment of crusty bread and crackers


Mosel: Karthäuserhof 2013 Eitelsbacher Karthäuserhofberg Riesling Spätlese

Nahe: Dönnhoff 2013 Norheimer Kirschbeck Riesling Spätlese

Ahr: Meyer-Näkel 2011 Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) “S”

Rheingau: Leitz 2011 Rüdesheimer Berg Roseneck Riesling Spätlese

Rheinhessen: Weingut Keller 2012 “Von der Fels” Riesling Trocken

Franken: Fürst 2013 Pur Mineral Riesling Trocken

Pfalz: Kurt Darting 2012 Durkheimer Nonnengarten Gewürztraminer Kabinett

Baden: Shelter Winery 2012 Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir)

Selection of Bratwurst, Knockwurst and Weisswurst


Geschmorter Rotkohl (braised red cabbage)

Kässpatzen (“cheese sparrows”, small cheese-covered dumplings)

Kartoffelsalat (potato salad)

Garden Salad with Romaine, Bibb and Watercress

Assorted Pretzel and Pumpernickel Rolls


Mosel: JJ Prüm 2010 Wehlener Sonnenuhr Riesling Auslese

Pfalz: Pfeffingen 2001 Ungsteiner Herrenberg Scheurebe Auslese

Apple Strudel

Coffee and Tea available from buffet

The German Embassy House is located at 1900 Foxhall Road N.W. A limited amount of parking is available on nearby streets off Foxhall Road. Guests should plan to arrive by driving, taxi or the the nearest bus lines (D6 is closest, walk uphill on Foxhall).

All Society members and guests are reminded that alcohol consumption can lead to intoxication, and therefore Society members and their guests are expected to drink in moderation at Society events. It is advisable to provide designated drivers or other modes of transit where available, or mostly to taste rather than consume alcohol where such drivers or alternative means of transportation are not available.

Event coordinator: Carl Willner, 301-216-2531,

We now have two options to reserve and pay for attendance at our events! Members and guests can still send in a check, as in the past, to the German Wine Society, using the reservation form below. But we are now in the electronic age too, and you can alternatively register for events on our website and make payment by Paypal. See the website for guidance on how to do this, You will need to set up a GWS account on our website to register, and also have a Paypal account ready to use for payment.

And, now that the fun is out of the way, we’ll nag a little about renewing your annual dues for the year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Dues ($35 a year for either a single or a couple membership) should be sent to GWS, 1600 Clarendon Blvd., W105, Arlington, VA 22209. For those of you who have done this, a hearty thank you! For those of you who haven’t, a hearty thank you awaits.
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Please fill out the form below (if you want to register by mail and check rather than electronically using Paypal) and send your check, payable to the German Wine Society, to: German Wine Society, 1600 Clarendon Blvd., W105, Arlington, VA 22209.


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