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Austrian Wine Tasting and Luncheon in Vienna (April 13, 2019)

April 13, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Travel with us this April to Vienna for a sumptuous three-course luncheon and wine pairing, featuring eight premier wines from Austria, including a beereauslese with dessert. This luncheon will held be at Bazin’s on Church, in Vienna, VA. (111 Church St NW, Vienna, VA 22180). In addition to the food and wine, we will enjoy a lively and informative seminar on Austrian wines presented by wine broker Klaus Witttauer.

Klaus was born in Austria and attended Hotel/Restaurant Management School in Salzburg. He worked for many years in some of the world‘s top restaurants in Austria, Bermuda and the United States, including as sommelier at L‘Auberge Chez Francois in Great Falls, Virginia and as the wine buyer for Sutton Place Gourmet. In 2002 Klaus formed an export company with his business partner, Anton Bauer, focused on top selections from most of the wine producing areas of Austria. Klaus has a close relationship with all of his wineries and continues to build relationships together in expanding distribution throughout the United States.

Menu and Wine Pairings:

Cocktail:  Steininger young sparkling rose

Hors d’oeuvres

Creamy Onion & Bacon Tart

Grilled Filet Mignon on a Potato Raft

Housemade Ricotta with Black Mission Figs

Tegernserhof Grüner Veltliner Federspiel, 2017 – Wachau (93pts WE)

Anton Bauer Zweigelt, 2015 – Wagram 

1st Course

Gulf Shrimp & Jumbo Lump Crabmeat with Remoulade

Avocado, Baby Arugula, Cucumbers, Spicy Lemon Dressing

Tegernserhof Smaragd Riesling 2016 – Wachau 

Heinrich Hartl Pinot Noir 2016 – Thermenregion

2nd Course

Duet of Beef

“Creekstone Farms” N.Y. Strip &

Braised Short Ribs

Potato Aligot, Caramelized Onions, Brussel Sprouts, 

Stone-ground Mustard, Natural Sauce

Hillinger Hillside red blend 2015 – Burgenland 

Hillinger Liethaberg Blaufrankisch 2015 

3rd Course

Apple Crostata

French Vanilla Ice Cream, Salted Caramel Sauce

Steindorfer Beerenauslese 2015, Cuvee Klaus 


Order forms for the luncheon wines will be available at the event.

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.

DATE:  Saturday, April 13th, 2019.  Doors open at 12:00 noon. Registration is due by Saturday, April 6th, 2019, to enable us to give a full list of guests to the restaurant, and ensure wine for all.

VENUE: Bazin’s on Church, 111 Church St NW, Vienna, VA 22180. There is free garage parking for the restaurant, and some on-street parking as well. The closest Metro stop is Vienna on the Orange Line, about 2 miles from the restaurant.


Map: https://goo.gl/maps/7Wr8Je1wvh22

COST: $95 for members, $105 for non-members.

If you have any questions, please email the event organizer, Ken Belsley: kbelsley01@gmail.com 

To register and pay electronically by PayPal (by April 9th, 2019)

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To register and pay by check, please use the form below.  Detach the form, complete it with information on all attendees, and mail it, with your check, made out to the ‘German Wine Society’, to the Chapter President and acting Secretary, Carl Willner, at the following address:

1014 Reserve Champion Drive

Rockville, MD  20850

Whichever way you choose to register, if paying at the lower rate for members, please be sure that your membership status is current (that is, dues paid as an individual or couple within the past year).

Austrian Wine Tasting and Luncheon – Saturday, April 13th, 2019

Member(s) Name___________________________________________________

Non-Member(s) Name_______________________________________________


Amount Paid ______________________________________________________

Email ____________________________________________________________ 


Carl Willner


(202) 674-9044



April 13, 2019
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm


Bazin’s on Church
111 Church St NW
Vienna, VA 22180 United States
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