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German Chardonnay Tasting

August 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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We are excited to present another small group tasting at the home of Christian and Annette Schiller in McLean, Virginia, this time for a comparison of the classic French Chardonnays of Chablis and the up-and-coming Chardonnays of Germany. Yes, that’s right, German Chardonnay!

Not much Chardonnay from Germany makes it to the United States, but Christian and Annette Schiller have brought some back with them from their recent trip to Germany. We will begin tasting at 7:00pm, Saturday 12 August 2017 and attendance will be limited to 16 people…so sign up quickly!

German Wine Society Capital Chapter Vice President, Christian Schiller, and GWS member Annette Schiller will present on the different German Chardonnays wines. Germany’s cool climate is well-suited to Chardonnay production, and we will have quite a few demonstrations of just how good German Chardonnay can be. We will taste through the hierarchy of Chablis (Petit Chablis, Chablis Village, Premier Cru, and Grand Cru, plus their equivalents in Germany) alongside Germany Chardonnays from familiar places: Pfalz, Baden, Rheinhessen, and Württemberg.

You are invited to stay after the tasting for socializing and are encouraged to bring an extra bottle of wine if you would like to stay.

There is no metro access to this location, so attendees will either need to drive or arrange for a car to pick you up. Here is the address and phone number. There is ample street parking nearby:

6404 Woodsong Ct

McLean, VA 22101


Light refreshments of cheese and baguette will be served with the wines and we will serve an additional sparkling wine during the beginning of the tasting while attendees are arriving. Here is the complete list of wines for the tasting:

NV (Methode Champenoise) Val de Mer Brut Non Dosé (aka “sparkling Chablis”)

NV (Methode Champenoise) Weingut Julg – Pfalz


2014 Seguinot Bordet Chablis Villages

2015 Weingut Kruger Rumpf – Nahe


2012 Domaine Philippe Charlopin Chablis Villages “Vieilles Vignes”

2015 Weingut Franz Keller Chardonnay Oberbergener Bassgeige – Baden


2013 Domaine Jean Marc Brocard Chablis 1er Cru Montmains

2015 Weingut Martin Schwarz – Sachsen


2014 Domaine Servin Chablis 1er Cru Montee De Tonnerre

2015 Weingut Fürst Hohenlohe Öehringen HADES – Württemberg


2012 Domaine Servin Chablis Grand Cru Les Clos

2014 Weingut Bernhard Huber Bienenberg GG – Baden

Event cost is $35 for members and non-members. All payment must be received by Monday 7 August.

You can register for this event on our website (germanwinesociety.dc.org). All payments must be made through PayPal. You will need to set up a GWS account if you have not done so already for past events, and have a Paypal account in order to do so. Please be sure to provide the names of all persons for whom you are registering, and to pay the appropriate price depending on how many you are paying for.

All GWS members and guests are reminded that alcohol consumption can lead to intoxication. Members and guests should use public transportation, rely on a designated driver, or taste the wines rather than finish them.

The event coordinator is German Wine Society Secretary, Joe Aguiar. Please send any questions to him at josephlaguiar@gmail.com.

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August 12, 2017
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Joe Aguiar


Home of Christian and Annette Schiller
6404 Woodsong Ct
McLean, VA 22101 United States
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