German Wine Society Members and Friends, our next event will be one that you do not want to miss. We will be hosting representatives of 10 wineries from the German/Austrian portfolio of Terry Theise Estate Selections in an unprecedented opportunity for you to sample wines from the 2018 vintage before they are offered for sale, and to meet wine makers and estate representatives to whom you can direct questions you may have in a one-on-one conversation. We have had to change our regular time and location to accommodate the schedule of the producers, but wanted to make every effort to allow as many of you as possible access to these wines and the people pouring them.
Our format for this event will be “walk-around,” meaning each producer will be standing behind a table with the wines they are pouring. You will arrive and take a glass, then make your way around the room from table to table, in whatever order you like. There will be a total of 40 wines for you to choose among to sample, all from the top estates in their respective regions. The estates and producers are:
Terry Theise’s 2018 vintage report comments
E & M Berger – Erich Berger (Kremstal, Austria) “Best liter bottles”
Donnhoff – Sasha Schomel (Nahe, Germany) “Wine of the vintage” (Germany)
L. Hiedler – Ludwig Hiedler, Jr. (Kamptal, Austria) “Winery of the vintage” (Austria)
Kunstler – Enrico Saam (Rheingau, Germany) “A top 3 wine of the vintage”
Loewen – Christopher Loewen (Mosel, Germany)
Ott – Patrick Laister (Wagram, Austria) “A top 3 wine of the vintage”
Setzer – Hans Setzer (Weinviertel, Austria)
Spreitzer – Andreas Spreitzer (Rheingau, Germany)
Strub – Sebastian Strub (Rheinhessen, Germany) “Greatest values of the vintage”
von Winning – Andreas Huetwhohl (Pfalz, Germany) “A top 3 wine of the vintage”
Don’t miss out – plan to join us!
DATE: Wednesday, June 19th
TIME: 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. (arrive and depart at your pleasure)
LOCATION: La Fontana Della Cita (hot and cold passed appetizers will be offered)
170l Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103
COST: Members and one guest, $35.00 per person; non-members and additional guests, $40.00 per person.
RESERVATIONS: Email email@example.com or call and leave a message at 856-228-7330 no later than Sunday, June 16th. Please respond at your earliest convenience, as attendance may be limited due to space constraints. We cannot guarantee space will be available after June 16th, but you are welcome to inquire.
PAYMENT: Via cash or check payable to German Wine Society at the door is acceptable (sorry, no credit cards or PayPal), but you MUST reserve in advance – no walk-ins. Please make your reservation today to avoid disappointment. You may confirm your reservation early by mailing a check payable to the German Wine Society, c/o Beth Sheligo, 24 Shadowstone Drive, Blackwood, NJ 08012. All reservations will be acknowledged via email.
For those members and friends coming from NJ, the restaurant is conveniently located a two block, 5 minute walk from the 16th and Locust Sts. station of the PATCO Highspeed line – no need to travel in rush hour traffic and seek parking.
I hope you will take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet with the wine makers and estate representatives, and be among the first in the USA to taste these wines!
Beth Sheligo, Chapter Chairperson
SAVE THE DATE: Our annual Tony Lawrence Dinner will be held on Wednesday, August 21st. Details to follow.
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. We suggest those attending either utilize designated drivers or other modes of transit where available, or mostly taste rather than consume alcohol when such drivers or alternative means of transportation are not available.