On Saturday evening, June 23, 2018, the San Francisco Chapter of the German Wine Society will have a Special Guided Tasting of German wines from two of the well regarded producers of German wine – Weingut Vols in the Mosel/Saar and Weingut Hexamer in the Nahe. The wines served will range from dry to sweet, and we will have representatives from both wineries leading the guided tasting – Helmut Plunien, owner and winemaker at Vols, and Roland Bambach, National Sales Manager for Hexamer. Helmut Plunien founded a tiny estate in Wiltingen, and, in 2009, purchased superb holdings in the Ayler Kupp vineyard and holdings in the partly abandoned but still fascinating Schonfels vineyard. Hexamer holds 18.5 hectares of vineyards with 7.5 of those hectares in the Meddersheimer Rheingrafenberg vineyard, a steep south-east facing slope of red sandstone with deposits of quartzite, which is known for producing especially small berries.
Date & Time: Saturday, June 23 – Reception w/Sekt 6:30-7:00 PM; Guided Tasting 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Building C, Room 210 (2nd floor), at Fort Mason – Room C210 is behind the elevator.
See Pages 2, 3, & 4 for directions and maps. Parking is available in the area.
Cost – $50/person for a member and one guest and for any first-time guests who RSVP by June 15 with payment to the Treasurer by June 19. Reservations made after June 15 (but in no case later than June 19) will be $60 per person with payment to the Treasurer by June 21. Reservations for all others will be $60 per person if received by June 15 (payment due by June 19) and $70 per person for RSVP’s after June 15, but in no case later than June 19, (payment due by June 21). Note: We have a limited number of places for this Special Guided Tasting so reservations will be accepted on a “first come, first served” basis.
Food: There will be enough delectable food to make a full meal.
RSVP is Required!
Please send a ‘yes’ or ‘no’ response to
Barry Boothe, preferably by the initial deadline of June 15
Barry‘s email (preferred): firstname.lastname@example.org
To confirm your attendance, send a check made payable to the German Wine Society-SF to our Treasurer: Harris Holzberg – 24 Hawthorne Lane, Corte Madera, CA 94925
To avoid the $10 per person late fee, checks must be received by the initial deadline payment date of Tuesday, June 19, at the latest.
From East Bay
Bay Bridge to Fremont Street Exit; on Fremont (100 yards north) take first right on Howard; left on Embarcadero & go 2 miles; left on Bay, about 2 miles, right on Buchanan. Cross Marina Blvd. & sharp right into Fort Mason Center.
From North Bay
Golden Gate Bridge (US 101) to Marina Exit; go 1.5 miles. Turn left at Buchanan & turn right into Fort Mason Center.
From Peninsula/South Bay
US 101 North to 9th St. Exit; 9th across Market & left on Hayes; right on Franklin; about 2 miles. Turn left on Bay St, right on Buchanan. Cross Marina Blvd. & sharp right into Fort Mason Center.
There is ample pay parking ($10 for three hours) in the area around Building C. Previously, parking in the area Just prior to reaching the Gatehouse was free, but now that area is also pay parking.
Public Transportation Information
Bay Area-Wide: www.511.org or call 817-1717 or 511 from any area code
East Bay BART: www.bart.gov (510) 465-2278
North Bay Golden Gate Transit: www.goldengate.org (415) 455-2000
Peninsula/South Bay CalTrain: www.caltrain.com (800) 660-4287
San Francisco MUNI: www.sfmuni.com (415) 673-6864
For additional information go to the Fort Mason website – http://www.fortmason.org