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Oktober Weinfest

September 18, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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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 6:30 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)

Mittelrhein:  2012 Weingut Florian Weingart Bopparder Hamm Engelstein Riesling Kabinett Feinherb

Württemberg:  2013 Weingut Knauss Trollinger Trocken

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 and Rheinhessen:   A selection of single bottles of Auslese, Beerenauslese, Trockenbeerenauslese, and Eiswein wines from our cellar.  We have substituted these for the Pfeffingen 2001 Ungsteiner Herrenberg Scheurebe Auslese previously listed, giving you a chance to try a variety of these special and rarely offered high-prädikat wines.   Given limited quantities, not all of these wines will be available to every guest. 

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.

Also, PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that during our Oktober Weinfest event on September 18, 2015 at 7 pm, the Chapter will hold a brief special business meeting of members.   The purpose of this meeting will be to elect a new Secretary to fill out the remainder of the annual term for this position, as our current Secretary, Alan Knapp, is leaving this position before the next regular annual members’  meeting.  Michael Fritze, who is currently serving as a Director on the Board of the Chapter, is running for Secretary to complete the current term, until the next regular annual meeting.  Article VI of our Chapter by-laws provides that any vacancy on the Board is to be filled by a majority vote of the members voting at any business meeting.  All members in good standing attending the Oktober Weinfest on September 18 will be eligible to vote.   If others wish to run for this position, nominations must be received by the Secretary at least fourteen days before the date of the meeting, by September 4, 2015.   Other nominations should be submitted to our Contact page, and the person nominated must have agreed to run.

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September 18, 2015
6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Carl Willner


German Embassy House
1900 Foxhall Road N.W.
Washington, DC 20007 United States
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