SAVE THE DATE - Winefest 2018
September 2018 at the American-German Club; date TBA
Enjoy a German wine village festival atmosphere, with tastings, appetizers, and a carefully selected menu to enjoy with your whites or reds. Music, sing-alongs, and most importantly, the wine!
Everyone knows that Germany is home to festivals that serve beer, but did you know that the world's largest wine festival is held also in Germany. The D'rkheimer Wurstmarket is the world's largest wine festival with over 600,000 visitors each year. It is held annually on the second and third weekend of September. During the fall, there are many wine fests all around the German Wine regions. There are regular restaurants, but also "Strausswirtschaften," a type of wine tavern in Germany's winegrowing areas that is only open during certain times of the year. Typically it is a pub run by winegrowers and winemakers themselves, in which they sell their own wine directly to the public. Guests can sit on benches and drink local wine and try local food!
The American-German Club of the Palm Beaches cherishes this German tradition and holds its own Weinfest in the first weeks of September. For the last few years the club has chosen a Wine Queen, "Ms Winefest" to serve as the club's own wine ambassador. In a secret voting elected during the Winefest and crowned only a few minutes later, she will take part in several club and local community festivals.
In September 2017, the club crowned its new Wine Queen as Ms Winefest, club member Roswitha Sinn.