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Wine tasting in Esslingen on Saturday, 12 November, 2016

Dear Members and Guests,

Please join us for a delightful Wine Tasting at the award winning winery of the Esslingen Weingaertnergenossenschaft (Wine cooperative). Their Vineyards are on the steep terraces along the north side of the Neckar River between Obertürkheim and Esslingen, including the beautiful vineyard in Esslingen itself below the fortress and just above the old town.

We will meet on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016 at 15.30 at the parking lot in front of the Kelter (Winery) in Esslingen-Mettingen
Shortly before 16.00 we will go inside the Kelter and enjoy an Ess-Secco (Esslingen Prosecco) Reception. Following the reception we will receive a tour in English (about 45 min.) of the winery and cellars where we will learn about wine production in Esslingen. Then the fun begins! We will go up to their heated tasting hall and begin our tasting of 6 Esslingen Wines - a mix of white, rose and red, semi-dry and dry, in various price classes. The wine tasting will also be conducted in English. Along with the wines, bread and mineral water will also be provided.

After tasting four wines we will take a short break for the meals to be served. We have a choice between a Wengerter (Vintner) Vesper (cold platter) with slices of various meats, sausages and cheeses accompanied with bread, or Swabian Maultaschen - 2 warm Maultaschen with potato salad (vegetarian Maultaschen also available). The last two red wines will be tasted along with our meal. Mineral water and bread will continue to be available during the meal (note: beer and other soft drinks will not be served in the Kelter). Once we have completed the tasting you are free to enjoy more wine at your own expense, as we sit and chat with friends both new and old. There will be an opportunity to purchase bottled wines as well.
Learn more about the Weingaertner Esslingen at their website: www.weingaertner-esslingen.de.

Cost per person for the Prosecco, Tour, Wine Tasting and Meal will be €25 for members and €30 for non-members. Please specify your meal choice with your reservation: Wengerter Vesper, Maultaschen, or Vegetarian Maultaschen. We must pay for all ordered meals, so you are responsible for the meal costs from unexcused cancellations.