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Celebration of German Varietals

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 10:11

TASTE News Service, September 6, 2017 - The Clore Center, known for promoting the quality and variety of Washington Wine, has designed an event like no other.

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Lemtoberfest, a celebration of lesser-known German varietals in the Pacific Northwest, is scheduled for Saturday afternoon, October 28, 2017.

Catered to enthusiasts of Lemberger, Grüner Veltliner, Müller-Thurgau, Gewurztraminer, Zweigelt, and Siegerrebe, Lemtoberfest is a twist on Clore Center classic events like Rising Stars, and Washington vs. the World, in a traditional Oktoberfest theme. Guests will enjoy unlimited tastings of wines from 30 wineries from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. The event will feature German-style beer in a mini beer garden, homemade bratwurst from Castle Event Catering, live music, and tons of fun.

As envisioned by JJ Williams of Kiona Vineyards and Winery, Lemtoberfest is a venue for a niche subgroup of growers and winemakers to showcase their wines to the industry, enthusiasts, and consumers. This event will allow guests to expand their palates, and experience the deliciously complex German-style wines that exist beyond the Big Five (Syrah, Cabernet, Merlot, Riesling and Chardonnay).

Organizers of this first annual event promise Lemtoberfest-goers will not be disappointed with the festive afternoon, celebrating and sharing a unique, and often overlooked category of Washington Wine.

For more information visit theclorecenter.org/events.  


About The Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center

Named after the late Dr. Walter J. Clore, the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center is a centrally located, must-see learning center that promotes Washington State wine and food by actively engaging visitors to experience and realize the quality and diversity of Washington's wine and food products. The Clore Center is located on 16 acres of property overlooking the Yakima River and Cascade Mountains. The property and buildings are owned by the Port of Benton, and the project is operated by the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center Board of Directors. Dr. Clore began his life's work in 1937 studying vinifera grapes and their potential for growth in Washington soils.  His research, a cornerstone of the industry's development, earned him official recognition from the Washington State Legislature as the "Father of the Washington Wine Industry."   

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