MEMBERS ONLY: WEITBLICKWEG WALK & WINE TASTING (+1 EVENT)

WHERE & WHEN

Saturday, May 7th (see details in description)
Location: The vineyards of Hohenhaslach, Kreis Ludwigsburg
Your Host: Alison Tyler
This event for for members only +1 guest

EVENT DETAILS

The “WEITBLICKWEG” is a special walking trail  in the middle of the vineyards above Hohenhaslach (approx. 30 km north of Stuttgart). The sculptures from Tübingen artist Martin Burchard stimulate all the senses against the gorgeous backdrop of the surrounding Stromberg-Heuchelberg nature park. It is a meditative walk that invites us to slow down and think about the central questions of life.

Getting to the trail via public transportation will be part of the fun (because wine tasting!). See all the details further down in this blog post. Those who would prefer to drive to the starting point of the trail can meet the group at a car park along the way.

Alison will lead the group along the Weitblickweg trail for approximately four kilometers, experiencing four of the art stations along the way. The reward for all of that walking will be the panoramic view from the vineyards of Familie Weiberle and a wine tasting that includes five wines, finger food, mineral water, and Traubensaft.

THIS IS A +1 EVENT, WHICH MEANS:

    • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
    • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, adult child, or friend (18+)
    • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of the walk & wine tasting is €15 per person, paid in advance. The remainder of the costs will be sponsored by the IWCS and this is a Round Up For Charity event (a donation is included in your prepayment). All proceeds will benefit the Frauenhaus of Stuttgart.

There are 20 spaces available. To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event, or use the form below if you are not on Facebook. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €15 per person to the IWCS bank account to arrive no later than April 30th . If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

The four kilometer trail is mostly paved but most of the walking is uphill. Don’t forget supportive footwear, something to drink, sunscreen, and clothing for whatever Mother Nature throws at us. Eat a good breakfast!

There are no public toilets near the car park or along the walking trail. There is a public toilet at the train station in Bietigheim.

If you wish to to join the public transport group, be sure to choose the destination “Hohenhaslach Steige” and arrival time of 10:54 when purchasing your VVS ticket. You will be routed through the Bietigheim Bahnhof where Alison will be waiting to take everyone to bus 567 leaving at 10:32.

After the bus ride part of the journey, the public transport group will walk 15-20 minutes up into the vineyards to the parking lot to meet up with anyone coming by car.  Those who are driving should be at the car park at Kelterplatz 11, Hohenhaslach, no later than 11:15.

After the wine tasting it’s about 20 minutes downhill to the car park and then another 10 minutes to the bus stop.

MEMBERS ONLY: REMSTAL WINE WALK & TASTING (+1 EVENT)

Are you in the mood for great company, delicious local wine, a chance at a gorgeous sunset, and beautiful autumn colors? Then join us on Friday, September 24th for an English-language wine walk in the vineyards of Weinstadt-Grossheppach (Rems-Murr-Kreis).

We will meet at Prinz-Eugen-Halle on Zügernbergstraße in Weinstadt at 17:30 and then Monika Lang of Remstal Winewalk will lead us up into the vineyards for approximately 3.5 hours in total. We will sample four regular and one sparkling wine and there will be yummy snacks to accompany the tastings.

The paths are paved but you must be able to walk uphill slowly. Don’t forget supportive footwear and clothing for whatever Mother Nature throws at us. Moni will let us know closer to the event what pandemic requirements will apply (masks, distancing, tests, etc.).

The meeting location is in a residential neighborhood with street parking. If you would like to come via public transportation, there are a few options:
1. S2 to Endersbach, then bus 209 gets you within a 7 minutes walk
2. S3 to Waiblingen, then that same bus 209, also a 7 minute walk
3. S2 to Beutelsbach, then a 22 minute walk
4. S2 to Grunbach and we can arrange for car pick up and drop off
Check the VVS website for your best connection.

THIS IS A +1 EVENT, WHICH MEANS:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, adult child, or friend (18+)
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed below.

The cost of this event is €27 per person, paid in advance. The remainder of the tour costs will be sponsored by the IWCS and this is a Round Up For Charity event. All proceeds will benefit Frauen helfen Frauen.

There are 20 spaces available. To reserve your spot, please RSVP using the form below or respond in the pending Facebook event. To confirm your reservation, please transfer the  €27 per person to the IWCS bank account no later than September 10th . If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.

MEMBERS ONLY DAY TRIP TO BAD DÜRKHEIM WINE FESTIVAL

 

IWCS Day Trip to Bad Dürkheim
For members only
Saturday, September 14th
Location: Bad Dürkheim Wurstmarkt
RSVP Deadline: August 14th

This year instead of getting a table at the Wasen, we’ve planned a day trip to the world’s largest wine festival!

We will travel in the morning from Stuttgart to Bad Dürkheim by train. After we arrive, we will have lunch at the Restaurant Dürkheimer Fass, a restaurant inside a giant wine barrel! After lunch everyone will explore the festival at their own pace and we will return to Stuttgart by train at the end of the day.

Spaces are limited, so reserve your place now!!

We will be traveling together on a group train ticket, so you do not need to arrange your own transportation. To start the reservation process, please RSVP in the pending private Facebook event or use the form below if you are not on Facebook.

After RSVPing and confirming with Sandra that there is space available, you will be asked to prepay your portion of the train ticket (amount to be determined once we know how many are going). In case of a last-minute cancellation, you are welcome to find another member to take your place.

Each guest will be responsible for their own food and drinks at the festival. Right now we have a lunch reservation for 10 people but can increase that up to a maximum of 15.

RSVP DEADLINE: August 14th
PRE-PAYMENT DEADLINE: Your payment should be in our bank account no later than September 1st

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Members +1: Vineyards of Hohenasperg with Wine Tasting

HOHENASPERG VINEYARD WALK & WINE TASTING
For members +1 guest
Saturday, June 29th at 14:45
Meeting Point: Asperg Train Station
Maximum: 25 participants

Asperg is celebrating its 1200th anniversary this year and wine has been produced there for over one thousand years!

Member Alison Tyler and her husband Peter Müller have organized a wonderful event for us in honor of this anniversary. We will walk from the train station up the hill and through the vineyards on Hohenasperg where we will stop to sample a sparkling wine and then walk on admiring the view and learning some of the local history of Hohenasperg from Peter. The end point of the walk (around 17:00) is the old wine pressing house or “Kelter” (one of the oldest buildings in the town) for our tasting of at least five additional local wines.

The wine tasting is being organized by the Interessengemeinschaft Asperger Weingärtners and Alison will introduce each wine. Snacks will be sponsored by the IWC Stuttgart!

We are welcome to stay in the Kelter until 20:00. There is also a small wine museum attached to the Kelter which will be open during the event. There is wheelchair access to the Kelter itself, but not along the vineyards or the museum.

If you are arriving by train walk to the very end of the platform where the lift and steps are located and the meeting point will be at the top of these steps. (Hirschbergstraße leading into Lehenstraße). The train station is around a 15 minute walk from the Kelter – just over one kilometre.

The member cost for this event is €20, to be paid in advance. €5 of your payment will go directly to our charity collection for Frauen helfen Frauen, which is possible thanks to a discounted wine tasting price given to us by the Interessengemeinschaft Asperger Weingärtners.

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend (18+)
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, older child, or friend.
  • You and your guest each pay the member cost listed above.

To start the reservation process, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the form below to contact the activities team if you are not on Facebook. Please let us know no later than May 30th if you would like to attend – we need to reach the minimum of 15 confirmed wine drinkers for the tasting by that date in order for this event to go ahead.

Please complete your reservation by transferring your prepayment no later than Friday June 14th. If you have any extenuating circumstances that keep you from getting the funds to us by that date, please speak directly with the host so we don’t assume you are no longer interested.

Prepayments are non-refundable after the payment deadline. Members who have to cancel at the last minute are welcome to find another member or guest to send in their place.

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GERMAN WINE TASTING SERIES (+1 EVENT)

Sunday, July 2nd starting at 14:00
Location: Michelle and Allison’s home in Stuttgart-Süd
Cost per person: FREE

RSVP using the pending Facebook Event or the contact form below

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Attention IWCS Wine Lovers!

A small Baden Württemberg startup, Weinkules, has approached our group with a special offer – they would like to use our club to pilot their brand new, in-home wine tasting concept. And given our members’ love for all things wine, we thought we would give it a try!

The founders’ preliminary studies have found that people mostly discover the wines that they like to drink at friend’s places and many genuinely enjoy tasting new wines, in particular those coming from small regional wine makers.

Weinkules is has been developed within the framework of a university project and aims at making the big variety of local German wines accessible to a broader public via personal tasting concept, while meeting with friends.

The focus will be German small vineyards and up-and-coming winemakers. The idea is to present a variety of wines that they select exclusively for our home tasting concept, one winemaker at a time.

As Weinkules is currently refining their business model, they have invited us to experience their tasting concept for free, in exchange for some feedback in the form of a survey.

At the first event, a young Mosel-winemaker will be featured and present a variety of his wines. The Mosel region is famous for its refined Riesling, but has much more to offer. Besides tasting and enjoying the presented wines, you will receive more information on the characteristics of the wines directly from the winemaker. If you like the wines, you will have the opportunity to order them at the event, but there is no obligation to do so.

Additionally, we will be provided with finger foods to go with the wines. Food suggestions and recipes will be provided and additional information about the Mosel region will be made available.

Food costs will be sponsored by the IWCS. The wine is being provided at no extra charge to us in return for a completed survey from each participant (written or over the phone).

This is a +1 event, which means:

  • Any IWCS member plus one guest are welcome to attend.
  • Your +1 can be a partner, spouse, adult child, or friend.

To reserve your spot, please RSVP in the pending Facebook event or use the form below if you are not on Facebook. Please note that this event is limited to 15 participants.

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