We’re Releasing Three Wines This Saturday With An Oktoberfest Twist
As our Case Club distribution continues this weekend, so does another celebration across the pond – Oktoberfest. Europe’s biggest party, which is celebrated in its own way all over the planet, culminates in Austria and Germany this weekend with serious folk traditions and, of course, beer, pretzels and bratwurst.
Here at Mount Salem Vineyards, we’re combining Oktoberfest eats with fine wines this weekend to give our own nod to one of the world’s favorite parties. As we release our Gruner Veltliner, Chardonnay and Albarino to Case Club members from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, we’ll also serve Currywurst, a Central European street food that millions of people in cities like Berlin and Vienna have turned to after a night out on the town.
In New Jersey, a long night out calls for disco fries, a pizza burger or a Taylor ham sandwich, but our Central European comrades line up on the streets for Currywurst, which is grilled bratwurst (or similar sausage) sliced diagonally, then served over roasted potatoes with a sauce reminiscent of tomato ketchup, but livened up with curry spices. We also make and sell the aromatic – not hot – sauce, called Gewurz, here ourselves at Mount Salem Kitchen from a homemade recipe developed after a trip to Northern India.
Currywurst may not often be served in the most sophisticated surrounds – it’s best left to busy streets, especially after midnight – but believe it or not, it’s still a singing pairing with our Gruner Veltliner, Chardonnay and Albarino.
All three wines are classic examples of their origins in Austria, France and Spain. We barrel-fermented and aged them in neutral French oak, creating wines that, unlike some of their counterparts, are not overly oaky, buttery or otherwise over-the-top. They may not taste like the same types you have tried before, but that’s only because they have a superior mouthfeel and richness thanks to their aging and fermentation process.
Not a Case Club member? You can still visit us Saturday and sample these wines by the splash or glass, including the Albarino, which hasn’t been released yet. However, if you find yourself wanting to try these wines and more, we encourage you to check out our Case Club, which allows members to try all of our wines at a discounted rate, and before they’re available to the public.
Visit Mount Salem Vineyards Saturday at 54 Mt Salem Rd., Pittstown to try our Gruner Veltliner, Chardonnay and Albarino, or subscribe to your own case or join our case club by contacting us at 908-735-9359 or mountsalemvineyards.com.
Join our Case Club by calling or visiting us and providing your member information, as well as one $400 payment. And if you really love one of the wines you discovered from being in our Case Club, then subscribe to one case (or more) of a single type of wine at a reduced cost, and before it’s available to the public.