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The D.C. German Wine Society Potomac Wine Cruise

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Georgetown waterfront
3050 K Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20007
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Cost: $68 - $75

The Capital Chapter of the German Wine Society (GWS) is holding our annual Potomac wine cruise this July. Please join us to enjoy many wines from Germany and other countries as we cruise along the Potomac for two hours, from 3 pm to 5 pm on Saturday, July 16, 2022.  We will board Capitol River Cruises’ Nightingale from the Georgetown waterfront, near the end of 31st Street in Washington. Please be on the wharf before departure time to check in with our group since the cruise boat cannot wait for late arrivals! Advance reservations are required, by Tuesday, July 12, 2022, and we can accommodate only 50 guests on the Nightingale for this event, so sign up early. 

We will be providing all the wines for this event, as well as serving ware and some deli snacks. Participants are welcome to bring their own favorite charcuterie. This will be a relaxing cruise, with no presentations, allowing everyone to concentrate on the wines, good company and cruising atmosphere. Look forward to a nice mix of white and red wines as well as dry and sweet wines, mostly German, but with some other international wines included as well - each guest should have the opportunity to savor around 8-10 different wines from the wide variety of types and regions we will have on board.

The cruise will take place rain or shine, unless weather conditions do not allow the cruise to set out safely, in which case we will reschedule or provide refunds. For the safety of our guests, we request that attendees be fully vaccinated against covid-19. Proof of vaccination will be required upon arrival unless it has been supplied in advance by a legible e-mailed photo. Currently masks will not be required.  All GWS members and guests are reminded that alcohol consumption can lead to intoxication. Please drink in moderation and consider using public transportation.

Our event price is $68 for GWS members and $75 for non-member guests. If you would like to qualify for the discounted member price and are not already a current member, GWS annual membership fees are an additional $35 (for an individual or couple.) Since our GWS chapter website is under-going some updates, we cannot post this event there or provide for online payment at this time. Instead, we are requesting all members and guests to make their reservations by mailing in the attached reservation form with a check. 

If you are interested in coming, please contact Carl Willner, GWS Capital Chapter President and Secretary, at carl.willner1@verizon.net, to obtain the address to mail in a reservation with your payment, and for any questions about the event. Please make all checks payable to “German Wine Society” and send by mail together with the completed registration form below.  


RESERVATION FORM for Saturday, July 16, 2022, German Wine Society Potomac Wine Cruise


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