WineVibes was founded in 2011 by Julia Klüber and Paul Truszkowski, who both studied international viticulture at the wine school in Geisenheim, on the Rhine. Their plan was to combine wine tasting with a party – to move away from wine’s image as an old-fashioned, stuffy hobby for the middle aged, and to encourage young people to meet with enthusiastic vintners to learn more about artisan wines.
Two friends of mine, Verena and Mona, are passionate about artisan, natural wines, and thanks to them, I have enjoyed many a bottle of excellent handcrafted wines from small vineyards over the past year. This spring, I headed to Vienna with Verena to the RAW natural wine fair, and it’s been a real eye-opener to meet with young winemakers who make small batches of high-quality wines without any chemical extras.
Still, it seems that the slow wine movement isn’t particularly widespread in Germany, so the idea behind WineVibes really excites me. It’s a chance to learn about wine production in an informal environment, to dance with friends while discovering new wines, and to enjoy superb street food courtesy of Bavaria’s best food trucks. Over twenty-five European winemakers will be at the the event, offering Franciacorta, prosecco and champagne alongside their wines.
WineVibes will take place in Munich on November 21 in the neo-Gothic redbrick Isarpost (Sonnenstr.), and the likes of Grillin’ Me Softly, Chivito – King of Sandwich and organic paleo food truck The Cave will provide good, honest street food. Portuguese DJ Mojito will provide the music, alongside a surprise guest, and doors open at 7pm. Tickets including all drinks are available for 49 € here.
See you there!