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Capital Wine Festival in Washington DC

Annual Wine Festival Showcases a Series of Wine Dinners and Seminars


Capital Wine Festival in Washington DC
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The Capital Wine Festival is a ten-week long festival in Washington DC that brings together winemakers and wine enthusiasts to celebrate great wine from around the globe paired with seasonal cuisine. The event kicks-off with a Grand Opening Reception highlighting the 10 wineries sponsoring the event. New this year, the Capital Wine Festival will also feature local wineries (Boxwood Vineyards, Tarara Winery, Doukénie Winery and Barboursville) at the reception reiterating its commitment to "buy local; drink local."

The festival continues with a series of intimate wine dinners hosted by a winemaker or proprietor, this year showcasing wines from California, Portugal and Italy. Attendees will taste outstanding new wines while learning of the winemaker's approach to their winemaking. Menus will be created by Chris Ferrier, Executive Chef for the hotel and 2100 Prime.

2013 Capital Wine Festival Schedule

  • January 25 - Grand Reception $65
  • January 29 - Darioush Winery $145
  • February 5 - Pine Ridge Vineyards $135
  • February 12 - Heitz Wine Cellars $125
  • February 19 - Burgess Cellars $125
  • February 26 - Miner Family Wines $125
  • March 5 - Patz and Hall $125
  • March 12 - Pio Cesare $125
  • March 19 - Wine & Soul $135
  • March 26 - Tres Sabores and Calder Wine Co $125
Location: The Fairfax Hotel at Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington DC

The Fairfax Hotel is a 259-room luxury hotel located along Embassy Row in Washington, DC. The hotel can accommodate up to 250 guests for a wedding or event in The Ballroom. Additionally, state-of-the-art meeting spaces are available for groups of 10-250. For more information, please visit: www.luxurycollection.com/fairfax

Tickets: Visit www.capitalwinefestival.com or call (202) 736-1453.

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