On Saturday, February 20, Rieslingfeier heads to New York for its fourth annual celebration of the varietal. Founded in 2012 by Stephen Bitterolf, of importer vom Boden, Rieslingfeier promotes this terroir–expressive grape from the Rhineland in America.
Though riesling has a rich history, 3,000 hectares of Mosel vineyards—a third of the total vineyard land in the region—are “in danger of going fallow.” The fourth annual Rieslingfeier hopes to bolster the wine’s American audience and “re-emphasize the historical importance of terroir.”
The Gala Dinner has sold out, but the walk-around Gränd Tasting at Black Label Wine Merchants in Chelsea will feature wines from producers such as Immich-Batterieberg, Johannes Leitz, Egon Müller and many more. Tickets to the tasting, which runs from 12 to 3 p.m., are $29 and available here.