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Koehler-Ruprecht Visit (2017)
This visit to Koehler-Ruprecht took place in December, 2017.
Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Jules Dressner and Matty Colston.
It's always been my dream to write a Christmas Special visit recap!
Well, not really. But we did happen to be in snowy
We arrived in time for a late dinner brought to us by the staff of... INTENSE!
No, I did not make that up. Intense is a new restaurant opened within Koehler-Ruprecht's historic walls. Run by the very young and very talented Benjamin Peifer and Bettina Thiel, this ambitious tasting-menu restaurant got a Michelin star within months of opening! We had a modified version of the menu since the restaurant was full, and it was fantastic from start to finish. A
Notice the custom Zalto
In a complete non-sequitur, no visit to KR is complete without pointing out their incredible selection of fridge magnets, featuring the three most important places in the United States.
If you haven't been to Cochon, In-N-Out or Chambers Street Wines, you need to take a good long look at yourself in the mirror.
The following morning, we woke up to a beautiful, snowy day!
Our tour began in the Annaberg vineyard.
Annaberg is 5.5
The snow was really dumping at this point, but we still made the effort to go visit KR's most famed site, Saumagen.
The snow, while beautiful, made it impossible to take notes. Since I don't have any, I'll just copy-paste info on Saumagen from our profile: Saumagen, which translates to pig's stomach, is named after the shape of the vineyard and also happens to be the region's most famous local dish. Established as a vineyard in 1810, this area used to be a
From the snowy vineyards, we headed back to the winery to scope out the beautiful underground
There is no
The quasi-entirety of the wines are
After sitting down and tasting a good amount of the delicious 2016's, we got to visit a very special Christmas market!
It was packed!
While there, we got to sample some staples like currywurst, and of course Glühwein.
Josefa convinced me to buy this pickle ornament because of a traditional German tradition: you hide the pickle in the Christmas tree and the first child to find it gets an extra present!
Post-purchase, I asked Dominik and Franzi about this tradition, and they'd never heard of it. Well, that's unsurprising since it's totally made up...
Before leaving the market, Franzi and I had to do some dramatic posing.
We drove back to
The whole time, we were being stared down by a picture of this guy, who is apparently the Laurent Cazottes of Germany.
We really wanted to try his off-beat