German Wine Village Coming to the Inner Harbor for Three Weeks in May

| April 12, 2023 | 0 Comments

The team behind Christmas Village in Baltimore is expanding with a new concept called Wine Village in Baltimore at West Shore Park. Wine Village will be open from May 11th to May 29th.

Wine Village is “modelled after wine villages that spring up in villages across Germany’s wine regions starting every April and May.” The event will have “nearly two dozen wines from around the world, European fare, beautiful blooms and flower beds, a charming Historic Carousel, local artists and makers, movie nights, live music and stage performances, games for kids and adults – and unique vibes at the Grape Escape, Picnic Point and Wine Terrace.”

The food and wine will be served in wooden vendor booths. There will be 40 Austrian-made picnic tables, lawn chairs, a stage, a pop-up garden, a “historic” carousel, and games such as corn hole and giant Jenga.

About the wine lineup:

Wine Village in Baltimore will bring wines from all around the world to Charm City. The Old World Wines Château will feature crisp whites, full-bodied reds and rosés as well as refreshing bubbly wines from Germany, France, Spain, Portugal, and Tuscany. Wines from the growing regions of the USA (CA, WA, OR) will be featured in the New World Wines Villa. Regional wines from the Baltimore Area will be sold at the Maryland Wine Manors booth. Special highlight: the Eiskeller (German for cold room). Traditional German style Wein Bowles (boozy wine coolers) along with ice cold Wine Slushies topped with wine marinated fresh fruit will surely be a good choice on hot May days. Each wine booth will feature Charcuterie to-go packages which compliment the wines – the perfect picnic snack.

About the food lineup:

The full menu of European and German food includes among others, freshly grilled Bratwurst from a charcoal swivel grill with a side of homemade Sauerkraut or diced pickles or onions, Raclette Cheese sandwiches with various toppings, Belgian Fries, French Crēpes, Danish Stroop Waffles, and a full selection of meat and meat-less Charcuterie Cones to compliment the variety of wines. Charcuterie options are available by the single cone to be enjoyed on their own, or to-share-style as a large group.

There will also be more than 18 local small businesses, makers, and international arts and crafts vendors.

“After running nine successful seasons of Christmas Village in Baltimore, we finally made the big decision to bring an exciting new Wine Village concept to the Inner Harbor,” said Project Manager Ronja Baumann in a press release. “We are excited to expand in Baltimore and make new warm-weather memories with Charm City and the Greater DMV Region! We look forward to debuting something new and exciting that will welcome Baltimore back out under the blue skies along the waterfront. We look forward to offering an opportunity for the community to gather at the Inner Harbor on this last couple long and warm spring days to enjoy a glass of wine, along with some good German comfort food, a great view over the beautiful harbor included. See you in a few weeks and stay tuned for even more details.”

Photo courtesy of Wine Village in Baltimore

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