Oktoberfest is often synonymous with beer, but did you know you can trade your stein for wine? Now celebrated all over the world, this October festival started as a wedding celebration in Munich for King Ludwig I and Princess Therese in 1810. The festivities were so popular that the city decided to hold a similar celebration the following year, and thus a new tradition was born.
Nowadays, Oktoberfest is more a celebration of Bavarian culture, which includes — you guessed it — beer. While ales, lagers, and the like are an iconic part of this festival, wine is also an integral element of the Bavarian culture and the Oktoberfest experience. Whether you prefer wine over beer or just want to branch out, the Sutter Homes wines listed below are a deliciously tasteful fit for fall and also appeal to the beer drinker’s palate. Cheers! Or as the Germans say, prost!
Sutter Home Chardonnay
This smooth, rich varietal makes a lasting impression. If you’re a fan of wheat beer’s creamy texture, you’ll love this wine’s equally luxurious taste.
Sutter Home Pinot Noir
This fruit-forward blend is perfect for fall with just a hint of spice. Pale ale drinkers will appreciate this red’s balance and full-bodied flavor.
Sutter Home Sweet Red
Bright, lush flavors make this blend a true treat. If you lean toward lambics and fruit beers, sip on this sweet varietal.
Sutter Home Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich cherry flavors and toasty vanilla touches of goodness speak to the season. Lovers of oatmeal or vanilla stouts will appreciate this wine’s rich flavor.
Sutter Home Bubbly Brut
Light, refreshing and always in style, this brut sparkles with notes of green apple and pear. Just like a lager, our bubbly won’t weigh you down.
Yes, you can drink wine during Oktoberfest, so let’s get this party going and keep that Sutter Home wine flowing.