Sister Cities of Jasper to host Wine Queens of Germany in February

The Sister Cities of Jasper is excited to announce that the Wine Queen of Germany, Katrin Lang, and the Wine Queen of Baden, Jessica Himmelsbach, will visit Jasper and Indiana from February 10th through the 18th.

At the invitation of the Sister Cities of Jasper, both queens will be hosted in Jasper and appear at several events around the city during their stay.  

“We are overjoyed that both of these ladies accepted our invitation to visit Jasper and to be special guest presenters at our event,” stated Mary Leah Siegel, President of Sister Cities of Jasper. “This will be such a wonderful opportunity for our community to experience and share in their passion for German wines and winemaking.” 

Both Katrin and Jessica will be special guest presenters at the ‘Wine and Dine Your Valentine’ event on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at KlubHaus 61 in Jasper, when Sister Cities of Jasper hosts a special evening showcasing the wines from Pfaffenweiler, Germany.

Doors open at 6 p.m. The evening includes five wine samplings, a gourmet four-course meal, information about the wines and pairings, a silent auction, door prizes, music by Jon & Stacey, dancing and fun. Beer options are also available as well as a cash bar.

Tickets are $50 per person (tables of eight available) and can be purchased via Eventbrite at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-and-dine-your-valentine-wine-sampling-4-course-dinner-music-fun-tickets-504001711687 or via hard copy from the Sister Cities of Jasper email: sistercitiesofjasperin@gmail.com

Additional events in Jasper are being planned during the wine royalty visit. On February 12th, both queens will be special guests at a public wine-tasting event at Holiday Liquors. And on February 13th, they will welcome guests to a tasting event at The Schnitzelbank. More details on both events will follow. 

About the German Wine Queens

The German Wine Queen (German: Deutsche Weinkönigin) is the representative of the German wine industry. The Wine Queen is supported by two princesses, forming together the German Wine Ambassadors. She is elected for a period of one year. The title is competed for by the regional wine queens of the thirteen German wine regions. The German Wine Queen must first be a wine queen of one of the German wine regions for a year prior. 

The German Wine Queen competition is arranged by the German Wine Institute ( DWI or German: Deutsche Weininstitut). Selection of both the German Wine Queen and each of the regional wine queens is based on a knowledge of oenology and winemaking technology, quick wit and eloquence, as well as proficiency in foreign languages and a knowledge of the wine export business.

Lang

The 74th German Wine Queen is Katrin Lang from Ebringen in the Baden region; she was chosen on Septembern 30, 2022, for the period 2022/2023.

Himmelsbach

The 72nd Baden Wine Queen is Jessica Himmelsbach from Heitersheim in the Markgräflerland region (Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald district) of Baden; she was chosen by the Baden Winegrowers’ Association on June 3, 2022, for the period of 2022/2023.

During their one-year term of office, the Wine Queen and Wine Princesses advertise German wine at trade fairs, wine festivals, and other events. The Wine Queen, in particular, is the ambassador of German wine growers and their products at more than 250 appearances in Germany and abroad.

The Wine Queen of Baden has been an elected position since 1950 within the Baden Winegrowers Association. Women with a strong wine background, oenology students, winegrowers, or women from winegrowing families may apply for the honor. The Wine Queen of Baden opens larger wine festivals, can be booked for wine tastings and support and advertise the nine Baden wine-growing areas throughout Germany and abroad. The Wine Queen of Baden makes approximately 200 appearances during her year of reign.

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