It’s that time of year again! Oktoberfest! And we’re ready for wine. Yes, we said wine. If you believe September and October are months solely devoted to beer, you are gravely mistaken. Here’s why...


A little history:


Oktoberfest starts sixteen days before the first Sunday in October. If you haven’t been celebrating, you’ve been missing out. This year Oktoberfest started Saturday, September 17, 2016, and it’ll end Monday, October 3, 2016. Additionally, if you live in Las Vegas, Oktoberfest runs until October 30th, so cheers to an extra month of fun! Yeah we know, you can thank us later.


Some more fun facts:


Since the beginning of this traditional Bavarian event, wine has always been a participant. Why is that? Well, we have Kufflers Weinzelt to thank for that. Kufflers Weinzelt has been keeping wine present at these festivities for years. Although this particular tent debuted in 1984, there’s always been wine at the Bavarian festival. It’s safe to say that they’re keeping the tradition alive. So now that we’ve got our history in check, let’s get to it - which red wines should you enjoy during this year's festivities?



Flavors: Spices, cherry


This Mediterranean red grape is especially popular in France and Spain, famous for its medium body, light spice-cherry flavor. A must try this Oktoberfest season.


Pinot Noir

Flavors: Dark fruits (like cranberry and raspberry), plus a lot of earthiness (like mushrooms, tobacco, and wet leaves).


Pinot Noir is one of the world’s favorite wines and with complexity like that, it’s easy to see why!



Flavors: Jammy black fruits, cinnamon and oaky aromas (like wood smoke).


It is an early ripened grape that has a higher alcohol level, but a lower acidity rating. This wine has just the right kick.


Now, armed with these selections, you’ll be able to trade that traditional beer for a rich glass of wine.