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The Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society of the Washington DC Area




CASA ITALIANA SOCIOCULTURAL CENTER


ORDER YOUR WINE GRAPES AND JUICES FOR 2021 !

Click here for 2021 Grapes Order Form

Click here for 2021 Grape Juice Order Form

Print and mail in Order Forms with payment as instructed

Probable Distribution date is SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021.
Pickup is at Villa Rosa, 3800 Lottsford Vista Road in Mitchellville, MD 20721.
We are located behind the main Nursing Center building.

Click here for a Google map of Villa Rosa.

For questions about grapes contact: Jim Gearing at jimgearing@aol.com
or contact Holy Rosary Church at (202) 638-0165.

Greetings.

As you know from the California newsletters, prices are up and so is freight, due to a variety of factors.

This year's prices, including freight, are about 20% higher than last year, which is a significant jump. It's significantly more than the general rate of inflation in the country now, but we are stuck with it. Fortunately, we only buy grapes and juice once a year.

We have moved the ordering cycle earlier to avoid the problem of the last two years, which was that our order deadline was too close to our shipping date and some grapes were not available on that short of notice. This year, we are ordering earlier and Delta will be able to hold grapes for our order.

Same old drill - print the form, fill out the form, mail the form and the check to Jim. Next year we should have a web-based ordering system, but it did not happen in time for this year.

Dates:
Monday August 30 - all orders need to be to Jim
Saturday October 2 - distribution date


The October 2 date should be good.
We should know by September 15 the date certain.

Pickup times are based on when orders reach me. The earlier your order is received, the earlier your pickup time will be.

Cheers. Jim

For questions about grapes contact: Jim Gearing at jimgearing@aol.com




2020 Vintage GRAPE AND JUICE ORDERS
HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS
OF THE DELIVERY AT VILLA ROSA!




For questions about grapes contact: Jim Gearing at jimgearing@aol.com




2019 Vintage GRAPE AND JUICE ORDERS
HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS
OF THE DELIVERY AT VILLA ROSA!




For questions about grapes contact: Jim Gearing at jimgearing@aol.com



2018 Vintage GRAPE AND JUICE ORDERS
HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED

CLICK HERE TO SEE SOME PHOTOS
OF THE DELIVERY AT VILLA ROSA!






2018 WINE TASTING EVENT



The Washington Winemakers held its annual tasting on Sunday, March 25, 2018. This was our annual festival of wine and fellowship. Members of the Washington Winemakers presented their wines for tasting and discussion.

Click here to see some photos taken at the gathering.

THE 2019 WINE TASTING EVENT WAS HELD ON SUNDAY APRIL 14
see announcement on the right


To all Amateur Winemakers

We are an informal group of amateur winemakers resident in the greater Washington DC area who occasionally get together to order grapes and supplies, to socialize and exchange ideas and information on winemaking, to organize wine tasting events, and to visit local wineries.


Get together to buy Wine Grapes, Grape Juice, and wine making equipment from our members.

Contact us at jimgearing@aol.com






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Social Events

The Washington Winemakers
2019 Wine Tasting Event
was held on
Sunday, April 14, 2019
1:00- 4:00 pm

at Casa Italiana
595 Third Street, NW
Washington, DC.

Entrance Fee: $10, Seniors $5
Entrance Fee includes a wine glass

Washington Winemakers presented their homemade wines.

Click here to see some photos of 2018 event.

The Abruzzo and Molise Heritage Society of the Washington DC Area recently organized a visit to the Barboursville Vineyards in Virginia. Click on the photo below to see additional photos of this visit.

Virginia Wines

Maryland Wines