Satek Winery, (260) 495-9463, 6208 N. Van Guilder Road, Fremont, Indiana, will celebrate Steuben—the man, the grape, the county and the wine during a Von Steuben Day harvest celebration. The event is scheduled Saturday, September 15, from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
The namesake of Steuben County, the Steuben grape variety, and wines made from those grapes, was a Prussian-born military officer who lived from 1730-1794. Friedrich Wilhelm Ludolf Gerhard Augustin von Steuben served as inspector general and Major General of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and served as General George Washington's chief of staff in the final years of the war. Steuben County, Indiana (home to Satek Winery) is named in his honor. Satek Winery grows Steuben grapevines (named by its developers in honor of Von Steuben), which are the most prolific grape producers of any of their vines.
In celebration of Von Steuben Day, for the first time, Satek Winery will present music on the lower lawn promenade. There will be two free concerts by the Sylvan String Quartet—members of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic—performing classical German compositions from the era of Baron Von Steuben. Concerts will begin at 1:00 and 3:00 PM. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets to enjoy the beautiful sounds of these talented string musicians.
Guests can purchase a variety of German-themed foods from gourmet chef Linda Hankins of Apron’s Inn to eat while listening to the concert or in tented areas. Food available will include pork loin sliders, fresh salads, sauerkraut, apple strudel, cheese & cracker & fruit trays, and delectable mini dessert samplers.
Satek Winery will have all Steuben-grape wines for 20% off that day, which include Steuben 2011, Pam’s Perfect Little Red Wine, Kreibaum Bay Steuben Dessert Wine 2009, and Kreibaum Bay Krystal Steuben 2009. They hope to have fresh Steuben grapes from the vineyard for guests to sample as well (if weather cooperates). As always, they will offer free wine tasting all day.
This event has free admission and is family-friendly (guests who wish to sample or purchase wine must present proper ID verification of age). For more information, call Satek Winery at 260.495.WINE or go to www.satekwinery.com .