Capital Wine Festival
The Fairfax at Embassy Row, a Starwood Luxury Collection hotel, in conjunction with its signature restaurant, 2100 Prime, is home to the Capital Wine Festival. The 10-week dinner event kicks off with a grand opening reception in mid-January, which highlights the 10 participating wineries. New this year, the Capital Wine Festival will also feature local wineries at the reception reiterating its commitment to “buy local; drink local.” The dinners take place every Tuesday evening through the end of March.
Modeled after the prestigious Boston Wine Festival, the dinners, hosted by the winemaker or proprietor, showcase wines from California or from different parts of the United States. In 2013 the selection of wineries were unique and exquisite, providing a once in a life time opportunity to taste outstanding new wines, while learning of the winemaker’s approach to their winemaking. Founder of the event, Daniel Bruce, travels around the United States in advance to choose with wineries will be included in the event each year.
Menus are created by Chris Ferrier, Executive Chef for the hotel and 2100 Prime. Each menu is individually created to complement the vintner’s selection for that dinner. A sample menu can be found here. Dinners take place in 2100 Prime providing an intimate dining experience. The participating wineries for 2014 will be posted here once announced. TIckets can be purchased online at www.capitalwinefestival.com. or call 202 736-1453. Gift certificates are also available for holiday gift giving.