Dragon Hill to host annual Autumn Wine Festival on Sept. 9-10

by Sunhee K. Lee
Dragon Hill Lodge
USAG YONGSAN, South Korea --- Dragon Hill Lodge (DHL) received the 2016 Installation Management Command “Best in Class Event Award” for its 2016 Semi-Annual Autumn Wine Festival Program (they also host a Spring Wine Festival in March).  The award recognizes the best special event among the four Armed Forces Recreation Centers (AFRCs) (Hale Koa Hotel, Shades of Green, Edelweiss Lodge and Resort, and Dragon Hill Lodge) 

For its Autumn Wine Festival Program, the DHL partnered with the Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES) as well as several wine vendors on September 9-10, 2016.  The Program included three complementary events: 1) a wine education session for DHL restaurant service team; 2) an exclusive “sold out” Winemaker’s dinner featuring selections from the Tommasi Family Vineyards at Sables Restaurant; and 3)  the Wine Festival, which featured 160 different wines from dozens of wineries from around the world available for tasting and purchasing.  DHL’s talented culinary team served hors d’oevres, tapas and other delicacies that complimented the wines.

Mr. Brian Campbell, DHL’s General Manager, said, “I am very proud and honored that DHL is being recognized with this award.”  Mr. Campbell also stated that it was a team award since the entire DHL staff was responsible for putting the event together.  Mr. Campbell added that the AFRCs host many special events every year and it was fantastic that DHL was singled out as the best.
The DHL will again be partnering with AAFES for their upcoming 2017 Autumn Wine Festival on September 8 to 9 at the DHL with tickets going on sale in late July for the Winemaker’s dinner and Wine Festival.  Moreover, on Friday, 8 September @1900 the Dragon Hill Lodge, in association with Vinottimo Wines, is proud to present its Winemaker’s dinner featuring the world-famous Beni di Batasiolo Barolo winery from the northern Italian region of Piedmont.  This is a very special and rare opportunity to meet one of the premiere vineyard owners and wine makers of Italy, Mr. Fiorenzo Dogliani.  This will be an incredible once in a lifetime evening of gourmet dishes prepared by DHL’s outstanding culinary team paired with the iconic Batasiolo wines while enjoying the company of the vintner.  Mark your calendars for this weekend to experience the DHL’s premier food and wine event.

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