Three Questions with… Brad Knapp of Pinnacle Ridge

1. What activities take place in the vineyard during the month of June? What kind of weather are you hoping for? Vineyards explode during June and our main objective is to try and keep up with the rapid vine growth. We need to position the rapidly growing shoots in the trellis wires so that the resultant canopy is thin and vertical. This allows every leaf in the canopy to be exposed to sunlight for maximum photosynthesis. We also look for enough heat to keep the vine growing and fruit ripening, and enough rain so that the vines do not stall in...

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Wine and Cupcakes event this weekend at Galen Glen

Join Galen Glen for their Cupcakes and Wine event with Executive Pastry Chef Natalie Morgan, who will leave her kitchen at Portafino & Tom Colicchio’s Heritagesteak to visit on Saturday, May 30 from 11 am - 1 pm for a meet-and-greet. That weekend they will be offering Natalie’s “Happiness” Cake Pops with 3oz of Late Harvest for $3. Natalie has created the “Happiness” cake from their award-winning Riesling wine. Full-size “Happiness” cupcakes and Natalie’s favorite Lemon Blueberry will be available for purchase for $2.50 each (while supplies last). No reservations required. www.galenglen.com ...

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Dine al fresco in the vineyard this Saturday at Tolino

Like to dine alfresco? How about in a vineyard? You can do that this Saturday evening, May 30 at Tolino Vineyards in Bangor at their Dinner in the Vines event. Tolino is partnering with DeFranco and Daughters Catering for a family-style Italian meal in the vineyard. Bring your friends and family and dine like you are in Tuscany. $49.95 per person includes two glasses of wine, appetizers, dinner and dessert. Purchase tickets over the phone, in person, or online. www.tolinovineyards.com...

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2015 Vineyard & Winery Tour Series at Clover Hill

Saturday, July 11 at 1 & 2 pm Monday, July 13 at 2 pm Sunday, July 19 at 2 pm Monday, August 10 at 2 pm Sunday, August 16 at 2 pm Saturday, August 22 at 1 & 2 pm Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery is proud to be celebrating our 30th Anniversary! Join us for an inside look at our vineyard and production facility. Let us show you our winemaking process from the grape to the glass and sample our premium Pennsylvania wines. The tour is approximately 1 ½ hours. Reservations are required and space is limited. Under 21 is free and we are handicap...

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Sarah Troxell is first local winemaker to headline a seminar at the Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival

On May 29 through 31 The Sands Casino Resort and Northampton Community College will again host the sixth annual Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem. The event has grown from a one-day event to the largest event of its kind in this region drawing well over 5,000 guests. During the grand tasting at the event, guests may taste foods from well-known restaurants and many different wines from around the globe. The event is a fundraiser for the NCC Foundation and to date has raised over 1.2 million dollars. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons there will...

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