A Word from the Wine Trail by Vickie & Joe Greff of Blue Mountain Vineyards

It’s hard to believe it’s already time for harvest and kids have gone back to school. It’s been a challenging year as a vineyard, to say the least. At the start of the 2015 season, we were in rough shape due to the past two severe winters that affected the survival of the vines and bud count, which produces the fruit. This was followed by a lot of rain, especially during bud set (when the flowers are beginning to turn into grapes) in mid-May, beginning of June which makes the vines more susceptible to disease such as powdery mildew and black...

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Three Questions with… Dominic of Big Creek Vineyard

1. Your winery is the northern most winery on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail. How does that affect your grape growing and harvest season? Being further north definitely presents us with both challenge and opportunity. The shorter growing season, punctuated by later spring and earlier fall frosts than the valleys to the south, means we have littler room for error. Over the years nature has taught us what we can grow and how to grow it. During the early ripening phase the cool nighttime temps favor flavor and structure in the wines. 2. Big Creek’s red wine offerings include varieties such as...

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Early holiday gift ideas from Blue Mountain

The holidays are coming soon so start planning now to get a head start. Here are some unique gift ideas from Blue Mountain Vineyards. Custom Labels: Our Custom Label program offers endless possibilities at an affordable cost. Whether you're celebrating a special occasion or looking for a personalized gift, we can customize your label to fit your needs. Labels can be produced in black and white or color and can include any scanned image. Adopt A Vine: Have you ever dreamed of owning your own vineyard? Blue Mountain has made that dream a possibility! In August of each year you will be invited to...

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