LEHIGH VALLEY WINE TRAIL’S ANNUAL HARVEST WEEKEND EVENT CELEBRATES VITICULTURE, WINEMAKING, & FARMING

As summer winds down, harvest season begins at the nine locally owned and operated wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail. It’s the time of year when all of spring and summer’s hard work pays off for these farmers. The grapes they have grown are removed from the vine and their juices extracted for fermenting into the 2016 vintage. On Saturday, Sept. 10 and Sunday, Sept. 11, the wineries will celebrate the grape harvest with the Wine Trail’s annual Harvest Weekend event during which they will welcome wine lovers for a variety of different activities at each winery such as tastings,...

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Three Questions with … Dominic Strohlein of Big Creek Winery

This month we interviewed winery owner and wine maker Dominic Strohlein of Big Creek Winery in Kresgeville for our Three Questions with feature.   1. With harvest season just about to get under way, what are your early thoughts on the wines that will be made from these grapes based on how the growing season turned out? So far it looks like it is going to be an above-average year. A little more rain and it would have been close to perfect. Everything is healthy and ripening at an even pace which translates into very interesting wines later on. Even the birds are...

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Tips for a great wine tasting experience

by Kat Collins of Blue Mountain Vineyards We’re often asked by guests on how to have the best wine tasting experience. Expectations in wine tasting rooms are different than at wine festivals or in busy bars. A winery is not just about the wines, but about the “wine experience.” We want to pass along some ways to make this wine experience a great experience. Here are a few suggestions for a successful visit to a winery. Call the winery ahead of your visit to verify hours, and ask when is the optimal time to visit, especially if you have a larger group....

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Open House Concert Series at Pinnacle Ridge Winery continues this Saturday 8/27

Open House Concert Series at Pinnacle Ridge Winery Prelude to "Blues in the Barn" - August 27 It's going to be a big day at Pinnacle Ridge! We have not one but TWO bands - Crossroads Duo feat Sterling Koch, and Jay Stollman & Matt Schofield - rocking out all afternoon long. Come early for the best possible seating in our barn, or bring your own chairs and umbrellas and sit outside by the vines. TIckets are $5. (No reservations required. Admission charged upon entry.) http://www.pinridge.com/open-house-concert-series/ ...

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Blue Mountain Vineyards releases 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon

Blue Mountain's newest release - 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon is now available! An expression of layered fruits with dark berries such as blackberry and delicate touches of spice and floral. Soft French Oak tannins and a persistant smooth finish. Did you know? The grape Cabernet Sauvignon is actually the result of a chance crossing between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in southern France in the 17th century. https://www.bluemountainwine.com/premium-red-wines/cabernet-red-full-bodied-sauvignon-cab-sav- ...

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