LEHIGH VALLEY WINE TRAIL 2017 EVENTS HELP WINE LOVERS DISCOVER LOCAL WINES MADE BY REGION’S FAMILY-OWNED AND OPERATED WINERIES

The nine member wineries of the nonprofit Lehigh Valley Wine Trail will host six events in 2017, created to bring wine lovers from across the Mid-Atlantic to the Lehigh Valley American Viticultural Area. All events are free except for Wine on the Mountain, which requires a ticket, and the Vino in the Valley, which requires an event passport. (Note: each winery sets its own policy on wine tasting fees.) Event hours are Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon – 5 p.m. For more details on each of these annual events visit http://lehighvalleywinetrail.3seed.co/ and go to the...

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Valentine’s Day/Weekend Events along the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

Amore Weekend of 2/11 & 12 - We will be pairing dark chocolate with Rapport, Blackberry bliss, and Cabaret Dolce. (pairing included in the regular $5 wine tasting fee.) Blue Mountain February is the month of love. Love makes the world go round, but chocolate and wine makes the trip worthwhile. Every Saturday and Sunday in February, savor a delicious cupcake from local baker, The Buttered Crumb, or indulge in three decadent handmade chocolate truffles from local chocolatier, Sweet Finesse. Enjoy them with your favorite wine in their glass-enclosed room with cozy fireplaces overlooking the vineyard. Wondering what to do for Valentine's Day? Try...

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2017 Vino in the Valley Food & Wine Pairings

HOW IT WORKS: 1. Purchase a Vino in the Valley passport ($35) in person at one of our 9 wineries (cash or check only) or online via EventBrite. 2. Visit at least 8 of our 9 wineries during the four weekends in March and have your passport stamped at each one while you enjoy food and wine pairings (see below). 3. At the last winery you visit fill out the contact information on the bottom of the passport; tear off the stub and turn it into the winery staff in order to be entered to win one of 10 great Lehigh Valley Getaway Packages! Amore...

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Make your holiday season twinkle brightly with local sparkling wine

The following Lehigh Valley Wine Trail wineries have sparkling wines for sale this holiday season. Supplies are limited, so pick yours up soon! - Amore Vineyards, Nazareth: Strawberry Mist - $14.99 - Blue Mountain Vineyards: Sparkling Peach - made with 100% Pennsylvania peaches and embodies the juicy fresh sweetness of a peach. $24.50 2010 Brut Reserve - made in the traditional champagne method. It is composed of Chardonnay grapes, for elegance and delicacy, and Pinot Noir grapes, for roundness and structures. Warm gold in color, abundance of delicate bubbles. Floral aromas of fruit with subtle hints of white fruits: pear, almonds, apple, and hazelnuts....

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VINO IN THE VALLEY 2017 PASSPORT PROGRAM INTRODUCES WINE LOVERS TO LOCAL WINERIES

The annual Vino in the Valley passport program introduces wine lovers to locally produced wine by encouraging them to explore all nine wineries that belong to the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail during the four weekends in March 2017. An event that has become an annual tradition for many, it takes features wine and food pairings for passport holders at each of the wine trail’s member wineries. Passports are stamped at each winery, and after visiting at least eight wineries and collecting their stamps, the passport is turned in and entered into a raffle. New for 2017 passport holders will be entered to...

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Vino in the Valley 2017 Getaway Prize Packages

We've made a fun and exciting change to our Vino in the Valley passport event for 2017: Instead of giving out small, individual gifts to passport holders as was done in past years, this year they will be entered to win one of 10 Lehigh Valley Getaway Packages! We've partnered with some of your favorite local inns, resorts, and bed and breakfasts to create these fabulous overnight packages in the Lehigh Valley. (All packages/getaways are subject to availability; prize recipient is responsible for booking/scheduling all components of the package they win. Prize recipient may also be responsible for taxes and/or tips.) HOW IT WORKS: ...

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Taste the first wines of the 2016 Vintage during Nouveau Weekend

The nine wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail will debut their first wines from the 2016 vintage, along with other new wine releases, during Nouveau Weekend on November 19 and 20. It is the final Wine Trail event of the year. Traditional nouveau wines are bottled very young, with limited barrel aging, and are light, fruity and semi-dry to dry red wines. The wine trail event is based on a tradition started in France and continued each year in which nouveau wines are released the third Thursday of November. Each winery will feature its own activities including live music, food and...

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Do you know Gluhwein?

by Sarah Troxell of Galen Glen Winery Crisp days, cool nights, November is the heart of autumn. Harvest has just ended and our winemakers are tucking wines into tanks until spring bottling commences. ‘Tis the season to think of wool sweaters, plaid scarves, fire pits and a glass of traditional warm spiced wine. Spice or mulled wine dates back to second century Rome. Consumption of it spread through Europe as the Roman army traveled, conquered and traded. Today you can drink Glühwein in Germany, Glögg in Norway, Sweden and Finland, vin chaud in France. All the European countries, and quite a few...

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Three Questions with… Mandy Tolino of Tolino Vineyards in Bangor

1. Tolino Vineyards is closing in on its 10th anniversary next year. What has the first decade been like and what has been your biggest lesson learned about starting a winery from scratch? Wow, time does fly! A decade ago we were picking rocks, prepping the soil and choosing grape varieties, and now we are producing and selling wine, hosting fantastic events and having a great time spending time with our customers. The biggest lesson we have learned is that wine production is a labor of love. Almost all of our wine is made from hand-pruned and harvested grapes that are then...

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REGION’S CHAMBOURCIN WINE GRAPE STARS IN THIS MONTH’S LEHIGH VALLEY WINE TRAIL EVENT

Wine drinkers know Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Grigio, but do they know Chambourcin? The Lehigh Valley’s wine grape may be lesser known amongst the more popular varieties, but it grows so well in the climate and soil of this region that it has become the only wine grape grown by all nine wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail. Local wine lovers can become familiar with it during the wine trail’s Chambourcin Weekend event on Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. Each winery will feature its own activities such as wine tastings, live entertainment, vineyard tours, or food and wine...

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