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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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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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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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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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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WINE LOVERS TO TASTE LEHIGH VALLEY WINES DURING ANNUAL WINE ON THE MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL AT PENN’S PEAK IN JIM THORPE

The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail’s annual wine festival, Wine on the Mountain, returns to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe for its 13th year on Saturday, July 23 and Sunday, July 24 from noon to 5 p.m. both days. Wine on the Mountain features wine tastings and sales by the glass, bottle, and case from eight Lehigh Valley wineries, and light fare available for purchase from Roadies Restaurant. There is also live musical entertainment with Robert Michaels performing on Saturday and Kato performing on Sunday. The well-known venue offers panoramic views of Beltzville Lake and the surrounding Appalachian mountainside from its large...

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Save the date for Wine on the Mountain 2016 at Penn’s Peak

WHAT:           The annual Wine on the Mountain wine festival features wine samples and sales from eight Lehigh Valley wineries, local artisans selling wine-related arts and crafts, and light fare available for purchase, as well as live music both days. It is a rain-or-shine event held inside Penn’s Peak in air-conditioned comfort. Advance tickets are now on sale online only: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-on-the-mountain-by-the-lehigh-valley-wine-trail-tickets-25609026287 Advance tickets are $25 on Saturday and $20 on Sunday. Tickets at-the-door the weekend of the event are $30 on Saturday and $25 on Sunday. (Only 1,000 tickets will be sold for each day of the event, and advance ticket sales will end...

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LEHIGH VALLEY WINERIES WELCOME SPRING WITH WINE AND CHEESE PAIRING EVENT

Spring time for a local winery means the start of bud break on the vine with vineyards coming back to life after being dormant all winter. It’s the kick-off of the growing season with the promise that it holds for a great 2016 vintage. To celebrate the season, the wine trail is inviting wine lovers to visit its nine member wineries on May 21 and 22 for the Spring Wine and Cheese Pairing event, where guests can sample complimentary pairings as follows: Amoré Vineyards & Winery, Nazareth – will feature a wide array of cheese and crackers, paired with several different wines. Big...

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LEHIGH VALLEY WINERIES RECOMMEND WINE AND FOOD PAIRINGS FOR EASTER DINNER 2016

Amoré Vineyards & Winery, Nazareth - Pair Amore Pink Passion with ham, pork and sauerkraut or Rose Amore with baked ham. After dinner, relax with a glass of Rapport or Vidal Blanc dessert wines. Big Creek Vineyard and Winery, Kresgeville - Their Vin di Pasqualina is a great all-around wine for traditional Easter dinners. Both sweet and dry wine fans will enjoy the glass-filling aroma of this semi-dry rose. It is a blend of three grapes, but the bouquet and character come from Niagara, an aromatic white grape that can stand a little chill and still deliver lots of flavor. It works as an aperitif, or with...

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Annual Lehigh Valley Wine Trail Events Help Oenophiles Discover Regional Wine and Wineries

The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail has announced the following 2016 schedule of events. All events are free except for Wine on the Mountain and the Vino in the Valley Passport Program, which require the purchase of a ticket and an event passport, respectively. Event hours are Saturdays from 10 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/category/event/ Vino in the Valley – March 5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26* (*Please note: Our wineries will be closed on Sunday, March 27 for the Easter...

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