Holiday Events & Cocktails

Give the Gift of Local Wine

Local wine is the perfect present, full of holiday cheer and the heritage of the holiday. The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail is bustling during the holidays! Every stop is full of the flavor of the season as well as joyous celebration. Stop in, sip, and enjoy the festivities during the most wonderful time of the year.

 

Holiday Winery Events

CLOVER HILL

Holiday Celebration Flights
The Winery in Breinigsville
December 26-31 from noon-4pm each day
$12 Per Flight

Let’s celebrate 2017 as it comes to a close and ring in the new year with a Holiday Celebration Flight. The flight will include a sparkling wine, two wines paired with two cheeses, and a sample of a special limited release wine to end the flight. Flights will be $12 each and reservations are not required.

GALEN GLEN

December 16 & 17, and 23 & 24

Treats with Tasting Open House –  Stop in for one of our favorite delicacies with your wine tasting. Sarah, Galen or Kathy will inspire this very special pairing with our wine. We will also have a thank you gift for each household who brings a donation for our Toys for Tots.

TOLINO

December 16 – Holiday Wrap & Sip
Join us for Christmas tunes by the Chris Cummings Jazz Trio. We will transform our tank room into a holiday workshop for wrapping gifts. Bring your gifts and wrapping paper and sip on wine while listening to Christmas Carols and checking one more thing off the list. We will also have paper, scissors and tape there for you if you forget.

Holiday Drinks & Wine Cocktail Recipes

AMORE:

Pomegranate Orange White Wine Cocktail

Serves 1

Ingredients:
4 oz. Amore Vidal wine
3 oz pomegranate juice
1 oz fresh range juice from a navel orange
1/2 oz. cognac
mint leaves
fresh pomegranate arils (seeds) or cranberries

Directions:
Pour wine, juices and cognac over ice in a glass
Add slice of navel orange, pomegranate arils/cranberries and mint leaves to garnish

CLOVER HILL:

Clover Hill’s Winter Citrus Sangria
1 Bottle of Clover Hill Vidal Verde
8 oz. Lemonade
8 oz. Sprite
1 Lemon – Diced
1 Lime – Diced
1 Orange – Diced
5 Sprigs of Sage

Put the diced fruit and Sage Sprigs in a pitcher and muddle.
Add the Vidal Verde and Lemonade and let blend for 2-4 hours.
Add Sprite and serve.

FRANKLIN HILL:

Cranberry Thyme Spritzers
1 bottle Vidal Blanc infused with fresh Thyme overnight.
Add one cup of White Cranberry juice and 1/2 cup Seltzer.
Serve with fresh cranberries and thyme sprig as garnish.

Harvest Cider
1 bottle of Potion X, 3 oz Harvest (Social Still’s Apple Whiskey) and 1/2 gallon local apple cider. A
dd it all in a sauce pan and let mull with cinnamon sticks for 1 hour.
Serve warm with cinnamon stick and apple slice as garnish

Fireside Martini
3 oz Trio
1 oz Smirnoff Kissed Caramel Vodka
Rimmed with caramel and crushed graham cracker
Serve with brownie brittle and s’mores snack mix.

Holiday Martini
3 parts FHV Passion wine
1 part vanilla vodka
Rim the glass with green colored sugar and garnish with a strawberry.

PINNACLE RIDGE:

Cuvee Chardonnay – Aromas of apple, honey, Asian pear and toastiness. Light, crisp, and clean, it is a perfect pairing with fresh oysters and other seafood.

Brut Rose’ – Made with 100% Pinot Noir grapes, this sparkling dry Rose’ exhibits aromas of strawberry and yeast, and has a crisp finish.

Blanc de Blanc – This crisp, refreshing bubbly is made entirely from Cayuga grapes. It is slightly sweet, and the perfect start or finish to any evening event.

The “Syllabub”

Ingredients:
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup Pinnacle Ridge Riesling
1 quart half-and-half cream
Heavy whipped cream, for garnish
Ground nutmeg, for garnish

Instructions:
1.) Heat the sugar and wine on low heat in a 1.5 quart saucepan until the sugar dissolves, stirring constantly.
2.) Remove from heat and slowly add in the half-and-half.
3.) Beat until frothy; chill completely (about 1.5 hours).
4.) Pour into glasses, top with whipped cream and sprinkle with nutmeg.

Sparkling Wine Pomegranate Orange Punch
Serves 4 – 6

For the Vanilla Ginger Syrup
1 cup water
1 cup granulated sugar
1 vanilla bean
1 thumb-sized piece of fresh ginger

For the Punch
1 bottle Pinnacle Ridge Blanc de Blanc
8 oz pomegranate juice
8 oz ginger beer
4 oz orange juice
2 oz vanilla ginger syrup
2 oranges, thinly sliced
1/3 cup pomegranate arils

Directions
Combine all ingredients together in a large pitcher or bowl. Put the orange slices on the inside of the glass before the ice. Fill with ice, then with punch, and a sprinkling of pomegranate seeds.

BLUE MOUNTAIN:
This holiday, serve Cabernet Sauvignon, aged for nine months in American Oak Whisky Rye Barrels and Whisky Bourbon Barrels.

VYNECREST:

Spiced winter red has had the same recipe for over 20 years. Formulated in the mold of a traditional German gluwein, spiced winter red is highlighted by cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves. Perfect for company and a great alternative to eggnog, all you have to do it twist off the cap, warm it in a crock pot, and enjoy. Spiced winter white is the newer addition to our list. We simply describe it as apple pie in a bottle.

GALEN GLEN:

Reminiscent of our vineyard manager, Erin’s, visits to the Christmas markets while studying abroad in Austria and Germany, our holiday beverage has a Troxell twist. While gluhwein is traditionally red, we are featuring a spiced white wine—Crooked Stick White (a Grüner Veltliner & Gewürztraminer bled) with mulling spices. Creating Crooked Stick White spiced wine at home is easy with spice packets provided by the winery and not only does it pair deliciously with family gatherings and holiday desserts, it creates a welcoming aroma in your home.