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Weekend Food and Wine Pairings Highlight Annual Vino in the Valley March Passport Program Event

Experienced wine lovers and newbies alike can explore the nine member wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail during the upcoming Vino in the Valley Passport Program to discover new food and wine pairings. Participants purchase a passport for $35 (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/vino-in-the-valley-2016-tickets-19335524073) and visit each of the wineries during the first four weekends in March (3/5 & 6, 12 & 13, 19 & 20, 26. Please note: the wineries will be closed on Sunday, March 27 for the Easter holiday). Event hours at each winery are Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday noon – 5 p.m. Only 1,800 passports are printed...

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Nouveau Weekend Lets Wine Lovers Taste the First Wines from the 2015 Vintage

The nine wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail will debut their first wines from the 2015 vintage and other new wine releases during Nouveau Weekend on November 21 and 22. It is the final Wine Trail event of the year. Wineries will also feature food and wine pairings for visitors to sample. Nouveau wines are bottled very young, with limited barrel aging, and are light, fruity and semi-dry to dry red wines. The event is based on a tradition started in France and continued each year in which nouveau wines are released the third Thursday of November. Nouveau Weekend is a...

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REGION’S LESSER-KNOWN CHAMBOURCIN WINE GRAPE IS THE STAR OF THIS MONTH’S LEHIGH VALLEY WINE TRAIL EVENT

Wine drinkers know Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Grigio, but Chambourcin? The Lehigh Valley’s official 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 Chambourcin Weekend event on Saturday, October 17 and Sunday, October 18. Each winery will feature its own activities such as wine tastings, live entertainment, vineyard tours, or food and wine pairings (see detailed list...

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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 2015 vintage. On Saturday, Sept. 12 and Sunday, Sept. 13, 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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LEHIGH VALLEY CIDER AND WINE FESTIVAL SET FOR OCTOBER 24 AT COCA-COLA PARK

The Lehigh Valley Cider and Wine Festival – an on-field event featuring hard cider and wine tastings from local and regional cideries and wineries – makes its debut on Sat., Oct. 24 from noon to 5 p.m. at Coca-Cola Park. Attendees each receive a collector’s stemless glass to enjoy their cider and wine tastings and can also purchase a variety of food and crafts from local food trucks, vendors and artisans. The festival – which takes place during Pennsylvania Wine Month — also includes live entertainment, panel discussions describing the process of making both cider and wine, the ability to...

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LEHIGH VALLEY WINERIES AND WINE LOVERS TO ONCE AGAIN TAKE OVER PENN’S PEAK FOR 12th ANNUAL WINE ON THE MOUNTAIN FESTIVAL

The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail’s annual wine festival, Wine on the Mountain, returns to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe for its 12th year Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26 from noon to 5 p.m. both days. Wine on the Mountain features wine tastings and sales by the glass, bottle and case from Lehigh Valley wineries, and light fare available for purchase from Roadies Restaurant. There is also live musical entertainment with the 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 open-air...

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Save the Date – 12th Annual Wine on the Mountain wine festival returns to Penn’s Peak on July 25 & 26

WHAT: The twelfth edition of the Wine on the Mountain wine festival includes wine samplings and sales from 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 since it is held inside Penn’s Peak in air-conditioned comfort. Tickets are required for this event and are now on sale at member wineries, online via EventBrite, and at the Penn’s Peak box office. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-on-the-mountain-at-penns-peak-tickets-16607238698 They are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door on Saturday, and $15 at the door on Sunday. Admission includes a...

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LEHIGH VALLEY WINERIES WELCOME SPRING WITH NEW WINE TRAIL EVENT MAY 16 & 17

Spring is an important time in the vineyards at the nine wineries that make up the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail. It’s when bud break on the vine occurs and the vineyards spring back to life after being dormant all winter. It kicks off the growing season along with all the promise that it holds. To celebrate the season, the wine trail is hosting a new event, May 16 and 17. The Spring Wine & Cheese Pairing event invites guests to sample wine and cheese pairings at each member winery. The theme of this year’s event is “Local Wine with Cheeses from Around...

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LEHIGH VALLEY WINERIES OFFER ALTERNATIVE MOTHER’S DAY PLANS

Wine lovers looking to do something different this year to celebrate Mother’s Day can take mom to a Lehigh Valley Wine Trail member winery for the following activities and events: Blue Mountain Vineyards, New Tripoli – Reserve a table for Sunday Blues from 2 – 5 pm with award-winning band Scott Marshall and Marshall’s Highway ($5 cover charge includes wine tasting; reservations required) and bring a picnic lunch. To honor every woman who visits on Mother’s Day, they will receive a complimentary carnation (while supplies last). Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, Breinigsville – On Friday, May 8 at all Clover Hill location Guests can sample...

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LEHIGH VALLEY WINERIES RECOMMEND WINE AND FOOD PAIRINGS FOR EASTER DINNER

The owners of the nine family-owned and operated wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail understand how important the Easter meal is for gathering with family and friends, and offers the following food and wine pairing suggestions for this year’s dinner. 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...

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