Sarah Troxell is first local winemaker to headline a seminar at the Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival

On May 29 through 31 The Sands Casino Resort and Northampton Community College will again host the sixth annual Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem. The event has grown from a one-day event to the largest event of its kind in this region drawing well over 5,000 guests.

During the grand tasting at the event, guests may taste foods from well-known restaurants and many different wines from around the globe. The event is a fundraiser for the NCC Foundation and to date has raised over 1.2 million dollars. On Saturday and Sunday afternoons there will be wine seminars at 3pm. Past seminars have featured winemakers from California and Master Sommeliers but this is the first year featuring a local winemaker, Sarah Troxell, recently named Best Woman Winemaker in the International Women’s Wine Competition.

Troxell’s seminar is entitled Exquisite White Wines- Gruner Veltliner, Gewurztraminer and Riesling. The tasting will feature the variety Galen Glen pioneered in America, Gruner Veltliner. Troxell’s winemaking style has a strong European influence from the countries that inspire her, Austria (Gruner Veltliner), Germany (Riesling) and the Alsace region of France (Gewurztraminer). Attendees of this seminar can expect to experience white wine from the leading winegrower. Tickets for the event may be purchased online or at the Sands box office.