Our wineries are gearing up for the big event on Saturday, August 14 at 3:30 p.m. What event is that, you ask? Why, it's The Great Pennsylvania Wine Toast!
The goal of the state-wide promotion is to celebrate another record-setting year for the Pennsylvania wine industry. In the process, we hope to set a world record for the largest wine tasting ever conducted!
Proud Pennsylvanian, wine lover and racing legend, Mario Andretti, will serve as toastmaster, as he leads all locations in a simultaneous toast via video. Proceeds from the event will support The Fund to Benefit Children & Youth, right here in the Lehigh Valley. The organization helps provide items and services to children and families in need.
Blue Mountain Wine & Vineyards in New Tripoli just shared their lineup for the special event with us. Here are the details:
1:30 PM - The Vineyard Tasting begins! They will offer 5 wines produced from Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc. Each of these wines will be served amongst the vines that produced the wines and they will accompany each wine with a cheese pairing.
2:30 PM – Tasting of the last of the 5 wines, and Lucas Lasagna, a local vocalist, will entertain with some Frank Sinatra standards as the tasting is completed and everyone returns to the winery.
3 PM – They will begin to form lines for counting, to be completed by 3:45 PM.
4 PM – Mario Andretti will perform the toast via live web video.
4:30-6 PM – Lucas will continue to entertain on the outdoor deck with panoramic views of the vineyards and mountains.
5:30 PM – Blue Mountain will auction off the bottle of wine and the wine barrel table signed by Mario Andretti with the proceeds to go to The Fund to Children and Youth.
Please plan to join us for this special event! More details to come!