2012 Grape Harvest Update
Every year’s grape harvest is exciting and brings a new set of challenges, but some years are certainly easier than others. 2012 has been a harvest full of smooth sailing. Clover Hill's grape harvest commenced on August 20 which is one of the earliest starts we have ever had. Harvesting is done by hand to retain the best quality fruit. Sugar levels in the fruit have been very high and the flavors and complexity have been intense. Currently we only have Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc left to harvest. Stay current with our 2012 grape harvest by being our Facebook fan!
We have some wonderful events scheduled for the rest of 2012! Keep reading below for a listing of our October happenings. Enjoy the lovely fall season and we look forward to your next Clover Hill Winery visit.
Owner's Selection - Concord
Undoubtably a taste of the region. A sweet grapey wine that most people associate with backyard grapes. Try it with your favorite spicy chili or Concordian Meatballs, or just sip it on its own. Blend it with your favorite fruit juices for a refreshing sangria. Receive an additional 10% discount on the Owner's Selection when included in a case purchase. Try some great recipes using our Concord.
October 20 and 21, Saturday 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday Noon - 5 pm
Join us as we applaud the Chambourcin grape! All the wineries on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail will celebrate the Chambourcin grape, which is known as the grape of the Lehigh Valley. Chef Nathan Grube will conduct cooking demonstrations featuring locally grown foods from Hedrick Family Farms to be paired with the new release, 2010 Chambourcin. Chef Nathan will be cooking up eggplant and risotto baked with homemade tomato sauce and fresh mozzarella. Cooking demonstrations will take place at 1, 2, 3 and 4 pm both days.
During this event Clover Hill will donate $1 for every bottle of Chambourcin and Turtle Rock Red (also made from 100% Chambourcin grapes) sold to the Angel 34 Foundation. Angel 34 is a local, but nationally recognized, organization united in the fight against childhood cancer and dedicated to finding a cure. 100% of the funds raised by Angel 34 go directly to providing services and support for children battling cancer. Doug and Linda Sheriff, of Angel 34, will be at Clover Hill sharing their mission. You can learn more about the dedication and caring work of the Angel 34 Foundation at www.angel34.org. Cheers to the Chambourcin grape!
Sorrelli Jewelry Trunk Show for a Women’s Pampering Day
Saturday, October 27 from 10 am - 5 pm
Clover Hill and Sorrelli will partner to encourage women to take care of themselves in recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sorrelli will offer a Trunk Show of beautiful jewelry, which will include their Cancer Ribbon Charm and Breast Cancer Awareness Earrings. Sorrelli will offer a portion of their sales from their breast cancer awareness pieces to Breast Cancer Support Service of Berks County. In turn, Clover Hill will donate $1 for every bottle of Clover Hill Rose` sold to Breast Cancer Support Service of Berks County.