Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Clover Hill welcomes the holidays with its annual coat drive and open house events

2012 Grape Harvest Update -

Each year we get another opportunity to grow better grapes and, in turn, make a better wine. The 2012 grape harvest was our 36th opportunity as grape growers and we were blessed with a relatively easy harvest. Clover Hill had the earliest grape harvest start date of August 20, and completed our picking on October 10. The early spring, followed by a warm summer, really paid off as we approached August. We were fortunate and surprised to find such high sugar levels and well-developed flavors so early in the season. Winemaker, John Skrip III, kept reminding us that we need to pick by the numbers and flavors and not by the date we traditionally pick.

We got to work and harvested more than 80 acres of grapes by hand. We managed to complete our harvest prior to the frosts and heavy rains of late October. John is now in the winery working with the wines from the harvest. He has a smile on his face because the fruit is so delicious! Good things will be coming from this grape harvest.

Owner's Selection - Cabernet Sauvignon 

The king of our red wines! Big, flavorful and ready to knock your socks off. Rich oak flavors of vanilla and spice mingle with ripe fruit flavors of raspberry, blackberry, and cherry. This is a big flavored, dry, toasty oaked, red wine that pairs perfectly with a hearty grilled steak or winter stews.

Enjoy a 10% discount on Cabernet Sauvignon the entire month of November. Receive an additional 10% discount on the Owner's Selection when included in a case purchase. View great recipes using our Cabernet.

Upcoming Events -

Annual Coat Drive for The Caring Place
December 3-9 from 10 a.m. -5 p.m.

For the third year in a row Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery will be collecting gently used coats of any size to donate to The Caring Place in Allentown. The Caring Place is a youth development center that reaches out to youth of the Lehigh Valley who may be facing adversity. Throughout this week of giving your donation of a coat will be rewarded with a 10% discount on your wine purchase (20% on case purchases). Thank you for your generosity!

Holiday Open House
December 8 from noon - 5 p.m.

Be sure to save the date for our annual Holiday Open House. As always, there will be plenty of fun to be had so be sure to check back closer to the date for details as they unfold. Happy Holidays!

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