Thursday, June 28, 2012

Buy Lehigh Valley wines online

Did you know that you can purchase Lehigh Valley wine online?

Six of our eight Lehigh Valley Wine Trail member wineries have e-commerce features on their web site that allow wine lovers to place orders for their favorite wines and have them shipped to their homes.

And while all of our wineries love it when you visit them, now there's no need to wait for a future visit to purchase the best wines in Pennsylvania.

So place an order for yourself or ship our wines to surprise someone you love. Follow these links to place your order today!

Amore Winery
Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars
Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery
Franklin Hill Vineyards
Galen Glen Winery

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Save the date for Wine on the Mountain at Penn's Peak

In just over a month we'll be hosting our next Lehigh Valley Wine Trail event, the 9th Annual Wine on the Mountain at Penn's Peak in nearby Jim Thorpe. If you've never been to this venue then you definitely have to check it out. It's location atop a mountainside offers panoramic views of the Poconos and Beltzville Lake from its large deck. And since the event takes place indoors in air conditioned comfort, it doesn't matter if the weather is hot, humid or even raining outside!

The wine festival on Saturday, July 28 and Sunday, July 29, from noon – 5 p.m. both days includes wine samplings and sales from Lehigh Valley wineries, local artisans selling their arts and crafts, and light fare available for purchase. Live musical entertainment will be performed by Billy Bauer on Saturday and by the Jake Kaligis Dynamic Duo on Sunday.

Tickets are required for this event and are now on sale at Lehigh Valley Wine Trail member wineries and at the Penn’s Peak box office. They are $14 in advance or $16 at the door the weekend of the event. Admission includes a commemorative tasting glass. Penn’s Peak is located at 325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe, Pa. 18229 Wine on the Mountain is an adults-only event. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

This year’s artisans include:
•  Country Glo Soy Candles - Soy container candles & accessories
•  Top Shelf Specialties - Wine-themed gifts and wine accessories
•  Princess and the Peony- Wine bottle hurricane lanterns and wind chimes that can be personalized for any occasion
•  JD Gourmet - Balsamic vinegar & olive oil blends
•  Larona Jewelry & Gifts - Crafted jewelry and art umbrellas
•  Randi’s Gourmet - Kitchen cutlery, salad dressings, BBQ & hot sauces
•  Watermark Glass - Original designs etched/carved into wine glasses, glassware and vessels (vases/bowls) using a sandblast process

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Franklin Hill Vineyard voted Best Winery in Lehigh Valley

Franklin Hill Vineyards voted Best Winery in the Lehigh Valley!

Lehigh Valley Magazine has congratulated us for being voted "Best Winery in the Lehigh Valley 2012." We're honored by your recognition and we thank you for your votes!

Shop at our new online wine store!
Yes, that's right, we ship! Our new online wine store is up and running. You now have another fast and convenient way to purchase your favorite Franklin Hill Vineyards wine. Click here to buy now.

Stop by our Bethlehem location during Downtown Bethlehem's Art Walk. As usual, we will be participating in the annual Art Walk Wine Trail.

Upcoming Downtown Bethlehem Art Walk Series dates:
  • June 30, 2012
  • July 28, 2012
  • August 25, 2012
For more info, visit: 

Franklin Hill Vineyards - Bethlehem Location - Main Street Commons Building 
567 Main St.
Bethlehem, PA 18018

2012 Bethlehem VegFest
September 8, 2012  from 11 am - 6 pm
Get ready for Bethlehem's 2nd Annual VegFest! Franklin Hill Vineyards will be there and pouring!  

Keep your eyes "peeled" for our 2012 VegFest Commemorative Bottle Release Party! Details to come...

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Vynecrest Winery joins Macungie Farmer's Market

The Macungie Farmer's Market is up and running for the season. You can find Vynecrest and many other vendors every Thursday from 4 - 7 p.m. at Memorial Park in Macungie. The Farmer's Market runs through October. We look forward to seeing you there!

Wine on the Mountain tickets are now on sale at the winery for a discounted price of $14. This festival located at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe will feature wineries from the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail, live music, and various local artisans on July 28 & 29 from noon - 5 p.m.

June Specials
  • Wine of the Month -Cherry DiVyne, additional 10%**
  • Three Pack of the Month - 3 Niagara for $25**
**at winery only, 3 pack of the month cannot be combined with other discounts

In The Vineyard

The recent rain and warm weather has the vines growing like, well, vines. It won't be long before we will need to do our first hedging of the season. We hedge because if the vines get too tall they will fall over and cover the fruit, reducing the amount of sun and air in the fruit zone.

Upcoming Events
  • June 21 - Macungie Farmer's Market, Memorial Park, 4 - 7 pm
  • June 23 - Live music in the Vyneskeller, Jake Kaligis, 1:30-4:30 pm
  • June 24 - Tour of the Vineyard & Winery with the winemaker, 1 pm, $5 per person; Jazz Sunday - Live Jazz Music with Andy & Dan, 12:30 - 3:30 pm
  • June 28 - Macungie Farmer's Market, Memorial Park, 4 - 7 pm
  • June 30 - Live music in the Vyneskeller, Chuck Schubert, 1:30-4:30 pm
  • July 5 - Macungie Farmer's Market, Memorial Park, 4 - 7 pm
  • July 7 - Live music in the Vyneskeller, Rob & Marty, 1:30-4:30 pm
Holiday Hours: July 4 - open 10 am - 2 pm.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Pinnacle Ridge gears up for its Summer Concert Series

Our first concert series event at Pinnacle Ridge has finally arrived! With temps on the rise, we all need a chance to cool off with a chilled glass of wine (or a few!) and enjoy the sweet summer air with some blues.

On June 16, The James Supra Blues Band will be performing live in our barn.  James Supra has been performing the blues in the United States for the past 25 years. He has performed with many other talented musicians such as BB King, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Mike Dugan, and many more. He has also been the winner of the Lehigh Valley Music Awards for best harmonica player the past 11 years in a row. Suavek, the bassist, was awarded best bass guitar player in 2006, 2008, and 2009. Drummer, Al Wanamaker, has opened for Blues artists Michael Burkes, Debbie Davies, and Mike Dugan. Dana Gaynor is the guitarist and a back up vocalist. She is an exceptional entertainer who is recognized internationally. Dana has performed with members of the Grateful Dead, Muddy Waters, and The John Lee Hooker Band.

Find out more about The James Supra Blues Band and all of their achievements at

Our first concert series event also falls on Father's Day weekend.  Bring your Dads!  What could be a better way  to spend some quality, relaxing time with your dad than sipping on your favorite wine and jammin' to the blues? The event runs from 2 - 5 pm.  There are 50 seats available in the barn so be sure to come early and snag  a spot close to the stage.

Wine and food will be available for purchase. Chef Ben Underwood is preparing smoked pork barbeque and side dishes. If you enjoyed Ben's food from LVWT's March Madness event, you'll love what he's cookin' for our summer concert series. Once a month this summer we will have live music performances. Mark your calendars and don't miss the fun!

  July 7: 2-5 pm - The Wallace Brothers Band

  August 4: 2-5 pm - Hannah Violet Trio

  September 8: 12-5 pm - BLUES IN THE BARN - The
  Wallace Brothers Band - Mighty Manatees

  September 9: 12-5 pm - BLUES IN THE BARN - James
  Supra Blues Band - Kelchner Brothers Band

  October 6: 2-5 pm - Jack Murray and the Midnight Creeps

June 30 - July 8

Summer is just around the corner, which means the Kutztown Folk Festival will soon be here! Embrace our Pennsylvania Dutch Heritage at the Kutztown Fairgrounds. Enjoy delicious, traditional Dutch foods and observe the interesting arts and crafts that will be available. Pinnacle Ridge will have a stand open for tasting throughout the duration of the fair. More information at

Monday, June 11, 2012

It's Summer in the Vineyard at Clover Hill

Summer in the Vineyard

The vineyards have been soaking up the sun and the rain has encouraged a lot of new shoot growth. At this point all of our varieties have flowered and are in the process of blooming. The next step will be fruit set and before we know it we will be harvesting. If Mother Nature grants our wishes, we will receive warm, dry days for the fruit to ripen. It is a beautiful time of year to enjoy a glass of wine on the patio at either our Breinigsville or Robesonia locations and keep the vines company. We look forward to your next visit to Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery

Owner's Selection - Chambourcin

This is the grape of the Lehigh Valley. Chambourcin is a lighter-bodied red wine, but full of flavors like spice, berry and forest floor. The strong American oak flavors make this a wonderful wine to pair will steaks, portabellas or salmon on the grill. Here are some of our favorite recipes for Chambourcin!

Enjoy a 10% discount on Chambourcin the entire month of June! Receive a 20% discount on the Owner's Selection when included with case purchases.

2012 Vineyard & Winery Tour Series
Call now to get your tickets!

Spend the afternoon sipping and touring Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery. We will share with you our grape growing and wine making process from start to finish. Expect to spend 1.5 hours at the winery for the tour. Weather permitting we will go into the vineyard. Casual attire is recommended. $12 per person and advance tickets are required. Free for anyone under 21 years of age. The tour is handicap accessible.

Tour Dates:
  • Saturday, July 14 at noon & 2 pm
  • Monday, July 23 at 2 pm
  • Saturday, August 11 at noon & 2 pm
  • Monday, August 20 at 2 pm
Music & Tapas on the Patio
Sunday, August 12 from 1-4pm

Chef Nathan Grube and musician Craig Thatcher will be returning to Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery.  Tapas are available for $6 per plate.

Click here to see our entire calendar of upcoming events!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Try a Wine-a-Rita this weekend at Galen Glen

This weekend, cool off with a Wine-a-Rita at Galen Glen Winery in Andreas during Summer Slushy Weekend, Saturday, June 2 from 10 am - 5 pm and Sunday, June 3 from noon - 5 pm.

Sample an icy cold Wine-a-Rita and go on a complimentary guided walking tour of the vineyard each day at noon (weather permitting). Please wear sturdy, close-toed shoes.  

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Upcoming events: 

June 16 & 17 - Father's Day Weekend

Bring Dad for a Tractor & Wagon Tour. Tours depart at 1, 2, 3 & 4 pm, weather permitting.

See all our event details here.