Monday, July 8, 2013

Clover Hill starts summer with four new wine releases

Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery is bustling with activity. In the winery, we have bottled a few new wines to make tank space for the 2013 grape harvest which will commence in September.

Winemaker, John Skrip III, has the following new releases:

  • 2011 Oak Vidal Blanc – this is a must-try if you love full, rich, toasty white wines. Oak Vidal is a wonderful alternative to a big Chardonnay. 
  • 2012 Pinot Noir – medium bodied wine, but packed with rich flavors of strawberry, leather and violets.
  • 2012 Chambourcin – toasty and spicy Pennsylvania oak characteristics mingle with berry and ripe cherry flavors.
  • 2008 Merlot – a lovely example of how delicious an east coast Merlot can be showcasing complex berry flavors and Pennsylvania oak undertones. 

Visit any Clover Hill location for a sample of the new releases and let us know your thoughts.

The vineyards continue to grow and as of now, the vines look healthy and happy. The east coast currently is stuck in a stormy, rainy weather pattern which is less than desirable for the vineyards. We continue to use aggressive agricultural procedures to stay ahead of potential disease - shoot positioning, cluster thinning, and leaf pulling to allow for better air circulations and optimal ripening conditions. Grape harvest will be here before we know it.

The vineyard in Robesonia is now open seven days a week through December 31. Take a beautiful drive through Berks County and find your way to this tasting room. Robesonia is our largest Clover Hill vineyard and also hosts a charming tasting room. In addition to offering tastings and sales, we stock local cheeses and serve wine by the glass on the patio.

New hours at Robesonia are Monday – Saturday: 11 am - 5:30 pm, and Sunday: noon - 5 pm.
You can find all of our locations and the hours on our website.

Also, if you are planning a visit, please review our latest house policies. Enjoy the summer and we look forward to your next Clover Hill visit.

Owner's Selection for July 
Save 10% on your purchase of Cayuga White!
A semi-sweet, unoaked, soft white wine with mellow aromas and flavors that will leave your mouth coated with tastes of ripe melon, mango, and ruby grapefruit. Works wonderfully with lighter fish dishes or John Jr.’s favorite shrimp and rice dish.
Now only $9.45. Receive an additional 10% discount when included in a case purchase!

Wine and Food Inspiration - Allentown Fairgrounds Farmer's Market
Saturday, July 13
11 am - 4 pm
Visit the Clover Hill Wine Shop for a special pairing featuring Johnny’s Fresh Meats. We will be serving the Pinot Grigio or the Riesling paired with an apricot pork loin roast. Paired with Pinot Grigio the flavors “pop” and make a delicious summer dinner. When paired with Riesling, it is as if your mouth is filled with apricots. Join our event on Facebook.

Public Tours at Clover Hill Winery 
Saturday, July 13 at 1 and 2:30 pm
Monday, July 15 at 2:30 pm
Saturday, August 10 at 1 and 2:30 pm
Monday, August 12 at 2:30 pm

Spend the afternoon sipping and touring Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery. We will share with you our grape growing and winemaking process from start to finish. Please expect to spend 1.5 hours at the winery for the tour. Weather permitting we will go into the vineyard and casual attire is recommended. $12 per person and advance tickets are required.

Clover Hill Night at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center with The Craig Thatcher Band
1151 Mosser Road, Breinigsville, PA
Friday, July 26
Craig Thatcher Band in the Velo Plaza 6-7:30; races start at 7:30 pm
Admission is $5 ($1 will be donated to the Jimmy Fund for Cancer Research)

Join us for Clover Hill Night at the Valley Preferred Cycling Center. The Craig Thatcher Band will be busting the gates open at 6pm with live music. Come early and enjoy LIVE music, wine specials and delicious food and stay late for the professional bike racing action! $1 on every ticket for the races this evening will be donated to the Jimmy Fund and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute for cancer research and care. So come early, grab a wine and enjoy the music! Join our event on Facebook.

Cooking with Wine Contest at The Great Allentown Fair
17th and Chew Streets, Allentown
Registration deadline: August 3
Live judging on Friday, August 30 at 7 pm

Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery and the Great Allentown Fair invite you to a culinary challenge taking place at the Great Allentown Fair. Clover Hill is sponsoring a "Cooking with Wine Lasagna Cooking Contest." Whether you love to cook for family and friends or like to try your spoon at creating new recipes or are interested in pursuing a culinary career, take this first step and join us for fun and rivalry by entering our cooking contest. Simply create an original lasagna recipe including a Clover Hill wine as an ingredient to enrich your newly crafted lasagna. You pick whether it be a meat, meatless or vegetable lasagna. To get started and learn more details just download the entry form. You can also get more details at

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