Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Clover Hill owners complete Pan-Mass Challenge to raise money for cancer rsearch

It has been a wetter than normal growing season. We can’t help but wish for drier, warmer weather for the few weeks left prior to grape harvest. We are pleased to report that the vineyards look clean and the fruit is in good condition but we are working hard in the vineyard. In fact, we can barely keep up with mowing the grass! Typically Niagara is the first grape we harvest during the last week of August. We do anticipate the harvest being later than normal this year based on the cooler temperatures and wetter conditions. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to hear more about our 2013 grape harvest!

Pan-Mass Challenge 2013

My brother, John Skrip III, and I, Kari Skrip, would like to extend a special thank you to the many that supported ‘Team Four Leaf Clovers’ in the Pan-Mass Challenge. On August 3 and 4 we participated in a 192 mile bike ride across the state of Massachusetts to raise money for the Jimmy Fund to fight cancer. Together we raised nearly $10,000, of which 100% of every fundraising dollar goes to the Jimmy Fund.

Thank you to the many that supported and encouraged us on this ride. It was a wonderful experience for us and we rode in honor of our Dad, John Skrip Jr., who is a cancer survivor, and in remembrance of the many people whose names were given to us by friends and family members and were written on the handlebars of our bikes. At the completion of the ride, we celebrated the Pan-Mass Challenge with a large, cold glass of Sparkling Pinot Noir!

Owner's Selection
Save 10% on your purchase of 2012 Chambourcin! Now only $13.95. Receive an additional 10% discount when included in a case purchase.

Chambourcin is considered the grape of the Lehigh Valley. Clover Hill’s 2012 Chambourcin is a fantastic example of the rich flavors this grape can produce, such as blackberries and black raspberries. We have aged this wine in PA oak barrels for nearly a year adding flavors of toast and dark chocolate. The big flavors in this wine will be a perfect compliment to grilled steaks or grilled marinated portabellas.

Upcoming Events

We look forward to your visit to Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery. Please take a look at our house policies to help you best plan your trip.

Generations Wine Tasting
August 15-18
All Clover Hill locations

Visit any Clover Hill location for a sample of our newly released Generations wines. Generations is a reserve label of Clover Hill wines that are produced in limited quantities.
The new releases are:
- Riesling
- N-Chard
- Three

Bowers Hotel Wine Dinner
The Bowers Hotel; 298 Bowers Road, Bowers, PA
Thursday, August 22 at 6:30 pm; reservations required

Reserve your seat now for a fantastic four-course dinner paired with the area’s finest wines (including Clover Hill wines). Each course, created by executive chef and Mertztown native, Cody Musser, will be paired with local wines. Reservations are required – please contact Bonnie at the Bowers Hotel 610.899.0183. $55 per person. For more information please visit

Seven Springs Wine and Food Festival
August 24 and 25
Seven Springs Mountain Resort
777 Waterwheel Drive, Seven Springs, PA

The Seven Springs Wine and Food Festival is a celebration of Pennsylvania wine and food. Thirty wineries from all over the state, including Clover Hill Winery, will attend this event. Guests can sample from hundreds of different tastes, combinations and vintages, as well as purchase their favorites to take home.Wear your Clover Hill t-shirt to show your LOVE and we will give you a 10% discount off your purchase. For more information and tickets, please visit

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