Friday, January 3, 2014

2014 Wine Trail events and tips for exploring the trail

The wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail would like to wish everyone a happy 2014. We're excited for the year ahead and for our six annual events. We hope you will mark your calendar and plan to join us for one or more of them.

All but one of the events (Wine on the Mountain) are held at our member wineries. For a list of member wineries, as well as addresses and driving directions, please visit our web site. Remember that you must be at least 21 years of age to participate in our events, and designated drivers are always highly recommended and encouraged.

Each winery sets its own policy on wine tastings including fees and number of tastes per visit, as well as group visits and commercial vehicles such as limos, buses and vans. Be sure to call ahead or go to each winery's respective web site before planning your visit. All events take place Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday noon - 5 p.m.

March Passport Program
March 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16, and 22 & 23

Passports are now on sale for $35 each online via EventBrite (credit card payment only) or at our eight member wineries (cash or check payment only).

Wine in Bloom
May 17 & 18

Wine on the Mountain at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, Pa.
July 26 & 27

Harvest Weekend - The Butcher, The Baker and The Winemaker
September 13 & 14

Chambourcin Weekend
October 18 & 19

Nouveau Weekend
November 15 & 16

We'd also like to take this opportunity to share with you our list of tips for exploring the wine trail and visiting our wineries:

  • Start at any winery, visit all eight.
  • Consider beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday right when our wineries open.
  • In general, Sundays are less busy than Saturdays.
  • No alcohol of any kind may be brought onto winery premises.
  • Visibly intoxicated guests will not be served, in accordance with the law.
  • If you will be traveling all day long, pack a snack or stop by a local restaurant.
  • We strongly discourage trying to visit all 8 wineries in one day. Anyone, regardless of whether they are the driver or not, can be denied a wine tasting if it appears they are impaired. Remember: little tastes add up!
  • We treat our wineries as if they are our homes, which in many cases they are. As our guests we appreciate your patience, consideration and respect.
  • Each winery sets its own policy regarding wine tasting fees and limits, as well as commercial vehicles (vans, buses, limos) and groups. Please contact the winery or wineries you plan to visit, or visit their web sites, to find out what their house rules are before heading out.

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