Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Enter the Cooking with Wine Seafood Soup Contest using Clover Hill wines at the Allentown Fair

Take a ride into the beautiful countryside of Berks County where you will find Clover Hill’s largest vineyard and a quaint tasting room. This gorgeous farm was purchased by John and Pat Skrip to expand Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery in 1991. The original farm and house date back to the late 1800's, owned by the Filbert family who operated it as a dairy farm. In the 1980’s the farm changed hands and was purchased by New York City transplants, Bill and Shirley Fritz, who had a dream of starting a vineyard in the country. Needless to say, Bill and Shirley Fritz were not cut out for country living and quickly opted to move back to the city.

In 1986, when John and Pat Skrip acquired the property, they began expanding the six acres of vines to the current size of 44 acres and built a small tasting room, which opened in October 1991, to sell Clover Hill wines. The Vineyard in Robesonia is open Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday for tastings and sales from 11 am - 5:30 pm, Sundays from noon - 5 pm, closed Tuesday and Wednesday. There is a small patio where you can enjoy wine by the glass, and we also have a selection of local cheeses available for purchase to enjoy on the property. We look forward to your escape into rural Berks County and a visit to the Vineyard in Robesonia.

July Specials
  • Monday Funday – Every Monday at the Winery in Breinigsville all still wines are $4 by the glass.
  • Senior Days – Every Tuesday at the Winery in Breinigsville seniors 65+ years old receive a 10% discount on their wine purchase.
  • Fabulous Friday – Every Friday at the Winery in Breinigsville all sparkling wines are $5 by the glass.

Wine and Food Inspiration at the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmer's Market
Saturday, July 12 from 11 am - 4 pm

Visit the wine shop at the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmer's Market on Saturday, July 12 for a summer grilling inspired wine and food pairing. We will be featuring samples of Clover Hill’s DeChaunac paired with Summer Sausage from Peters Brothers Meats.

2014 Vineyard and Winery Tour Series
The Winery in Breinigsville
July 13 at 2 pm
July 21 at 2 pm

Join Clover Hill Winery for an inside look at our vineyards and production facility. Let us show you our winemaking process from the grape to the glass. The tour is approximately 1 ½ hours long and includes wine tastings along the way. Reservations are required and space is limited. Under 21 is free and we are handicap accessible. For reservations please call 610-395-2468. Tour tickets are $12 per person, under 21 is free.

Enter the Cooking with Wine Seafood Soup Contest at the The Great Allentown Fair
Applications must be received by August 2
Judging will take place on August 29

Do you love to cook with wine? Why not enter the Clover Hill sponsored ‘Cooking with Wine Seafood Soup Contest’ at the Great Allentown Fair? Simply create an original seafood soup, bisque, chowder or stew recipe using a Clover Hill wine as one of the ingredients. 1st prize is a $200 Clover Hill gift card and there are also prizes for 2nd – 5th place. You can see all of the contest details and an application for by clicking here.

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