Thursday, July 9, 2015

Visit Vynecrest this month to celebrate Maizey's birthday and the winery's 41st Anniversary

July Wine Specials 
* Wine of the Month - Traminette - 10% off
* 3 Pack of the Month - 3 Summertime Red for $25.

*available at winery only

The Cellar Experience

A new addition in the winery is our Cellar Experience bar in the tank area of the wine cellar itself. We often get jammed with groups mid-afternoon on weekends at our regular Tasting Bar and have to turn away big groups. Now we have a special place to serve groups from 8-20 people who either call in ahead of time or just show up.

We created a new bar in the wine cellar to accommodate these groups. For $5 per person, a group will get a tasting of either six sweet or six dry wines with an experienced server - often one of the owners, away from the hubbub of the Tasting Room. We had fun making the bar top ourselves by slapping down old Vynecrest wine labels, some dating back to the early '90s. We can also use this bar for future barrel tastings, tastings at the end of a group tour, or any number of special occasions. We also spruced up the adjacent old bathroom which is now painted barn red. Come check it out the next time you visit!

Upcoming Events

July 10 - Maizey's Birthday Bash

Our beloved winery head honcho Maizey is turning 12 years old on July 10. As thanks for all of the crackers, cheese and other crumbs that she has eaten off the floors here for years, she wants to finally give back. On July 10, both Autumn Gold and Summertime Red (Maizey adorns both labels) will be 25% off all day from 11 am - 5:30 pm at the winery.

In addition, Vynecrest will be donating $1 from the sale of each of those wines on that day to the Sanctuary at Haafsville in honor of Maizey. In lieu of gifts for Maizey, feel free to bring in any pet food or supply donations as we will be collecting them for the Sanctuary.

July 16 - 19 - Receive 25% off a case or more and free shipping for online orders only.

July 18 & 19 - 41st Anniversary Celebration

Join us as we celebrate our 41st anniversary in conjunction with Christmas in July. We will have a tent set up in the picnic area, awesome food from the Fud Truck, and live music Saturday and Sunday. Saturday's live music features The Rotten Apples.

Slow Roasted “Chambourcin” Lamb Sandwich
Pulled lamb shoulder with Chambourcin cherry glaze, fresh mint mayo and fresh arugula on a buttery brioche roll

The Vynecrest “Lemberger”
Fresh ground beef seasoned with Lemberger salt and #36 Smoked Pepper, local Pennsylvania Jack cheese and crispy onions on a buttery brioche roll

Fresh Crisp Falafel Pita
Fresh, crisp falafel with smoky golden babaganoush cut with Dry Riesling served in a pita with tender bibb lettuce

#36 12 Hour Pork Shoulder
Tender Smoked Pork (using #36 oak barrels) served w/zesty Carolina mop sauce and housemade garlic dill pickle slices

Grilled Shrimp “Ceviche” Wrap
Grilled shrimp tossed w/charred lemon & Pinot Grigio vinaigrette, grilled sweet corn salsa and peppery arugula

Crispy Sweet Chili Chicken Wrap
Crisp chicken, tender bib lettuce and Traminette pickled carrots and red onion

Cherry DiVyne” Funnel Cake Fries
Crisp funnel cake fries topped with powdered sugar and Cherry DiVyne syrup

Blueberry Cobbler Sundae
Fresh blueberry cobbler using Vynecrest 100% Blueberry wine with vanilla bean ice cream

For the little ones:
Hot dog with fries or chicken fingers with fries

July 24 - Glass Painting at Vynecrest on Main

Join us at Vynecrest on Main in Kutztown from 6 - 8 pm for "Painting with Wine." The cost is $12 per person which includes a glass to paint, a glass to drink, and all painting supplies. Appetizers are available for a nominal charge. Please call our Kutztown location at  484-641-5149 to make reservations. There are only 15 spots available so reservations are a must. This month's painting will be of a peacock.

July 26 - Vineyard & Winery Tour & Jazz Sunday

The Vineyard & Winery tour begins at noon and is $5 per person. Tour will end in time to enjoy free live Jazz in the Vyneskeller from 1 - 4 pm.

Glass Half Empty by John Landis

July means being outdoors as much as possible. Picnics, swimming, fireworks, ball games, festivals, and drinking summer wines on the patio. In July, we celebrate the Fourth, Maizey's birthday, our 41st year as a vineyard, and a trip to Maine for me and Jan.

In July I love to watch the explosive growth of the vines and the ripening of the grapes. So far, this year's crop looks great. Without tornados, hail or hurricanes, we'll be good to go! Keep your fingers crossed.

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