Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Last minute gift ideas from Galen Glen

Gift Cards

We have gift cards in any denomination you choose. Stop by to get yours or call and we can mail it to your recipient.

Bottles and Gift Baskets

We can help you make your selection during our extended hours this week:

Wednesday: 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 3 pm
We will be closed on Christmas Day and will reopen on Saturday, December 26 at 10 am.

We Ship Wine

In PA order online; outside of PA, call our tasting room at 570-386-3682 during normal business hours to learn more. Please note we cannot ship sparkling wine or gift baskets, nor expedite overnight delivery or guarantee delivery dates.

Save the Date

Saturday, January 23
Noon to 3 pm
3rd Annual Chili Cook Off
All welcome
$1 to taste up to six chilis and vote for your favorite. Benefits the West Penn Fire Company.
Want to throw your chef's hat into the ring of fire? Complete our Cook Off Entry Form and return it ASAP. Only two seats remain.

Tasting Room Hours after Christmas:
Saturday: 10am to 5pm
Sunday, Monday & Tuesday: 12pm to 5pm
Wine Wednesday: 10am to 6pm
Thursday: New Year's Eve - 10am to 3pm
Closed Friday - New Year's Day

Winter Hours (as of Saturday, January 2, 2016)
January through March 2016
Friday: Noon - 5 pm
Saturday: 10 am-  5 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5 pm

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Clover Hill’s Top 3 Wine Choices for the Holidays

The holiday season is upon us and Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery is a great place to shop for premium wines and gifts for wine lovers.

Clover Hill’s Top 3 Wine Choices for the Holidays

Oak Vidal Blanc - this hearty, dry oak-aged wine is a delicious alternative to Chardonnay. Try serving it with scallops wrapped in bacon or with shrimp cocktail.

DeChaunac - This semi-sweet red wine is best served chilled and shows both fruity and earthy flavors.

Holiday - Welcome your guests with a warmed glass of Holiday wine. This is a sweet rose spiced with cinnamon, cloves and citrus.

Owner’s Selection:

For the month of December, Cayuga White is discounted 10% at all Clover Hill locations. Receive a 20% discount on Cayuga White when included in a case purchase.

This is a semi-sweet white wine with aromas and flavors of ripe melon, mango, and ruby grapefruit. Cayuga White has a soft, fruity finish. Try serving this wine with the Mango Ginger Stilton, found in our cheese fridge. Now only $9.45.

Beginner Wine Tasting Class
Saturday, January 23 at 2pm
Tickets required - $25 per person

This 1 ½ hour long class will teach you the basics of wine tasting, give you tips on wine and food pairing, and help to answer any wine questions you may have. This class is limited in seats. Must be 21+ years old to attend. Call 610-395-2468 or visit the winery in Breinigsville to reserve your ticket.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Galen Glen releases sparkling wine for the holidays

2014 Stone Cellar Quartz Brut Sparkling wine is a limited release and available for purchase at $17.99 per bottle, while supplies last. This wine is returning after a one year hiatus and just in time for the holidays and New Year. Quartz is a Vidal Blanc-based brut sparkling, fermented in the bottle. It's racy and elegantly crisp. Pop the cork and enjoy it with buttery popcorn, salty chips, shrimp or brie. Pair it with caviar for your New Year's Eve celebration.

This Saturday and Sunday, December 12 and 13, you will have the opportunity to taste this exceptional wine paired with a shrimp dip. This may be the only weekend we offer tastings of this new wine. Get yours before it is gone.

2015 Grand Harvest Awards

On the heels of winning a double-gold medal in the Six Nations Wine Competition in Australia, Galen Glen received notification of the official results of the 2015 Grand Harvest Awards from California. Every wine entered by the winery received a medal. This competition is governed by Vineyard & Winery Management and is committed to the highest standards of competition. Over 1,500 wines are entered.

Galen Glen wines receiving medals were: 2014 Stone Cellar Chambourcin, 2014 Crooked Stick Red, 2014 Riesling, 2014 Stone Cellar Fossil Vineyard Riesling, 2014 Stone Cellar Twilight, and 2014 Stone Cellar Zweigelt. The 2014 Stone Cellar Cabernet Franc won a bronze medal.

Wine supplies getting low

If our young vine Gruner Veltliner is your favorite wine, the supply is depleting and the new vintage will not be available until spring.

Toys for Tots donations still being accepted

We continue to collect monetary and toy donations for toys for tots until December 14 and have a gift for every household who donates.

Chili Cook Off

We have received several entries and have a few more seats available for competing chefs. You do not have to be a professional to enter. In the past two years, the winner has been a home-chef. The competition will take place on Saturday, January 23. If you are planning to enter, please submit your entry form today.

Not a chef? Mark your calendar and plan to attend on Saturday, January 23 from noon - 3 pm. Your $1 admission fee will give you a taste of each chef's chili plus a taste of either Chambourcin or Cellar Red. You are the judge and will vote for your favorite. Your $1 will be matched and a donation will be made to The West Penn Fire Company.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Customer Appreciation Weekend at Vynecrest going on now!

Another great year is coming to a close and as our way of saying thank you from Thursday, December 10 through Sunday, December 13, Vynecrest will offer 25% off 12 or more bottles. Just mention the promotion when checking out to receive your discount. This discount is valid at the winery in Breinigsville or the wine shoppe in Kutztown only and cannot be combined with any other offers.

Beat the crowds and join us Thursday, December 10 and Friday, December 11 for extended hours. We will be open until 8 pm both days. Join us Friday evening for music in the Vyneskeller featuring Steve Myers playing Christmas tunes on the baby grand piano.

We will also have Steve Myers playing in the Vyneskeller Saturday & Sunday from 1-4 pm.

While you are visiting the winery don't forget to pick up a gift for the wine lover in your life. We have Cherry DiVyne packaged with chocolate (makes a great hostess gift), wine-scented candles, and many more gifts.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Tolino Vineyards has December filled with holiday events


We are happy to be able to spend time at another local, family owned business during the Christmas holiday. Join us at Jaindl Turkey Farms and pick up your fresh and local turkey for Christmas and pick up some delicious Tolino wine at the same time. We will be at their retail location at 3150 Coffeetown Rd. in Orefield from December 18 through the 22.

Live Music Series: We have live music every Saturday at 1pm until Christmas. Enjoy live tunes in our tank room with Blue Hearts Revelry (11/28),  George Baier (12/5),  Ernie Stadler Jazz Trio (12/12) and Toby Costa (12/19).

Paint and Sip with Anna K -December 12 at 6 pm
$35 per person fee includes all art supplies, instruction by Anna K, snacks and a glass of wine.

Ornament Painting and Santa in a Helicopter - Sunday December 13 at 2 pm
For $10.00 per child,  kids paint a Christmas ornament that is then gift wrapped to take home as a present for Mom or Dad. Santa arrives in a helicopter at 3pm and will stay for pictures. Parents are encouraged to bring a small gift for their child to be handed out by Santa. Cookies and juice for the kids, and wine for sale for the adults.

Chris Cummings Jazz Trio Plays Peanuts soundtrack - Sunday, December 20 at 1 pm
Enjoy free live jazz music in our tank room. Relax a bit before the big day while sipping wine and listening to tunes from this classic Christmas movie.

Paint your Glass off with Erika - Saturday, January 16 at 2 pm
$35 per person fee includes art instruction, glass painting, glass of wine and snacks.  More details coming soon.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Pinnacle Ridge ready to introduce three new wines next weekend; hosting Customer Appreciation Weekends too

2015 has been a great year at Pinnacle Ridge. To all of our loyal customers - thank you! We love seeing your faces and introducing you to our new vintages, as they change from harvest to harvest.

New wines this month:

2014 is turning out to be an exciting vintage for us! All three of these wines are dynamic and memorable. Look for them on December 16.

- Naked Chardonnay
- Riesling
- Traminette

We are sold out of Traminette at the winery, but it is still available in area PA Wine & Sprits stores. Check Allentown, Hamburg, and Reading.  Also available at Wine & Spirits stores:

- Dry Vidal Blanc
- Dry Riesling
- Quaff
- Cayuga
- Vidal Blanc

Customer Appreciation Weekends
Dec 5-6 and 12-13
Noon - 5 p.m.

We'd like to thank all of our customers for making 2015 another great year at Pinnacle Ridge. Everyone is invited to partake in some free wine/food pairings on these two weekends. Check our Facebook page for updates on what we will be offering.

Dear Case Club Members...

We were just as sad as you when the Riesling and Traminette ran out a few weeks ago. Luckily, new vintages of both wines, as well as a new Naked Chardonnay, will be available in mid-December. We'd like to offer you the chance to try them at a private party thrown just for you.

Dec 16 and 19 from 6-8 pm
 Light snacks will be provided.
 Please present your Case Club card at the door.

Winter hours:
10 am to 6 pm daily
(Closed Christmas Day and New Year's Day)