Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mother's Day along the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

Here is what our wineries have planned for Mother's Day Weekend, May 13 & 14:

Galen Glen
We toast all ladies with a complimentary wine tasting and a Galen Glen tasting glass. Also, Grab a snack from Buy the Farm – Specializing in homemade dips, salsas, hummus and our winemaker’s favorite – homemade pita chips, Aaron and Marisa also bring locally sourced surprises like sandwiches and baked goods.
Saturday — 11am – 5pm
Sunday — Noon – 5pm

Mimosas and Music at Vynecrest
$3 Mimosas both Saturday and Sunday for Mother’s Day and Mike Spangler playing the baby grand piano in the Vyneskeller on Saturday from 1-4 pm.

Blue Mountain
It’s Mother’s Day and what better way to say “Thanks Mom” or “I Love You Mom” than with Mimosas and a cheese and fruit plate. Available at the Vineyard in New Tripoli from 11 am - 6 pm on Mother’s Day. No reservations required. Plus, Sunday Blues from 2 - 5 p.m, $5 per person, includes wine tasting.

Special at Clover Hill
May 14 – noon-4 pm
It’s Mom’s Day and what better way to say “Thanks Mom” or “I Love You Mom” than with a glass of wine and a bottle to take home. Join us at the Winery in Breinigsville for discounted wine by the glass specials from noon to 4 pm.

Cupcake Pairing – Tolino
Celebrate the moms in your life with a a wine tasting and gourmet cupcake pairing. We will be offering pink berry slushies and live music on Saturday and Sunday. Cupcake pairing is $8 for 6 tastes, souvenir glass, and cupcake. No purchase in advance required.

MAMAste YOGA with Jackie at Tolino
10:30 am special yoga flow in the vineyard guided by Jacki Squarcia of Om-azing yoga followed by brunch, a cupcake pairing, wine tasting and souvenir wine glass and live entertainment. Bring your own mat. Call us at 610.588.9463 with questions.

Yoga in the Vineyard – Franklin Hill
As always our Yoga in the Vineyard Series kicks off on Mother’s Day, May 14. We’re honored to welcome back Silver Kim to lead us in an hour of rejuvenating and relaxing poses. Your ticket includes your practice, a glass of sangria and a light buffet style brunch.Full of Crepe’s food truck will also be here offering both sweet and savory crepe options that you’re sure to love. $25 per person

Pinnacle Ridge 2017 Open House Concert Series – Scott Marshall & the Hillbilly Souls
This summer, we’re going to have a ton of fun music in our rustic Bank Barn! We have a stage, tables and chairs, a bar, food trucks, and a crowd that’s always ready to dance it up. No reservations required. Please – no outside alcoholic beverages are allowed. We will have locally produced beer and cocktails made from locally distilled spirits. We will also have non-alcoholic beverages for sale.
FOOD TRUCK: Stuffed to the Grills

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Spring Wine & Cheese Pairing weekend details announced

Taking place mid-spring, the Spring Wine & Cheese Pairing Weekend features the pairing of cheeses with local wines at each of our nine member wineries. Each winery will select one of its fine wines to pair with the perfect cheese and will offer complimentary tastings of the pairing to wine lovers who will explore how the texture, acidity, fat and tannin compliment or contrast each other. Guests will also learn tips to help them skillfully develop their own pairings.

Event hours are Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon – 5 p.m.

(While the wine and cheese pairing samples at each winery are complimentary (limit one per person, per winery), most of our member wineries charge a fee for wine tastings. So be sure to ask what the tasting policy is when you arrive at each winery, or consult their respective winery page on this site.)


Amore will serve a variety of Italian cheeses paired with wines appropriate to the nature of the cheese and the customer’s palate.

Big Creek will introduce its wine by the glass program and for the epicurious, an augmented cheese plate.

Blue Mountain will feature Strawberry and Goat Cheese Bruschetta paired with their 2015 Riesling (dry) or their 2015 Vignoles (Semi-Sweet). Cheese and wine will be available for purchase.

Clover Hill will feature Riesling paired with a Vermont Maple Sriracha Windsordale cheese, and Turtle Rock Red paired with Drunken Goat cheese.

Franklin Hill – will offer Cheddar, Bacon, and Bourbon Fondue served with pretzel bites prepared by our sister company, Social Still. They’ll pair it with White Jade, which was recently awarded the Best Dry White Wine at the Pennsylvania Wine Association Competition. For sweet drinkers they’ll offer Vidal Blanc as a pairing. Local vendors and specialty cocktails will also be available.

Galen Glen will feature its decadent Cannoli Dip (made with ricotta and cream cheese – recipe available) and a locally smoked cheese paired with their wines.

Pinnacle Ridge will team up with Camillo’s Italian Restaurant and Pizzeria on Kutztown whose chefs are preparing mini cheese pinwheels made with buffalo mozzarella and Camillo’s very own fresh dough. After baking, the pinwheels are sprinkled with garlic and Parmesan cheese. They will have two wines available for pairing: customers can choose either the smooth, full-bodied, French Oak-aged 2015 Chardonnay, or for a sweeter option, the 2016 Vidal Blanc.

Tolino will pair Mama’s Rose with Pastae, a Tolino family recipe. Pastae is similar to quiche and is made with hard Italian cheeses, eggs and pasta. This rich and decadent dish is a tasty side at any party. The touch of sweetness in the fruity rose is a perfect complement to the savory dish. Live music Saturday (and every Saturday) by Jeff and Karen.

Vynecrest will pair PA Preferred September Farms Mango Fire Cheddar with their seductive, spicy Traminette wine.