LEHIGH VALLEY, PA – October 5, 2020 – The locally-owned and operated wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail will introduce wine lovers to the Chambourcin wine grape during Chambourcin Weekend on Saturday, October 10 and Sunday, October 11. Event hours are Saturday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 5 p.m.
Each winery will feature its own activities, specials and promotions. Our member wineries are following COVID-19 protocols for visitors regarding mask wearing, social distancing, and sanitization. We appreciate your understanding, patience and cooperation on this matter.
The Chambourcin is the only wine grape that is grown by all of our wineries. In the greater Lehigh Valley, there are more than 40 acres of Chambourcin which ferment into approximately 150,000 bottles of wine. Chambourcin is very versatile in the wine cellar and the wineries craft it into several styles of wine including Nouveau, Rosé, Semi- Sweet, Sweet, Dry Barrel Aged, Sparkling and Port.
Amore – The winery is currently closed, but they are offering curbside pickup of orders placed in advance by phone.
Black River Farms – Offering discounts on bottles of its wines made with Chambourcin, and an additional wine sample with each flight of Chambourcin wines ordered. Caterer “feast” will be onsite all weekend.
Blue Mountain – Blue Mountain will have K’Town Pub onsite both days, as well as live music by Strawberry Jam on Sunday from 2-5 pm ($8 cover charge). Seating is limited for music, so reservations are strongly suggested. Featuring themed drinks as well as heated Mountain Spice wine that comes with a BMV mug. Sweet Finesse will be onsite selling chocolate covered caramel apples from 12 – 4 pm on Saturday and 1 – 5 pm on Sunday.
Clover Hill – October Shipping Special: Pay $10 shipping for every 6 bottles of wine purchased. Must purchase in increments of 6 to receive shipping discount. Wine by the glass available for enjoyment on the patio (no indoor seating). To-go orders and curbside pickup also available.
Franklin Hill – will be promoting its curbside pickup for guests to take bottles and all of their specialty drinks sealed to go. Their specialty options include:
– sangria growlers (caramel apple, smashed pumpkin, apple spice cake, and cranberry crush)
– wine flights
– party pouches
– glasses of wine
Galen Glen – will offer a Trio of Chambourcins – 2017 (from their library collection), 2018 (current offering) and 2019 (pre-release).
Outside on the patio, guests can enjoy a flight featuring all three vintages. 3 packs of their Chambourcin Vintage Trio bottles are available to purchase to go. (Note – quantities of 2017 are very limited.)
Curbside orders of 6 or more bottles will be treated to a Chambourcin Wine Jelly (while supplies last).
Tolino Vineyards – Tunes & Taco Truck on Saturday from noon – 5 pm featuring Rogue Tacos. Live music featuring George Baier on Saturday from 1 – 4 pm.
Vynecrest – Saturday: The Fud Truk will be onsite with a new menu including brunch foods from 11 am – 5 pm. Bobby Siegfried performing from 1-4pm
Sunday: Roasted Catering onsite from 11 am – 5 pm. Jake Miller & Levi Longacre performing from 11 am – 1 pm.
Barre 3 in the Vineyard – Free exercise class at 10 am on Sunday conducted by Barre3 Allentown in the vineyard. Please register with Barre3.
All outdoor seating. They have heaters, but if there’s chilly weather, please bring your own stadium blankets. Reservations required – call 610-398-7525. Music, food, wine flights, slushies, sangria, and more available.
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