LEHIGH VALLEY, PA – September 29, 2022 – The five locally-owned and operated wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail will feature wines made from the Chambourcin wine grape during Chambourcin Weekend on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9.
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 (see below for details). The event is free to attend, but wineries do charge a fee for a standard wine tasting.
The Chambourcin is the only wine grape that is grown by all LVWT 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.
Black River Farms, Bethlehem – Visitors can enjoy a complimentary flight of the three versions of its Chambourcin 2018 – made in American oak, French oak, and Slovenian oak. All glasses and bottles of Chambourcin are buy one get one free. On Saturday, food from feast catering will be available for purchase from noon – 5 pm, with live music by The Acoustic Keys from 2 – 4 pm.
On Sunday, feast catering returns from noon – 5 pm, with live music by Ed McKendry from 2 – 4 pm.
The winery will also host a fall photo shoot with furry friends by Melissa Hummel Photography. Mini-sessions are $125, last for 20 minutes, and include two high-resolution downloads and a private online image gallery. The photographer will donate $25 per session to The Sanctuary at Haafsville.
Blue Mountain Vineyards, New Tripoli – The winery will highlight a brownie infused with its Victoria’s Passion semi-sweet Chambourcin wine via a plastic infuser inserted into the brownie. They will also have a brownie parfait with the mousse infused with Victoria’s Passion for purchase.
Franklin Hill Vineyards, Bangor – The winery will have live entertainment from 1- 4 pm on Saturday, and will offer its new fall food menu and sangria flights, as well as hand-crafted cocktails featuring Social Still spirits.
Tolino Vineyards, Bangor – On Saturday, the winery will have live music by George Baier from 1- 4pm and Kitchen Outlawz food truck will be onsite from noon – 5pm. On Sunday, live music by Andy Tirado is featured from 1-4 pm. Chambourcin cake batter truffles made with their wine by Triple M Treats will be available for purchase all weekend. The winery will also feature a fall sangria by the glass.
Vynecrest, Breinigsville – winery will provide a bite-sized food and wine pairing in its upstairs tasting room of its new Chambourcin with Calabrese salami, gruyere cheese, and a touch of fig jam atop a cracker. It will also feature live music both days from 1- 4 pm.
Information provided to TVL by:
Tracey Werner, Marketing Consultant