Wine Trail Tour Features 2 Upper Macungie Vineyards
This weekend s harvest time for Lehigh Valley wine lovers
This is Harvest Weekend for wine connoisseurs in and around the Lehigh Valley.
The eight wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail - including Clover Hill and Vynecrest in Upper Macungie - will host wine tastings, vineyard and winery tours, food and wine pairings and live entertainment this weekend to celebrate the start of harvest season.
The various special events will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Details of the weekend's events are listed below. More information can be found online at: www.lehighvalleywinetrail.com
The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail was formed in June 1997, according to Jan Landis, of Vynecrest, one of the eight wineries that comprise the Wine Trail. The idea was conceived at a breakfast meeting at Penn State after an annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Wine Association, Landis added.
The non-profit Wine Trail has partnered with Discover Lehigh Valley to publish a brochure and guide that provides details about the eight wineries in the group.
Details about this weekend's events, based on information from the Wine Trail's Web site, follow below:
AMORE will serve bourbon chicken, assorted breads and dipping oils, along with a selection of cheeses from Goot Esa Farms. It will also feature a new wine, Cabaret Amore.
At the winery, there will be fresh produce available for sale from Bleiler's Fresh Produce Patch (locally grown, pesticide-free), baked goods from Lisa Morton of Hereford Country Store, and mums for sale from Eagle Point Farm Market.
In addition, Vynecrest will pair samples of its blueberry wine with Lisa's lemon poppy seed pound cake. On Saturday at 1 p.m., there will be the final winemaker's tour of the season with an emphasis on the upcoming harvest ($5.00 per person). Live music in the Vyneskeller Wine Bar from 1-4:30 p.m. by Art's Acoustic Oldies (no charge). For more information, visit www.vynecrest.com.