Award-Winning Area Vineyard Offers Unique Harvest Tasting Experience
255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, PA. Weekends during the harvest season, Galen Glen Winery is offering a unique tasting experience for their visitors. On Saturdays and Sundays in late September and early October, the winery is sharing the fruits of their harvest as just that–fruit–with winery visitors. They call it “Taste the Grape, Taste the Wine.” Tasting Room Manager, Kathy Matson notes, “often when drinking wine one does not think about the actual grape varietal that makes the wine. Not only are we giving our visitors the opportunity to think about the grapes, but we are offering the grape as part of the tasting.” Each weekend during harvest, the winery will offer a sample grape of the varietals being harvested that week along with a complimentary taste of the wine that is produced from that varietal. Matson states, “We’ve been doing this for two weekends and everyone is intrigued by tasting the grapes.” In addition to offering grape tastings, the winery is offering vineyard tours. These provide an excellent opportunity to learn how the wine gets to your glass from its roots at the vine. Tours are about one hour and one mile in length and are offered weather permitting, on the following dates at 3pm: Saturdays, September 26th, October 3rd and 10th; and Sundays, September 27th, October 4th and 11th. Tours are complimentary, and no reservations are required.
Galen Glen Winery is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Andreas Pennsylvania and was the only winery listed by Zagat in the “Top Ten Reasons to Drive to the Lehigh Valley.” They were recently named “Best Winery-Pennsylvania” by the New York International Wine Competition in Manhattan. The vineyard is on the family’s double-century farm and is full of history. The tasting room’s knowledgeable and engaging staff always make your visit enjoyable. They are open year round. The tasting room hours are Wednesday through Friday, noon to 5pm, Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, noon to 5pm. Plan to spend some time drinking in their exceptional views and award-winning wines with some locally-made cheeses or bring your own snacks.
For more information about the winery’s other award winning wines and other upcoming events, please visit the website www.galenglen.com or “Like” on Facebook at Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery and follow on Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest @galenglenwine and Instagram #galenglenwine. The tasting room may be reached via telephone at 570-386-3682. The staff looks forward to meeting you and your family and helping you create unforgettable memories at Galen Glen.