Local Winery Heats Up Fundraising Effort For Firefighters

Jan 6th, 2016Press Release from Galen Glen Winery
255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, PA 18211.  Galen Glen Winery is excited about the feedback they have received for their third annual chili cook off. Tasting Room Manager, Kathy Matson reports, “we have seven chefs participating and also received applications from chefs who are on a waiting list, should one of our current chefs cancel.” This will be the winery’s third annual chili cook off. The winery started the competition to offer their guests a way to beat the winter blues.  Matson tells us that this year’s competition is even more meaningful as it is their first fundraising effort for The West Penn Fire Company.  “What’s a better pairing than fire fighters and chili?” she asked.  Guests to the winery will pay a $1 chili-tasting fee that entitles them to taste seven chef’s chili recipes, plus all guests over 21 years of age will receive a taste of the winery’s Cellar Red or Chambourcin wine. Tasters then vote for their favorite, votes will be counted and a winner announced by 4pm.  Full glasses of wine can be purchased for $5 each.  Matson is very excited by this year’s chefs. She detailed the qualifications and hometown locations of the entrants, “We have three professional chefs, three home chefs, and one firehouse chef.  Our chefs hail from New Ringgold, Lehighton, Palmerton, Sinking Spring, Jim Thorpe, Wilkes-Barre and Saucon Valley.” She invites everyone to help our local fire fighters and to attend the cook off on Saturday, January 23rd from noon to 3pm (or the chili runs out). In the event of snow, the event will take place on January 30th; updates will be posted to the winery’s Facebook, twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages.

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 and The Morning Call’s, Reader’s Choice 2015 “Best Winery and Vineyard.” 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.  Currently, the tasting room hours 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 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.


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