Mar 26th, 2014Press Release from Tolino Vineyards, Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

imageLehigh Valley, PA  – The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail announced today that the region’s newest family-owned and operated winery, Tolino Vineyards in Bangor, has joined the non-profit organization, bringing the non-profit organization’s membership to nine wineries.

Situated on a 76-acre farm, the nine-acre winery is committed to growing the finest grapes and preserving the rural landscape and handcrafting artisanal wines. The Tolino Family’s passion for creating high-quality wines is enhanced by Owner Carl Tolinio’s Italian heritage and agrarian roots. The winery makes several wines including Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Mama’s Rose, Papa’s Red, Chambourcin and Ice-style Wine.

Its 2010 Cabernet Franc was awarded the Double Gold medal and the Governor’s Cup at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show Competition as the Best of Show Dry Grape Wine in the state. The winery is located at 280 Mt. Pleasant Road in Bangor, Pa. It is open for tastings and sales Monday – Friday from 3 – 7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from noon – 6 p.m.

“We are honored to be part of one of the oldest and most prestigious wine trails in the state of Pennsylvania,” said Carol Tolino.  “Our family is excited to work with the other members to celebrate our wines and offer an unforgettable experience for the wine drinkers of the Lehigh Valley and beyond.”

“Carl and his family hit the ground running,” said Lehigh Valley Wine Trail Board President Dominic Strohlein. “The vineyard is very impressive, well thought out, and beautifully executed. Great grapes make great wine and this is the case for Tolino Vineyards. I think the Tolino family is going to be a great addition to the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail.”

The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail is a 501c6 non-profit organization of wineries whose mission is to promote agri-tourism and to create a premiere wine destination and grape-growing region while promoting Pennsylvania wines from the region.

Members include:

  • Amoré Vineyards & Winery, Nazareth
  • Big Creek Vineyard and Winery, Kresgeville
  • Blue Mountain Vineyards, New Tripoli
  • Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, Breinigsville
  • Franklin Hill Vineyards, Bangor
  • Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery, Andreas
  • Pinnacle Ridge, Kutztown
  • Tolino Vineyards, Bangor
  • Vynecrest Winery, Breinigsville

The Lehigh Valley region is an official American Viticultural Area as designated by the Federal Alcohol Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau in April 2008. The Lehigh Valley AVA includes portions of Lehigh, Northampton, Berks, Schuylkill, Carbon and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania. In order to receive the designation a least 85% of the grapes used to make local wines must be grown within the region. Wineries in the region are permitted to list “Lehigh Valley” as the growing region on their labels.


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