Blue Mountain isn't just for skiing. You'll find mountain bike trails, disc golf, a full-service restaurant, and much more during the summer months. The new Slopeside Pub & Grille features a full outdoor patio bar, now open year-round.
In addition to all of that, the highest peak in Pennsylvania also makes for a great location to hold events, as well.
On Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7 the Wine Me Up Festival was held in the outdoor area of Blue Mountain's Summit Lodge, surrounding the Slopeside Pub & Grille.
This ticketed event allowed attendees unlimited samples of wines, and also included a variety of foods prepared by the staff of Blue Mountain. Eleven Pennsylvania wineries were featured at the event.
In addition to the wine, there was live music and an assortment of vendors selling wine glasses, home decor, and more.
You really can't beat the beautiful backdrop that Blue Mountain provides. And to make it even better, the weather warmed up just enough to make for a lovely afternoon.
Participating wineries included three from along the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail: Blue Mountain Vineyards, Franklin Hill, and Blue Ridge. Attendees were able to sample a number of favorites from these wineries, as well as several seasonal blends.
Juniata Valley, Kog Hill, Sand Castle, Tolino, Peace Valley, Long Trout, and Sorrenti wineries were also represented. And for a little something different, The Colony Meadery offered samples of multiple varieties of meads.
And perhaps even better than the sampling were the deals available on site. Each winery offered bottles for purchase, but many offered special discounts if you purchased multiple bottles or even a full case. The wonderful staff of Blue Mountain lent a hand for those who purchased by providing car-side service to help load in the treats to take home.
The Wine Me Up Festival continues on Sunday, June 7 from noon to 5 p.m. Tickets are available on site, or online.