Chambourcin Weekend on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail
The locally-owned and operated wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail will introduce wine lovers to the Chambourcin wine grape during Chambourcin Weekend.
The Chambourcin is the only wine grape that is grown by all Wine Trail member locations. In the greater Lehigh Valley, there are more than 40 acres of Chambourcin which ferment into approximately 150,000 bottles of wine. Chambourcin is very versatile in the wine cellar and the wineries craft it into several styles of wine including Nouveau, Rosé, Semi- Sweet, Sweet, Dry Barrel Aged, Sparkling, and Port.
Each winery will feature its own activities such as wine tastings, live entertainment, vineyard tours, or food and wine pairings.
- Saturday, October 9 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Sunday, October 10 from noon - 5 p.m.
Chambourcin Weekend is a free event, however some wineries charge for wine tastings or vineyard tours.
Black River Farms – Samples of Chambourcin 2018 American or French Oak. Discounts on all Chambourcin bottle sales. Feast catering onsite all weekend. Reservations recommended – call or visit winery’s web site.
- Saturday – Stef & Mike with Erin Kelly performing from 2 – 4 p.m.
- Sunday at 10 a.m. – Goat Yoga (tickets required); Ed McKendry performing 2-4 p.m.
Blue Mountain Vineyards – Food and wine pairing of a brownie infused with Victoria’s Passion Chambourcin wine and a glass of Victoria’s Passion ($10).
Franklin Hill Vineyards – live music on Saturday from 1-4 p.m.; fall-inspired sangrias available by the glass, pitcher, or growler to go. The small bites menu includes loaded nachos, pork sliders, chili bowls with corn bread, chips and salsa, and a gourmet charcuterie board. Exclusively for Chambourcin Weekend the menu will also include spiked pumpkin pudding featuring their signature pumpkin spiced wine, Potion X. Cocktail of the month is Witch’s Brew, featuring White Witch, Social Still’s spiced rum, will be available by the glass, as well as mulled Sir Walter’s Red.
Tolino Vineyards – Chambourcin brownie bites made with Chambourcin by Triple M Treats LLC will be featured as part of a wine flight ($10). Choose four wines and receive the brownie bite complimentary.
Saturday – Live music featuring George Baier from 1-4 p.m. Grateful Hot Dogs Food truck will be onsite all day.
Sunday – Live music by Nick Desouza from 1-4 p.m.
Vynecrest – Juan’s Annapurna Artisan Bread & Pizza food truck. Live music from 1-4 p.m both days with reservations suggested for seating in the outside tent – Saturday – Kate and Those Guys; Sunday – RED.
- Wine Slushies: Spiced Winter Red and Pumpkin Spice
- Sangria by the carafe: Prickly Pear Pomegranate, and Peach Mango
- Wine of the Month – Chambourcin – 10% off
- Weekend Pairing: “A Friendly Bread” Pecan Cranberry Sourdough toasts with Dietz & Watson brie accompanied by Chambourcin