Lehigh Valley Wine Trail
The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail is home to nine family-owned vineyards and wineries that have won countless regional, state, national and international awards, including more than 50 for wines made from Chambourcin, its signature grape.
Designated an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 2008, Lehigh Valley is Pennsylvania’s fastest growing wine region. The fertile farmlands of the area provide an ideal growing environment, and the area’s close proximity to Philadelphia and New York City make the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail an easy escape for wine lovers across the Mid-Atlantic region.
Download a copy of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail brochure.
Nine Wineries To Explore
- Amore Vineyards, Nazareth | Enjoy up to six tastings for $5. The fee is refundable toward the purchase of any Amore Vineyards wine on the same visit. Hours are Fri., Sat. & Sun. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
- Big Creek Vineyard, Kresgeville | Currently, no tasting fee is charged. Hours are Sun. - Thurs. 1 - 5 p.m. and Fri. & Sat. 1 - 7 p.m.
- Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars, LTD., New Tripoli | Tastings are $5 for five wines (credited towards a bottle purchase), or choose to pay $7.50 ($5.00 credited towards a bottle purchase) and you get to keep your Blue Mountain Vineyards tasting glass as a souvenir. Hours are 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., daily.
- Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, Breinigsville | Hours are Mon. - Sat. 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.and Sun. 12noon - 5 p.m.
- Franklin Hill Vineyards, Bangor | Visitors are offered up to six wines to try for a $3 fee, or choose to pay $5 and keep a Franklin Hill Vineyards tasting glass as a souvenir. Hours are Mon. - Sat. 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sun. 12noon - 4 p.m.
- Galen Glen Winery, Andreas | Tastings are $5 and hours vary based on time of year.
- Pinnacle Ridge Winery, Kutztown | A $5 fee per person is charged to taste wine, which includes samples of six wines. Open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
- Tolino Vineyards, Bangor | A Basic Tasting is offered in which guests can select three wines to sample at no charge. In addition, a Premier Tasting for $5 allows guests to sample six wines including premium wines and includes a souvenir Tolino Vineyard wine glass. Hours Mon. – Fri. are 1 – 6 p.m. (with expanded Fri. hours in summer) and Sat. & Sun. 12noon – 6 p.m.
- Vynecrest Vineyards & Winery, Breinigsville | Tasting is complementary. Open year round, seven days a week, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Friday’s until 5:30 p.m.
How To Do The Trail In A Weekend
- Start at any winery, visit all nine.
- Consider beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday and 12noon on Sunday when wineries open.
- If you will be traveling all day long, pack a snack or stop by a local restaurant.
Wine Tasting For Newbies
If you’re new to tasting wine and find it a little intimidating, then just start with the 5 S’s.
- See. Look at your wine. Hold the glass by the stem and tilt it to the side. Look at the color. Do you see a color difference between the center and the edges?
- Swirl. Gently swirl your glass. This allows oxygen into the wine and opens the aroma. Don’t skip this step or you cannot proceed to the next one.
- Sniff. Hold the glass a few inches from your nose, then drop your nose into the glass and inhale. What do you smell? Most wine descriptions will state the aromas you should smell. Can you detect them, or do you detect others?
- Sip. Take a little sip and let it roll on your tongue before you swallow. Sipping is important. When you sip, let the wine be exposed to all areas of your tongue so you can detect sweet, sour, savory, bitter, salty, etc.
- Savor. Take a second sip of the wine and savor it. After you swallow the wine, note the finish and how long it lasts. Remember that it’s a tasting experience, so take your time and enjoy it.
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