The picturesque region of the Lehigh Valley provides an ideal grape growing environment, and our area’s close location to Philadelphia and New York City make the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail a beautiful and easy escape for wine lovers! Consisting of eight family-owned vineyards and wineries, the commitment to producing premium wines goes quite far.
We have brought home the Governor’s Cup for nine out of the last ten years and won countless regional, state, national and international awards, including more than 50 for wines made from Chambourcin, it’s our signature grape. Designated an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 2008, the Lehigh Valley is Pennsylvania’s fastest growing wine region.
The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail is home to numerous events throughout the year, one of the most popular being March Madness, in which you purchase a passport for $35 at any of the eight family-owned wineries and then visiting each of the wineries during the first four weekends in March.
As you visit the vineyards and wineries you will be offered delicious wine and food pairings to sample. Your passport will be stamped during each visit and then entered into a drawing for additional prizes once it is completed with stamps from all eight wineries. Each passport holder will also receive a Lehigh Valley Wine Trail gift. The 2013 gift is a picnic wine tote!
The 8 Vineyards and Wineries of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail
Located in the narrow limestone belt of the Lehigh Valley, Amore features over thirty uniquely crafted estate wines which are uniquely prepared by their winemaker, Dr. Gregg Amoré. “We are often told that our facility radiates with an old world historic feel like no other. ”
Big Creek Vineyard
As vineyards go, Big Creek is about as far north as you can get and still grow the grapes they do without the benefit of a large body of water to moderate the extremes in temperature. Big Creek features dry white wines, rose wine, dry red wines, and sweet wines.
This winery has been producing international, award-winning wines for over 20 years and pride themselves on creating a fun and friendly connection with their customers. The winery is located in New Tripoli and boasts 50 acres of vineyards.
This small, family owned vineyard and winery is producing more than 75,000 gallons of wine annually and over the past two decades have built a reputation for producing premium Pennsylvania wines. What started as a hobby has flourished into a full time business and has continued to grow in size.
Franklin Hill Vineyards has evolved into a state-of-the-art facility and features green and socially conscious practices. Located in Bangor, you’ll enjoy a casual atmosphere with complimentary tastings, a beautiful deck with spectacular panoramic views of the Delaware River Valley, friendly staff, and tours of the grounds.
Visit Galen Glen Winery to experience a majestic, panoramic view of Pennsylvania’s natural landscape and wine tasting while gazing over the manicured vineyard. Galen Glen’s award winning wine list includes: Grüner Veltliner, Riesling, Gewürztraminer, Cabernet Franc, Zweigelt and Vidal Blanc Ice Wine.
Pinnacle Ridge Winery, situated in the heart of idyllic “Pennsylvania Dutch Country,” is housed in a beautifully renovated Pennsylvania Bank Barn originally built in 1851. The thick stone foundation provides cool, stable temperatures year-round, which are ideal conditions for the production of fine wines, which include a wonderful line-up of dry whites as well as off-dry to semi-sweet wines.
The tasting room, housed in a 19th century restored Swiss bank barn, provides a spectacular view of the vineyard and a warm friendly atmosphere for wine enthusiasts and first-time tasters alike. Vynecrest is known for their creation of premium table wines, and offers complimentary tastings.
You can visit the website for The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail to find out more about each stop on the trail and about all of the upcoming events!
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