Taste of...Spring's New Wine Releases!

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with the wine trail, April 29th & 30th, 2017!

The wineries of the Berks County Wine Trail, during April 2017, welcome you to join them for their Anniversary wine event. This annual spring time wine tasting event features a different theme each year with their wines. This event will be Noon to 5 PM both days at all 11 wineries. This year the theme of "Taste of Spring" will be Taste of Springtime New Wine Releases! New wines are ready for enjoyment at all 11 wineries and this event will be the ideal opportunity to discover new vintages and what makes them so special!!

Check out the complete menu of wines to be featured at each of the 11 participating wineries:

Ridgewood Winery ((Birdsboro) - newest winery on the trail!What is old is new again at Ridgewood Winery this Spring. Olde Orchard Wine is a breathy blend of both grapes and fruit. Winemaker Tom's balance of Acidic apples and smooth mellow white varietals make this a new look for Spring wine tasting. Sneak peak tasters forecast this wine will be Summer's best seller! To welcome warm weather - Olde Orchard will be served up as fun slushies.

Weathered Vineyards (New Tripoli) -
a popular sweeter wine is making its spring return at Weathered Vineyards. Traminette, 2016: floral notes on the nose and Granny Smith apples abound! Grapes came from the Lake Erie AVA Pennsylvania but wine making and bottling completed in fair Weather!

Stone Barn Cellars & Winery (Spring City)
Stone Barn Cellars is bringing back an old favorite, Make-Me-Blush wine! Enjoy this delightful fruity mix of Pinot Grigio and Steuben grapes. This red & white blend is paired with Tres Leches Cake topped with whipped cream with a blushing smattering of fresh, Springtime berries.

Calvaresi Winery (Bernville) Calvaresi Sangria is fun in a bottle for Spring! This brand-new blend of the winery's best sweet wines infused with berry flavors. Delicious straight out of the bottle or add your own fruit and a splash of soda for a light wine cocktail. This wine is available in 1.5L size bottle only. Welcoming this Springtime spritzer will be samples of fresh salsa and tortilla chips.

Manatawny Creek Winery (Douglassville) No chance of running out of Merlot at Manatawny this Spring! Just as the final drops of their popular 2014 Merlot fade away with Winter, their 2015 Merlot is perfect for welcoming Spring's thaw. Paired with Merlot infused Herbed Roasted Garlic Cheddar cheese dip, this will be a trail stop to put Spring in your step!

Clover Hill Winery (Robesonia) - Enjoy fresh spring air in the Vineyard in Robesonia along with samples of the winemaker's newest wine: 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon made from grapes grown there. To really accuentuate the experience of this wine, winemaker Kari enjoys her new wine paired with Manchego cheese. If you've got Spring fever samples of homemade Clover Hill Sangria made with Catawba, Strawberries and Kiwis is your remedy. NOTE: This event is at the Vineyard in Robesonia only!

Blair Vineyards (Kutztown) It's re-release time at Blair Vineyards this Spring! Spring cleaning in their wine cellar stirred up lost bottles of their 2012 Pinot Noir. This vintage is produced from fruit grown at their Stonehedge Vineyard. Black cherry and currants on the nose lends itself to cherries, plums & light underbrush on the palate makes this wine unique. The Stonehedge Vineyard is Blair's original vineyard located in Rockland Township/Brandywine Heights School District. Planted in 1998, the age of the vineyard adds to the complexity of the wine. To celebrate this re-deux, this vintage will be paired with local Blue Cheese from local cheesemaker, Birchrun Hills Vineyard during your trail visit.

Long Trout Winery (Auburn) -Drink away the darkness of Winter with this super dark, tart yet sweet wine made from Raspberries. Long Trout Winery goes wildly crazy for Spring with it's newest release: Waskully Wraspberry Black. Or maybe its winemaker Tom's waskfully personality that casts Winter aside for a short sleeved tie-dye?

Pinnacle Ridge Winery (Kutztown) Have you ever experienced an unoaked Chardonnay? Well, now is your chance! Shed your winter gear & stick your nose in a glass of Pinnacle's new 2016 Naked Chardonnay and all you will smell is pure fruit - yellow apple, peach, a hint of mango and banana. When you take a sip you'll notice the flavors mirror the aromas, and the acidity is soft and gentle. The perfect everyday, Springtime white matches beautifully with grilled chicken or fish. For those who love the sweeter side of Spring, taste the winery's 2016 Vidal Blanc. This new, semi-sweet white wine, produced in the Germanic method of stopped fermentation winemaking to create this stunning interpretation of Vidal Blanc grapes. Aromas of peaches and nectarines are intermingled with a clean minerality. The naturally retained sweetness blends with the flavors and crispness for a perfect finish. Both wines have been bottled within the past month - they are very young, fresh, and spritzy!

Bashore & Stoudt Country Winery (Shartlesville) - Homegrown Montmorency Cherries a favorite for pie baking is also a favorite for fruit wine production. Winemaker Bob likes to drink his cherry pie and invites you to drink a a fresh made slice when you visit his winery during this cozy event! Cherries hand-picked from his own farm. Enjoy 2016 vintage just out of the oven!

Kog Hill Winery (Morgantown) Winemakers at this winery all have Georgia on their minds this Spring! Sultry and sweet Riesling infused with Georgia Peaches for this clever fruit wine blend. Also being sampled is a light and crisp Pinot Gris...refreshingly simple.

This event is free, no reservations required. Note that several wineries do charge a nominal tasting fee for their full wine list (free refundable with purchase of wine or receipt of a wine glass. Plan a day of discovery out on the wine trail via your own self-guided tour. To help plan your day, check out our "Visit Us" page. Additionally, you can plan your day based upon featured wines, geography, your favorite wine or wineries you have not yet discovered. Note: no buses please at Pinnacle Ridge Winery.

Questions about the event? Email the Berks County Wine Trail.