Taste of...!

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with the wine trail, April 16th & 17th, 2016!

The wineries of the Berks County Wine Trail, during April 16th and 17th, 2016, welcome you to join them for their Anniversary wine event. This annual spring time wine tasting event features a different culinary theme each year to pair with their wines and will be Noon to 5 PM both days at all 10 wineries.

Visit our site in the weeks ahead for event details as well as the menu of wines and culinary pairings to be featured at each winery. In the meantime, enjoy a look back at the wine & meat pairings we enjoyed in 2015 during 'Taste of Charcuterie!":

Stone Barn Cellars & Winery (Spring City) - meet the newest member of the Berks County Wine Trail! During this event, Stone Barn Cellars will be offering Country Pâté, a luscious ham and pork pate enrobed in smokey bacon, served with pickled vegetables and Dijon mustard. We will be pouring samples of Night Owl Wine, a refreshing dry white blend of Cayuga and Vidal grapes, which pairs beautifully without upstaging the intense flavors of this classic French peasant dish.

Calvaresi Winery (Bernville) teams up with Karl Ehmer Quality Meats for a dynamic pairing of the winery's award-winning 2014 Pinot Grigio with a Landjeager; plus the Calvaresi's award-winnig 2014 Gewurtztrameiner with Black Forest Ham.

Manatawny Creek Winery (Douglassville) created a charcuterie plate to include a homemade mushroom ham terrine with salami slices and jalapeno wine jelly, paired with the winery's 2013 Pinot Noir.

Clover Hill Winery (Robesonia) At their Robesonia facility, Clover Hill will pair samples of a newly released 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon with locally made buffalo bologna from Dietrich Meats in Lenhartsville , PA. For those who prefer something sweet to sample, the winery will have Wine Slushies made with Clover Hill Cayuga White. Clover Hill's Robesonia staff invites trail visitors to enjoy the winery's patio with wine by the glass (or wine slushies by the glass) while basking in the beautiful countryside. This event takes place only at Clover Hill's Robesonia facility.

Blair Vineyards (Kutztown) pairs up with Dundore & Heister out of Wyomissing. Sampled with Dundore's storemade Liverwurst will be Blair's 2010 Chardonnay. A representative from Dundore & Heister will be on hand Sunday to answer any questions that people may have. There is much to be learned about 'wurst!

Long Trout Winery (Auburn)will be pairing local Kielbasa with their signature Afternoon Delight wine made from Catawba grapes.

Pinnacle Ridge Winery (Kutztown) will be offering three different charcuterie all of which will be featuring products from Dietrichs Meats (a Berks County Iconic Butchery). "The Kutztown Plate" will have three different types of Ring Bologna), a creative selection called the "Andrew Zimmern Plate" and the "The Berkscountain", an assortment of smoked meats. Wines paired will be Riesling (Double Gold Medal Winner in the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition) or Traminette (Gold Medal Winner in the Finger Lakes International WIne Competition).

Bashore & Stoudt Country Winery (Shartlesville) serves up a selection of hickory smoked meat sticks from Dietrich's paired with the unassuming but bold, red Concord wine as well as hot mustards and cheeses.

Kog Hill Winery (Morgantown) In their newly revamped and cozy tasting room, Kog Hill be pairing samples of smoked salmon jerky with their Chardonnay Reserve along with samples of peppered beef with classic Pinot noir.

This event is free, no reservations required. Note that 2 or 3 wineries do charge a nominal tasting fee for their full wine list (free refundable with purchase of wine). 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.

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