Taste of Spring!

Celebrate the arrival of Spring with the wine trail April 18th & 19th, 2015!

The wineries of the Berks County Wine Trail, during April 18th & 19th 2015, they will welcome you join them for their Anniversary wine event. In March 2015, we'll be posting a complete menu of what we'll be sampling, but below is the menu of springtime wines that were released during our 2014 special event weekend at each of participating wineries:

Calvaresi Winery (Bernville)- Will be releasing a new vintage of the classic white wine, Pinot Grigio. With the extended growing season last year, thanks to mother nature,the Pinot Grigio got very high in sugar and the acid was perfect. Our Pinot Grigio had a nice dark gray color and the juice took on a nice amber color because of it.The juice was fermented in stainless steel at a cool temp. and then placed in American oak for two months.It has a nice toasty nose and hints of pear and orange in the taste.This is a full bodied white wine that would acompany past or chicken dishes very well.

Manatawny Creek Winery (Douglassville) - Stop in to enjoy the sweet scents of Spring with the new release of 2013 Sweet Muscat Dessert Wine. Made from a blend of grapes grown right on the property and from a vineyard in Oley. The winemaker loves Muscat because of its distinct floral character.

Clover Hill Winery (Robesonia) - Invites you to travel the Berks County Wine Trail as they celebrate a Spring release. At Clover Hill’s Robesonia location they will be sampling the new 2013 vintage of DeChaunac. This weekend we will be pairing this wine with a locally made buffalo bologna. DeChaunac is a fruity, semi-sweet red wine with earthy characteristics. Buffalo is a perfect pairing for this wine. Enjoy the beauty of Berks County and visit Clover Hill at the Vineyard in Robesonia for this special tasting.

Blair Vineyards (Kutztown) - stop in for a taste of the release of their newest vintage of Cabernet Franc. Details about this 2011 vintage to be posted soon.

Long Trout Winery (Auburn) - Celebrate the wonders of Spring with a new vintage of Cosmic Charisma, a blend of white grapes including Chardonnay, Riesing, Muscat and more! The winemaker compares this to the beauty of the Rings of Saturn, cosmically delicious!

Pinnacle Ridge Winery (Kutztown) - details to be posted soon, but you'll be certain to enjoy a "trio" of Vidals: Vidal White White, Dry Vidal compared with the new release of Late Harvest Vidal (dessert wine). Details to be shared soon!

Bashore & Stoudt Country Winery (Shartlesville) - Celebrates Spring with the release of its very first Cabernet Sauvignon. Details about this 2012 vintage red wine to be posted soon.

Kog Hill Winery (Morgantown) - Spring is a time for creation and the winemakers here have crafted an altogether new wine: "Kranbernet" a clever blend of cranberry wine and Cabernet Sauvignon red wine.

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). Special for this Anniversary event: 10% off purchases of any of the featured wines during this event weekend. 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.