Berks County Wine Trail New Release Weekend, April 27 & 28
Join the Berks County Wine Trail in welcoming the arrival of Springtime to our region. Together, we’ll Uncork A Taste of Spring! at each of eleven area wineries with new release wines that are as fresh as the new season. This event also marks the Berks County Wine Trail’s 15-year anniversary weekend, making this a special celebration of Spring.
Many of the wines featured for this event will be our first tastes from fruits picked in the 2018 Fall harvest. Attendees visiting member wineries will enjoy new wines, bursting with flavor, on Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th, noon to 5 PM both days. This promises to be an event weekend filled with the spirited, carefree Tastes of Spring on the Berks County Wine Trail!
Check this listing of the featured wines at our wine trail locations:
Deerfoot Winery, Maidencreek Township. Tis the season for new wine releases and Deerfoot has 3 wines we’re excited for you to try! “In Season” returns for 2019 as a sweet red made from Norton grapes. The “In Season” blend changes each year, making its arrival each Spring extra special. Joining “In Season” is a dry white wine made from oaked Chardonel. Deerfoot will also offer a pre-release sneak taste of their 2017 Cabernet Franc Reserve before its official release later this Fall!
Stonekeep Meadery, Fleetwood. The wait is over! Stonekeep Meadery will release customer-favorite “Pea Pod Pixie”, their fruity, semi-sweet blend of the Steuben and Fredonia grapes. You’ll also delight with a White Sangria, full of tropical fruit goodness and perfect for the coming warmer weather.
Weathered Vineyards, New Tripoli. Enjoy a “Taste of Spring” at Weathered where they will uncork their 2017 Traminette. This white wine abounds with the floral aromas of spring and flavors of lychee, apricot, honey and apple. Weathered is serving this fabulous new release with a spicy snack mix. Even better, Traminette will be 15% off all weekend in celebration of the wine trail’s 15th anniversary.
Stone Barn Cellars & Winery, Spring City. It’s Springtime and Cinco de Mayo is just around the corner! Stonebarn will be serving their newly released 2017 Vidal Blanc paired with Mexican Street Corn salad.
Manatawny Creek Winery, Douglassville. Welcome Spring at Manatawny Creek Winery where they’re introducing a brand new wine called Love. This newcomer wine is a sweet raspberry and grape blend sure to become everyone’s favorite. And what better to serve with it than Raspberry Fool, a fluffy whip of wine, sweet cream, and red raspberries.
Ridgewood Winery, Birdsboro. Ridgewood will release their 2018 Pennsylvania Riesling, a barely sweet white wine with aroma of citrus and light flavors of pineapple and lemon peel. The fragrance, balanced palate, and light acidity are completed by a pleasing crispness characteristic to Riesling wines. This is Ridgewood’s best Riesling to date.
Setter Ridge Vineyards, Kutztown. Wait until you taste the late harvest Pinot Gris Reserve at Setter Ridge! The grapes used in this wine spent a few extra weeks on the vine, resulting in a naturally sweeter wine with no sugars added. Notes of honey and caramel on the nose lead to a rich and flavorful taste of ripe melons and sweet pears.
Long Trout Winery, Auburn. Spring is around the corner and Lemon Squeezer will be back on the shelf at Long Trout Winery. What better way to toast the beginning of the warm-weather months than with the bright lemonade freshness of this not-so-traditional wine!
Stoudt’s Winery, Shartlesville. Visitors at Stoudt’s Winery are in for a special treat when they sample the Shiro Plum Wine. Enjoy the old-fashioned pleasures of fresh country air, sunshine, and traditional orchard-fruit wines with this palate pleaser made from beautiful Japanese plums grown on Stoudt’s nearby farm.
KOG Hill Winery, Morgantown. KOG Hill’s “Georgia Riesling” is a creative blend of Riesling and Peach wines. The subtle fruity sweetness of the peaches and the crispness of the Riesling make a refreshing wine that tastes like a sip of southern sunshine! KOG Hill will also pour a hard apple cider during the “Taste of Spring” event weekend.
Calvaresi Winery, Bernville. Featured wine coming soon.
“A Taste of Spring” is a free sampling event on the Berks County Wine Trail; no tickets or reservations needed. Some wineries may also offer sample pairings with their tasting of the new vintages, but the stars of this event are the wines themselves. Most wineries charge a tasting fee for their full wine menu.
Plan your self-guided tour of the Berks County Wine Trail wineries and then get out and join us on the trail while exploring the scenic byways of the Berks County region. Visit our website for a map and information about all 11 trail wineries. Questions? E-mail us at [email protected] or from the Contact page on our website.
In 2004, eight wineries banded together, forming the Berks County Wine Trail. We’ve added some new names and faces since then, but now, fifteen years later, the shared purpose of the trail, promoting awareness of the great wine making taking place right here in our Berks County back yard, stays the same! The eleven Berks County Wine Trail member wineries are proud partners with the Pennsylvania Winery Association.