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Berks County Wine Trail, New Wine Releases

by Berks County Wine Trail

Berks County Wine Trail, New Wine Releases

(Eastern Pennsylvania) Each spring, the Berks County Wine Trail hosts a New Wine Release event weekend. The spotlight is always on the wine, and it gives our winemakers a chance to show off what they’ve had in tanks and barrels since the fruit was harvested.

Sadly, with COVID-19 Coronavirus, social distancing, and a government shut-down, this spring is different and we won’t be able to invite trail followers into the tasting rooms of our wine trail locations. But the new wines are available and we’re still anxious for you to try them. So here is a run-down of new release wines along with operating hours from each of our eleven wine trail members.

Look what our winemakers have been up to!

Setter Ridge – Not one but two Chardonnays. Both are 2014 vintage wines, crafted by the same winemaker and aged in French oak barrels. But the subtle difference in flavor of grapes from vineyards fewer than 20 miles apart is something you need to experience yourself. Get one of each and say Chardonn-yaaah! Shipping available. Sat-Sun 11-5.

Stoudt’s Winery  Enjoy a special treat with Blue Ribbon Plum Wine made from beautiful plums grown on Stoudt’s nearby farm. Traditional orchard-fruit wines along with the pleasures of fresh country air and sunshine, are the hallmark at Stoudt’s. Thu-Sun 11-6.

Deerfoot Winery  Blaufrankish is a rich, spicy dry red wine. The grape originates from Austria and is gaining popularity in the US. And as a special and generous tribute, Deerfoot is donating 19% of sales from this wine to buy lunches and snacks for workers in our local hospitals. Shipping available. Daily 10-6.

Weathered – Naked Chardonnay is ready for bottling and will be available soon. We love the delicate natural crispness of this unoaked gem. Order and pay online from Weathered’s website for contact-free curbside pick up. Daily 12-6.

Calvaresi Winery  Just re-opened. Place your order online and schedule curb-side pick up of all your Soaked brand favorites. Thu-Fri 1-6, Sat-Sun 12-5.

Manatawny Creek Winery  If you could drink a glass of sunshine, we think it would taste like Soleil. This new vintage Cayuga and Seyval Blanc blend, is the refreshing “drink with everything” off dry white wine that everyone loves! Shipping available. Mon-Sat 10-6, Sun 12-6.

Ridgewood Winery – Ridgewood Red is your classic dry red. The bold fruit-forward flavor with a hint of spice and a smooth finish are what make this wine a long-time customer favorite! Mon-Fri by appointment, Sat-Sun 12-5.

Stone Barn Cellars – Morning Glory is back! Enjoy flavors of peach and tropical fruits in this sweet and tart best pick. Call for local delivery.

Stonekeep Meadery – Red Sangria is wonderful served chilled, just as is. But adding some chopped fruits like oranges, cherries, or grapes, makes this wine truly festive! Curb-side, 7 days. In store, Thu-Fri 12-6, Sat 11-7, Sun 12-5.

KOG Hill Winery – New vintage Riesling and Chardonnay await you at KOG Hill along with a really special Strawberry Lemon Sangria that we can’t wait for you to try! Mon-Fri 3-6, Sat-Sun 12-6.

Long Trout Winery – The warm-weather months are around the corner and Lemon Squeezer is back on the shelf at Long Trout Winery. What better toast to spring than with the bright lemonade freshness of this not-so-traditional wine! Wed 6-9, Sat 12-6, Sun 12-5. Shipping available.

Each of our wineries is anxious to welcome visitors back to their tasting rooms and promises to re-open as soon as possible. Until then, though, we hope that you will support our local family-owned businesses and try these new release wines. Contact information for each location is listed below, or visit our Wineries page for more information about each of the eleven trail locations. Call ahead to place your pick up orders or order online where available. We wish you all good health and look forward to having you “Join us on the Trail” again very soon!

The shared purpose of the Berks County Wine Trail member wineries is to promote awareness of the diverse assortment of wine making taking place right here in Berks County.  Join the many wine lovers and visitors to our region who’ve discovered these exceptional wines.  The eleven Berks County Wine Trail member wineries are proud partners with the Pennsylvania Winery Association.