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Your Guide to Vine In The Valley

Your Guide to Vino in the Valley

As March quickly approaches, the Lehigh Valley is preparing for Vino in the Valley!

March 9 & 10, 16 & 17, 23 & 24, 30 & 31, 2019

Saturdays from 11:00AM to 5:00PM and Sundays from Noon to 5:00PM

What is Vino in the Valley, anyway?

Every March, the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail wineries join forces for a very special event. For four weekends, passport holders get VIP access to member wineries. As you visit our eight locations, you will be offered delicious food and wine pairings to sample. A complimentary wine tasting at each winery is also included with your passport purchase. Your passport will be stamped during each visit and ultimately entered into the Grand Prize Drawing once it has stamps from all eight wineries.



Each winery will be giving away 20 $50 local restaurant gift certificates at random over these four weekends of the event. There will be 160 instant winners! That means that one in 11 passport holders will win! Visit all 8 wineries to improve your chance of winning. The Grand Prize Drawing, a gift certificate for $250 Wine Trail Bucks, will be given away in April after event is over.


You may be thinking, “This sounds awesome! How do I get tickets?” We have you covered! Tickets are on sale at all member wineries (Amore Vineyard & Winery, Black River Farms, Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellar, Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, Franklin Hill Vineyards, Galen Glen Winery, Tolino Vineyards, and Vynecrest Vineyards & Winery) until they sell out! They can also be purchased online here! Don’t wait though! Historically, this passport program sells out FAST!


Food Pairings & Entertainment:

All of the wineries have put together delicious menus for each weekend of Vino in the Valley! Check out what you’ll be pairing some delicious Lehigh Valley wine with!


At Franklin Hill, we will be showcasing gourmet cuisine from our sister company, Social Still!

March 9th & 10th

Vanilla Bean Buttercream, White Ganache Cake Pops made with our Cake wine to celebrate Elaine’s Birthday!

paired with our white cake flavored wine, Cake!


March 16th & 17th

Wild Mushroom and Goat Cheese Arancini made with Trio

paired with our off-dry red blend, Trio!


March 23rd & 24th

Sir Walter Red Braised Pork Shank with Smoked Cheddar Grits

paired with Sir Walter’s Red, our overall best-seller!


March 30th & 31st

Pomegranate BBQ Duck Wings made with Crush served with a homemade ranch with carrots and celery

paired with our pomegranate peach wine, Crush!

We will also feature a selection of local vendors so passport holders can sip & shop their way thorough FHV!

Amore Vineyards & Winery

March 9th & 10th

Beef Stroganoff with bowtie pasta paired with Chambourcin


March 16th & 17th

Tortellini in a sun-dried tomato & basil sauce paired with Cabaret Amore


March 23rd & 24th

Italian Wedding Soup paired with Vidal Blanc


March 30th & 31st

Grilled Italian Chicken in a Vodka Sauce over cavatelli pasta paired with Niagara

Black River Farms

Local caterer, Feast, will serve up Chicken Tikka Masala paired with the winery’s red blend, 90.



Blue Mountain Vineyards

March 9th & 10th

Food Truck: Around the Table Catering, Inc
Moroccan Chicken paired with Chardonnay or Bri’s Blush
Saturday: Jordan White plays from 1:00 to 4:00PM (No charge)
Sunday: Scott Marshall and the Hillbilly Souls play from 2:00 to 5:00PM ($7.50 cover charge, reservations required)


March 16th & 17th

Food Truck: Wow Wagon
Thick slab bacon with a maple glaze, dipped in funnel cake batter and deep fried. Served on a stick paired with Shiraz or Red Horizon
Saturday: Damian Walck plays from 1:00 to 4:00PM (No charge)
Sunday: Lou Franco Project plays from 2:00 to 5:00PM ($7.50 cover charge, reservations required)


March 23rd & 24th

Food Truck: Randevoo
Lump Crab California Roll paired with Sauvignon Blanc or Rottie White
Saturday: Michael Long plays from 1:00 to 4:00PM (No charge)
Sunday: Island Time from 2:00 to 5:00PM ($7.50 cover charge, reservations required)


March 30th & 31st

Food Truck: Randevoo
Mexican Pulled Pork Nachos paired with Riesling or White Merlot
Saturday: Ralph Pangano plays from 1:00 to 4:00PM (No charge)
Sunday: Jake Kaligis plays from 2:00 to 5:00PM ($7.50 cover charge, reservations required)


Clover Hill Vineyards

K’Town Pub Taphouse & BBQ – BBQ Parfaits
More details to come soon!


Galen Glen Winery

Galen Glen is partnering with Kowalonek’s Kielbasy Shop of Shenandoah. Like Galen Glen, Kowalonek’s is a multi-generational family business.

Kowalonek’s is renowned for crafting the finest authentic old world style kielbasy.

Galen Glen’s internationally reviewed Riesling with be paired with Kowalonek’s handmade

kielbasy swirled into creamy macaroni & cheese.



Tolino Vineyards

Tolino Vineyards is proud to partner with the Little Corner Café in downtown Bangor to pair their delicious soups with their wines.

Warm and tasty Mediterranean Chicken soup and Potato Corn Chowder with toasty homemade crostinis paired with Lilly and their newest Rosé, Nine.

Also, live music in the tank room by various artists will be featured each Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00PM.



Vynecrest will be partnering with Cactus Blue restaurant in Bethlehem for the entire month of March showcasing the following pairings:

Banana and Cream Churro
Banana and cream rolled in a tortilla shell, fried and sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar.

Topped with whipped cream and caramel sauce.

Paired with Vynecrest’s Spiced Winter White wine.

Three crisp rolled corn tortillas stuffed with chicken and topped with queso dip, paired with Vynecrest’s Traminette wine.


Tips for the Passport Program from the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail:

♦ In 2019, there are five weekends in March. This event does NOT occur the first weekend of the month.

♦ We recommend that you plan on visiting no more than three wineries a day so you can get the most enjoyment out of your experience without being rushed.

Since our wineries are all family-owned and operated, we each have our own set of house rules.

So please check with individual wineries if you have any questions.

♦No commercial vehicles of any type (buses, limos, vans, etc.) are allowed at the 8 member wineries during weekends in March.

If you are traveling by car with a group of 8 or more people, appointments, scheduled in advance, are required at each winery you plan to visit.

♦Online passport orders are mailed out once a week, each Friday.

♦ Start at any winery, visit all 8.

♦ Consider beginning at 11 a.m. on Saturday and noon on Sunday.

♦ In general, Sundays are less busy than Saturdays.

  • ♦ If you will be traveling all day long, pack a snack or stop by a local restaurant.
  • ♦They strongly discourage trying to visit all 8 wineries in one day. Anyone, regardless of whether they are the driver or not, can be
  • denied a wine tasting if it appears they are impaired.
  • ♦ No alcohol of any kind may be brought into winery premises.
Hot Drink Recipes from Franklin

Hot Drinks

Mulled Sir Walter’s Red

  • 1 bottle of Sir Walter’s Red
  • ½ wine bottle of water
  • ¼ cup of brown sugar
  • Mulling spice bag (Available at all of our retail locations)

Add all ingredients to a crockpot. Heat on warm for at least one hour. Enjoy!


Hot Stuff

  • 1 bottle of Potion X
  • ½ bottle of Social Still Freakshow Bourbon
  • ½ gallon of apple cider

Add all ingredients to crock pot & heat on warm. Enjoy!

Franklin Hill Sangria Recipes

Franklin Hill Sangria Recipes Anyone? The best of the best…

Raspberry Lemonade Sangria

  • 1 bottle of Vidal Blanc
  • 1 cup of Social Still Vodka
  • 1 can of frozen raspberry lemonade

Garnish with fresh raspberries


Spicy Sangria

  • 1 bottle of Evanswood
  • ⅓ cup of Brandy
  • ⅓ cup of Triple Sec
  • 1 diced jalapeño
  • 1 teaspoon of hot sauce
  • ½ cup of sugar

Add sliced lime, lemon, orange and all other ingredients, and finish off with any citrus flavored soda.


Apple Cider Sangria

Mix together with fresh apples and garnish with caramel on the rim of glass.


Mandarin Mint Sangria

  • 2 bottles of Vidal Blanc *
  • 4 cups of mandarin juice
  • Lemon
  • Lime
  • Mint

*Infuse Vidal Blanc with lemon, lime and mint overnight in the refrigerator. Add mandarin juice & serve!


Mojito Sangria

  • 3 bottles of Katie’s Creek*
  • Mint
  • 1 large bottle of lime seltzer
  • Mojito mix

*Infuse Katie’s Creek with mint overnight in the refrigerator. Add seltzer & a splash of mojito mix. Garnish with more mint & limes.


Strawberry Mojito

See recipe above & add some Passion


Crushed Peach Sangria


Pineapple Orange Sangria

  • 1 bottle of Seyval Blanc
  • Pineapple Orange juice
  • Coconut rum

Combine Seyval with Pineapple Orange juice & add a shot (or 2…) of coconut rum gave it a shake and pour it over ice.


Simply Sangria

Garnish with fresh fruit


Elderflower White Sangria

We added the unique taste of St. Germaine with seltzer and our White Jade to create this amazing medium dry sangria.

Don’t forget to cut up some apples to toss in!

There is Nothing Better Than Wine Cocktails! Here Are Our Top Recipes!

The Social Sour

Add the Rye, simple syrup & lemon juice to a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a rocks glass and add the Chambourcin over the back of a spoon to create a float.

Jingle Juice

  • 3oz. Salute
  • 1½ oz. Social Still Vodka
  • 3 oz. Cherry 7-UP

Combine and serve over crushed ice. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary & cranberries.

The Social Circus

  • 3 oz. Carnival
  • 1 oz. Social Still Vodka
  • ½ oz. lemon juice
  • club soda

Add the first three ingredients to a cocktail shaker with ice. Pour into a glass and top with club soda.

Pomegranate Sour

Serve over ice and garnish with rosemary & lemon.

Watermelon Mint Martini

  • 2 oz.Vidal Blanc
  • 1 oz. Social Still Gin
  • 2 oz. watermelon juice
  • ½ oz. agave or simple syrup
  • mint leaves

Muddle the mint into the agave at the bottom of a cocktail shaker. Add ice and the remaining ingredients. Strain and serve with a garnish of watermelon & mint.

Steel Stacks Sour

Combine all ingredients into a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and serve in a rocks glass. For a fun twist, top with a few ounces of lemon seltzer

Strawberry Pomegranate Mojito

  • 6 strawberries
  • ¼ cup fresh mint leaves
  • Lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • ½ cup Crush
  • 2 shots of Social Still Rum
  • Lemon-lime seltzer

Combine the first four ingredients in a cocktail shaker & muddle. Add in ice, rum & Crush. Shake & pour into a tall glass with ice. Top with lemon lime soda, garnish with mint & enjoy.

Concord Cosmo

Combine all ingredients in a shaker with ice. Shake & serve in a martini glass with a garnish of lime.

Strawberry Spritzer

  • 1ounce of agave nectar
  • Strawberries
  • Splash of lime juice
  • 2 ounces of Seyval Blanc
  • 3 ounces of Passion
  • 1 ounce of Social Still Smooch Vodka
  • Lemon lime seltzer

Muddle the strawberries into the agave & add a splash of lime. Combine with the wine & vodka in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake and top with seltzer. Garnish with strawberries & enjoy!

Grape Cotton Candy-tini

Jell-o Shots

Oh yeah…you read that right! Just add the hot water to your favorite jell-o flavor and replace the cold water with a bottle of your favorite wine that goes with it!

Cotton Candy Martinis

Orange Dream

Seyval Blossom

Add elderlower liquor, gin and a splash of Passion. Fill up the rest of the glass with Seyval Blanc & enjoy!

Vidal Blanc Key Lime Martinis

  • 3 parts. Vidal Blanc
  • 1 part Key Lime vodka
  • Splash of seltzer

Pomegranate Margaritas

  • 3 parts Crush
  • 1 part Coconut tequila
  • Serve on the rocks.

Coconut Pomegranate Daiquiris

  • 3 parts Crush
  • 1 part Coconut rum