Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lehigh Valley Wine Trail Celebrates Anniversary

The Lehigh Valley is Pennsylvania's fastest growing wine region, and, starting tomorrow, the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail's anniversary celebration gets underway! Kari Skrip from Clover Hill Winery and Sam Landis from Vynecrest Winery stopped by 69 News at Sunrise on Wednesday to tell us more about the wine trail and what's on the agenda for this weekend. They also shared some tips for choosing and pairing wine.

The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail is home to nine family-owned vineyards and wineries that have brought home the Governor’s Cup for eight out of the last nine years and won countless regional, state, national and international awards, including more than 50 for wines made from Chambourcin, its signature grape. Designated an American Viticultural Area (AVA) in 2008, the Lehigh Valley is Pennsylvania’s fastest growing wine region. The fertile farmlands of the area provide an ideal growing environment, and the area’s close proximity to Philadelphia and New York City make the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail a beautiful and easy escape for wine lovers across the Mid-Atlantic region.