Gearing up for its 11th year, the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail's Wine on the Mountain festival is making its way back to Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe.
A two-day event featuring nine wineries from throughout the Greater Lehigh Valley, the event kicks off at noon Saturday, July 26. Hours for the event are noon-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
“Wine on the Mountain showcases local wines grown in the Greater Lehigh Valley area and allows attendees to sample and purchase wines from our member wineries,” said Sarah Troxell, winemaker at Galen Glen Winery in Andreas who is on the committee that coordinates the festival.
Attendees must be 21 or older. Tickets are $15 per day in advance or $20 per day at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased here.
For anyone who’s ever visited Penn’s Peak, you know that this event literally is exactly what it’s named. Offering panoramic views of Beltzville Lake and the Poconos, Penn’s Peak sits atop a mountain and is one of the premier concert and entertainment venues in eastern Pennsylvania.
“This event has been very well attended in the past years, and we expect the same for 2014,” Troxell said.
“Saturday is the busiest of the two days,” she said.
The festival features live music in the air conditioned venue, and displays from several local artisans and crafters will offer handmade décor, accessories and food. Also, Penn’s Peak’s restaurant, Roadies, will be open to pair food with your wine selections.
Along with providing wine samples throughout the day, the nine wineries will be selling their products by the bottle and the case.
The member wineries at the festival are:
Amoré Vineyards & Winery – Nazareth.
Big Creek Vineyard and Winery – Kresgeville.
Blue Mountain Vineyards – New Tripoli.
Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery – Breinigsville.
Franklin Hill Vineyards – Bangor.
Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery – Andreas.
Pinnacle Ridge – Kutztown.
Tolino Vineyards – Bangor.
Vynecrest Winery – Breinigsville.