PAWine Land Festival offers range of vintages from 15 state makers
Sit back and sip the best wines the state has to offer.
The fourth annual Pennsylvania Wine Land Festival returns to the Lodge atMontage Mountain Resorts, Moosic, on Saturday, with vintages from15 wineries ready for tasting. General admission is $ 40.
“We’ve had it there last year, and it was a great success,” said Ian Lopera, marketing and events coordinator for Times- Shamrock Communications, which presents the festival with Gertrude Hawk Chocolates.
All of the wines come from Pennsylvania, and many from the northeast corner, Lopera said. Guests can sample drinks from Antler RidgeWinery, Bee Kind Winery, Benigna’s CreekWinery, Buddy BoyWinery& Vineyard, Deer CreekWinery, Hidden Creek Vineyard& Winery, Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, MoonDancerVineyards& Winery, Olivero’sVineyard, Sand CastleWinery, Seven MountainsWine Cellars, Shade MountainVineyards, Sorrenti’s CherryValleyVineyards, Stone& Key Cellars and UniversityWine Co.
Organizers offered food- pairing passes for the first time last year, and guests can choose that option again this time to try items from various local vendors. Alimited amount of these passes, which What: Fourth annual Pennsylvania Wine Land Festival When: Noon to 5 p. m. Saturday Where: Lodge at Montage Mountain Resorts, 1000 Montage Mountain Road, Moosic Details: General admission is $ 40. Tickets that include food pairings are $ 34.99 in advance and $ 55 at the door; tickets are limited.
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wineland include the regular admission for wine tastings, are available for $ 34.99 in advance and $ 55 at the door.
“Thatway you get to sample different wines from the different wine vendors, but then you also get to sample different fare that pairs along with the wine,” Lopera said. “People enjoyed it.”
Several local food trucks also will be on hand, including Peculiar Culinary Co., Sweet Lush Cupcakery, iGourmet, Keystone Farms Cheese, Windsor Inn and Carmella’s Pastries. And visitors also can peruse the numerous vendors who’ll have their wares for sale— such as Scentsy, Collana deVino, On a Whim jewelry, Cornucopia, Celestial Soap Co., Plow& Hearth, Damsel in Defense, J. Borthwick LEDs, Rodan& Fields and LuLaRoe— as they enjoy the various vintages.
“You can’t go wrong with events based on alcohol in Pennsylvania, especially NEPA,” Lopera said. “I think they’re donewell, and I think that’swhat people really respect about it. The peoplewho plan the events, they really care about it, and they really want to see them get bigger and better. I think people see that, and they see the attention to detail. ... It’s a local thing that people can ( get) out and enjoy.”
Virgil Cardamone, Blue Mountain Vineyards, left, serves wine to a large crowd at last year’s PA Wine Land Festival at Montage Mountain. This year’s festival will be held from noon to 5 p. m. Saturday.