DOUGLASSVILLE, Pa. — Looking for a sweet get-away with your Valentine? Jump in the car and enjoy a trip filled with destinations perfect for the wine and chocolate lover in each of us. It’s time for the annual Wine and Chocolate Pairing Weekends on the Berks County Wine trail, with two weekends to love! This is the premier Berks County Wine Trail event that you won’t want to miss. You’re going to find delicious pairings of locally produced wines, chocolates, and chocolate confections at every stop along the way!
Visit the wineries of the Berks County Wine Trail for Wine and Chocolate Pairing Weekends, February 8 & 9, and again February 15 & 16, noon until 5 PM all four days. Advance purchase tickets are just $10 now through February 7 and $15 beginning February 8. Purchase from the link on our website at www.berkscountywinetrail.com (on-line fees apply) or at any of our wine trail locations (cash or checks only, please). Your ticket includes wine and chocolate pairings at each of our 11 wineries and are good throughout both event weekends. Most wineries have an additional tasting fee for their full wine menu.
Here’s a preview of what our wineries have planned:
Setter Ridge Vineyards: Setter Ridge Vineyards has a romantic Strawberry Rose Cake Truffle, made with Setter Ridge’s Pinot Noir Rose wine and topped with White Chocolate, served with Pinot Noir Rose wine.
Weathered: Trail-goers will be treated to a taste of nostalgia when Weathered serves classic Whoopie Pies with their choice of Merlot or sweet Twister wines. The old-fashioned goodness of the chocolate cake and sweet vanilla crème sandwiches enhances the rich fruit tones of these timeless red wines.
Stoudt Country Winery: The long-time customer favorite chocolate fountains will flow white chocolate and milk chocolate for visitors to dip fruits, cookies, and other confections. The dipping will be paired with chocolate covered strawberries and Stoudt’s equally famous Strawberry wine.
Long Trout Winery: This stop is a wine- & chocolate-lover’s dream where Chocolate wines are paired with a tasty assortment of home-made desserts! Imaginatively named Chocolate wines include Mixed Berry, Strawberry, Cherry, Pear, and Orange flavors. Together with the decadent dessert features, the hardest part is choosing a favorite!
KOG Hill Winery: Dark chocolate coated peppermint cream candy is a surprising combination with KOG Hill’s Gewürztraminer wine. The Gewurztraminer, with its lovely floral aroma and hint-of-spice flavor, makes this pairing an especially romantic treat.
Manatawny Creek Winery: Wait until you taste the perfect-together combination of Manatawny’s Cabernet Franc Port paired with a satin smooth Chocolate Mousse. The sweet ruby-style port, with it’s rich aroma and luscious taste, is perfect for sipping with chocolate.
Stonekeep Meadery: Serious raspberry flavor in Stonekeep’s sweet, but not too sweet, Raspberry Melomel, or honey wine, is paired with a chocolate coated cracker from Berks icon Billy’s Chocolates. These crisp chocolate-covered wafers are an irresistible treat your taste buds will thank you for!
Deerfoot Winery: Customers will get their choice of pairing Deerfoot’s Country Rose wine or opt for a taste of Dragon Heart Raspberry mead with Raspberry Chocolate Meltaways from Romolo Chocolate. Then try a second pairing of dark chocolate with Deerfoot’s Explorer label Port dessert wine.
This is just a sample. Visit our website for pairings from Stone Barn Cellars, Calvaresi Winery and Ridgewood Winery. Plan your wine trail tour with the help of a map, driving directions, and information about all 11 trail wineries on our website or e-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about the Berks County Wine Trail, check www.berkscountywinetrail.com, or better yet, visit the trail wineries anytime! Winery locations are open year round, some seven days a week!
The Berks County Wine Trail stretches across the scenic Berks County area; just minutes from downtown Reading. Our region is just an hour north of the Philadelphia area and an even shorter drive from Allentown/Bethlehem, Lancaster/York or Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Your wine purchases support local farms and Pennsylvania agriculture products. The Berks County Wine Trail member wineries are proud partners with the Pennsylvania Winery Association. For more information about wineries throughout the Commonwealth, visit www.pennsylvaniawine.com.
–Berks County Wine Trail