Berks County wineries host wine and chocolate event

By on January 23, 2013

The Berks County Wine Trail’s annual Chocolate & Wine Pairing event takes place on Feb. 9 and 10 from 12 to 5 p.m. with eight opportunities for delicious pairings of wine and chocolate.

The event is a self-guided tour of all eight Berks County Wine Trail wineries. Plan a trip based on wineries’ location or based upon the menu of wine pairings. No reservations are required and the event is free, though several wineries do charge a nominal fee for tasting of their full wine menu (fee refundable by a purchase of a bottle of wine). A complete menu will be posted on the trail’s website at www.berkscountywinetrail.com.

The Berks County Wine Trail, a group of eight family-owned wineries feature hand-crafted wines made from grapes and fruits from the Berks County Region. Each winery offers a full menu of wines and fine chocolate decadence to enjoy during your visit. The array of wines to choose from at each winery is vast with something for everyone, including white, red, dry, sweet, bubbly, blends, fruit wines, ports and dessert wines. Chocolates include truffles, chocolate-covered fruits, chocolate fondue and more.

Visiting the wine trail is an opportunity to discover the high level and quality of wine production happening in Berks County, where sparkling wines, Riesling, Sangiovese, Vidal, Chambourcin, Syrah and even chocolate wines are produced.

The eight wineries are sprawled across the Berks County region — two are located to the south of Reading, several just outside Reading and several to the North and East. For more information, visit www.berkscountywinetrail.com.

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