Chocolate and wine weekend at Berks County wineries

By on January 29, 2014

Guests can visit the eight wineries of the Berks County Wine Trail during their annual Chocolate and Wine Pairing Event Weekend from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 15 and 16.

Visitors will enjoy sweet and chewy pairings of chocolate confections paired with featured wines of the region. Eight different, unique pairings of wine with chocolate (one pairing at each winery) will be the weekend’s showcase. The event is free, no reservations or tickets required. It is self-guide and is also a great opportunity to discover the wide variety of wines produced in Berks County. At each stop visitors can explore the full wine list offered by each winery in addition to the featured pairings.

A few of the wineries do charge a nominal fee for tastings from their full wine list (fee refundable with purchase of a bottle of wine). However, the featured chocolate tasting/wine pairing is free. Wine will be available for purchase and at all eight wineries and at select wineries as well as some of the chocolates.

The complete menu of wine & chocolate pairings will be posted on the wine trail’s website ( www.berkscountywinetrail.com) in the weeks ahead but for a sneak preview of what you and your sweetheart will enjoy during one of your stops: Blair Vineyards’ Kutztown grown 2010 Pinot Noir paired with homemade, chocolate bread pudding. A free copy of the recipe will be available at Blair Vineyards. The wineries participating in this event are: Bashore & Stoudt Winery (Shartlesville), Blair Vineyards (Kutztown), Calvaresi Winery (Bernville), Clover Hill Vineyards (Robesonia), Kog Hill Winery (Morgantown), Long Trout Winery (Auburn), Manatawny Creek Winery (Douglassville) and Pinnacle Ridge Winery (Kutztown)

For more information about the wine trail, maps and directions, visit berkscountywinetrail.com. For addresses of wineries, maps and directions, visit berkscountywinetrail.com.

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