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October Recipes: Cooking With Chambourcin!

October Recipes: Cooking With Chambourcin!
Cooking With... Chambourcin!
This flavorful red wine has been a Lehigh Valley favorite for years. But did you know that it's also a wonderful recipe item?
Venison With Chambourcin Sauce
Ingredients
  • 1 qt venison stock
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cider vinegar
  • olive oil
  • 1 cup Pinnacle Ridge Chambourcin wine
  • 1 lb venison top round, sliced in 1/4"-thick steaks
  • salt
  • black pepper, freshly ground
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 oz. unsalted butter, clarified
Instructions
  1. Simmer stock in saucepan over medium heat; reduce by 50 percent
  2. Melt sugar in second pan over low heat until sugar turns amber.
  3. Stir cider vinegar into caramelized sugar until sugar dissolves; add to reduced stock.
  4. Simmer until only 2 cups of liquid remain; remove from heat; reserve.
  5. Heat oil in skillet until hot.
  6. Season venison steaks; dredge in flour; saute in pan until medium rare; transfer to platter.
  7. Drain excess oil from skillet; deglaze with wine; reduce by half; add stock/sauce reduction; reduce to 2 cups.
  8. Arrange venison on hot plates; nap with sauce.
 

An Interview with Pennlive! (Nov 22, 2017)

An Interview with Pennlive! (Nov 22, 2017)
Click here to read winemaker Brad's assessment of our 2017 vintage!

Sparkling Wine in the Lehigh Valley (Dec 29, 2015)

Sparkling Wine in the Lehigh Valley (Dec 29, 2015)
Click here to read winemaker Brad's interview about the production of sparkling wines!

The Lehigh Valley Becomes an AVA! (Apr 17, 2008)

The Lehigh Valley Becomes an AVA! (Apr 17, 2008)
Click Here to read about the Lehigh Valley becoming an officially recognized wine region in 2008!

Pinnacle Ridge Takes Home Some Medals! (Feb 22, 2017)

Pinnacle Ridge Takes Home Some Medals! (Feb 22, 2017)
Click Here to read the Reading Eagle article about our medal wins for 2017!

An Interview With The Reading Eagle! (May 25, 2017)

An Interview With The Reading Eagle! (May 25, 2017)
Click Here to read Winemaker Brad speaking to the Reading Eagle about the wine business in Berks County!

James Supra Blues Band

| Date - To Be Announced - Check Back Soon!
James Supra Blues Band

James Supra, Al Wanamaker, Dave Smith, and Mitch Shelly join together to bring you one of the Lehigh Valley's most dynamic rock bands. Every time they play here, they pack the house and get everyone on their feet! Don't miss out on some fierce playing, topped by Supra's soaring harmonica!

http://www.jamessuprabluesband.com/ Check out some of their performances! FOOD TRUCK: The Sticky Pig.

Winter Cocktail: Citrus Mulled Chardonnay

Winter Cocktail: Citrus Mulled Chardonnay
Serving Size: 6 -- Cook Time: 45 min -- Difficulty: Easy Ingredients
  • (1) bottle of Pinnacle Ridge Chardonnay
  • (1) orange, sliced (plus extra for garnish)
  • (1) cup water
  • (1/2) cup honey
  • (1) 1" piece of fresh ginger (peeled and sliced thin)
  • (3) whole sticks of cinnamon
  • (6) whole cloves
  • (1/2) cup cranberries (optional)
Directions
  1. Combine the fruit, water, honey, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves in a saucepan and simmer over medium heat for 10 min. Stir gently to dissolve the honey.
  2. Remove the saucepan from the heat and add the Chardonnay to the spice and fruit mixture. Cover the pan and allow the wine to mull for half an hour.
  3. Strain the mulled wine through a mesh strainer to remove the cooked fruit and spices.
  4. Stir and ladle your hot mulled wine into mugs or wine glasses. Garnish with a cinnamon stick and a slice of orange, and serve!
 

Winter Warmer Weekend

January 13 - 14 | Noon - 5
Winter Warmer Weekend

January 13 - 14

12 - 5 pm

Starting to feel a little cabin-feverish? Why not spend an afternoon in our cozy Wine Loft, sipping on hearty soup and toasty red wine!

Trè Locally Sourced is a Lehigh Valley favorite. You loved their food at our summer concerts – now try their original version of that old time-honored classic, Moroccan lentil stew! Chef Tim has concocted his very own special recipe, using organic, locally-sourced lentils and other vegetables – as well as an array of “warming spices” – think cinnamon, cumin, garlic, and turmeric! This zesty treat is sure to warm you up both inside and out. (And also provide a wonderful source of protein!) The soup will be paired with your choice of: 2016 Chambourcin (light-bodied, with aromas of cherry and smoke) 2016 Quaff (semi-sweet, fruity, and easy to drink!)

Harvest Weekend

September 9 - 10 | Saturday 11am - 5pm, Sunday noon - 5

"The Butcher, the Baker, the Winemaker!" 

Fall is almost here... the Lehigh Valley's vineyards are ripe and ready to be picked... and we would like to celebrate yet another harvest!

We welcome our friends, neighbors, and everyone else for two afternoons of food & wine pairings, as well as live entertainment.

These pairings are complimentary! (Standard wine tastings will still cost $5.)

Chambourcin Weekend

October 14 - 15 | Saturday 11am - 5pm, Sunday noon - 5
Chambourcin Weekend

What is "Chambourcin?" It's a grape!

Specifically, it's a red grape that grows very well in the cooler climate of Pennsylvania. It has found a loving home in the Lehigh Valley, where we have fermented it into an array of bold and exciting wines!

Chambourcin is the only grape that's grown by everyone on the Lehigh Valley wine trail. Also, it's famous for its ability to pair with hearty meals - like steaks and stews!

So join us for a weekend of complimentary food & wine pairings, featuring the distinct flavors of Chambourcin.

(Standard wine tastings will still cost $5.)

Nouveau Weekend

November 18 - 19 | Saturday 11am - 5pm, Sunday noon - 5
Nouveau Weekend
"Nouveau" is a beloved French tradition, wherein winemakers offer their fans a preview of the upcoming vintage, by bottling a very young version of their wines, only a few weeks after harvest has ended. Our celebration has a little more of a German flavor, though. We will be offering some delicious wine and food pairings, auf Deutsch! More info to come. Check back soon!

Wine & Chocolate Weekends

February 10 - 18 | Noon - 5
Wine & Chocolate Weekends
Join us in our romantic Wine Loft as we celebrate the world's most classic couple - wine and chocolate! Once again, we'll be teaming up with our good friends from the Stony Run Inn in Kempton, PA. And they have come up with an ingenious concoction! Salted Caramel Apple Cups A chewy blondie embedded with cinnamon apples, delicately infused with caramel, and topped with a sweet crumble, drizzled chocolate and sea salt. They taste like little bites of apple pie! The tartness of the apple counterpoints the sweetness of the caramel, while the sea salt rounds out the flavor, achieving a beautifully balanced treat. This perfectly complements a sweet white wine without overpowering the delicate notes. We'll be pairing it with our Blanc de Blanc sparkling wine (which just won a Governor’s Cup at the 2018 Pennsylvania Farm show!); or our ever-popular 2016 Cayuga. Tickets In Advance - $10 Day of Event - $12 Click Here to order tickets online!

Vino in the Valley

March 3 - 25 | Saturday 11am - 5pm, Sunday noon - 5
Vino in the Valley
Join us for a month of tasting adventure! Every weekend, we are offering delectable wine and food pairings in our Loft. This year, we will be collaborating with our good friends, the culinary geniuses at the Stony Run Inn in Kempton, PA! All month long we will be celebrating our region’s German heritage, which is rich in both wine and food. Passports are available in our Tasting Room! (Cash or check only, please.) Or click here to order them online.   WEEKENDS 1 & 3 (March 3-4, 17-18) THE FOOD: German Snappy Meatball A tender meatball nestled on a bed of fluffy, creamy mashed potatoes, and smothered with a tomato ginger sauce that’s slightly sweet. This is the perfect combination of sweet and heat! Krauter Spätzle What is Spätzle? It’s a German noodle! And we have made it into a delicious salad, tossed with fresh, crunchy herbs and vegetables… Add some swiss cheese and bacon for the savory notes; and for a tiny tartness, we’ve dressed it with a light, white wine vinegar. WEEKENDS 2 & 4 (March 10-11, 24-25) THE FOOD: Reuben Slider Our new take on the old classic sandwich! Sauteed pastrami, melted swiss cheese, tangy sauerkraut and thousand island dressing create a tapestry of taste between fresh, zesty pieces of rye and pumpernickel bread. German Beer Cheddar Soup Need to warm up a little? How about this rich cheddar cheese soup infused with spices and a German Dortmunder (mildly hoppy, pale golden lager). To add softness to the texture, we have stirred in some finely chopped onions and carrots! All foods will be paired with your choice of: Grüner Veltliner (Silver Medal: Los Angeles, Finger Lakes) The nose is dominated by fresh cut green apple, with a hint of white pepper and citrus. In the mouth you will feel a little spritz and a medium-bodied wine with a soft finish. The flavors follow the aromas, and the fresh apple and white pepper really come through at the end. Riesling This classic German grape produces an aromatic, slightly sweet wine. The bouquet is dominated by apple, pear, and peach. The wine finishes with a hint of sweetness and pairs wonderfully with light dishes.

Taste of Spring: New Releases!

April 21 - 22 | Noon - 5
Taste of Spring: New Releases!
Our wines have been fermenting through the winter, and now they're ready to see the light of day! All weekend long, we'll be celebrating brand new releases. Customers are welcome to taste what a wonderful vintage 2017 turned out to be! More info to come. Check back soon!

Hillbilly Souls featuring Scott Marshall

May 19 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Hillbilly Souls featuring Scott Marshall
"The Hillbilly Souls have been paving a reputation for themselves by delivering authentic doses of true, heartfelt, real life, get it right, feel good, foot stompin', Northern grilled & a lil' Southern fried Americana spiced roots music. Their ability to combine elements of rock, country, blues and bluegrass, and continually offer generous helpings at every show is proving to be fresh recipes that have people of all ages, titles, and musical tastes cheering and coming back for more." See them performing in action here! FOOD TRUCK: Aioli.

Flux Capacitor

June 2 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Flux Capacitor
This band of brothers consistently inspire and evoke a new and wildly addicting sound resonating with elements of rock, improvisation and electronica. They redefine musicality with positive prophetic vocals, complex guitar work, innovative keys/synths/bass stylings, with feverish syncopated drum rhythms. Flux Capacitor concerts are filled with improvisation, musical segues, spontaneous covers, and teases creating a unique, one of a kind experience at every performance. Check them out here!

Craig Thatcher Band

June 16 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Craig Thatcher Band
"With both worldwide recognition and a slew of Lehigh Valley Music Awards, the Craig Thatcher Band has a well earned reputation for blending classic rock and blues standards with impressive original tunes, all with a joy of playing that's up front and bold. Wayde Leonard's rich vocals and solid bass and Don Plowman's unlimited expertise on the drums only take Craig's breathtaking guitar work to greater heights. Hey, they're the best!" "The Craig Thatcher Band has been entertaining audiences with their exciting brand of blues/rock music since 1993. This is a must-see-live performing band; their on-stage energy and confidence is explosive!" Check out a live performance here!

Sweet Ember

June 23 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Sweet Ember

Katrina Ambron is the power house vocals for Sweet Ember. She provides amazing sound and emotion in every song, while entertaining the crowd with her energetic personality.

Sweet Ember is a pop/rock/funk band from Lancaster, PA. They play covers from '70s to current hits, as well as their own catchy tunes!

FOOD TRUCK: Aioli.

Frog Holler

July 7 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Frog Holler

“Great songwriting, deliriously entertaining live act”— The Village Voice

“Neo-hillbillies with a twist, Frog Holler plays mountain blues and country as accessible and modern as the most hummable pop”— The Washington Post

“Some of the most rollicking, heartfelt country rock songs this side of Nashville”— Brian Howard, The Philadelphia City Paper

“Works brooding soundscapes as easily as classic bluegrass with an ear catching shimmer." - Paste Magazine

Check them out here!

James Supra Trio

July 21 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm
James Supra Trio

downloadIt's Supra unplugged! See one of your favorite Lehigh Valley bluesmen performing a laid-back, intimate version of his soulful sets!

Check it out here!

FOOD TRUCK: Aioli.

Oklahoma Dan

July 28 | 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Oklahoma Dan

The Oklahoma Dan Band has been entertaining the Northeast since 1974. They have toured 48 of the 50 states but they remain a local PA band. They are a diverse professional act playing Country Rock, Rock-a-billy & acoustic contemporary music.

ODB has had the opportunity to open for many outstanding professional acts including - Bonnie Raitt, George Jones, Ricky Skaggs, John Anderson, the Nitty Gritty Dirty Band, Mark Chesnutt, Steve Wariner, Three Dog Nite & The James Gang over the years. They are dedicated to giving you a nite of good copy & original music as only ODB can deliver.

FOOD TRUCK: The Sticky Pig.

Sweet Ember Is Back!

August 18 | 5 - 8 pm
Sweet Ember Is Back!

Katrina Ambron is the power house vocals for Sweet Ember. She provides amazing sound and emotion in every song, while entertaining the crowd with her energetic personality.

Sweet Ember is a pop/rock/funk band from Lancaster, PA. They play covers from '70s to current hits, as well as their own catchy tunes!

FOOD TRUCK: Tre Locally Sourced.

Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk

September 22 | 4 - 7 pm
Craig Thatcher & Nyke Van Wyk
Regardless of the location or size of venue in which they perform, Craig Thatcher and Nyke Van Wyk will have their audience at the edge of their seats with every note.  The dynamics and energy of their performance captivate listeners of all ages with a unique blend of styles ranging from blues to rock, fingerstyle to celtic and everything in between.  These award winning musicians deliver their exciting sets with a vast selection of both original pieces as well as many songs you will certainly recognize, but performed in a way you'll only be able to experience with Craig and Nyke. FOOD TRUCK: Stuffed to the Grills.

Frog Holler Is Back!

September 29 | 4 - 7 pm
Frog Holler Is Back!

“Great songwriting, deliriously entertaining live act”— The Village Voice

“Neo-hillbillies with a twist, Frog Holler plays mountain blues and country as accessible and modern as the most hummable pop”— The Washington Post

“Some of the most rollicking, heartfelt country rock songs this side of Nashville”— Brian Howard, The Philadelphia City Paper

“Works brooding soundscapes as easily as classic bluegrass with an ear catching shimmer." - Paste Magazine

Check them out here!

Artisan Wine & Cheese Weekend

October 6 - 7 | Noon - 5
Artisan Wine & Cheese Weekend

Two of the world's oldest pleasures - wine and cheese! They were simply made for each other.

Join us in the Wine Loft for some mouth-watering pairings.

More info to come. Check back soon!

$15 in advance $20 at the door

(Note: ticketing service fees apply for online purchasing)

Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway

October 20 | 4 - 7 pm
Scott Marshall & Marshall’s Highway

Scott Marshall and Marshall's Highway is a 4-8 piece act that’s heavier in style. Driving beats and electric guitars dominate, yet the band’s versatility is evident in their ballads and the mix of genres they present. The Rock/Country collision takes place here, but there’s no bloodshed. It’s a crash everyone seems to enjoy!

More info here!

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