How to Plan the Perfect Weekend on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

The ideal wine-lovers’ getaway is closer than you might think. The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail is one of The Poconos’ best-kept secrets. Eight of the best wineries on the East Coast are tucked neatly within the beautiful rolling hills of the Pocono Mountains. You don’t even need to you bring your passport! While you’re here, make sure you don’t miss out on all of the other amazing things that the area has to offer by requesting our free Vacation Guide. Our expertly crafted guide is full of some of Pennsylvania’s best restaurants, historic sites, and seasonal events. The getaway of your dreams is just one click away!

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Wineries to Explore on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

These family-owned wineries in the Lehigh Valley region are committed to growing and producing premium wines. Many of them have won numerous regional, state, national, and international awards. Whether you decide to sample the award-winning wines, explore the world-class facilities, or simply relax and take in the incredible views, the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail offers a once in a lifetime experience. When it comes to the best wineries along the trail, these should be at the top of your list:   

Amore Vineyards & Winery

Established in 2000, Amore has a warm, old-world feel and offers tastings of six signature wines for just $5. All of the wine is produced locally, and the current grape varieties growing include Concord, Niagara, Vidal, Cayuga, Chambourcin, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Riesling. They are open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., and we recommend calling ahead to make an appointment.

Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars

With panoramic views of the Appalachian Mountains, this winery is truly breathtaking. As you sip your wine on the outdoor deck at Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding ponds and terraced vineyards.

Clover Hill Winery

One of Pennsylvania’s largest wineries, Clover Hill has been producing premium wines for more than 30 years. The winery’s beautiful tasting room is open 7 days a week.

Franklin Hill Vineyards

Franklin Hill Vineyards has a state-of-the-art facility, and we appreciate that they use green, socially-conscious practices. They offer $5 tastings of six wines, complete with a souvenir tasting glass.

Galen Glen Winery

With hillside vineyards, extraordinary views, and spectacular architecture, Galen Glen is perfect for a romantic afternoon. If you are planning a rendezvous with your special someone, this is one stop you won’t want to miss.

Pinnacle Ridge Winery

Situated in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country, Pinnacle Ridge Winery is housed in a beautifully renovated barn that was originally built in 1851. Their tastings are just $5 per person on weekdays, and $10 per person on weekends after 4:30.

Tolino Vineyards

This nine-acre vineyard and winery is located on a 76-acre farm and creates high-quality wines enhanced by the family’s Italian heritage and agrarian roots. At Tolino, you may sample three wines free of charge, or choose six premium wines and receive a souvenir wine glass for just five dollars.

Vynecrest Vineyards & Winery

Open year-round, Vynecrest offers a tasting room, wine bar, light appetizers, and live music. They are open seven days a week and tours of the grounds are also offered on the last Sunday of each month.

Where to Stay on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail

jardin room king bedAfter a romantic evening exploring the Pocono wine trail, return to the elegant luxury of The French Manor Inn and Spa. Our beautiful stone chateau is the perfect way to accent your Pocono getaway. Our stunning mountain views, outstanding amenities, and gourmet dining experiences are enough to exceed anyone’s expectations.

For example, the Jardin Suite is a lovely guest room that is located in our La Spa Foret Building. The room is equipped with a king-size bed, a whirlpool tub, and even a gas fireplace. Don’t wait to start planning your dream getaway.

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