It's hard to believe that August is here already! It seems like we were just so excited for bud burst on the vines, and now we're moving toward veraison and planning our harvest schedule.
We still have a lot of summer left, so don't pack away those shorts and sandals just yet. We're looking forward to a fun August with our Wine Slushie Weekend at The Winery in Breinigsville; Sangria Sunday at The Vineyard in Robesonia; Clover Hill Cooking Contest at The Great Allentown Fair; and our biggest sale of the year ... our 34th Anniversary Celebration Sale happening August 15-18 at all of our Clover Hill locations and online at www.cloverhillwinery.com.
See below for details on all of these events and more. Plus, don't forget to join the events on Facebook to receive the most recent updates on everything happening at Clover Hill!
On July 26, 2019, FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading, PA was buzzing with awareness about the spotted lanternfly.
Clover Hill joined forces with the Reading Fightin Phils and Anewalt's Landscape Contracting for a night of fun and education about this invasive pest.
Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery continues to work on ways to protect our vineyards from the lanternfly, which not only is a threat to the wine industry, but also to nurseries and other farming industries.
What can you do to help save the vineyards? The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and Penn State Extension recommends destroying lanternflies when you see them in their nymph and adult stages. More importantly, collect and destroy their egg masses by submerging the masses in a bag filled with either alcohol or hand sanitizer, then place inside another bag for the trash. Click here for more information on the spotted lanternfly.
During the month of August, Vidal Verde is discounted 10% at all Clover Hill locations. Receive a 20% discount when included in a case purchase.
Our Vidal Verde is made from 100% estate-grown Vidal Blanc grapes. This wine is dry with flavors of fresh pineapple, citrus and a pop of fizz! Vidal Verde is a delightful accompaniment to seafood or perfect to sip on a warm summer day. Try it with the easy baked cod recipe listed below.
Mediterranean Baked Cod with Lemon and Garlic
1 pound Italian sausage links cut into 1/2-inch slices
1.5 lb. cod fillet pieces (4 to 6 pieces)
5 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves
5 tbsp fresh lemon juice
5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp melted butter
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 tsp coriander
3/4 tsp paprika
3/4 tsp cumin
3/4 tsp salt
3/4 tsp black pepper
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Mix lemon juice, olive oil and melted butter in a shallow bowl. Set aside.
In another shallow bowl, mix flour, spices, salt and pepper.
Pat dry the fish fillets. Dip fish in lemon juice mixture and then into flour mixture. Shake off excess.
Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add fish and sear on each side to give it some color but do not fully cook. Remove from heat.
To remaining lemon juice mixture, add garlic and mix. Drizzle over fish fillets.
Bake in heated oven until fish flakes easily with fork, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with parsley before serving.
Enjoy with a cold glass of Vidal Verde!
Nothing says summer like an ice cold wine slushie on a hot summer day. Join us at The Winery in Breinigsville Friday through Sunday, August 2, 3, 4, 2019 from 1-4 pm each day. We will be serving 2 flavors of wine slushies (while supplies last) for $6 a glass with $5 refills, and you keep the glass. We also will have the slushie mix available for sale. Plus, on Saturday, August 3, we'll have live music by Bret Alexander and Nyke Van Wyk from 2 to 4 pm. And on Sunday, August 4, K’Town Pub Taphouse & BBQ, 257 W. Main St., Kutztown, will bring more of their delicious food for sale.
What better way to cool off during the “dog days of August” than with a glass of sangria on the patio? Join us at The Vineyard in Robesonia on Sunday, August 4 from 12-4 pm. We will be serving our new Clover Hill Fruit Salad Sangria made with our limited release, Single-Handed Rosé (while supplies last) for only $6 a glass - $5 refills - and you keep the glass! Connect with Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery for our August Sangria Sunday and go social with your sips. Follow us, tag us and tag a friend! #SipSipSangria.
Do you like to dabble in the kitchen? Do you like to cook with a little wine in your food then enjoy drinking the leftover wine? If so, don't miss your opportunity to enter the Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery Cooking Contest at The Great Allentown Fair. This year’s cooking contest theme is a Hearty Harvest Soup. Simply create an original hearty harvest soup recipe using a Clover Hill wine as one of your ingredients. First-place winner will receive a $200 Clover Hill gift card; second-place winner will receive a $125 Clover Hill gift card; third-place winner will receive a $75 Clover Hill gift card; fourth and fifth-place winners each will receive a bottle of Clover Hill wine. Get complete contest details and an application by picking up an event brochure at The Winery in Breinigsville or at our wine store at the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market. Or you can download a brochure at www.allentownfairpa.org. Applications must be received by August 3, 2019, so hurry and submit your application today. Bon appétit!
As a thank you for giving us 34 years of business as Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, we would like to give you 30% off all in-stock wines during our annual anniversary sale. Visit any Clover Hill location or shop online at www.cloverhillwinery.com to receive your discount on wine. We love growing grapes and making wines and we are honored that you choose to enjoy Clover Hill wines.
Labor Day Weekend means the arrival of cooler autumn weather, the burst of beautiful foliage and the start of our grape harvest. Join us on our patio for a glass of sangria at The Winery in Breinigsville or The Vineyard in Robesonia on Sunday, September 1 from 12-4 pm. As you sit and sip, you may get to observe the hustle and bustle of grapes being harvested. We will be serving a Clover Hill favorite (while supplies last) for only $6 a glass with $5 refills, and you keep the glass! Be sure to check back soon for details of the sangria we will be serving. Connect with Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery for our September Sangria Sunday and go social with your sips. Follow us, tag us and tag a friend! #SipSipSangria.