On sale for the month of May is our Autumn Blush at 10% off. This doesn’t happen very often so take
advantage of it! We always have a
special sale on Memorial Day weekend to kick off the summer – I’ll send out
another email when we figure out what it’s going to be!
We have two
events scheduled in May. The first is
this Saturday, May 4th where the Iron Horse Helpers are starting
their “Wino” Tour at our winery between 10 and 12. This tour benefits charity and you can sign
up or get more info at www.ironhorsehelpers.org.
The second event,
“Less Barking, More Wineing”, is the following Saturday, May 11th. This is the second year in a row we are doing
this to benefit the American Cancer Society Bark for Life. If you bring your flyer from the Bark for
Life walk that was held in Pottstown a few weeks ago (or go to the website at https://www.diamondcu.org/assets/docs/Relay%202013/Winery%20Print%20Flyer.pdf and
print one out), we will donate 10% of your wine purchases to the Cancer
Society. Also, the first 125 people that
bring in their flyers and make a purchase will get a free pawprint wine glass! This year we are excited to have the folks
setting up a tent and selling really adorable t-shirts and stuff. Darby is making lots of dog treats in the
shape of wine bottles and glasses and Colleen is busy making tons of doggie
wine charms. Should be a doggone good
also happens to be the first ever National Wine Tourism Day. Check out www.winetourism.org
for other wine-related events going on in the area.
We have set our summer festival dates:
Summer Solstice Festival - Saturday, June 22
Anniversary Festival - Saturday, July 27
Harvest Festival - Saturday, September 14
We have scheduled
our cooking classes for the summer. The
dates are as follows:
May 17th - Baking in Parchment – white fish and veggies
in white wine baked in parchment, complemented with mushroom risotto on the
side and Soleil cake for dessert.
– What is a Ragu? – Two kinds of ragu – wild mushroom ragu and a ragu Bolognese
served over pasta, complemented with a salad with wine dressing and Chambourcin
cake with caramel sauce for dessert.
Other dates with
menus to be determined: June 7th,
June 14th, July 19th, August 9th, August 23rd,
September 6th and September 20th
classes are at the annex and start at 11:30.
Cost is $35 and includes lunch and a glass of wine. Extra wine may be
purchased if desired. You must pay in
advance when registering and the fee is nonrefundable. Recipe packets are provided. Call the winery for more info or to sign up.
I know I said I’d have a definite release date for the Sangria in this
newsletter, but right now it’s only a tentative release date of June 1st. I’ll let you all know for sure in a few weeks!
In the Tasting Room
In our continuing
effort to go greener, we now have recycled, reusable bags. They come in both grey and purple and
4-bottle and 6-bottle. If you buy 4
bottles of wine, you get a 4-bottle free.
If you buy 6 bottles of wine, you get a 6-bottle free. When you bring your bag back to reuse, you
get $0.50 off your purchase. Don’t tell
us that it’s too hard to remember to bring your bag back – keep it in your car
with your reusable grocery bags!