For an afternoon of beautiful scenery and award winning wine, take a little trip to Galen Glen Winery. Named after Galen and also the U shaped terrain, this 20 acre vineyard in Lehigh Valley was established in 1995 and is celebrating their 20th anniversary this year. Guests are invited to enjoy a tasting in their tasting room overlooking the amazing panoramic views of the Pennsylvania hills or outside on their patio.
Tastings at Galen Glen are offered while they are open for just $5.00. That fee is refunded if you purchase a bottle before you leave. Groups of six or more guests do require a reservation as certain days are busier than others.
Galen Glen offers an Annual Case Club that has great deals on their wines. Members can join by purchasing an eligible case. Purchases 1 through 3 will receive 10% off; case 4 through the end of membership will receive a 15% discount. Membership begins with purchase of first case and lasts for one year. Members will also receive free tastings for themselves and up to 3 guests, notices of limited edition wine releases and upcoming events and an invitation to the case club celebration. If you purchase 6 or more cases of wine during membership year and renew the following year, you will receive 15% off cases.
Upcoming events at Galen Glen include a special Valentine’s Day weekend. Celebrating Love & Chocolate, visitors will try three truffles handmade by chocolatier Steve Evans. These truffles include a double dark, raspberry/champagne and espresso accompanied by a 3oz taste of their Raspberry wine for $3.00. Because the winery is celebrating their 20th anniversary, guests visiting in March will receive a wine themed gift on Friday’s, Saturday’s and Sunday’s as a thank you. For all future happenings at Galen Glen, click here.
Galen Glen offers a wide variety of wines to choose from including reds, whites and dessert wine. Their three dessert wines include the Galen Glen Raspberry, Stone Cellar Barrel Twenty-Nine and the Stone Cellar Vidal Blanc Ice Wine. The selection of white wines offered includes everything from Riesling to a floral citrusy blend in the Erin’s Auslese and the light and fruity Galen Glen Galah. Their reds include the robust Stone Cellar Cabernet Franc, the Crooked Stick Red and perfect for the season Winter Mountain Red. Wines can be ordered online and shipped to Pennsylvania addresses from the website. For out of state delivery, call 570-386-3682.
When your plans bring you to Pennsylvania, be sure to check out a stay at The Settlers Inn in the charming town of Hawley. Set in the Lake Wallenpaupack region, this 1920’s lodge sits on six acres of beautiful land in the Pocono Mountains. Luxurious rooms featuring Jacuzzi tubs and fireplaces are the perfect place to unwind and relax after a day out exploring the town. The Settlers Inn is a great spot for families as there are plenty of common areas to spread out or romantic for a weekend away for two. Reservations can be made online or by giving us a call at 570-226-2993.
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