A short drive from Maryland and Washington, DC, you can visit York, Pennsylvania where every weekend in March they are celebrating Uncork York. The York County wine trail has 13 participating wineries that are offering special activities during March weekends.
Friday night’s winemaker dinners are offered at local restaurants that feature wines expertly paired with dishes crafted by the chef. On Friday March 25th John Wright Restaurant will feature the wines from Naylor Cellars. The dinner consists of four courses plus hors d’oeuvres with wine pairings for $65 per person. For instance during the dinner you will savor braised local pork with wild mushroom and sage risotto paired with the Naylor Chambourcin. Cullari Veinyards is also offering a winemaker dinner on Friday, March 25th at The Commonwealth Room at the Yorktowne Hotel.
Saturdays and Sundays the wineries offer Tour de Tanks events where guests will have special barrel tastings in the cellars of these wineries. Winemakers will conduct these tastings and reveal other secrets to creating their signature wines during the tasting. Tickets are $25 per person and include a souvenir wine glass.
A wide variety of accommodations are available in the area that range from Bed & Breakfast to more full service hotels. Packages that include lodging, tastings, dinner and more are available to make you Uncork York experience stress free. Visit www.uncorkyork.com to get details about these upcoming events and packages.
Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach®, is a wine educator and author of the award-winning book “The Sipping Point: A Crash Course in Wine.” Her specialty is delivering wine edu-tainment for corporate events, group tastings and team-building seminars. She is also a sought after guest expert on radio shows across the country, including Martha Stewart Radio. Her Online Web Workshop Pick The Perfect Wine Every Time begins March 28th and is open for enrollment.
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