PR: Wine Time at the Colony Expands to 16 Wineries for June 17th Event
Image 2: Visitors sample at Wine Tents on the Penn’s Colony event grounds, just north of Pittsburgh.
Maryland vineyard will attend for the first time
SAXONBURG, PA (PittsburghNewsWire.com) — Sixteen wineries will be featured at this year’s Wine Time at the Colony event. Located on the Penn’s Colony grounds just minutes north of Pittsburgh at 365 Saxonburg Blvd., Saxonburg, PA, Wine Time will run from 1:00 until 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 17. This year marks the largest line-up of wineries to date for Wine Time, which includes specialty food purveyors and juried artisans in an outdoor festival lined with shade trees and dining areas.
Knob Hall Winery, an estate vineyard from the Antietam Highlands in Maryland, will attend the event for the first time this year. Event spokesperson Beth Rush said, “Adding another vineyard outside of Pennsylvania continues our mission to focus on the regional distinctions of wines and how a region’s climate, soils and terrain affect the taste of wine.” Five growing regions are represented at Wine Time, three from Pennsylvania and one each from New York and Maryland.
Johnson Estate Winery of New York returns, along with Pennsylvania vineyards Arundel Cellars, Courtyard Winery, Greenhouse Winery, Mazza, Starr Hill Winery, Volant Winery and Wilhelm Winery. The wineries that do not harvest from their own vineyards are Allegheny Cellars, BeeKind Winery, Groundhog Winery, Kingview Mead, La Vigneta, Mazzotta Winery and Wapiti Ridge Winery. Whether a winery grows their grapes, or purchases juice to make their wines, it contributes to a sustainable agriculture and economy.
“Wine Time is so much more than a row of wineries offering free samples,” Rush said. “Behind each label is a story such as an old family recipe from the Italy, or a vineyard transition that saved a farm, or how a winery is using its success to help save honeybees,” she added.
Specialty foods such as wood-fired pizza, pulled pork sliders, cilantro-lime slaw and other light menu offerings add to the Wine Time experience. In addition, artisans offer a variety of inspired works for the wine enthusiast. Exhibits on wine-themed European river cruises and from the American Wine Society offer visitors an opening into a wide world of wine experience.
Entertainment will be offered by Five Guys Named Moe who perform musical standards from the 30s and 40s.
Admission includes a souvenir wine glass and unlimited wine sampling. Tickets purchased at the gate cost $25 for tasting admission, $10 for non-tasting admission. All visitors must be over 21 and bring a valid photo I.D.