Berks and Lehigh Winemakers Converge on Penn’s Peak

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Berks.TV caught up with luminaries of the local wine scene recently at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe, PA, at the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail’s big annual event.

Nine wineries offered tastings and advice on everything from Chardonnay and Riesling to Concord and the area’s popular Chambourcin.

We asked winemakers how they got into the business and how they approach winemaking conditions in the region. We’re sure you’ll enjoy their stories, perhaps the most peculiar of which is the one told by John Skrip, III (pictured above), of Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery, which traces its origins to a point some 35,000 feet over the Eastern seaboard. (Sorry, no spoilers here. You’re going to have to watch the video. Let’s just say you’ll learn why his shirt doesn’t say “Potato Guy.”)

Many thanks to the festival-goers who shared their impressions of the event. We’ll see you all next year!

Download Video: Quicktime, Running time: 3:28, 32.5MB

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