What’s Going On This Weekend In Berks County?

If you’re looking for something to do in Berks County this weekend, we highly recommend checking out one of the following:

Hawk Mountain

Visit Hawk Mountain in Kempton, PA. They are currently hosting a Spring Migration Watch where you can spot and identify northbound hawks. Or, if trees are more your thing, attend the Learn Your Trees walk in honor of Arbor day on April 28, 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. For more information visit www.HawkMountain.org. To see footage from our autumn visit to Hawk Mountain, click here.

Maggie Spike Haley Sheeler

Hear some great music! There are two local acts we recommend–they’re on the same night, though, so you can only choose one!

Maggie Spike is playing April 27, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Pleasantville Inn in Oley, PA. For more information, visit their website at www.MaggieSpike.com. For a quick glimpse of their talent, click here.

Haley Sheeler is also playing April 27, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at City Espresso in Reading, PA. You can read more about Haley on her website, www.HaleySheeler.com and you can hear her thoughts about her most recent CD, as well as a sampling of her music by clicking here.

Berks County Wine Trail

It’s the Berks County Wine Trail’s Third Anniversary–visit one of the wineries to say Happy Wine-niversary and receive a discount on some local wine! For more information visit www.BerksCountyWinetrail.com. And to hear from a few of the wine makers, check out our interviews with them from last year’s wine festival in Jim Thorpe, PA.

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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