The six family-owned wineries of the Bucks County Wine Trail are inviting guests to come celebrate and taste the fresh-pressed fruits of their labor throughout grape picking and processing season.
The Bucks County Wine Trail is hosting its annual Harvest Celebration on Oct. 9-10. In addition to sampling an array of award-winning wines, guests can sip freshly pressed grape juices from this year’s harvest that have not yet fully transitioned into wine.
The wineries are offering the following:
Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery: Fall means the return of the ever-popular Smash ‘n Pumpkins wine. In addition to enjoying wine tastings of this spiced wine, guests can enjoy wine tasting featuring Bishop’s 20 other wines, as well as live music and food truck fare available for purchase. Fire pits and a bonfire are available Saturday night.
Buckingham Valley Vineyards: This winery will feature displays showcasing the 55-year-old winery’s harvest and winemaking processes on big-screen TVs. In the tasting room, guests can enjoy complimentary fresh grape juice and donuts. The winery’s popular wine slushies will make their final appearance of the season during the Harvest Celebration. Singer/guitarist Bill Shannon will perform in the picnic area amid the vineyards on Oct. 10 (weather permitting).
Crossing Vineyards and Winery: Guests can take in live music and enjoy drink specials, as well as the new Flights and Bites offering, which pairs food with beer and wine. Retail merchandise discounts will also be applied during the Harvest Celebration.
Rose Bank Winery: Guests can enjoy live music on Oct. 9, from 1 to 4 p.m. by musician Tony Alosi. A wide selection of Rose Bank wines will be available, as well as savory small dishes, such as cheese, dips, charcuterie and snacks that can be enjoyed inside or outside by picnic tables and the winery’s outdoor tent.
Rushland Ridge Vineyard and Winery: In addition to sampling the winery’s 14 wine varieties during a tasting, guests can also taste fresh-pressed grape juices and enjoy the winery’s pumpkin harvest.
Sand Castle Winery: This winery is kicking off the Harvest Celebration a day early with some great deals beginning Oct. 8 and continuing through Oct. 10. Sand Castle will offer three bottles of its popular Alpine Spice wine for $50. Guests can also take advantage of 15 percent off a half case, or 25 percent off a full case (mix and match varieties). Wine specials are valid onsite only. On Oct. 10, the winery will hold a Halloween-themed celebrity impersonation brunch, from noon to 3 p.m. It will also host Tasting and Haunted Tours, which feature a fun and educational tasting of Sand Castle’s 13 wine varieties, followed by a Homicides and Hauntings walking tour of the vineyard (offered by Without A Cue Productions).
For more information, call each winery.