Summer Solstice Celebration at Tait Farm, June 22 – 1:00-4:00pm
Look for us at this annual benefit at Tait Farms to support the Centre County Farmland Trust. This free event will feature a variety of food and beverage offerings from local farms and restaurants, live music, farm & food related children’s activities, hayrides, self-guided farm tours, a silent auction and more. This family friendly day is a ‘feel good’ community event centered around the importance of our local farms and how we can all help to support and preserve them. Members from the Farmland Trust will be on hand to talk about their preservation work and why it is so important to this region. FREE ADMISSION, $5 DONATION FOR PARKING. For more information, click here.
MNV&W Receives 12 Medals at 2013 Great Lakes Great Wine Competition
Mt. Nittany Winery received medals for all twelve wines entered in the 2013 Great Lakes Wine Competition held annually at Oakland Community College near Detroit, Michigan:
Silver – 2012 Autumn Nectar, 2012 Bergwein, 2012 Chardonnay, 2012 Merlot, 2012 Nittany Mountain Blush, 2011 Nittany Mountain Red, 2012 Vignoles
Bronze – 2012 Geisenheim, 2012 Nittany Mountain White, 2012 Proprietor’s Select White, 2012 Riesling, 2012 Tailgate Red
Month of September: Harvest Photo Contest
Grab your IPhone or SLR and head to the mountains – Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery, that is! We love to share our beautiful setting so we invite you to bring your camera during the month of September and get creative.
Owner, Joe Carroll, has taken all the pictures on our website, but we’d like to feature your photos in the upcoming months. So during the month of September, we are having our third annual Harvest Photo Contest. Email us your photos of the vineyard, winery, harvest operation, wine tasting, etc. Feel free to call ahead to the winery to find out what’s going on, or LIKE us on FACEBOOK to get updates on our September winemaking activities.
Then email your pictures to Linda, at email@example.com. We will post a display of our favorite photos at our Harvest Festival on October 19. If your photos are among them, you will receive a free tour and wine & cheese tasting for eight. First place winner receives a $50 gift certificate. We invite you to get creative – color, black & white, landscape, portraits. So grab your camera and come to the winery during our normal hours of operation: Tues-Fri 1:30-5pm, Sat 10:00-5pm, Sun 12:30-4pm
May 11, 2013: Wine Tourism Day in North America
Wine Tourism Day is a day to celebrate North America’s wine tourism industry and all those who enjoy the experience of visiting wine country. It’s also a day dedicated to help highlight all the amazing wine, food and travel offerings in North America, in one place. Local wine industry folks in their respective regions — including wineries, hotels, restaurants, and other wine-related businesses, have created special events for people who love anything to do with wine, food, events, travel and fun!
Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery is participating in this day by hosting our Wine & Pizza Pairing on May 11 from 11:30-5:00pm. Cost is $15/person. Reservations are required and can be made by calling (814) 466-6373.
Get in on other Wine Tourism Day Events and find special local wine events in your area via LocalWineEvents.com and the official Wine Tourism Day website: www.WineTourismDay.org.
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Perfect for Gift Giving: Gift Certificates Available Online
Perfect for the Penn Stater or anyone else on your list, gift certificates are now available online in denominations of $25, $50, and $100. Or if you prefer, call the winery at (814) 466-6373 and order the denomination of your choice.
To order online, click here.
Great Gift Idea – Montmorency Cherry with a New Label!
We’ve just bottled our Montmorency Cherry – it sells out every year. This wine is perfect for gift-giving, when you’re not sure about the wine preferences of those on your gift list. This delightfully fruity cherry wine is sweet and goes well with your holiday ham or duck. We also like it for dessert – with chocolate cake, a great combination. Now in a slim, 500 ml bottle, with a new label!
Red Wine Release Weekend: November 17 & 18, 2012
Nittany Mountain Red – A very popular, full-bodied blend of red French hybrids and vinifera grape varieties.
Rock Hill Red – Named for the historic Rock Hill School in Linden Hall, this wine is semi-sweet and fruity.
Montmorency Cherry – Sweet wine with a tart cherry kick. Try with ham or duck; great with chocolate cake (500 ml bottle).
Harvest Photo Contest: And the Winner is . . . !
And the winner is Paul Horn from State College. Paul submitted over a dozen gorgeous pictures. It was almost impossible to chose, but we finally picked his “Got Grapes” because it portrays the essence of the harvest – beautifully ripe Cabernet fruit – up close and personal! Honorable mention went to Anthony Gale, Carol and Joe Gugel, Janis Crow, and Sue Lacy. See all these pictures at our Harvest Fest on October 20!
We’ve posted some of our favorite pictures of Paul’s on our new Pinterest page. If you haven’t checked out Pinterest, you’re in for a treat. You know what they say about pictures – worth a thousand words. Would love to hear what you think about our page. Email comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks!!
The Crush is On!
We picked the Cayuga, Seyval Blanc, and Chardonnay earlier this week, and today we’re picking the Riesling. By the end of next week we’ll have finished picking the Vidal and Cabernet Sauvignon – and it’s looking like a very good year!
Fall is a busy time here on the side of Mt. Nittany – check out our events page for what’s coming up!
Photo by Libby Moyer