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Win Tickets to 2014 Vineyard & Winery Tour in Lehigh Valley

Discover Lehigh Valley has Two Pairs of Tickets to Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery’s special 2014 Vineyard & Winery Tour Series

All you need to do to enter is LIKE, SHARE, and COMMENT on their Facebook picture and tell them who you’d take with you. They’ll select TWO winners on Friday and notify them in their post.

Go to link;
https://www.facebook.com/lehighvalleypa?hc_location=timeline

Image Courtesy of Clover Hill

Image Courtesy of Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery

Join Clover Hill Winery for an inside look of their vineyards and production facility. Let them show you their winemaking process from the grape to the glass. The tour is approximately 1 ½ hours and includes wine tasting along the way. Reservations are required and space is limited. Guests under 21 are free and they are handicap accessible.

Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery is a small, family owned business located in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania. Today Clover Hill is producing more than 75,000 gallons of wine annually.

For reservations please call 610-395-2468.

Tour tickets are $12 per person, under 21 free.
Tickets are still available for the July 21 session (this coming Monday) Call 610-395-2468 to reserve your session.

Event dates:
July 21, 2014 @ 2pm
August 9, 2014 @ 1 & 2pm
August 11, 2014 @ 2pm

Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery
http://www.cloverhillwinery.com/


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Party Like It’s the 14th Century at Royal Rabbit Vineyards, Parkton, MD

Image Courtesy of Royal Rabbit Vineyards

Image Courtesy of Royal Rabbit Vineyards

If you’re like me, you’re always looking for something different to do on summer weekends. I love the beach, museums, public gardens, food festivals, fun runs, et.al., but sometimes I’m in the mood for a good old Knight Fight. You know, Camelot, knights-in-armor, battles between good & evil, a chance to wear fancy dress and pointy hats?

We get our chance to cheer for the heroes and hiss at the villains at Royal Rabbit Vineyards Medieval Afternoon in Parkton, MD on Saturday, July 12,2014. The Count and Countess Gellene welcome everyone to enjoy a day of medieval hand combat, archery, music and fun.

The porta potty is in place. (Always an important consideration.) The lawn has been mowed. (Great) The poison ivy exterminated. (Double Great) A mister will be set up to cool off if anyone feels like they are getting over heated. (Knights-in-armor always make me hot!)

BRING CHAIRS. SUN SCREEN. SMALL PAVILIONS FOR SHADE.

Make new friends. Dress up and be part of the dream. Drink your favorite Royal Rabbit Wines, have a burger, drink some more wine. Win the arm wrestling contest. Cheer for your favorite knight fighter.

Lively contests of olde include:

The best medieval garb (costume)
The best tavern/drinking song (to be sung in the tasting room)
The best musician(s) – bring your guitar, lute, or dulcimer

Entrance to the Medieval Afternoon is free

The amusement starts at 12 PM and continues until closing at 5 PM.

And to complete your royal day, try Royal Rabbit wines in their tasting room. I know I always sing and dance better after a couple of glasses of wine. 😉

For more information, and a discount coupon, visit:
http://www.royalrabbitvineyards.com/royal-rabbit-medieval-afternoon-2014-07-12.aspx

Royal Rabbit Vineyards
1090 Jordan Sawmill Rd
Parkton, MD
(443) 721-6692


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Wine & Girlfriends in Berkeley Springs, WV

Image Courtesy of Wilkes Street Wine Shop

Image Courtesy of Wilkes Street Wine

I don’t know about you, but I like to enjoy a class of wine when I get together with friends, particularly my girlfriends. We enjoy wine tasting, wine with meals, cooking with wine—just about anything we can do to enhance our appreciation and knowledge. Berkeley Springs, WV is the ideal location for a quick getaway this weekend due their special wine activities Saturday, June 7, 2014.

There’s wine tasting at Wilkes Street Wine Shop from noon to 5:00 p.m. Just down the block, Jules Enchanting Gifts & Collectibles invites you to “wine a bit with your girlfriends” with a wine and treats party from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Even the art is soaked with wine on Saturday. The Morgan Arts Council launches its new Corks & Creation art classes from 4:00-6:30 p.m. at the Ice House where you can make and take fused glass photo frames along with complimentary wine. Mountain Man Homebrew appeals to DIY folks with a make your own wine class starting at noon.

http://wilkesstreetwineshop.com/
http://www.julesenchantinggifts.com
http://www.macicehouse.org
http://www.mountainmanbrewsupply.com


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Made In America Tours Event June 18-21, 2014, in York County, PA

Harley-Davidson Factory Tour Image Courtesy of York County, PA

Harley-Davidson Factory Tour Image Courtesy of York County, PA

I enjoy factory tours for a number of reasons,
I get to find out how my favorite products are made, I usually get to sample the products, and best of all, factory tours a frequently free. This makes them a great option for families looking to stretch their entertainment and travel dollars. My family used to take us on factory tours when we were kids, and they were always a big hit. York County, PA is called the Factory Tour Capital of the World for good reason, and I have written about some of the tours available in previous MAD2Go posts. (https://midatlantictravel.wordpress.com/tag/york-county/)

June is an even better time to travel through the York County, however, due to the Made in America Tours Event from June 18-21, 2014. You will be able to go inside your favorite factories and attractions, and behind the scenes at places you might not get to see other times of the year. Artisanship large and small is going strong in America today resulting in great products at every turn. You’ll discover how they make mouth-watering snacks at Martin’s Potato Chips and Utz Quality Foods, see Sunrise Soap Company create small batches of soap with a wide variety of fragrances, learn how Naylor Wine Cellars continues to make great wine and so much more.

Download Your Made in America Passport online, or pick one up at any participating location. Get your passport signed at each Made in America location you visit, and enter to win great prizes when you visit three or more sites. Passport questionnaire must be completed and returned to any Made in America tour or attraction to enter to win.
http://www.yorkpa.org/factory-tours


Factory Tours

Bluett Bros. Violins
George’s Furniture, Inc.
Harley-Davidson Motor Company,
Vehicle Operations
Martin’s Potato Chips Inc.
Miss Lucy’s Dog Treats
New Grounds Roasting Company
Nuts About Granola
Painted Spring Farm Alpacas
Perrydell Farm and Dairy
Revonah Pretzel
Snyder’s of Hanover Factory Store
Sunrise Soap Company
Utz Quality Foods Inc.
Walk-Le Holsteins Dairy Farm
York Time Institute LLC

Attractions

Flinchbaugh’s Orchard and Farm Market
Indian Steps Museum
Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village
National Watch & Clock Museum
Shoppe American Made
Wallace-Cross Mill
York County Heritage Trust Agricultural &
Industrial Museum

Wineries

Adams County Winery
Detour Winery (MDWT)
Naylor Wine Cellars (MDWT)
Royal Rabbit Vineyards (MDWT)

Distillery

Old Republic Distillery (MDWT)


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Win Free Tickets to The Annapolis, VA Arts and Crafts Festival

Image Courtesy of Visit Annapolis

Image Courtesy of Visit Annapolis

Win tickets to the Annapolis Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival, June 7 & 8, 2014. Free tickets will make a day filled with wine, art and music even more exciting.

The newly renamed Annapolis Arts, Crafts and Wine Festival 2014 is a two-day celebration of the arts in Annapolis, Maryland featuring the juried works of more than 200 fine artists and craftsmen, wine tastings, food, live entertainment and activities for the entire family. The festival will showcase the prized work of artists employing a variety of mediums—paintings, sculpture, ceramics, printmaking, jewelry, fabric and wearable art, wood, leather, glass and photography. Enjoy wine tastings from over 15 Maryland wineries while shopping for arts and crafts – purchase wine by the glass or bottle under the new Wine and Specialty Food Pavilion.

Listen to music all day long. Children are welcome. Afterwards, visit colonial Annapolis with its many shops, restaurants, and boats sailing in and out the harbor.

To enter, go to: http://on.fb.me/1jdk87X


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Brandywine Food and Wine Festival June 14

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Get ready for this year’s Brandywine Food & Wine Festival!
The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail is showcasing the best of what the
Brandywine Valley and surrounding Philadelphia countryside has to offer.

June 14th, 2014
12pm – 6pm
Myrick Conservation Center 1760 Unionville-Wawaset Road, West Chester, PA (for questions on the day of the festival, please contact 610-637-7790 )

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Brandywine Valley Wine Trail – http://www.bvwinetrail.com – 610-444-3842

In celebration of the Brandywine Food and Wine Festival on June 14th, the wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail have put together a one of a kind package, which includes VIP access to the festival and a private tasting for 20!

The grand prize winner will be treated like a VIP at the Festival with 2 Brandywine Food & Wine Festival Tickets, VIP Parking, and VIP seating at the Chef Demonstration.

And that’s not all, the winner will also receive a private Wine, Cheese and Chocolate tasting for 20 in the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail member winery of their choosing!*

Enter before June 3 to be eligible. Winner must be 21 or older.
For more information about the Brandywine Food and
Wine Festival, visit http://www.pawinefestival.com.

http://www.delawaretoday.com/2014-Brandywine-Valley-Wine-Trail-Contest/