Oh, Shoot!

What can I tell you? It’s been one busy week here at the vineyard. We have had visitors from near (first timers from Andreas) and far (some nice folks from England). We want to thank Bo Koltnow for visiting and for his story on the vineyard’s need of rain. (Link: http://www.wfmz.com/news/Regional-Poconos-Coal/local-wineries-in-need-of-a-drinkof-water/33158428).


We continue working on shoot thinning. This is an important part of the canopy management in the vineyard that allows air and light to move through the canopy. Layman’s terms, the canopy is the leaves—not like an awning on your home or RV (in case you wondered). I always know when Mom is working on this project as she wears one knee guard. We jokingly say that she looks like Michael Jackson with his one glove. Kathy has even offered to bedazzle it for her.


The Summer of Gruner 2015 is in full swing. Have you picked up your new Summer of Gruner T yet? We have them in the tasting room now and this week we have a contest on social media where you could win a new T. Just post your photos of Galen Glen to our Facebook, Instagram or Twitter (@galenglenwine) pages with the hashtags #SummerofGruner and #galenglenwine to be entered. We will announce a random winner on Tuesday, June 2nd. Get Posting!!!


If you missed our #FoodTruckFriday, you missed a great time. Tim & Hala of the TAZA Truck sold out in just under 2 hours. Over 100 people enjoyed the fruits of their labor and our wines. Mark your calendar for Friday, June 26th from 5-8pm when we will host Full of Crepe. Stop by, have something to eat, enjoy a glass of wine then take home a few bottles for the rest of your weekend.


I’m not supposed to eat sweets but this weekend is going to be very tempting and exciting. Natalie Morgan, a Las Vegas chef, will be here on Saturday from 11 to 1 for a meet & greet. Plus, both days we will be pairing her Happiness cake pops (made with our Riesling) with 3oz of Late Harvest for only $3—while supplies last. We will also have full-size versions of her Happiness cupcake and Lemon Blueberry cupcakes for sale for $2.50, while supplies last. You can enjoy them here, or take them home to savor a vineyard memory later.   While Natalie comes to us from a famous casino, Mom will be at another one. Mom is the first local winemaker to be selected to lead a tasting at The Lehigh Valley Food & Wine Festival at The Sands Casino in Bethlehem on Saturday and Sunday. I’m so proud of her. We will have walking tours of the vineyard this Saturday and Sunday at 3pm. They are free and no reservations are required.


Now, I have given you many reasons to mark your calendar and come to visit us. This week, even more events are being posted to our summer schedule on the website, so be sure to check back. You don’t want to miss something exciting and be caught saying, “oh shoot!”


Until next time…

Wine wags,