If you’re wondering what it is that makes the Easton area such a popular weekend getaway from Philadelphia and New York, the possibilities are endless. But, one of the main attractions people come from all over to experience is the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail! Did you know it’s the fastest-growing region of vineyards and wineries in Pennsylvania? Taste our local wines, and you’ll quickly learn why it’s such a hit!
If you plan to explore one of the best attractions in the state, make sure you access our blog for our local expertise for your Easton getaway. It includes all of the best attractions, places to dine, and, of course, places to wine in Lehigh Valley.
Explore the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail
You can cover 8 of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail vineyards in a weekend if you start first thing in the morning when the vineyards open. Don’t worry – day drinking at breakfast time is completely acceptable on vacation! At Lafayette Inn, we want to make sure you get around safely during your wine adventures, so let our friends at Sip & Play Transportation do all the work while you have all the fun!
Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery
Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery in Breinigsville is the first vineyard to open on a Saturday, so you can start there! This family-owned winery opens at 10 a.m. and is about a half-hour away from The Lafayette Inn, so you can plan to leave after breakfast at around 9:30.
Vynecrest Vineyards and Winery
Vynecrest Vineyards and Winery is just around the corner from Clover Hill and is open year-round. Make sure to check out their wine bar! Their Vyneskeller Wine Bar features live music every Saturday and Sunday afternoon!
Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars
Visit Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars for educational wine tours and wine pairings. There are several options to choose from: wine and cheese pairing, wine and chocolate pairing, wine and gourmet popcorn pairing. Then, add a winery tour on top of that. The best part – you can keep your tasting glass as a souvenir!
Black River Farms
Visit the tasting room at Black River Farms in Bethlehem for $5. Just be sure to call and make a reservation for large groups! Wine lovers adore Black River Farms for their flavorful wines, cheese plates, and sweet potato chip plates!
Amore Vineyards and Winery
Franklin Hill Vineyards
Next, indulge in six unique wines for $5 at Franklin Hill Vineyards in Bangor. It’s the oldest winery in Lehigh Valley and has been gracing the county since 1975. Make sure to check their events calendar because they always have fun things happening in the vineyard!
Tolino Vineyards, also in Bangor, offers tours in the afternoon every weekend. During the warmer months, explore the vineyard and learn all about pruning, grape varieties, and the history of the family business. Also, enjoy the Friday night food trucks or cool off with a wine slushy during your visit.
The best place to wind down after a weekend getaway of sipping on the finest Lehigh Valley wines is The Lafayette Inn in Easton, PA. You can enjoy a gourmet breakfast each morning before you head out to explore the trail!
Then, once you return, rest on a king bed in Room #1 for a romantic accommodation that includes a heated bathroom floor, luxurious spa robes, and a private entrance. This peaceful accommodation awaits in Lehigh Valley. Check our availability and book your getaway today.