Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Allegro returns happy from Seven Springs

The early returns are giving the annual Wine & Food Festival at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, held this past weekend, a thumbs-up.

Carl Helrich of
Allegro Vineyards in The Brogue, Pa., sounded in an e-mail like he was happy he had made the trip."Seven Springs is the second largest festival in PA," he wrote. "It was well attended this year, although I don't know official figures. We had our best year ever. I do think they added on a couple wineries this year."

Helrich was correct about the bump in wineries, from 23 to 25. Spokesperson Melissa Cullin said that they moved a couple things around, allowing for a larger tent and consequently a couple more wineries. Only Pennsylvania wineries are invited, although the crowds for the festival that also includes arts and crafts, live entertainment and gourmet foods generally come in from a four-state area.

Cullen said the Resort does not release attendance figures. She did send a list of the wineries that attended, which follows:

Adams County Winery, Ortanna,
Allegro Vineyards, Brogue,
Arrowhead Wine Cellars, North East,
Benigna’s Creek Vineyard & Wwinery, Klingerstown,
Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars, New Tripoli,
Chaddsford Winery, Chadds Ford,
Christian W. Klay Winery, Chalk Hill,
Clover Hill Winery, Breinigsville,
Flickerwood Wine Cellars, Kane,
Franklin Hill Winery, Bangor,
Glades Pike Winery, Somerset,
Heritage Wine Cellars, North East,
Laurel Mountain Winery, Falls Creek,
Long Trout Winery, Auburn,
Mazza Vineyards, North East,
Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery, Centre Hall,
Oak Springs Winery, Altoona,
Penn Shore Vineyards, North East,
Presque Isle Wine Cellars, North East,
Raspberry Acres, Blairsville
Sand Castle Winery, Erwinna,
Shade Mountain Winery, Middleburg,
Starr Hill Vineyard & Winery, Curwensville,
Vynecrest Winery, Breinigsville,
Winery at Wilcox, Wilcox,

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