Whether you’re looking for the perfect wine to sip around a bonfire, a cool, crisp Sunday afternoon with friends, or to complement your holiday dinner this fall and winter, the six wineries of the Bucks County Wine Trail have you covered with a variety of seasonal wine favorites bursting with apples, spices – and even pumpkin.
Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery’s Applenoonie Apple wine features crisp, sweet apples that pair nicely with spices when served warmed. Applenoonie is also the base wine in the winery’s fall sangria. Get recipe here.
Cranberries Dream combines Niagara wine with a hint of cranberry tart that makes this sweet wine a perfect complement to your turkey dinner.
For pumpkin spice wine-lovers Bishop’s Smash’N Pumpkin features cinnamon, cloves and is reminiscent of pumpkin pie in a bottle.
Buckingham Valley Vineyards’ Nana’s Apple Pie is 100% apple wine. The spices make this wine perfect as-is served warm in a mug on a chilly evening. Likewise, Buckingham’s Holiday Spice – a sweet red wine accented with natural spices – is a great wine for sipping warm.
Crossing Vineyards and Winery’s main seasonal wine is its Le Nouveau, a Beaujolais Nouveau style wine. The winery releases it each year on the weekend of the Bucks County Wine Trail’s Nouveau Celebration, which for 2021 will be Nov. 13-14. This deliciously fruity wine is made from the first fruits of the 2021 harvest. It pairs perfectly with holiday turkey and trimmings.
During the holidays, Crossing features its signature Chocolate Cherry Truffle, a full-flavored Port-style wine featuring a complex aroma of dark chocolate mingled with notes of black cherry, ripe plum and toasted oak. The “dessert in a bottle” offers a rich and sweet taste, with a satisfying, warm finish.
Fall favorites, including Chocolate Cherry Truffle dessert wine from Crossing Vineyards
Rose Bank Winery’s Spiced Apple sweet wine tastes like “apple pie in a bottle” and is refreshing served over ice or warm to sip on a cold night. Another popular wine for fall and winter is Rose Bank’s Raspberry Secret, a decadent dessert wine made from red raspberries and rich, dark chocolate. Rose Bank’s Apple and Rose’ hard ciders are another fall and winter favorite.
Raspberry Secret and Spiced Apple wines from Rose Bank Winery
Rushland Ridge Vineyards’ Traminette, a spicy, aromatic semi-sweet wine, pairs nicely with holiday meals.
The winery’s award-winning Cabernet Franc, a classic red, and its Chambourcin, a full-bodied red, are also great pairing options for hearty dinners.
Sand Castle Winery’s Alpine Spice is made from Chardonnay and Riesling with the perfect amount of spices. This sweet, mulled wine is refreshing served warmed or chilled. Alpine Spice can also be blended with rum to make a hot toddy.