On select Sundays in August wine lovers and foodies can enjoy selections of locally made wines expertly paired with mouthwatering appetizers as part of the Bucks County Wine Trail’s Summer Sip & Savor food and wine pairing events.
The second annual Summer Sip & Savor welcomes guests from near and far to come and enjoy wines (and hard ciders) selected to complement an array of savory and sweet dishes at each of the eight family-owned wineries along the Bucks County Wine Trail. Each member location will offer three to four small bites paired with wine or cider varieties. Guests can choose to visit on Aug. 6, Aug. 13, or both dates. Each date features four locations to allow visitors to have to make, at most, four stops on each of the Summer Sip & Savor dates.
*New for 2023*
Mannoff Market Cidery, the newest member of the Bucks County Wine Trail, will participate in this year’s event, offering samplings of some of the cidery’s varieties such as Pink Lady, Stayman and Goldrush, which are grown at the orchard, harvested and pressed into alcoholic ciders.
Travelers can opt for self-guided stops at all eight locations over two Sundays (Aug. 6 and Aug. 13) or choose to visit four of the wineries on their designated day (Aug. 6 OR Aug. 13). On Aug. 6, Summer Sip & Savor features Buckingham Valley Vineyards, 1521 Durham Road, Buckingham; Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Newtown; Rose Bank Winery, 258 Durham Road, Newtown; and Rushland Ridge Vineyards, 2665 Rushland Road, Jamison. On Aug. 13, Summer Sip & Savor features Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery, 2730 Hilltown Pike, Perkasie; Manoff Market Cidery, 3157 Comfort Road, New Hope; Sand Castle Winery, 755 River Road, Erwinna; and Vino by Zzino (which will offer pairings at Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery at the address listed above).
Advance tickets are required and on sale now. *Quantities are limited.* Combo tickets offer a $10 savings and include food and wine pairings at ALL eight locations. Individual tickets cost $80.
Ticketholders can visit the wineries at their convenience during the event, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 13.
On the menu
Some of our wineries have chosen their food and wine offerings for the event, as noted below. Stay tuned for updates on food and wine selections.
At Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery guests can taste Shrimp Ceviche paired with: Bishop Estate Overworked Dry Riesling; Corn Relish paired with: Bishop Estate Initiative Marquette; Prosciutto wrapped melon skewer with balsamic glaze paired with: a Bishop Estate wine
At Buckingham Valley Vineyards guests can sample Tempura shrimp with champagne orange dipping sauce, matched with Seyval Blanc wine; Herbed baked chicken tenderloin on a skewer matched with Rose’ wine; Beef in phyllo dough matched with Cabernet Sauvignon; and a macaron matched with Blackberry wine.
At Manoff Market Cidery guests can sample Sweet NJ corn soufflé; Kimchi Deviled egg; Marinated Local tomato & melon salad; and Vietnamese Pork Meatball. Manoff is still determining its cider pairings.
At Sand Castle Winery guests can savor Roasted Sweet Potato Wedges paired with Sand Castle Pinot Noir; Pull-apart Buffalo Chicken Sliders paired with Sand Castle Semi-sweet Riesling; and Petite Key Lime Tart paired with Sand Castle White Port.
Vino by Zzino (hosted at Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery) will serve Italian mini meatballs in homemade marinara sauce; Tomato mozzarella basil salad with balsamic reduction; Baked Brie and fig cups; and Almond pound cakes bites with strawberry compote. Wine pairings are still being determined.
Other stuff to know
Guests must be 21 and older to attend Summer Sip & Savor. Winery staff will verify identification. Tickets are non-refundable. All sales are final. Questions can be directed to [email protected].