On select Sundays in August wine lovers and food aficionados can enjoy selections of locally made wines paired with small plates as part of the Bucks County Wine Trail’s Summer Sip & Savor food and wine pairing events.
Co-sponsored by Visit Bucks County and the Bucks County Wine Trail, Summer Sip & Savor welcomes guests to come and enjoy wines expertly selected to complement an array of savory and sweet dishes at each of the seven family-owned wineries along the Bucks County Wine Trail. Each winery will offer three to four small bites paired with complementary wine varieties.
Travelers can opt for self-guided stops at all seven wineries over two Sundays (Aug. 7 and Aug. 14) or choose to visit a few of the wineries on their designated day. On Aug. 7, Summer Sip & Savor features Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery, 2730 Hilltown Pike, Perkasie; Sand Castle Winery, 755 River Road, Erwinna; and Vino by Zzino, 1410 Fels Road, Quakertown. On Aug. 14, 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.
Advance tickets are required and on sale now. *Quantities are limited.* Combo tickets offer a $25 savings ($125 total) and include food and wine pairings at ALL seven wineries. Individual tickets cost $70 for Aug. 7 and $80 for Aug. 14.
Ticketholders can visit the wineries at their convenience during the event, which runs from noon to 5 p.m. on Aug. 7 and Aug. 14.
On the menu
Wine and food pairing menus are still being developed. 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 sample beef wellington bites paired with either BugHouse Merlot or Croc My World wine varieties; baked brie bites with berry compote paired with either dry Riesling or cranberry wine; jalapeno shrimp and avocado ceviche paired with Bee Sting honey wine; and chocolate-dipped mini waffles paired with Strawberry wine.
At Buckingham Valley Vineyards guests can taste grilled chicken skewers with ranch, bourbon mustard or Thai peanut dipping sauce paired with white wine; Mini filet Wellington with horseradish aioli paired with red wine; jumbo shrimp cocktail shooter with cocktail sauce paired with rose wine.
At Crossing Vineyards and Winery, visitors can enjoy seasonal fresh fruit and gourmet cheese kabobs paired with Blush wine; sun-dried tomato and pesto summer chicken salad in a flaky phyllo cup paired with Pinot Grigio; roasted beef on crostini with caramelized onions, horseradish whip and local microgreens paired with Cabernet Sauvignon; and artisanal port-infused chocolate truffle paired with Chocolate Cherry Truffle.
At Rose Bank Winery, guests can savor skewered jerk chicken with mango coulis; bite-sized crab cakes with chipotle aioli; and bite-sized Havarti grilled cheese. (Wine selections are still being finalized).
At Sand Castle Winery, guests can sample bacon-wrapped scallops (served with pesto aioli) paired with Chardonnay; mini Philly-style cheesesteak sliders (angus beef, onions, sauteed banana peppers, cheese on a toasted bun) paired with Cabernet Sauvignon; an assortment of gourmet macarons paired with Johannisberg Semi-Sweet Riesling.
At Vino by Zzino, visitors can sample roast beef and broccoli rabe sliders paired with Homestead Red (a dry red wine); eggplant rollatini with Red Zinfandel (a dry red wine); artichoke asiago smoked salmon crostini with Pinot Gris (a dry white wine); and white zinfandel mini cupcakes paired with Moscato (a sweet white wine).
Other stuff to know
Tickets are available for purchase via Ticketleap: https://bucks-county-wine-trail.ticketleap.com/. 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].