JUNE 1st THE HOTEL FAUCHERE WELCOMES PIKE COUNTY’S FIRST WINE FESTIVAL
The historic Hotel Fauchere is sponsoring Pike County’s first Food and Wine Faire in partnership with Upstate Wine Country, producers of quality wine festivals, beer festivals and other events celebrating Agritourism throughout Eastern Pennsylvania and Central New York.
The festival offers area residents the opportunity to become acquainted with a number of Pennsylvania wineries. “Pennsylvania wines are up-and-comers and starting to attract national attention. I’ve been really pleased with how the industry has developed in recent years,” said Executive Chef Christopher Bates, who last year won the title Best Young Sommelier in the World 2012 and just returned from winning TopSomm 2013, the most respected Sommelier Competition in America.
The festival will feature an outdoor Garden Party and a series of indoor Meet the Chef/Meet the Vintner, food and wine pairings and workshops at the Hotel Fauchere.
The Hotel Fauchere, founded in 1852 is located at 401 Broad Street (Rtes. 6 & 209) in downtown Milford, Pennsylvania. The hotel features 16 guest rooms, two restaurants, a patisserie/cafe and a day spa.
Upstate Wine Country, the event’s presenters, will gather more than 20 vendors featuring an assortment of Pennsylvania’s wines plus delectable morsels, handcrafted items, jewelry and more. The Faire will be held from 12:00 noon to 6:00 pm on the grounds directly behind the hotel (along Blackberry Alley, between E. Catherine Street and E. High Street).
Participating wineries will offer both samplings and sale of their products. Participants include Antler Ridge Winery (with tasting rooms in Bradford County, Montgomery County, Pike County and Wayne County); Bartolai Winery(Luzerne County); Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars (Lehigh County); Capra Collina Winery (Lackawanna County); Feronne Family Winery (Lackawanna County); Galen Glen Winery (Schuylkill
County); Pinnacle Ridge Winery (Berks County); Sand Castle Winery (Bucks County); and Winterland Winery (Sullivan County).
The festival will also feature wine-themed photographs, cards and apparel by Live By The Vine; handcrafted jewelry by Johnny’s Jewels; candles, soaps and lotions by Bru’s Mountain Bath & Body; fine cigars by The Cigar Lady; farmstead artisan cheeses from Hawley’s Calkins Creamery; freshly-popped kettle corn by Country Girl Kettle Corn; oils and balsamics by Farmhouse Gourmet; beef jerky Joe’s Jerky; maple syrup by Nebzydoski’s Maple Farm; homemade fudge and strawberry shortcake by The Fudge Lady and baked goods by The Patisserie Fauchere.
WINE FESTIVAL TICKETS;
General Admission tickets for the wine festival are $20 in advance and $30 at the gate, day of the event. Designated Driver/Under21 tickets are available in advance and at the gate for just $5. Each General Admission ticket includes admission, complimentary wine tasting glass and the opportunity to enjoy sampling the wines of all participating wineries at no extra charge. The holders of Designated Driver/ Under 21 tickets are not allowed to sample the wines. Food concessions are NOT included in either ticket price.
Wine festival tickets are available at the Hotel Fauchere 401 Broad Street, Milford, PA 18337 or online at http://upstatewinecountry.com/festivals/Milford-Food-Wine-Faire-2013; and at the Upstate Wine Country Office (120 Bridge Street, Tunkhannock, PA 18657 Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm).
ABOUT RELAIS & CHATEAUX;
The Hotel Fauchere is a member of the prestigious Relais & Chateau Association denoting excellence in hotels and restaurants throughout the world. Relais & Chateaux is an exclusive collection of 480 of the finest charming hotels and gourmet restaurants in 56 countries. Established in France in 1974, the Association's mission is to spread its unique art de vivre across the globe by selecting outstanding properties with a truly unique character.