When you think of wineries in the Poconos, one of the firsts to come to mind is Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard and Winery in Saylorsburg. Voted as one of the top vineyards in the United States, it is no surprise that it’s always packed with locals and tourists.
Want a relaxing afternoon? Head over to Blue Ridge and enjoy an impeccable glass of wine while you sit overlooking the vineyard. Want the perfect view? Make a date for the Spring.
When you walk into Blue Ridge, you are greeted with smiles as you walk up to the tasting bar. Tastings are just $5 which allows you to taste 5 wines. You’ll even get to take home a Blue Ridge wine glass, stemmed or non-stemmed.
I’m pretty sure the more wines you taste, the more biased your pallet becomes. But, let’s just agree that you’ll like every single one. With an extensive wine list, Blue Ridge has a wine for everyone. Personally, I start and end with the semi-sweet blends.
While all of their wines are popular, the most tasted elegant white wine is Conscious. This dry white starts like a Moscato, feels like a Riesling and ends like a Chardonnay.
Next we have the unfiltered dry reds. Tie for the favorite goes to the Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon and the Godfather. Let me make you an offer you can’t refuse…TRY THIS WINE! The Godfather is one of the top dry reds in the world. If that doesn’t convince you, I don’t know what will.
On to the sweet stuff. Favorites go out to Inspiration and Sunshine Red. For a limited time, they have even added GLITTER to the bottles of Inspiration. An off-dry white with apricot up front in a bottle that looks like a lava lamp. Need inspiration? You’ll find it in your glass.
Passion & Innovation
Randy and Tiffany Detrick passionately lead the team at Blue Ridge. Two of the most passionate people in the Poconos, their excitement and love for their work shines through the moment they
Want the full experience? Randy gives free tours of the winery and demonstrates the process every weekend at 2pm and 4pm. As if that wasn’t enough, they also host an “Underground Experience” where you are taken on a wine experience you won’t get anywhere else.
Take a Sip
With an extensive wine list of carefully selected combinations, there is a wine, or two, for everyone. As I sit listening to the sweet sounds of live music and sip on a glass of Sunshine Red, I think about how there is no other winery I’d want to highlight as being the best.