Summer in the Poconos is an idyllic season, one we look forward to with great anticipation all the rest of the year. The trees and flowers in full bloom give the region a verdant appeal, the mild weather has us spending as much time outside as possible, and the Great Taste of PA Wine Festival offers a chance to celebrate its wonders with good food, great wine, and live entertainment! We at Pocono Mountain Rentals have definitely marked the date on our calendars and if your vacation journey brings you our way the weekend of June 18th and June 19th you can plan to spend your afternoon hours enjoying all the food and wine you can eat or drink. Taking place at the Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, summer shines brighter when you spend your daylight hours enjoying the fun offered by this wonderful festival and designated drivers can get in for half price.


The Details


This is the 31st year the Great Taste of PA Wine Festival has returned to our doorstep and every year it just seems to get better. Admission costs are $30 for adults, $15 for children 3-12, and $15 for designated drivers. Designated drivers will receive a special wristband and will not be permitted to sample or purchase alcohol, but because there is also delicious food available and a variety of vendors selling arts, crafts, and local wares so we doubt they will feel left out! Live entertainment promises to offer the best of local performers, playing the music you love and enhancing the tranquil ambiance the festival provides! Children’s activities will also be offered to ensure that any Pocono Mountain Rentals families traveling with their littles will get to attend.


Life is too Short to Drink Bad Wine


The best Pennsylvania wineries all agree; that life is too short to drink bad wine and this fun festival celebrates the best wines we offer! Over 20 Pennsylvania wineries are scheduled to appear offering samples of their wares, including Hungry Run Wine Cellars, Malacari Winery, and Stone Lake Winery. Spend a pleasant afternoon sipping and sampling and when you find the wines you love most you can purchase a bottle or three to enjoy in the comfort of your Pocono Mountain Rentals vacation sanctuary. Many of these wineries even offer online shops, so you aren’t forced to come back every summer to purchase more of your newest obsession, but we aren’t going to complain if you want to make the festival an annual tradition. Revel in a fine red, savor the crisp flavors of chardonnay, and remember anew why the rose has always been your favorite; there are no sour grapes at the Great Taste of PA Wine Festival!


Then we Eat


Although a day of wine and sunshine promises to be a very fine one indeed, it would somehow be incomplete without food, but that is not something you need to worry about during your visit to the festival! 9 different food vendors will be providing sumptuous foods that include hot dogs, pizza, and a Pennsylvania specialty Pierogies that will speak to your soul! Banana desserts, Barbecue Treats, and fresh crab cakes that are filling and sweet are among some of the other foods you will find at the Great Tastes of PA Wine AND Food festival, ensuring that every bite you take will be your favorite!


All the Things you Won’t be able to Live Without


And then comes the merchandise vendors, selling a little bit of this and a whole lot of that and offering up all the things you never knew you couldn’t live without until you found yourself standing at the tables, holding their marvelous arts and craft pieces in your hand. There’s just something about a sunny summer day in Pennsylvania, spent sipping, savoring, and shopping for special things that will make your life even happier. Food products such as cheese, chocolate, and jerky are all hand-created to make your stomach smile and the scented products that include Aroma Therapy Putty and Scentsy displays will make your day feel brighter. Also selling products to spoil your dogs, jewelry to spoil the men and women in your life, and clothing, cigars, home items, and so many more wonderful items that will fit nicely in your suitcase (and if not, buy another bag to check at the airport!) the most difficult of your shopping expedition will be limiting your purchases to just 1 of everything you love!


The Celebration Continues


Come home to the comforts found in our Pocono Mountain Rentals and continue celebrating the wonders of wine! Toast the sunset from expansive decks that look over the landscape, sip as you read the latest bestseller in deep tubs designed for soaking, and raise your glass to the comforts of cloud-soft beds; reserve your favorite escape today!