Raise a glass this fall at York area wine events

FlipSide file; Moon Dancer Wineries pours glasses for customer’s during the 2011 Gettysburg Wine Festival.

The Fourth Annual Taste of the Valley Wine Event and Fundraiser is slated for 7 p.m. Nov. 9 at Arthur Hufnagel Public Library, 32 Main St., Glen Rock. It will feature vintages from Logan’s View and Allegro wineries and music from 3 Dollar Suit. Visitors can shop for pieces from local artisans at the Artisan’s Emporium and sample a variety of appetizers and desserts. Tickets for the 21-and-older event are $30 and include a commemorative wine glass. There are a limited amount available. For details and tickets, call 717-235-1127 or visit www.yorklibraries.org/hufnagel.

Mason Dixon Wine Trail Wine Just off the Vine Event runs noon to 5 p.m. Nov. 10 to 11 and 17 to 18 at the trail’s wineries. Visitors are invited behind the scenes for tastings of newly-pressed wines fresh from the harvest. Tickets are $15 and $5 for designated drivers. One ticket is good for both event weekends and includes a souvenir wine glass. Three Meet the Winemaker Dinners are scheduled for Nov. 16. Prices range from $61.50 to $65. For details, call 888-858-YORK or visit www.MasonDixonWineTrail.com.

The PA Gourmet food and wine show kicks off with a premiere night 5 to 9 p.m. Nov. 9 and runs 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Toyota Arena at the York Expo Center, 334 Carlisle Ave., West Manchester Township. The gourmet and entertaining experience showcases food, wine, spirits, beer and party hosting ideas. Attendees will learn what to pair, how to prepare items and about presentation with demonstrations and food and wine tastings. Cost is $45 for the premiere night, which features VIP offerings, a souvenir wine glass and goodie bag. General admission is $10 and includes free parking. For details, visit www.jmexpo.com.

Adams County Winery offers a winemaking class at the farm winery, 251 Peach Tree Road, Franklin Township, Adams County. The class costs $25 and participants will be able to buy winemaking supplies at the end of the classes, which will be held Nov. 18 and Dec. 16. For details, call 717-344-4631 or visti www.adamscountywinery.com.

— Like beer and wine? Read about Yorktoberfest in the Oct. 25 FlipSide.
— Meet the winemakers of the Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country Oct. 27 and 28 at the Fall Festival.
The 25th Annual Taste of Central Pennsylvania runs 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28 at Strawberry Square in Harrisburg.
— Prefer beer and sweets? Head out on the Sweetest Pint Pub Tour Nov. 10.

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