With repeating John Lennon faces on the ceiling and even more priceless memorabilia lining the walls, Long Trout Winery in Auburn, Penn. brings more than psychedelic fun ─ the wine selection is as groovy as the atmosphere.
While most wineries lining the Berks County Wine Trail specialize in grape wine, Long Trout Winery offers that and more. With selections like Yellow Snow described as a “hot pepper wine with a hint of garlic,” and Old One Eyed which is like “drinking a salad,” the wines can add new flavors to main dishes. Gone are the days where the wine is served as just the accompanying drink, they now can become the star.
Looking for a great dessert wine? Long Trout offers a plethora of choices of chocolate wines ─ strawberries and milk chocolate, pears and dark chocolate ─ any sweet tooth is sure to be satisfied.
Here are a few other interesting wines offered at Long Trout that demand a taste:
- Lemon Squeezer: A lemon wine that is playfully described as a wheezer, teaser and midnight pleaser.
- Psychedelic Jack O’Lantern: A pumpkin-forward wine whose gourds are oven roasted and lightly spiced.
- Lus-Teaberry: A minty fresh wine from the “mythical yet mystical berries at their peak of ripeness.”
- Ruby Slippers: A wine made from cranberries that touts tartness and fruity citrus notes.
In addition to these selections, there are plenty of traditional grape wines to sip. From Concord to Muscat to Cab Franc, wine purists can find something to please their pallets as well.
This winery isn’t all wines and peace signs. It also features a free 18-hole disc golf course. The course has some steep hills, rocks and narrow fairways offering a challenging course for even the most seasoned disc golf players. Bring a few discs and a few friends to meandering through the heavily wooded area course – a perfect setting for this age of social distancing.
For hours and current visiting protocols, visit the Long Trout website at www.longtroutwinery.com.