2016 Taste of Kutztown



Kutztown Rotary Fundraiser Wine and Beer Tasting Returns to New Location!

Wine and Brews in the Park! The Kutztown Rotary Club announces the 7th annual Taste of Kutztown Fundraiser; Saturday, June 11th, 2016 from 12-5pm. Imagine strolling grass-lined pathways; perusing hand-made products created by passionate crafts people. Sample and purchase products from vineyards and artisan vendors. Relocated to the Kutztown Community Park in 2015, the new location offers additional beer tasting from the areas growing craft brew scene along with amenities of the parks setting. Wine, beer, mead and cider tasting under the canopy of 100-year-old maple trees dappled with streams of golden sunrays. Talented regional area bands perform varied genres throughout the day’s event.

Attendance is free and open to the public. Tickets are required for the wine/beer tasting and are available in advance online and the day of at registration. A limited seat VIP ticket features the “magical” pairing of wine and artisan cheese from two of the newest providers in the local region. Meet and learn from the wine and cheese maker of Weathered Vineyards and Valley Milkhouse. The pairing seminar is available only with a pre-registered VIP ticket purchase.

Kutztown, known as the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch culture and farmland is home to the Kutztown Folk Festival. The Taste of Kutztown wine & beer tasting now takes its place alongside the Folk Festival, the Lyons Fiddle Festival and the Bowers Chili Pepper Festival making northern Berks County a regional hotspot.

The region is known for its fertile, shale-rich soil creating a wonderful terroir for an expanding PA viticulture and enology industry. Taste for yourself why many PA wineries are winning awards in regional and national competitions. Lehigh Valley and Berks wines have been showcased in the Philly.com article, “A luscious tour of Lehigh Valley wine”.

The Taste of Kutztown is the Kutztown Rotary Clubs primary fundraiser. 2014 proceeds were proudly donated to www.ihartharvest.org, which provided over 200,000 lbs of potatoes through the Greater Berks Food Bank to more then 8,000 local households. Kutztown Rotary was also named as the largest donor to the international “Dream Team” dam building project in India, which supports agricultural and water supply efforts for that immediate region. Organizers hope everyone will enjoy this years Taste of Kutztown while supporting the Kutztown Rotary’s charitable efforts. Buy tickets and view attending vendors at http://www.tasteofkutztown.org.

Parking: Turn on South Kemp Street for FREE Offstreet Parking

Check-In/Registration: East Parking Lot of Kutztown Park,  For Advanced ticket sales and Day of ticket sales