Seven Springs Wine Festival 2018

Seven Springs Wine Festival

This past weekend I attended the 2018 Seven Springs Wine Festival. The concept of a summer day filled with endless wine samples sounds amazing, and it is! The grounds that I visit in the winter covered in snow were transformed and covered with PA wine vendors to explore. Most wine vendors had multiple sweet options for me to enjoy. There weren’t many moscato options, but plenty of sweet wines made with Niagara, and concord grapes as well as fun fruity peach, raspberry and blackberry wines.

I had a lot of wine that day, but my favorite vendor was one of the lasts I visited, Seven Mountains Wine Cellars. I had a few wine samples and ended up purchasing three of their varieties.

Just Peachy is a light and fruity wine that, “awakens the senses with irresistible aromas and a clean crisp natural peach flavor.”

All Razzed Up is another sweet wine made with concord wine and “razzed up” with red raspberries. Seven Mountains recommends mixing this wine with fresh or frozen fruit to make a fun sangria.

Tickled Pink is made with a blend of three labrusca grapes creating a delicious refreshing wine with cotton candy sweet finish.

 

I also really enjoyed the Sangria from Antler Ridge Winery. As sangria should be its really fruity and delicious. I couldn’t help but buy a bottle.

My day at the wine festival was just amazing. It’s just fun to spend a day outdoors discovering new wines. Can’t wait for next year’s wine festival on the mountain! Check out my first wine fest post for more fun.

Seriously look how much fun this group had. 92 bottles left behind!?

 

Header image from Seven Springs Website.

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Seven Springs Foggy Brews

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Foggy Brews

 

After a few runs down the mountain at Seven Springs, or lets be honest one really, I am ready for a break. When I need to refuel on the mountain I head to the Foggy Brews  restaurant for craft beer and hand-crafted food creations. This place is seriously delicious, exactly what the resort needed. The menu has many delicious choices. So many I usually can’t decide and order too much food, falling into a sluggish food comma unable to return to the mountain… Oh well 🙂 this food is worth it!

Foggy Brews Bar

 

The bar area here is huge, featuring a 100ft bar top in a modern but rustic style, with shelves made from snowboards. There are of course plenty of beers on tap to choose from.

Out of all the fun starters on the menu, the crispy pickles are fulfilling, served with a BLT aioli. This pairing was surprising to me, as us Pittsburghers love our ranch dipping sauce, but it is a welcomed replacement.

Foggy Brews Fried Pickles

 

My go to main dishes are the Bison Burger and or the Quattro Formaggi Grilled Cheese. The grilled cheese is very delicious, rich and buttery, so I would caution those eager to return to the slopes to indulge in this dish. but you might not be so ready after enjoying this dish of buttered sourdough, stuffed with four rich cheeses and served with truffle honey aioli, roasted tomato soup for dipping.

Foggy Brews Grilled Cheese

 

My Boyfriend enjoyed the Mushroom Barley with rich mushrooms, barley and vegetables simmered with a beef broth, topped with herbs.

 Foggy Brews Mushroom soup

 

Although the barman suggested the mussels, my BF who eats mussels regularly, did not enjoy the dish. Described as, “Fresh black mussels steamed in a Spicy Carrots broth, Andouille Sausage, Shallots,” he says he thought the sauce was weird and he craved a warm buttery sauce instead.

Foggy Brews Mussels

 

We also love to order the Bison Burger and the Fish Tacos. I really encourage you to try the Foggy Brews next time to head to Seven Springs. After a meal here you’ll need to revive yourself with a cup of coffee. Which come in the cutest vintage-inspired mugs.

Foggy Brews Coffee Much

Foggy Brews Coffee Mug

 

Even if you aren’t working up an appetite on the slopes, its worth a visit. rainbow at Seven Springs Seven Springs

 

 

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Seven Springs Wine Fest

Seven Springs Wine Festival

I’ve spent the majority of weekends in my past two winters at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, conquering the slopes strapped to a board (aka struggling to keep a brave face and solider on down the mountain). So it was a refreshing experience to see the mountains that have tried me, green and flush with a much more appealing display of wine, at the Seven Springs Wine Fest!

The concept of this wine festival at Seven Springs is amazing. Seemingly endless wine samples from proud and welcoming wineries. There was just the right amount of vendors to explore, all PA wineries. They surprisingly all had multiple sweet options for me to enjoy. I learned that besides moscato, I also love wines made with Niagara, and concord grapes types as well as peach, raspberry and blackberry wines.

Seven Springs Wine Fest

The Seven Springs wine fest event is great to go to in groups of friends, there were a lot of big groups and bachelorette parties. We were invited by our close friends and band The String Theory who regularly perform at Seven Springs events.

Wine Fest Seven Springs 🍷🗻 #winefest #winefest7Springs @7springspa #winefest7S

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Friends on wine, is mighty fine! 😉

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