The invasive insect has the potential to damage $18 billion worth of agricultural products in Pennsylvania alone. A meeting in July about how to confront the potential problem drew 85 people from eight states, and a vineyard manager for a Pennsylvania winery fears the SLF could devastate wine grape growing in the state.
Maple Springs Vineyard in Bechtelsville and the Boyertown and Pottstown YMCAs joined forces to send 15 area youth to Camp Speers, the YMCA’s overnight camp in the Pocono Mountains free of charge for one week each this summer.
Meet the Winemaker: Jef Stebben of Maple Springs Vineyard
In 2008, Lieberman planted the first two vineyards on her property. In 2010, she brought a professional winemaker on board to help expand that operation from 2,000 to 10,000 vines. That was Stebben, who collaborated on designing the winery.
PA Winery Association Hosts Sommelier Judgment Day at Nectar to Pick Top 3 Pennsylvania Wines
In April, the Pennsylvania Winery Association invited wineries from across the state to submit locally grown and produced vinifera (the species of grapes used for fine winemaking) wines for blind judgment by a panel of nine top sommeliers in the region. The top 10 wines were revealed and celebrated during this tasting event. Three wines were selected by the sommeliers as Best of State, Best Red and Best White.
Little-known Pa. winery wins 'best white' award with - surprise - Albarino
Of all the results from the Pa. Sommelier Judgment Day that welcomed submissions from wineries all over the state and then used Philly-area sommeliers to rank them was the announcement that Maple Springs won best white with an Albarino.