Sometimes referred to as “Pennsylvania Zin”, Chambourcin (Pronounced SHAM-bore-sin) flourishes in this part of the country. The Lehigh Valley Wine Trail, Pennsylvania’s fastest growing wine region, named it their signature grape and has won over fifty awards from the local to international levels for their Chambourcin offerings.
Chambourcin characteristically has a deep purple color and a full bodied aroma. It’s a hybrid grape that has only been around since the 60s but is quickly gaining in popularity. It is an excellent pairing with dark chocolate.
Exciting happenings this month as we head to Gettysburg to sample some of the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail’s finest.