TAFTON— We can almost hear the clinking of glasses, the swish of poured wine and the jovial banter of friends enjoying a much needed day off.

Wally Wine Fest is back for its second year on Lake Wallenpaupack at The Waterfront at Silver Birches. The festival will take place on Saturday April 14th & Sunday April 15th with an optional wine dinner on Friday April 13th.

Over 100 varieties

Wally Wine Fest features over 100 international and domestic wines from European countries, Australia, New Zealand, South America, South Africa and of course from the USA.

$25 tickets in advance or $30 tickets at the door will include a commemorative wine glass, 15 sample tickets, charcuterie table and live entertainment. There will also be a series of seminars offering insight into the world of wine from beginner to advanced. Doors open at 12 p.m. and the event runs until 5pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Every wine will be available for tasting and for sale, ranging from $10-$65 a bottle. Discounted tickets for designated drivers for $10 are also available.

The event will benefit the Lake Wallenpaupack Fireworks and help ensure the continuation of this beloved event in the area.

Vendors

Food and gift vendors will be on site on the deck of The Dock just upstairs, as well as a Bourbon & Beer Tasting. A VIP ticket is available for Saturday or Sunday for $50 and includes everything a regular admission ticket includes plus, an early arrival (an hour early at 11 a.m.), an extra 10 sample tickets, and two seminar tickets. The best value by far is the Platinum Ticket which offers everything the VIP ticket includes plus the exclusive Orin Swift Wine Dinner ($120 value) on Friday April 13th, early admittance to the festival on both days, 20 extra sample tickets (45 tickets total), and 2 extra seminar tickets (four tickets total). 

“Expect to see good wines from all over the world. It’s a chance to try wines, poured by knowledgeable professionals and figure out what wines you truly enjoy. Wine is completely subjective, and events like this one give people an opportunity to develop their palate and find new and interesting wines. These are all reasonably priced bottles as well, which makes it an affordable dabble into the wine world. This event will give you a chance to learn more about the wine regions, different grape varietals and the wine making process,” said Claude Briere, Sommelier, the resident wine expert for Settlers Hospitality.

Lodging

The resort also has a special Wine Fest Lodging Special. $99 Room Rate at Silver Birches Resort on Sunday April 15th includes two tickets ($50 Value) to our Wally Wine Fest on April 15th. Not valid on houses or cottages. One must mention Wally Wine Fest special when booking.

For more information, visit SilverBirchesResortPA.com or call 570-226-4388. Tickets will be available in advance at Silver Birches, The Dock, The Settlers Inn, Ledges hotel, Cocoon Coffeehouse, and the Mill Market Bakery or at the door. VIP and Platinum tickets are only available at Silver Birches Resort. Sponsors include Bold Gold Media, Encore Outdoor, and Silver Birches