American Wine Society

Lehigh Valley Chapter

Upcoming events

    • 30 Jan 2021
    • 1:00 PM (EST)
    • 99 Dietrich Valley Rd, Kutztown OR Online (register to receive the meeting link)

    January Lehigh Valley Chapter Tasting

    Saturday, January 30, 1:00 PM

    Hosts: Dean and Bonnie Scott

    Register online at

    You are invited to join hosts Dean and Bonnie Scott with winemaker Richard Blair for a private LVAWS tasting at Setter Ridge Vineyarsds.  This will be a hybrid tasting: up to 20 members can meet at the winery (99 Dietrich Valley Rd, Kutztown) and all other members can join on ZOOM.

    Setter Ridge is known for their Pinot Noir.  So, the tasting will include a tour of the winery and a vertical tasting of 6 Pinot Noirs.  We will be tasting:

    14 Pinot Noir, Richard J Vineyard
    14 Pinot Noir, Stonehedge Vineyard
    15 Pinot Noir (no vineyard designation)
    16 Pinot Noir Reserve
    16 Pinot Noir, Richard J Vineyard
    16 Pinot Noir, Stonehedge Vineyard

    If you are participating through ZOOM:

    • Register on by December 30. After registering, you will receive the ZOOM link (this will be different than the BYOB link).
    • Make arrangements for the wine by contacting Dean by December 30. Setter Ridge will make special 375ml (1/2 bottles) of the 6 wines for $67.14 OR you can buy the 6 (750ml) bottles of wines (price to be determined).  Wine can be picked up at the winery OR email Dean and he will meet you for delivery.  Dean’s email:  You will pay the winery or Dean directly.

     If you are participating in person:

    • Register on  This option is only open to the first 20 members who register on-line.  There will be a waiting list on the website and you will be notified if a seat becomes available.
    • Pay $20 at the door.  Because it is limited seating, no shows will be billed.  The cost for the in-person tasting includes a wine tasting of 6 pinot noirs, cheese and crackers, and a rimless Setter Ridge Vineyard glass.
    • Eat lunch prior to the event.
    • Dress warmly.  The tasting will be held in the fermenting room in the wine cellar.  To properly socially distance, only 20 people can be accommodated.  The room is around 60 degrees so members will need to dress accordingly.
    • 20 Feb 2021
    • 4:00 PM (EST)
    • Online (register to receive the meeting link)

    February Lehigh Chapter Virtual Tasting

    Burgundy vs. Sonoma

    Saturday February 20, 2021 at 4:00PM

    Matt and Ann are excited to offer a virtual tasting hosted by wine ambassador Sarah Worner with Boisset Collection.

     Register for event at LVAWS.ORG to receive the ZOOM link (which is different than the BYOB link!) and follow the ordering instructions explained below

    Burgundy vs. Sonoma - Compare/Contrast

    • The theme of this discussion will be terroir. We will discuss the differences between Sonoma versus Burgundy terroir and how it affects the wine. Then we will taste examples of each.
    • The wines recommended for this tasting are listed below. With all options, you can order as many or as few as you want.


    *Note: there are Chablis and Pouilly-Fuisse Chardonnays that are great but are currently sold out -Sarah thinks they'll be back in stock in time.


    Simply email your order or questions to Sarah at  You may also call her cell phone if needed (773-459-5882). Please note: There is a $20 shipping fee so you may as well order all the wines! Sarah is offering a discount for AWS members but you must order the wines directly from her and not from the website. Just let her know you are a member. All wines ship within 2-7 days, so order accordingly.

    • 26 Feb 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (EST)
    • Online (register to receive the meeting link)

    Join your fellow Lehigh Valley Chapter Members for a


    on Friday, February 26 from 5:00-6:00 PM

    Join us for our next Virtual BYOB -- our theme will be "A Fun Wine Label."  Have some fun at your favorite wine shop (in person or on-line).  Pick a wine with a fun label.  We hope you will join us at 5pm on Friday. 

    You do not need to have a Zoom account to participate, but you will be asked to download the free Zoom software. 

    NOTE:  To avoid "Zoom Bombing" by outsiders the meeting link will be emailed to you when you register for the event.  On Friday when you click the meeting link you will enter a "waiting room".  There may be a momentary delay before you join the meeting.  


    Leslie and Peter Staffeld

    Co-Chairs of the Lehigh Valley Chapter of the American Wine Society

Past events

8 Jan 2021 Virtual BYOB - Spicy Wine
19 Dec 2020 Virtual Tasting - Syrah
4 Dec 2020 Virtual BYOB - LVAWS Virtual Holiday Party
20 Nov 2020 Virtual BYOB - Chairman Select Wine
4 Nov 2020 Virtual AWS National Convention
24 Oct 2020 Virtual Tasting - Petite Sirah
16 Oct 2020 Virtual BYOB - African Wine
27 Sep 2020 Northampton September VIrtual Tasting
18 Sep 2020 Virtual BYOB - A Winery You Would Like to Visit
13 Sep 2020 Wines of Greece
29 Aug 2020 Barolo Versus Barbaresco Virtual Tasting
14 Aug 2020 Virtual BYOB - A Grape You've Never Heard Of
24 Jul 2020 Virtual Pinnacle Ridge Tasting and Talk with the Vitner
17 Jul 2020 Virtual BYOB - Rose
27 Jun 2020 Virtual Folino Estate Tasting and Talk with the Vitner
5 Jun 2020 Virtual BYOB - Personal Celebration Wine
29 May 2020 Virtual BYOB - Cabernet Sauvignon
22 May 2020 Virtual BYOB - Iberian Wines
17 May 2020 Showcasing Wines of Illyria
15 May 2020 Willamette Valley Vineyards Tasting with Jim Bernau
8 May 2020 Virtual BYOB - Central & South American Wines
1 May 2020 Virtual BYOB - Pennsylvania Wines
24 Apr 2020 Virtual BYOB - French Wines
17 Apr 2020 Virtual BYOB - Italian Wines
10 Apr 2020 Virtual BYOB - Sparkling Wines
3 Apr 2020 Virtual BYOB
10 Mar 2020 March Lehigh Valley Chapter BYOB
9 Feb 2020 Nero D’Avola Wines of Sicily
4 Feb 2020 February Lehigh Chapter BYOB
26 Jan 2020 Ridge Vineyards Zinfandel
21 Jan 2020 January Lehigh Chapter BYOB
22 Dec 2019 Holiday Party
10 Dec 2019 December Lehigh Chapter BYOB
10 Nov 2019 Chile
31 Oct 2019 National AWS Annual Meeting
20 Oct 2019 Puglia Wines
15 Oct 2019 October Lehigh Chapter BYOB
21 Sep 2019 Northern CA vs. Southern CA
20 Aug 2019 August Lehigh Chapter BYOB
11 Aug 2019 National AWS Tasting
14 Jul 2019 Picnic in the Vineyard
22 Jun 2019 Malbecs
13 Jun 2019 June Chapter BYOB
28 May 2019 May Lehigh Chapter BYOB
9 Dec 2018 Holiday Party 2018
1 Nov 2018 National AWS Conference
24 Apr 2018 Louies Italian Restaurant
15 Apr 2018 Incredible Chateauneuf du Pape Wine 90+
25 Mar 2018 Bottle Shock & the Judgment of Paris
6 Mar 2018 March Lehigh Chapter BYOB

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