Lake Erie Wine Country is pleased to announce the newest addition to the wine region: 6 Mile Cellars, now open at 5727 Firman Road in Harborcreek, Pa. Two friends, Patrick Walsh and Barton Towell, turned their winemaking hobby into Harborcreek's first winery which opened for business this summer.
The wonderfully unique tasting room, located just yards from 6 Mile Creek, is located in the cellar of a more than 100-year-old barn that once housed horses. The barn has been renovated to showcase the building's original features and charms while incorporating comfortable, modern decor.
The winemakers specialize in aromatic white wines, but offer a variety of sweet, semi-sweet, dry and semi-dry wines from locally grown grapes sure to please any palate. White wines include Chardonnay, Vignoles, Winsome White, Traminette and Niagara. Red wines include Cabernet Franc, Syrah, Winsome Red and Derby Red.
6 Mile Cellars is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays through the end of November. They will reopen in April. Private events and tastings are available by request by calling Angela Walsh at 814-580-8375. Visit the winery online at www.6milecellars.com.
6 Mile Cellars will be participating in their first Lake Erie Wine Country event, the popular Harvest Wine Weekends, Nov. 2-4 and Nov. 9-11. Ticket holders will visit 23 participating wineries where they can enjoy a special wine paired with a delicious "harvest" food sample. As in the past, ticket holders will also receive additional tastings, a wine glass, recipe booklet, a $5 voucher and a gift. This year's gift is a hand-crafted pewter wine bottle coaster from Wendell August Forge.
Ticket holders will plan their own itinerary, enjoying each winery at their leisure. Transportation is not provided. Tickets are now on sale for the Harvest Wine Weekends at $35 per person. One ticket is good for either weekend 1 (Nov. 2-4) or weekend 2 (Nov. 9-11). One ticket is good for all three days. They may be purchased online at www.lakeeriewinecountry.org. Designated driver tickets are available for only $20 and include everything except wine and the $5 voucher.
Advance-sale ticket purchase is recommended, as tickets are limited, and are usually sold-out before the event begins.
Hours for Harvest Wine Weekend 1 are Nov. 2 from noon-5 p.m. and Nov. 3 and 4, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Harvest Wine Weekend 2 takes place on Nov. 9 from noon-5 p.m. and continues on Nov. 10 and 11, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.