Enjoy Mulled Wine and Find Gifts at Mount Nittany Winery's Open House
Mount Nittany Winery's Mulled Wine and Gingerbread Open House on December 12 at 12:00 p.m. and 13th at 10:00 a.m. You'll see the winery in its seasonal finery and get in the holiday mood with Christmas music, hot mulled wines and holiday sweets. Customize a wine basket to give as a gift and find local food and gift items for everyone on your holiday list – it's a fun way to knock off some holiday shopping in a fun and festive atmosphere!
Wine is the perfect hostess gift or Secret Santa gift and you can't go wrong with a dessert wine. Here are some top picks!
Autumn Nectar – A sweet, full-flavored dessert wine, similar in style to a German Eiswein
Blueberry – Sweet and all blueberries; enjoy with cheesecake, ice cream or sorbets
Montmorency Cherry – Sweet, with a tart cherry kick; fabulous with dark chocolate (500ml bottle)
You'll get to try their “Libby’s Holiday Rose” Mulled Wine while you are at the open house, made with their Mountain Rose wine. Buy a bottle while you are there and you can make it for the holidays!
“Libby’s Holiday Rose” Mulled Wine
one bottle of Mountain Rose
2-3 cinnamon sticks
6 whole cloves
1 large orange, sliced and cut into quarter sections
1/4 teaspoon apple pie spice
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamon
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
2/3 cup brown sugar (or to taste)
1 cup lemonade
Tie up cloves, apple pie spice, cardamon, and coriander in a paper coffee filter or cheese cloth with a long, sturdy string. Heat and stir the lemonade and brown sugar until a simple syrup is formed. Add the spice bundle, orange slices and cinnamon sticks and simmer on low heat for 8-10 minutes. Add a bottle of Mt. Nittany Winery’s “Mountain Rose” and continue to simmer another 8-10 minutes (do not boil). Enjoy!