We generally meet on the third Thursday evening of every month in members’ homes. We also sponsor BYOB dinners at local restaurants and other special events for members throughout the year.
We are non-profit and are not trying to sell you anything.
Tasting events use a familiar format of themed wine tastings (ie: “Red wines of Washington State”, “New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc”, “Bordeaux 2005”, etc.) on a monthly basis. The tastings feature five or six different wines, paired with cheese or light hors d'oeuvres in a social, but educational setting, using the 20 point AWS scoring system. The focus of the group is first of all to have some grown-up fun, but also to increase your knowledge and taste for wine. The success of the group depends on participants at ALL levels of appreciation, including the complete novice (“I just know what I like”) to the well-versed enologist. We currently have many casual wine enthusiasts, as well as certified wine judges and winemakers.
If you would like to get an idea of the types of things we talk about at our meetings, Click Here to watch AWS Director of Education, Aaron Mandel explain the evaluation sheet that is used at every single tasting that we host.
Indian Valley AWS is centrally located near Lederach, PA with most members within a 5 to 10 mile radius.