Galen Glen Winery - Critic Reviews and Current Accolades
Galen Glen Winery is committed to creating exceptional wines. Over the years, our vineyard has grown and achieved recognition in the industry, receiving multiple awards and honors. We strive to continue our standard of outstanding quality in every bottle of our hand-crafted wines.
Special Awards and Accolades:
Wine dinner at James Beard House, New York City http://www.jamesbeard.org/
"Foraged Mushroom Feast" May 10, 2016 with Chef Lee Chizmar of Bolete Restaurant, Bethlehem, PA

Fungi fanatics flipped when 2015 JBF Award semifinalist and Bethlehem native Lee Chizmar gathered the foraged wealth of the Lehigh Valley for a special degustation. A celebration of the mushroom's versatility, grounded in the innovative cuisine that's made Chizmar a local legend. Dinner menu featuring Galen Glen Wines.

Six Nations Wine Challenge - Stone Cellar Gruner Veltliner reserve, 2013 Double Gold
The challenging countries are Argentina, Australia, Chile, New Zealand, South Africa and the United States of America. The objective of the Challenge is to discover the New World Champions. This is the only wine show in the world where the wines come in exclusively by invitation from the Judges." Because the wines are all selected by each of the judges the standard of wine quality must surely be higher than any competition of this size in the world".

Best Winery, PA - 2015 New York International

Sarah Troxell - Best Woman Winemaker - 2014 International Women's Wine Competition
What the critics are saying:
McIntyre, Dave 'The local name that connects extraordinary wines.' The Washington Post 1 May 2016.
"The Galen Glen wines, including a delicious Riesling, are simply outstanding."

"Galen Glen's flagship wine is textbook Grüner, by which I mean delicious. It features the classic flavors of lemon grass, white flowers and stones, with a limpidity that makes it easy to drink while disguising the refreshing acidity." 3 stars (out of 3 stars)

"...this zweigelt is silky and ripe, with blueberry and cherry flavors. It brings out my antisocial side, because I don't want to share it." 3 stars (out of 3 stars)

Comiskey, Patrick J. "US New Releases." Wine & Spirits Magazine August 2014.
Riesling 2013 "Fresh and sweet pineapple give way to a juicy center, marked by a lemon lime finish. A well balanced white for Sichuan chicken." 87pt & Best Buy

Pigott, Stuart. Stuart Pigott Riesling Global. New York Riesling Diary: Day 1 - Faces of City of Riesling. 30 July 2014.
"The medium-dry 2013 'Stone Cellar' Riesling from Galen Glen in Pennsylvania and . . . [a wine from] Ohio are the best wines I encountered so far from those states. The Galen Glen wine had a pronounced cassis note along with a cool freshness that reminded me of the smell of wet leaves."

LaBan, Craig. "A luscious tour of Lehigh Valley wine." The Philadelphia Inquirer 6 March 2014.
"Galen Glen's secret may not last long."

LaBan, Craig. "A guide to Lehigh Valley's wine highlights." The Philadelphia Inquirer 6 March 2014.
"Grüner Veltliner 2012 Stone Cellar: Believed to be the best Grüner in America . . . Gewürztraminer 2012 Stone Cellar: Gorgeous with an exotic lychee-honeydew sweetness on the nose and a lush weight on the palate . . . Riesling 2012 "semi-dry": A perfect crowd-pleaser intro to Galen Glen's wine, with a perfect balance of ripe apple sweetness and a minerally tart finish . . . Zweigelt 2013: . . . is a pure expression of soft, ruby-red fruit, with an aroma of dry popcorn and touch of oak . . . Vidal Ice Wine 2013: Made from frozen late-harvest Vidal grapes harvested and crushed in the middle of the frigid night, this golden dessert nectar is a whirl of honeyed floral sweetness and lyrical bright fruit that would easily sell for $50-plus from a better-known region."

Henninger, Dayna. Zagat. 10 Reasons to Drive to the Lehigh Valley. 5 March 2014.
"Here are 10 reasons to plan your visit: Fegley's Brew Works, Bolete, Musikfest Cafe at ArtsQuest, Frank Banko Alehouse Cinemas, Shangy's: The Beer Authority, Tapas on Main, Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market, Galen Glen Winery, Coca-Cola Park and Two Rivers Brewing Co."

Galen Glen Winery Current Accolades
Gold Medal
  • SC Gewürztraminer 2014
  • SC Twilight 2015
  • 2016 Finger Lakes International

  • SC Reserve 2014 Grüner Veltliner
  • Double Gold & Best of Class
  • Chairman's Award (unanimous Gold)
  • 2015 Riverside International

  • SC Gewürztraminer 2013
  • Stone Cellar Chambourcin Stone 2013
  • 2015 Finger Lakes International

  • SC Gewürztraminer 2012
  • Double Gold & Best of Class
  • SC Vidal Blanc Ice 2013
  • Best of Class & Best Woman Winemaker
  • 2014 International Women's

  • Grüner Veltliner 2013
  • SC Riesling 2013
  • 2014 Riverside International

  • Erin's Auslese 2013
  • 2014 Finger Lakes International
Silver Medal
  • SC Riesling 2014
  • SC Cabernet Franc 2014
  • 2016 Finger Lakes International

  • 2014 SC Chambourcin
  • 2014 Crooked Stick Red
  • 2014 Stone Cellar Riesling
  • 2014 Stone Cellar Riesling, Fossil Vineyard
  • 2014 SC Twilight
  • 2014 SC Zweigelt
  • 2015 Grand Harvest of CA

  • Grüner Veltliner 2014
  • New York International

  • Riesling 2014
  • Long Beach Grand Cru

  • SC 2014 Grüner Veltliner
  • Semi-dry 2013 Riesling
  • 2015 Riverside International

  • SC Cabernet Franc Stone 2013
  • Late Harvest 2014
  • Winter Mountain White 2014
  • Crooked Stick White 2013
  • 2015 Finger Lakes International

  • SC Vidal Blanc Ice 2013
  • 2014 Riverside International

  • Grüner Veltliner 2013
  • Riesling 2013
  • SC Vidal Blanc Ice 2013
  • Winter Mountain White 2013
  • 2014 Finger Lakes International
Bronze Medal
  • SC Riesling, Fossil Vineyard 2014
  • 2016 Finger Lakes International

  • 2014 SC Cabernet Franc
  • 2014 SC Gewurztraminer
  • 2015 Grand Harvest of CA

  • SC Grüner Veltliner 2013
  • SC Zweigelt 2013
  • 2014 International Women's

  • SC Grüner Veltliner 2013
  • 2014 Riverside International

  • Riesling 2013
  • Cellar Red 2013
  • SC Riesling 2013
  • 2014 Finger Lakes International

  • SC Grüner Veltliner 2013
  • 2013 Finger Lakes International