Grüner Veltliner (GROO-ner velt-LEEN-er) Sometimes referred to as Groovy, GruVee, GV and also, simply Grüner.
In German, the word Grüner means green. And at Galen Glen Vineyard and Winery, Grüner Veltliner translates to AMAZING. Producing the best Germanic white wine in the US is exactly what happens when an engineer and a chemist come together on their sixth-generation Pennsylvania farm. Sarah and Galen Troxell's award-winning Grüner Veltliner has been wildly reviewed and highly acclaimed by some of the best wine reviewers and wine critics both domestically and internationally.
If you're not familiar with Grüner Veltliner, think of it as the happy medium between a green Sauvignon Blanc and a citrusy Chardonnay. It's the missing link for people who "don't like dry wine".
Our GV is dramatic, sublime, and refreshing. With golden apple, white pepper, honeyed citrus, crisp sweet pea, and spice, think of it as the perfect child, or the better half.
If you have not tried a good Germanic wine, and think they are all sweet, Grüner Veltliner is here to change your wine.
We really do have an advantage in the Greater Lehigh Valley. With the perfect terroir (wine speak for the blend of soil, temperature, & climate), we are set up to succeed. So, it's on us to perfect the chemistry necessary to turn those grapes into the perfect Grüner Veltliner.
Good thing we have a chemist on our team!
Pairing Grüner Veltliner is pretty easy and equally pleasing!
For a start, anything Austrian would be divine with this wine. Think, Schnitzel. But, the new trend is mixing GV with Asian cuisine. This dry, white pairs perfectly with ginger, chives, sichuan pepper, curry, and zahtar spice blends.
Gruner also blends beautifully with crisp greens like kale, green peppers, green beans, broccoli, chard, spinach, cabbage, asparagus, and artichoke.
Want to replace your favorite white table wine with GV? Good thinking! GV works with fish, soft cheese, turkey, and chicken. This is our way of explaining that there is very little GV doesn't pair with.
Our Grüner Veltliner is not just recognized as the best in Pennsylvania, but some have said it's possibly the best in the United States. Want to learn more about the buzz surrounding our Grüner Veltliner? Read what the press has to say about our wine. You'll WANT to get your hands on a bottle.
THE WASHINGTON POST ----- DECEMBER 24, 2016
THE YEAR IN WINE STILL LINGERS ON MY LIPS
PENN LIVE ----- NOVEMBER 19, 2016
HOW DOES PA. ELEVATE ITS WINE-PRODUCING STATUS? LOOK AT RIESLING AND GERMANY
THE WASHINGTON POST ----- MAY 1, 2016
THE LOCAL NAME THAT CONNECTS EXTRAORDINARY WINES
THE MORNING CALL ----- JUNE 16, 2015
GALEN GLEN WINS AGAIN
LEHIGH VALLEY LIVE ----- JUNE 17, 2015
GALEN GLEN WINERY RACKS UP A WIN AT INTERNATIONAL WINE COMPETITION
PENN LIVE ----- JULY 28, 2015
GALEN GLEN TURNING GRÜNER VELTLINER DOWN TO A SCIENCE
PHILLY.COM ----- MARCH 5, 2014
A LUSCIOUS TOUR OF LEHIGH VALLEY WINE
THE VINE TO WINE ----- AUGUST 24, 2011
WHAT'S IN MY GLASS WEDNESDAYS! GRÜNER VELTLINER BY GALEN GLEN WINERY
THE WINE CELLAR INSIDER ----- DECEMBER 22, 2011
GRÜNER VELTLINER GOES WEST
If you can't get to our tasting room and vineyard in Andreas, PA, but want a bottle or two of GV for yourself, check out our Facebook page to find a location near you or email the tasting room manager at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help you find a store that's close by.
If you are out of the area we can make things even more convenient! Simply continue to the Galen Glen website to purchase your Grüner online and we'll ship it right to your door!