Allegro Vineyards

(717) 927-9148 3475 Sechrist Road
Brogue, PA 17309
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“Wine and music are one,” wrote Emerson. It’s not a perfect metaphor, but for the founders of Allegro Vineyards in Brogue, Pennsylvania, it certainly rang true that a person captivated by one might be at once captivated by the other, and in similar ways. Bachelor brothers John and Tim Crouch took a two-decade interlude from their musical lives to grow and make wine here. John, an oboist but most devotedly a composer, had a year and a half after selling the winery to return to his compositions before his death at 55 in 2003; Tim, a violinist, died in 2000 at the age of sixty. My husband Carl Helrich and I are now the grateful owners of Allegro, preserving it and moving it forward. I’ve seen wine writers overdo the links between music and Allegro’s wines, but John and Tim never did. They sprinkled musical references lightly while naming and I heard John liken some of the wines to particular musical compositions, but it was a natural relationship, not a strained one. &# Read more »

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  • Sangiovese

    Prounounced “San-joh-vay-say,” this Italian wine varietal is Tuscany’s #1 red wine grape. It’s the pistol of Central ...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • @zinhead sounds like fun. Call ahead to make sure we're not receiving fruit....and I'm still standing!

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  • @zinhead yeah, she's a good friend. Hard to believe you caught her in the tasting room.

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  • Nice! "@zinhead: Staying local again. Manatawny Creek Cab Franc. #pawine #wine"

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  • @XlinuxtranceX gonna be at the winery. Not announced yet. Will soon.

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  • "@XlinuxtranceX: @allegrowines when is the next library tasting?" In August, maybe 10th, doing Chards and Riesling.

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  • @1GearMoreBeer good news. They rarely don't seal. Make sure they smell good, and if they're kept empty any length of time, have sulfur in.

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  • @1WineDude yep, winemaking overcomes everything....except weed. #overcropped

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  • "@1WineDude: It's uncanny how much this merlot smells like weed. It's like a bong glass! "/ I've smelled that before...shitty grape growing.

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