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Galen Glen Winery – A Company Outing Wine Tour 

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This is one in a series of blogs sharing 1st person accounts of clients of Kevin Smith Transportation Group sharing their experiences touring Pennsylvania Wineries. As the leading luxury transportation company in Pennsylvania, Kevin Smith Transportation Group offers a fleet of Stretch Limousines, Party Buses and Executive Shuttles to make every wine tour the perfect experience for our clients.  This blog is their story.   

Are you looking to book a wine tour in Pennsylvania? Whether the trip is a romantic getaway, a group of best friends celebrating a special event or a company outing, simply call KSTG today at 610-222-6225 and let one of our “Wine Sommeliers” arrange all of your transportation.  From daytrips to overnight excursions, let KSTG handle all of the driving so you can focus on tasting the amazing wines that Pennsylvania wineries have to offer.

Our Story

I work at a small real estate office and our Broker was looking to put together a small outing for the employees and their significant others. In total, there would be 24 of us going.

After researching options online and actually stumbling across a blog from Kevin Smith Transportation Group about Wine Tours, we decided to book a Party Bus and do a trip to Galen Glen Winery.  

Galen Glen Winery

At Galen Glen Winery, they farm wine. They are 6th generation stewards of the land and unlike their ancestors, they have been able to yield amazing results with their focus on local wines.

The winery is names after Galen and the terrain, a glacially carved “U” shape or “glen”. The tasting room is located high on one hillside with vineyards with the cellars tucked into the base of the glen.  

Location

Galen Glen Winery

255 Winter Mountain Drive

Andreas, PA 18211

Our Wine Tour

We decided to do a walking tour of the winery at Galen Glen Winery. We left from our real estate office and were picked up in this amazing 26 passenger Party Bus. We had packed some of our own supplies and the bus was also stocked for our trip.

We had booked a walking tour of the vineyard followed by a tasting. As it was a company outing, I wasn’t sure how the dynamic would be as tasting wine (drinking!) was the primary activity.

However, their staff were perfect and understood the difference between a company outing and a bachelorette party. They were informative, helpful and made the people not familiar with wine very comfortable.

After the tour, we had lunch, tasting some of the local favorites including some hummus that was ridiculously good. The entire day was a blast.

The return home was great, where we blasted (it was loud) the music and laughed and told stories, none of which had anything to do with work!

For a team building event, doing a wine tour was a great idea and the team at Galen Glen Winery made it even better.

Fun Facts about Galen Glen Winery

Galen and Sarah were inspired to purchase the farm after multiple trips to Germany and even more tastings of local Hawaiian wine. The farm is the Troxell family double century farm. They both had jobs outside the industry but fell in love with the entire idea.

There are some amazing events you can attend that make it more than just a normal wine tasting. For example, on any given weekend in September, you could taste the grapes during the actual harvest, take a walking tour of the vineyard and wine cellar and even do a unique pairing of local riesling and bacon BBQ popcorn.  

They even host a cheeseboard day, where you can “travel around the world” sampling an array of cheeses all while having each sample paired with a local wine from Galen Glen Winery. There literally is something for everybody there.

Transportation Options

If you are considering booking a Wine Tour with Kevin Smith Transportation Group, know that there are many vehicle options to choose from.

Stretch Limousines

Kevin Smith Transportation Group offers a variety of stretch limousine options when we called them. They included Lincoln MKT’s that could handle up to 8 passengers and a gorgeous white Stretch Denali that could handle up to 18 passengers.

Party Buses

When we called, the Party Bus options were amazing. Besides all of the extra space you get, the music, televisions and other features made it a really nice option. The coolest option was that they have Party Buses for groups of to 28. For those people planning a Wine Tour for a large group, these are perfect.

Luxury Sedans and SUV’s

For smaller groups or couples, a luxury sedan or SUV is perfect. You don’t have to worry about driving while tasting all of the amazing wines that are offered at the Pennsylvania Wineries and you can simply sit back, relax and enjoy the entire experience.

Last Words

While visiting Galen Glen Winery will be amazing any time of the year, if you can visit during harvest season, you will get a chance to see true winemaking being done locally right here in Pennsylvania.  

Are you looking to book a wine tour in Pennsylvania? Whether the trip is a romantic getaway, a group of best friends celebrating a special event or a company outing, simply call KSTG today at 610-222-6225 and let one of our “Wine Sommeliers” arrange all of your transportation.  From daytrips to overnight excursions, let KSTG handle all of the driving so you can focus on tasting the amazing wines that Pennsylvania wineries have to offer.

Thank you for reading today’s blog on Pennsylvania Wineries. Please return every week as we provide 1st person accounts of tours of the Pennsylvania Wine scene. For more stories about Pennsylvania Wineries, visit www.kevinsmithgroup.com/blogs. Check out the Ultimate Wine Tour guide for information on Pennsylvania’s more than 200 wineries.