Pa. winery owner celebrates 25 years and the growth of its brand regionally, all amid the loss of its ‘intrigue factor’

Pinnacle Ridge Winery near Kutztown, Berks County, opened in 1995 just as Pennsylvania’s industry was gaining traction, with at that time around 50 wineries operating.

Today, there are more than 300 across the state.

It’s marked by an iconic bank barn built in 1851, which houses the tasting room and winery, located only a few hundred feet off the entrance to I-78 west of Allentown. Part of its high profile has been gained through a number of awards that it has won consistently since 2003 thanks to the work of winemaker and owner Brad Knapp. You can see the long list at this link.

He is choosing to mark the winery’s 25th anniversary with a 25 percent sale on all wines and retail items, beginning Monday and continuing through the end of the year. It’s a sale that cannot be combined with other discounts. Purchases can me made in person,

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To make ends meet, Martha Tapia works 64 hours a week at two different Orange County nursing homes. She is one of the thousands of certified nursing assistants who perform the intimate and physical work of bathing, dressing and feeding the nation’s fragile elderly.

“We do everything for them. Everything you do for yourself, you have to do for the residents,” Tapia said.

And she’s also one of many in that relatively low-paid field, predominantly women of color, who move between facilities.

In March, when

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