Philadelphia, PA - The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail is sprinkled across the beautiful and historic area that lies between Philadelphia, Wilmington, Lancaster, and West Chester, the wineries along the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail are located within an easy drive of one another.
Wineries & Vineyards in Brandywine Valley
Each of the wineries/vineyards hosts regular tastings, concerts, craft fairs, wine dinners, and joint trail-wide festivals that provide perfect excuses to spend an afternoon or evening sipping in the sunlight or under the stars.
Black Walnut Winery
Started by two couples who turned a hobby into a career by refurbishing a 200-year-old bank barn, Black Walnut Winery uses grapes from neighboring vineyards to produce 18 varietals and blends Syrah, Semillon, and a blend called Tryst, a 50/50 Pinot Noir/Merlot blend. The tasting room is open Wednesday through Sunday. Various events, including live music, occur throughout the year at the winery and its off-site tasting room in downtown Phoenixville. 3000 Lincoln Highway, Sadsburyville, (610) 857-5566; Tasting Room, 260 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, (484) 924-8740, blackwalnutwinery.com
Kreutz Creek Vineyards
Jim Kirkpatrick began his winemaking journey in 1989 after his wife Carole gave him an at-home kit for his birthday. Soon, Kreutz Creek Vineyards was born, and today the couple produces more than ten varieties, including Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Franc, and Vidal Blanc. This pet-friendly winery's tasting room is open on weekends and features a spring and summer concert series. The party lasts all year at the vineyard's tasting room in downtown West Chester, which hosts live music every weekend. 553 S. Guernsey Road, West Grove, (610) 869-4412; 44 E. Gay Street, West Chester, (610) 436-5006, kreutzcreekvineyards.com
Nestled among the rolling hills of southern Chester County, Paradocx Vineyard grows Vinifera, Chambourcin, and Vidal vines on approximately one-third of its 100 acres. Committed to sustainable practices, the two couples who own the winery have launched two community-supported agriculture programs encouraging members to share produce and equipment. Offering more than two dozen wines by the glass and bottle, this winery is one of the only ones in the state to sell wine by the can. The winery is open on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday and periodically offers special events such as yoga and live music. Tasting Room, 1833 Flint Hill Road, Landenberg, (610) 255-5684; Wine Shop, The Market at Liberty Place, 148 W. State Street, Kennett Square, (610) 255-5684, paradocx.com
Penns Woods Winery
With more than 40 years of experience in the wine business, winemaker Gino Razzi and his daughter Carley Razzi Mack continually produce award-winning wines at Penns Woods Winery. Visitors can savor these notable creations seven days a week at the tasting room and vineyard, where movie screenings and yoga classes occur during warm-weather months. Varietals grown include Traminette, Cabernet, and Merlot. As an avid supporter of viticulture research, the Razzi family donates $1 from every bottle's sale to further agricultural research in Pennsylvania. 124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford, (610) 459-0808, pennswoodswinery.com
The Ultimate Brandywine Valley Road Trip - Chester County's Brandywine Valley has all the makings of an idyllic fall drive and overnight stay-cation. With many lively towns full of pre-19th century wood and stone structures amplified by the colors of fall foliage.
Written By: Philly Bite Magazines Staff
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