Brandywine Valley Wine Tastings & Events
You can visit the Brandywine valley any time during the year to taste the wines made here from grapes grown right here, but if you come any weekend in March you can take part in the Barrels on The Brandywine event put together by the wineries of the Brandywine Wine Trail. This event features tastings of the brand new developing vintage in barrels, buckets, bottles and more! One $25 Passport gives you a chance to venture into their cellars, see the new wines firsthand, and participate in pruning demonstrations, seminars, classes and more.
On July 4th the Brandywine Wine Trail wineries hold their Brandywine Valley Big Bang BBQ with great BBQ & Wine outings. Each of our vineyards and wineries is planning special picnic foods and fun from pig pickins to Chili cookoffs to a "roadkill" roast!
In the Fall there is the Harvest Festival another Brandywine Wine Trail Passport event. Activities include vineyard tours, tastings, music, picnicking, art shows and even a chance to experience harvest firsthand by picking grapes in some of the vineyards.
Come in May for the Brandywine River Blues Festival put on by the Chaddsford Winery on Memorial Day Weekend. Taste the nationally acclaimed Chaddsford wines, see the winemaking and barrel-aging cellars, and then relax and picnic on the grounds to the lively sounds of two live Blues Bands each day. Admission: $20/person, includes winetastings, souvenir wine glass, and two concerts. Foods available from Pace One Restaurant, or bring your own picnic.
Chaddsford Winery also holds a Summer Nights Under the Stars Outdoor Concert Series on Friday nights throughout the summer. The concerts in June, July and August is known far and wide as a wonderful way to spend a relaxing summer evening with friends in a beautiful country setting....and to enjoy a little lively dancin' under the stars! Concerts range from Rock'n Roll and Classic Soul to Zydeco and Jazz...with two special nights of Opera and Cabaret. Bring a picnic, pick up a chilled bottle of wine, sit back and enjoy! Admission: $20/person, Reservations recommended (610-388-6221) as many concerts sell out. To visit their website, click here.
For tasting events at individual wineries and vineyards, visit their respective websites. Links are provided in the right column on this page. Ask your innkeeper to help you plan your wine tasting itinerary around the dates of your getaway to the Brandywine Valley or combine a tasting with your other interests.
Brandywine Valley Wineries |
The winery is among a handful on the east coast that have achieved a national reputation for producing premium, world-class wines. Wines include Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Syrah, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and more.
Kreutz Creek Vineyards
Built on dreams with determination, Carole and Jim Kirkpatrick began making wine in 1989. Together with their friends and families they have captured the art of the wine making process, from vine to bottle. Wines include Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, Proprietor's Red, Chambourcin, Cabernet Franc, Kordeaux as well as Ruby "K" Port and Cabernet Franc Ice Wine.
Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery
A boutique winery producint award winning wines include Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, a French style Rose and a Vidal Blanc Ice Wine. Their motto is "Blending Nature, Science and Art", which is evident in every aspect of design and production at Galer Estate.
A premier family owned and operated vineyard nestled in the rolling hills of Southern Chester County. Wines include Pinot Blanc, Merlot, Muscat Ottonel, Old Stone Vineyard Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Sangiovese, Sauvignon Blanc, Barn Red, Viognier and more.
Twin Brook Winery
The winery's 67 acres was once the centerpiece of a large tract of land granted to the Religious Society of Friends nearly 300 years ago.
Their wines range from dry to sweet, sample dry, oak aged Chardonnay or Pinot Gris, off dry Cayuga, sweet and fruity Vignoles, plus limited edition seasonal wines, such as their popular Spice Wine.
Penns Woods Winery is the result of Gino Razzi's lifetime of experience in the world of wine. After three decades of success as a wine importer, Gino turned to winemaking in 1995, creating his first finished wine in 1997 with SYMPOSIUM, a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo. Wines include Cabernet Reserve, Merlot Rose, Chardonnay Reserve, Merlot Reserve, Chamboucin Rose, Sauvignon Blanc and more.
Va La Vineyards is a small farm in Avondale, Chester County, consisting of a hillside cellar, seven acres of vines, and one family devoted to each other and to the creation of wine. They specialize in blends of Italian and French varieties made in small batch productions of 20 to 250 cases, with a total production from 1200 to 1500 cases per year. Wines include Mahogany,
La Prima Donna, Zafferano, Silk, Cedar, Siranetta and Patina.
J. Maki Winery Janet Maki is the first, and only, American winemaker ever to be honored with the gold medal for Champagne at the Olympics of wine competition, the Vinales Internationales in Paris, France. Taste their award winning champagnes and their reds, whites and ice wines.
Stargazers Vineyard and Winer The Vineyard was first planted in 1979; the winery was established in 1996. The Vineyard comprises 20,000 plus vinfera vines which yield over 45 tons per vintage. It is located just north of Unionville, in Chester County, in southeastern Pennsylvania.