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The Wineries and Vineyards Trail of Greater Philadelphia

Sample the award-winning wines the region has to offer...

Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

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With geography, climate and growing conditions that mirror those of the Bordeaux region in France, southeastern Pennsylvania continues to emerge as a force in American winemaking.

Pennsylvania has more than 270 wineries and produces 2.25 million gallons of wine per year. Pennsylvania vintners have won awards at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the International Women’s Wine Competition, the New York International Wine Competition, the International Eastern Wine Competition, the World Wine Championships and the Berlin International Wine Competition, proving Pennsylvania can craft wines worthy of any table.

The Philadelphia region is ideal for producing wine. The temperate climate, gently rolling hills and large bodies of water create warmer soil that nurtures a long growing season. The soil itself is flecked with limestone and gravel, enhancing the fertility of a range of grapes. Local winemakers point to the popularity and flavor of their chardonnays, chambourcins, pinot noirs, cabernet sauvignons and sparkling wines.

Many of the area’s wineries grow their own grapes. Others buy them locally, resulting in a spirit of cooperation among vintners. Several vintners have joined together to establish three wine trails in Philadelphia’s Countryside: The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail (35 miles from Center City) bridges Chester County wineries. The Bucks County Wine Trail (35 miles from Center City) unites wineries just north of Philadelphia. And The Montgomery County Wine Trail (25 miles from Center City) runs northwest of the city. All Southeast Pennsylvania wineries are highlighted on the state’s Pennsylvania Wine Land site.

These trails are situated in the middle of historic and lush landscapes, near dozens of quaint bed and breakfasts and close to attractions in Center City Philadelphia, New Hope, Washington Crossing, Valley Forge National Historical Park and Pennsylvania Dutch Country, making for ideal afternoon and weekend getaways.

Read on to learn more about the region’s wineries and vineyards, or click the buttons below to jump down to a specific county. Cheers!

Note: Wineries and vineyards are arranged alphabetically by county and name.

Bucks County

01

Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery

Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery, which opened in 2017 in Perkasie, offers 16 different types of wine. Visitors can sip on a cabernet sauvignon aged in whiskey barrels or a fermented Niagara grape wine with cranberry juice while strolling around the farm that’s been in the Bishop family for 100 years.

Where: Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery, 2730 Hilltown Pike, Perkasie

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Buckingham Valley Vineyards & Winery

A gazebo at Buckingham Vineyards. A gazebo at Buckingham Vineyards.
— Photo by E. Frizzelle for Visit Philadelphia

Celebrating more than 50 years in business, family-owned Buckingham Valley Vineyards & Winery is one of the state’s oldest farm wineries — and Bucks County’s sole winery producing Methode Champenoise sparkling wine. The method involves a secondary fermentation in the bottle, yielding a signature creamy, frothy consistency. There’s a folksy atmosphere on the 40-acre site, with picnic areas and more. Self-guided tours and tastings are available.

Where: Buckingham Valley Vineyards & Winery, 1521 Durham Road, Buckingham

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Crossing Vineyards and Winery

A couple sits on the grass and sips red wine at Crossing Vineyard and Winery A couple sits on the grass and sips red wine at Crossing Vineyard and Winery
— Photo by Visit Philadelphia

With a facility and grounds on a 200-year-old estate less than a mile from where George Washington crossed the Delaware River in 1776, Crossing Vineyards and Winery prides itself on making restrained, European-style wines that have won more than 250 awards. To reduce the need for pesticides and other environmentally harmful or inefficient farming practices, the solar-powered winery uses lasers to evenly plant vines and employs a computerized weather station to gather useful data on the vineyard’s microclimates. The winery hosts private events, weddings, summer concerts, wine education events and special happenings for singles, wine novices and others.

Where: Crossing Vineyards and Winery, 1853 Wrightstown Road, Newtown

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Rose Bank Winery

Situated on a picturesque tract of land originally deeded by William Penn to his daughters, Rose Bank Winery captures the history of Bucks County with its 1719 stone manor house and 1835 barn, both overlooking lush pasture. Visitors to the estate are encouraged to savor the winery’s reds, whites, fruit wines and specialty wines such as chocolate orange port and coffee-like Cappavino.

Where: Rose Bank Winery, 258 Durham Road, Newtown

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05

Rushland Ridge Vineyard and Winery

In the late 1960s, the Ullmans made their first wine on Kings Oak Farm in Huntingdon Valley. In 1986, husband-and-wife team Ed and Lisa purchased 22 acres in central Bucks County and planted an acre of French-American hybrids and native grapes. In 1991, they officially opened Rushland Ridge Vineyard and Winery and built a tasting room. Today, more than a dozen different varietals — including a traditionally crafted port — support the winery.

Where: Rushland Ridge Vineyards and Winery, 2665 Rushland Road, Jamison

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06

Sand Castle Winery

Exterior of Sand Castle Winery Exterior of Sand Castle Winery
— Photo courtesy Sand Castle Winery

This winery is one of the few on the East Coast to produce wines grown exclusively from vinis vinfera — cloned European vines, in this case, from Germany and France. Overlooking the Delaware River, the property features a cliff-side castle that houses a 7,000-square-foot cellar where all of the vinification takes place. It’s open for various levels of tastings, from casual sips to extensive food pairings; public classes round out the experience. Two more Taste locations in Phoenixville and Warrington offer food to accompany wine by the glass.

Where: Sand Castle Winery, 755 River Road, Erwinna

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Taste Phoenixville, 236 Bridge Street, Phoenixville

Taste Warrington, 711 Easton Road, Warrington

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Vivat Alfa Winery

Open since 2013 and formerly known as Alpha and Omega, this Bucks County winery is a simple operation run out of a small fieldstone barn dating back to 1750. Winemaker Richard Adamek went to winemaking school in the former Czechoslovakia and grows his European grapes on plot of land next to the barn.

Where: Vivat Alfa Winery, 3612 Stump Road, Fountainville

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08

Wycombe Vineyards

The Wycombe Vineyards estate has been in Rich Fraser’s family since 1925, first supporting the family pork businesses, and later, in 1965, producing sod. Now, 10 of the 65 acres of fertile farmland are devoted to growing classic vinifera and French-hybrid varietals in various stages of maturity.

Where: Wycombe Vineyards, 1391 Forest Grove Road, Furlong

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Chester County

09

1723 Vineyards

Situated on sprawling land once partially owned by Benjamin Franklin, Landenberg’s 1723 Vineyards is run by Sarah and Ben Cody, fifth-generation farmers from the Midwest. The Codys focus on wines that thrive in the Mid-Atlantic, including cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon, vidal blanc, sauvignon blanc and more.

Where: 1723 Vineyards, 5 McMaster Boulevard, Landenberg

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10

Black Walnut Winery

Founded by two couples who turned a hobby into a career by refurbishing a historic bank barn, Black Walnut Winery uses grapes from neighboring vineyards to produce a dozen locally grown varietals and blends, including chardonnay, merlot and sassy (an off-dry blush wine). Both Black Walnut’s winery and its offsite tasting room in downtown Phoenixville host a variety of events, including live music, throughout the year.

Where: Black Walnut Winery, 3000 Lincoln Highway, Coatesville

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Black Walnut Winery Tasting Room and Wine Bar, 260 Bridge Street, Phoenixville

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11

Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery

Guests enjoying wine outside at Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery Guests enjoying wine outside at Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery
— Photo by J. Fusco for Visit Philadelphia

Wines at Galer are hand-produced exclusively from grapes grown at this Chester County vineyard or from vineyards within a 30-mile radius of the winery. For sampling, there’s a tasting room just off the fermentation room and a deck overlooking the chardonnay vineyard.

Where: Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery, 700 Folly Hill Road, Kennett Square

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12

J. Maki Winery

One of the few local wineries to produce sparkling wine, J. Maki offers tastings of sparkling wine by the glass, along with chardonnays, Gewürztraminer, syrah and ice wine in its handsome tasting room.

Where: J. Maki Winery, 200 Grove Road, Elverson

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13

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 nearly a dozen varieties, including a dessert wine and a holiday wassail. This winery’s tasting room features a concert series in the summer and fall.

Where: Kreutz Creek Vineyards, 553 S. Guernsey Road, West Grove

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14

Paradocx Vineyard

View of grape plants in Paradocx Vineyard View of grape plants in Paradocx Vineyard
— Photo courtesy Paradocx Vineyard

Nestled among rolling hills, Paradocx Vineyard uses homegrown grapes in its dozens of wines. Though shoppers can buy Paradocx wines at retail shops, six farmers markets and through a mail-order wine club, at the winery they can sample wine out of pouches, special “paint” cans (think boxed wine-style in a stylish gallon-size can) or flights.

Where: Paradocx Vineyard, 1833 Flint Hill Road, Landenberg

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15

Stargazers Vineyards

Maintained and operated by owners Alice and John Weygandt, Stargazers Vineyard and Winery is situated on the Brandywine River near the Stargazers Stone, where Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon used celestial navigation to survey the border between Pennsylvania and Maryland. Open seasonally, Stargazers lets visitors wander past its vines and into its production winery.

Where: Stargazers Vineyard, 1024 Wheatland Drive, Coatesville

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Stone Barn Cellars Winery

The folks behind this winery and tasting room, located on the banks of French Creek in a historic German bank barn, pride themselves on the winery’s environmental friendliness, including the use of solar panels and tasting room floors made from trees harvested on-site. Keep an eye on the spot’s events calendar for painting nights, yoga, food events and more.

Where: Stone Barn Cellars Winery, 3050 Pottstown Pike, Spring City

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Va La Vineyards

Group tasting wine outside in the vineyard at Va La Vineyards Group tasting wine outside in the vineyard at Va La Vineyards
— Photo courtesy Steve Belkowitz

Lauded as one of the country’s best wineries by The Wine Advocate and The Daily Meal, Va La Vineyards prides itself on individuality. Winemaker Anthony Vietri sections his tiny vineyard into four plots where he co-cultivates vines and lets the soil determine what they turn into.

Where: Va La Vineyards, 8820 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale

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Wayvine Vineyard & Winery

A pair of Penn State University alums put their agriculture degrees to good use, hand planting five acres of grapes on a Nottingham farm. Their roster of wines leans European in style but does include Carmine, a deep red varietal developed on North American soil.

Where: Wayvine Vineyard & Winery, 4374 Forge Road, Nottingham

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Delaware County

19

Chaddsford Winery

Guests drinking wine at Chaddsford Winery Guests drinking wine at Chaddsford Winery
— Photo courtesy Chaddsford Winery

Awards keep pouring in for Chaddsford Winery, whose owners turned an 18th-century barn into a premium wine operation in 1982, eventually expanding to their current 30,000-cases-a-year output of dry reds and whites, as well as sweet seasonal favorites. Set amid the rolling hills of the Brandywine Valley, between Longwood Gardens and the Brandywine River Museum of Art, the Delaware County winery hosts wine-and-food pairings and live music events, in addition to tastings and tours. A second location in Bucks County’s Peddler’s Village offers tastings and sales.

Where: Chaddsford Winery, 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford

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Chaddsford Winery at Peddlers Village, 45 Peddlers Village, New Hope

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Grace Winery

Grace Winery and Sweetwater Farm sits on 50 acres along the Brandywine Valley in Delaware County. A vineyard, winery and inn, the bucolic venue hosts overnight guests in its Manor House and cottages and welcomes visitors into a renovated 1750 bank barn turned into a winery, tasting room and event space.

Where: Grace Winery, 50 Sweetwater Road, Glen Mills

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21

Penns Woods Winery

A vineyard at Penns Woods Winery A vineyard at Penns Woods Winery
— Photo courtesy Penns Woods Winery

With more than 40 years of experience in the wine business, former wine importer and Abruzzese winemaker Gino Razzi produces internationally award-winning wines at Penns Woods Winery. Visitors savor his creations at the tasting room; buy locally made honey, chocolate and candles in the gift shop; and do yoga in the vineyard.

Where: Penns Woods Winery, 124 Beaver Valley Road, Chadds Ford

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Montgomery County

22

A'Dello Vineyard & Winery

A’Dello Vineyard and Winery’s recipes and methods come from hundreds of years of family winemaking in Italy. Visitors bring their own food to enjoy while tasting signature reds and whites, semi-sweet whites, blushes and fruity wines, available on the patio and at the wine bar. The winery also offers yoga classes and year-round live music.

Where: A'dello Vineyard & Winery, 21 Simmons Road, Perkiomenville

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23

Boyd's Cardinal Hollow Winery

At Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery, guests can sample more than 25 different wines, including varieties with unusual ingredients such as mango, spicy strawberry, agave and cranberry. Open-minded oenophiles love the hazelnut port, jalapeño wine and whiskey mead. The family-owned winery hosts wine classes and sells at stores and markets throughout the area.

Where: Boyd's Cardinal Hollow Winery, 1830 West Point Pike, Lansdale

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Cardinal Hollow Wine Bar at PK's Carribean Cafe, 1729 Markley Street, Norristown

Lahaska Tasting Room, 5860 Lower York Road, Lahaska

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24

Country Creek Vineyard and Winery

Crafting wines from Pennsylvania-grown fruit and French-American hybrid grapes is a family affair at this winery on the border of Bucks and Montgomery counties. A circa 1856 dairy barn serves as a production facility, but it’s not all business: The site hosts live bands, yoga and other events.

Where: County Creek Vineyard and Winery, 133 Cressman Road, Telford

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Stone & Key Cellars

Stone & Key Cellars specializes in bringing visitors the full experience of creating their own wine — from the design, based on a grape-tasting session with professional winemakers, to crushing, pressing, blending, bottling and, of course, drinking. If that sounds like too much work, visitors can sample and purchase pre-made house wines and ciders in the tasting room or participate in the Quarter Barrel Club, through which 24 participants meet at a series of pressings, barrel tastings and bottling events to create six wines, all with a focus on fun and making new friends.

Where: Stone & Key Cellars, 435 Doylestown Road, Montgomeryville

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Philadelphia

26

City Winery

City Winery, Philadelphia’s first urban winery, offers tours, tastings and live music in the Fashion District in Center City. The vintner, with locations in other cities across the United States, focuses on terroir, a French expression of specific varietals that grow in certain climates and soils. Grapes sourced from vineyards around the world become part of a winemaking process that yields cabernet sauvignon, pinot noir, malbec and Mendoza.

Where: City Winery, 990 Filbert Street

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Bucks County

Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery
Buckingham Valley Vineyards & Winery
Crossing Vineyards and Winery
Rose Bank Winery
Rushland Ridge Vineyard and Winery
Sand Castle Winery
Vivat Alfa Winery
Wycombe Vineyards

Chester County

1723 Vineyards
Black Walnut Winery
Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery
J. Maki Winery
Kreutz Creek Vineyards
Paradocx Vineyard
Stargazers Vineyards
Stone Barn Cellars Winery
Va La Vineyards
Wayvine Vineyard & Winery

Delaware County

Chaddsford Winery
Grace Winery
Penns Woods Winery

Montgomery County

A'Dello Vineyard & Winery
Boyd's Cardinal Hollow Winery
Country Creek Vineyard and Winery
Stone & Key Cellars

Philadelphia

City Winery

Explore Wine Trails in Philadelphia’s Surrounding Counties

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Brandywine Valley Wine Trail
Bucks County Wine Trail
Montgomery County Wine Trail
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