Follow a trail of nine distinctive wineries from the largest producer in PA, Chaddsford Winery, to unique family farmed wines. Our wineries offer vineyard tours, special events and tastings of award-winning wines.
Come enjoy concerts, hayrides, barrel tastings and barbeques along the wine trail of the Brandywine Valley.
Day 1: Pennsylvania's climate and terrain provide some of the best growing conditions on the east coast and the Brandywine Valley's bucolic countryside is home to many fine wineries.
Start out in the southern end of Chester County at one of the oldest and largest wineries in the region, Chaddsford Winery. Here tour, taste and explore the wonderful world of east coast wines.
Move on to nearby Penns Woods Winery - appropriately named for a Pennsylvania winery. Penns Woods is so dedicated to PA as a wine-making region, they donate one dollar from the sale of each bottle to PA State College of Agriculture for viticulture research.
Finally stop by the Flickerwood Wine Cellars Tasting Room in beautiful Kennett Square. While Flickerwood Wine Cellars is located in Kane, PA, the winery offers their vintages in a tasting room here in the Brandywine Valley. Enjoy wine tastings, music and special events all on the lovely main street of Kennett Square.
Day 2: Start the day at a small unique winery - VaLa Family Farmed Wines. The winery produces a mere 1200 cases per year of one- of- a- kind blends and tastings are paired with local artisan cheeses, fresh breads, mushrooms (a regional specialty) and other bounty of the Brandywine.
Continue on to Paradocx Vineyard, named for the four proprietors - four practicing physicians - "a pair of docs." Paradocx offers tastings at both their vineyard/winery on 100 acres of picturesque countryside (30 acres are under vine) and at a tasting room at the Shoppes at Longwood Village.
Move on to nearby Kreutz Creek Vineyards & Winery where 18 varieties of grapes are cultivated on eight of their 20 acres. Wine making and tastings are held on site as well as at their tasting room in the heart of the main streets of West Chester - Gay St.
Finally visit Stargazers Vineyard and Winery overlooking the Brandywine Creek. The vineyard is located near the "Stargazers Stone" which is the location Mason & Dixon used in surveying; they were known as "stargazers" for their use of celestial navigation.
Day 3: Moving west amid the rolling hills of Chester County, you will find Black Walnut Winery and tasting room located in a beautifully renovated 200 year old bank barn. Taste a full range of viniferous and hybrid wines from very dry to sweet.
West of Black Walnut in Twin Brook Winery, a 667 acre farm complete with vineyards and a beautifully restored 19th century barn housing wine-making facilities and rustically elegant tasting/sales room.
Finally, in the north-western tip of Chester County sits J. Maki Winery, known for award-wining champagne and ice wine. J Maki's other unique feature is the presence of a female wine-maker; a rarity in the wine business.