Ahhh wine. I cannot tell a lie. I love the stuff! I didn’t always like it. As a kid I wasn’t really a fan at all (growing up in an Italian family, we were allowed the occasional glass of wine). Even as a young adult, I wouldn’t say wine excited me. I enjoyed the occassional glass of white wine – but red wine was really not to my liking. Then I hit 30. Don’t ask me why, but around the age of 30 I started to really enjoy wine. My tastes also seemed to go from enjoying white wine to enjoying red. I’m far from a wine connoisseur – but over the last 20 years, I’ve really started to learn about the wines that I enjoy. I love medium or full bodied wines with the flavors of spices, currants, berries, chocolate… I do NOT like to taste leather, smoke, wood or tobacco in my wine. That about covers the depth of my wine knowledge! 🙂
Whether you simply enjoy an occasional glass of wine, love all types of wine, or have a specific favorite – wine is a wonderful thing, meant to be enjoyed with family and friends. And you don’t have to live in California or Tuscany to learn more about wine. Pennsylvania has some wonderful wineries, fun wine trails, and exciting wine events – right here in our own backyard.
The PA Winery Association has a comprehensive site that includes an interactive map, listings of wine events as well as how to plan a trip. Scroll down below and see our “WOWED BY WINE” section. We’ve listed some great local wineries. So get out there this summer and have some fun with wine!
“WOWED BY WINE” ATTRACTIONS
Penns Woods Winery, Chadds Ford
As if vino weren’t enough of an attraction, soothe your body and soul with a one-hour yoga class followed by a wine tasting. Win-win.
Sand Castle Winery, Erwinna
Tour and Tasting of 100% European Wine Varietals in beautiful Bucks County.
Crossing Vineyards, Washington Crossing
Offering many public events throughout the year, including food and wine pairings and tastings, wine classes, holiday themed events and the Summer Wine and Music Series.
New Hope Winery, New Hope
Live music is the name of the game at New Hope Winery. Lots of genres and dates to choose from, plus lots of private event space.
Kreutz Creek Vineyards, West Grove
Summer Saturday nights are filled with live music, and in November it’s movie nights!
Black Walnut Winery, Sadsburyville
Located in a 200+ yr. old bank barn in Chester County – the owners have renovated the facility for wine tasting and events, but kept that old world feel to reflect the historic craft of winemaking.
Stone & Key Cellars, Montgomeryville
Music Bingo up your alley? Or maybe a little yoga with your vino? Check it out!
Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery, Kennett Square
Located behind Longwood Gardens, enjoy an evening of live music along with your tasting.
For more information on Pennsylvania wineries, visit pennsylvaniawine.com .