Both the Brandywine Valley and Bucks County are gaining increasing respect as East Coast producers of quality wine, and visiting just one, or several, of the area wineries is a lovely way to spend a day. You’ll pass rolling farmlands, quaint towns, antiques shops, restaurants, and historic inns and bed-and-breakfasts as you drive between wineries. Each winery is different in size, style, and varieties of wine produced, and each has its own story. All are relatively small, making for an intimate visit, and many are family-owned-and-operated.
Most of the area wineries are part of Brandywine Valley Wine Trail or the Bucks County Wine Trail, and many offer wine tastings and winery tours for free or a small fee. Winery hours change seasonally, so check the websites below before visiting.
Brandywine Valley Wine Trail
Black Walnut Winery: 3000 Lincoln Hwy., Sadsburyville, 610/857-5566
Chaddsford Winery: 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, 610/388- 6221
Kreutz Creek Vineyards: 553 S. Guernsey Rd., West Grove, 610/869- 4412
Paradocx Vineyard: 1833 Flint Hill Rd., Landenberg, 610/255-5684
Penns Woods Winery: 124 Beaver Valley Rd., Chadds Ford, 610/459- 0808
Twin Brook Winery: 5697 Strasburg Rd., Gap, 717/442-4915
Bucks County Wine Trail
Buckingham Valley Vineyards: 1521 Rte. 413, Buckingham, 215/794- 7188
Crossing Vineyards & Winery: 1853 Wrightstown Rd., Washington Crossing, 215/493-6500
New Hope Winery: 6123 Lower York Rd., Rte. 202, New Hope, 215/794-2331
Peace Valley Winery: 300 Old Limekiln Rd., Chalfont, 215/249- 9058
Rose Bank Winery: 258 Durham Rd., Newtown, 215/860-5899
Rushland Ridge Vineyards: 2665 Rushland Rd., Rushland, 215/598-0251
Sand Castle Winery: 755 River Rd. (Rte. 32), Erwinna, 800/722-9469
Wycombe Vineyards: 1391 Forest Grove Rd., Furlong, 215/598- 9463
Unami Ridge Winery: 2144 Kumry Rd., Quakertown, 215/804- 5445
Excerpted from the Third Edition of Moon Philadelphia .