Love wine but not able to get to Napa anytime soon? Try a local wine tour with friends. Wine tours are quickly becoming the hot new way to explore your city. Whether you are taking in a wine tour in Philadelphia, PA, exploring a wine tour in NJ or just trying out a local winery near you, wine tours are a great way to package all your options into one place. But how do you choose which wineries to visit? It can be hard to narrow down your choices with so many wonderful wineries in the area. Here is a listing of some the most popular wineries to tour!
SOUTHERN CHESTER COUNTY WINERIES
If you’re near Southern Chester County, the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail may be just the tour you’re looking for. With six wineries and orchards, and historical attractions, this wine tour offers wine lovers the opportunity to visit wineries in the region between the Delaware and Chesapeake Rivers.
OLD STONE CIDER WINERY (http://www.oldstonecider.com/)
Old Stone Cider’s Tasting Room is in a historic barn. Events include wine tastings and barbecue.
BORDERLAND VINERYARD (ww.borderlandvineyard.com/)
Boderland Vineyard in Landenberg began operation in 2006. The vineyard creates wine from Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sauvignon Blanc grapes. The winemakers have experimented with Syrah and Malbec varieties. The winery offers tastings and seasonal events.
KREUTZ CREEK VINEYARD (www.kreutzcreekvineyards.com/)
Kreutz Creek Vineyards and Winery began production in 1989, opened their tasting room in 2003, and have won numerous competitions. The winery produces dry whites, dry reds, semi-dry, dessert and seasonal wines including traditional Wassail. Seasonal events in the vineyard include movie nights and evening concerts.
1723 VINEYARD (www.1723vineyards.com/)
The McMaster Farm in Landenberg is the site of 1723 vineyards. A portion of the land settled in 1723, was once owned by Benjamin Franklin. The vineyard grows Muscat Ottonel, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, and other regional varieties to create their distinctive Pennsylvania wines.
WAYVINE WINERY & VINEYARD (www.wayvine.wine/)
At the end of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail is Wayvine Winery and Vineyard in Nottingham is operated by a friendly family who enjoys having a glass of wine with their guests.
PARADOCX VINEYARD (www.paradocx.com/)
Paradocx Vineyard in Landenberg has a unique story. The four owners are all practicing doctors and have a full-time staff to manage the vineyard. They grow Vidal, Vinifera, and Chambourcin grapes to create their wines. The Paradocx Vineyard tasting room is open on weekends for tastings, private parties, corporate events, and special occasions. Paradocx features a wine club and shop and sells their wines at local farmer’s markets.
NOTABLE WINERIES IN NORTHERN CHESTER/BERKS COUNTY AND LANCASTER
- J Maki Winery (www.jmakiwinery.com)
- Mantawny Creek Winery (manatawnycreekwinery.com)
- Ridgewood Winery (manatawnycreekwinery.com)
- Kog Hill Winery (http://www.koghillwinery.com/)
- Blair Vineyards (http://setterridgevineyards.com/)
- Moon Dancer Winery (http://www.moondancerwinery.com/)
- Grandview Winery (http://www.thevineyardatgrandview.com/)
- The Vineyards at Hershey (http://vineyardathershey.com/)
- Nissely Winery (https://nissleywine.com/)
- Waltz Vineyard (https://www.waltzvineyards.com/)
No matter whether the winery you chose is in the Finger Lakes, the Poconos, Seneca Lake, Cape May or around the corner, consider renting a luxury limousine from Dynasty Limousine Service. We can get you the wineries of your choice comfortably and easily. You don’t have to think about any planning. Our fleet makes securing a pleasant, serene and modern transportation experiences a total piece of cake. It doesn’t matter if you want to go to a couple of notable wineries. It doesn’t matter if you want to head to them all. We can provide you a winery day that’s one for the record books!