Looking to do something fun and a little different? Why not escape the hustle and bustle of Philadelphia and visit some local wineries? All you need to do is follow the Brandywine Wine Trail.
Whether it’s a boy or girls’ day out, a romantic getaway for two or celebrating a special day or event, exploring the trail as it winds through bucolic southeastern Pennsylvania is a relaxing and unique adventure. You’ll pass many different wineries, eateries and historic landmarks on the way, all within a fifty-mile radius. Even better, leave the driving to the professionals and hire one of our chauffeur driven limousines for a stress-free tour in luxury, safety and comfort. Here are some of the trail’s highlights.
Amongst the streams and woodlands of Landenberg, siblings Karen Kalb Anderson and Kurt Kalb started the Borderland Vineyard in 2006 on their family-owned farm. Pet a sheep or two as you make your way to the tasting room and seating area, anticipating their delicious, small batch wines.
Situated in the historic Brandywine Valley, Grace Winery is housed in a 1750’s barn whose original purpose was to malt barley and other grains for distilled spirits. The name Grace Winery, as well as the dragonfly logo, are a tribute to the former proprietor of the establishment, Chris Le Vine’s sister Gracie. Whether for wine, beer tasting or seasonal cocktails, their Vineyard tasting patio is the ideal location to enjoy a drink while watching the sun set behind the vineyard.
Kreutz Creek Vineyards and Winery
Owners Carole and Jim Kirkpatrick have been making wine since 1989. They’re known for their friendliness and hospitality, as well as their award-winning wines. Located in West Grove, their winery and tasting room are surrounded by sun-soaked vineyards. If you’re lucky enough to be there on the weekend, you’ll be treated to live music.
Wayvine Winery and Vinyards (Wilson Vineyard)
Off the beaten path and then some, you’ll find Wayvine Winery and Vineyards in rural Nottingham. It’s a family operation with brothers Zachery and James Wilson at the helm. The family will welcome you into the modest tasting room in their home’s converted garage. You’ll enjoy a personal tasting and can even purchase the local art decorating the walls. There’s a gorgeous outdoor patio with seating, so bring along some French bread and cheese for nibbling as you savor the wine.
Paradocx Vineyard (PDX)
Prepare to uncork, relax and unwind in Landenberg, Pennsylvania’s own Paradocx Vineyard. Owned and operated by the Hoffman and Harris Families, the vineyard’s unusual name is a clever reference to the four principle owners—all practicing physicians. (Pair of Docs.)
Enjoy the picturesque view of one hundred rolling acres as you indulge in a ten-dollar flight of wine. Want to take some home? They sell their wines in three-liter paint cans! What a fun gift or souvenir.
Old Stone Cider
Need a break from wine? Try some hard apple cider from Old Stone Cider, situated inside a rebuilt Pennsylvania bank barn. This family-run orchard is proud to grow heirloom apple varieties bred specifically for fermenting into hard cider. If cider’s not for you, they offer local craft beers, as well.
Exploring the Brandywine Valley’s wineries will surely make for a memorable and enjoyable day trip. When you’ve had your fill, just pack up your souvenirs and let our professional chauffeurs handle the rest. You’ll have plenty of time on the way back to plan your next Philadelphia wine tour.