Grapes - wine trailBrandywine Valley is home to many great attractions-from museums to natural gardens to historic houses--and among them is the famed Brandywine Valley Wine Trail, home of some of Pennsylvania's best wines. The upcoming arrival of fall will also mark the beginning of harvest season for Brandywine Valley and with that it's time to prepare for the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail's annual Harvest Festival! This year's Harvest Festival will feature perennial favorites, like vineyard hayrides, tours, and-of course-wine tasting.

The Harvest Festival will also feature live music, as well as unprecedented access to Pennsylvania's spectacular Brandywine Valley Wine Trail region. The picturesque Pennsylvania wine country allows ample opportunities for picnicking with a fragrant, lush vineyard as the backdrop. Whether you want to pack a few snacks or enjoy some of the casual BBQ dining options available during the Harvest Festival, the pastoral setting is the perfect place to unwind. Or, explore the neighboring Delaware side to the Brandywine Valley and any number of fine dining establishments between Wilmington and the wine trail area. Learn more on the Good Taste Blog.

Stomp for a Cure

Brandywine Valley Wine TrailOne of the highlights of this year's festivities is the Stomp for a Cure event taking place at each vineyard. The members of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail are all working together to kick-off Breast Cancer Awareness month by allowing Harvest Festival visitors to have a chance to stomp grapes. For a donation, participants will get to grape stomp to their heart's content and experience first-hand the old world's favorite wine making method. Each vineyard on the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail is participating and independently scheduling their own stomps, so for more information about reserving a space please contact the wineries directly. Don't forget to bring a change of clothes!


Brandywine Valley Wine Trail's Harvest Festival offers a unique opportunity to visit all of the distinct Pennsylvania wineries on the trail with the Passport. For sale beginning in late August, the Passport allows holders to visit each vineyard in one trip. Purchase of a passport also comes with a commemorative wine glass.

Event Details

The Harvest Festival takes place on September 27, 2014 from noon through 5PM at participating wineries, which include Black Walnut Winery, Borderland Vineyard, Kruetz Creek Vineyards, Paradocx Vineyard, Patone Cellars, and Penns Woods Winery. For more information please visit

The Brandywine Valley offers a great sensory experience-from sights to smells to taste and beyond-and there is no better time to savor the full bodied flair of one of Pennsylvania's most stunning regions than at this year's Brandywine Valley Wine Trail's Harvest Festival.

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