The Vintage Atlantic Wine Region stretches from the Brandywine Valley in Southeastern Pennsylvania down to the eastern shore of Maryland, and east across southern Delaware to Cape May and the Jersey Shore. It encompasses more than 60 wineries, some newly opened, some with decades of experience, spread over six wine trails in four different states.
The French wine magazine Gilbert & Gaillard once compared the geography of the Delaware Valley to Bordeaux. Both regions share the same soil of gravel and loam, with layers of clay and sand allowing for good drainage and for vine roots to reach lower layers of soil. They share the same Atlantic climates, mellowed by the rivers that flow through them.
And now, they share great wines - wines that have, in some competitions, beaten their European counterparts in blind tasting events.
The local connection to the Vintage Atlantic Wine Region are the tasting rooms of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail, many just minutes away from the gates of Longwood Gardens, Brandywine River Museum of Art, Winterthur Museum Garden & Library and other world-class attractions found throughout Wilmington & the Brandywine Valley.
For a complete list of local wineries, and for information on events and trails, visit vintageatlanticwine.com.