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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pennsylvania and Delaware Wine and Ale Trails



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Pennsylvania and Delaware Wine and Ale Trails 

Southeastern Pennsylvania Wine Trails Some of Pennsylvania’s vineyards are at the highest elevation east of the Rocky Mountains, while others are in the river valleys of the southeast corner of the state and is one of the top grape-growing states and consistently ranks in the top 10 for wine production, including: 


o   Whites - Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Vidal Blanc
o   Reds - Cabernet Sauvingon, Pinot Noir and Chambourcin.


Philadelphia Wine Country The southeast corner of Pennsylvania is known as the Philadelphia Countryside Region. It stretches from Philadelphia to the north, west and southwest with scenery filled with rich, lush farmland and river valleys. Three wine trails are located in this region:


·         Montgomery County - three wineries between Philadelphia and Allentown
·         Bucks County and its nine wineries
·         Brandywine - west and south of Philadelphia.


Brandywine Valley along scenic southeastern Pennsylvania, between historic Philadelphia and the Amish countryside, are eight wineries within a 50 mile radius.


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The Brandywine Valley is Home to several Craft Breweries


Craft Breweries have gained significant popularity in recent years, due to a receptive craft-brewing culture. Also, water from the Brandywine Valley is:
  • chlorine and fluoride free, and
  • abundant with minerals that leave the beer with a refreshing taste.
Following the Colonial tradition, the beer is unpasteurized and unfiltered with four ingredients: water, whole flour hops, grains, and cultured brewer yeast. It is also canned sustainably with recyclable aluminum.


Delaware Wine Trail The local climate benefits from the moderating effects of Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. Inland, the state becomes quite rural and agriculturally based, particularly in the south. Grape-growing and wine production  consists of three wineries, with adjacent vineyards growing Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.


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