New Brandywine trail leads to wine and art

Get your walking shoes and jump in your car. The new Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail is open. The Trail incorporates all Brandywine Valley wine-based businesses including wineries, vineyards and wine bars, and celebrates the art of wine and the artistic heritage of the beautiful Brandywine Region by providing artisanal themes every month during the year.

The theme for August is painting. Several of the exhibits were featured in last week’s Art Watch by Lele Galer.

In September, wineries and tasting rooms along the trail will be highlighting local sculptures in their tasting rooms. Please remember that in September and October many wineries are harvesting their grapes.

October,  wineries and tasting rooms along the trail will be highlighting art with a theme of Harvest in their tasting rooms. Culinary events and artisan food will be featured.

In November, wineries and tasting rooms along the trail will be highlighting local ceramic artists in their tasting rooms.

Fifteen local wineries and dozens of artists and artisans are participating.

Wineries in the wine trail

The Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail brings attention to local artists, sculptors, ceramic artists and small farm run artisan food products, as they show and sell their art and produce at our local award winning wineries.

The website,, will also offer a detailed list of the grape varieties grown in this region, with commentary by vineyard owners and managers as well as interviews posted with the winery owners, managers, wine makers and wine bloggers of our area. As the Brandywine Valley Wine industry expands, the new wine trail can provide the information that consumers and wine enthusiasts need to know about what makes this area of Pennsylvania such a great place to grow grapes and make award winning wines.

Autumn by Lele Galer

Autumn by Lele Galer

"Linking artists, artisans and wineries just seems like a natural combination to me" says Artisan Trail Manager Lele Galer. "This area has so many interesting home-grown things going on, great wine, beer, food, and art, and so many fantastic people creating marvelous local products - it just makes sense that we should all work together and showcase what we have that is unique to the Brandywine Valley and Chester County." Galer also notes that the tourism industry is thriving here, and that "wonderful organizations like the Brandywine Visitor's Center" help to make this area a destination location for wine, the arts, music, food and other local artisan products.

As for the future of this new exciting Trail, Galer states, "we are evolving, and will continue to grow with the participation and input from our local artists, wineries, and other wine-related businesses." With new vineyards and wineries springing up every year in the Brandywine Valley, there was no existing Trail that made our community and tourists aware of all of these exciting new and established wine businesses. Particularly for small wineries or wineries off the beaten path, they need to have their locations listed in one comprehensive Wine Trail to draw visitors. This new free Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail site hopefully helps to draw new customers to wine businesses for the enjoyment of both great wines and great art. "We are lucky to live in a very artistically rich community, and we hope that the Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail will help strengthen that sense of a creative community for our area and as a destination location for visitors travelling here".

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