Spring is in the air, and what better way to see the beautiful sights of South-Eastern Pennsylvania then to venture off on a wine trail?
During weekends in March, The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail holds their annual Barrels on the Brandywine event. Here you will enjoy barrel tastings from seven wineries mid way between Philadelphia and Lancaster. All the wineries are within 50 miles of each other, and you can enjoy tastings, tours and picnics at each vineyard!
Last month, I got the chance to visit one of the wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail called Twin Brook Winery. Located in the quaint town of Gap, Pa, I immediately fell in love with their picturesque estate that is both charming and welcoming.
While visiting the winery, my boyfriend and I were lucky enough to take a tour with the winemaker himself, Tim Jobe. Tim gave us the grand tour of the winery, showing us all the hard work and patience that goes into the wine making process. He showed us how the wine is bottled in house, and how he makes around 300 cases a day (that’s a lot of wine!)
After the tour, we sampled some of their fine wines. I prefer more of a drier wine, so my favorite was the 2010 Cabernet Franc. We were told that 2010 was a great year for wine so it created this rich, fruity, full-bodied wine that I just had to buy!
Twin Brook Winery is also home to several award winning wines. Recently, they were awarded two medals in a California Wine Competition and three in the PA Farm Show Competition.
And be sure to check our their new location in Lititz which is still under renovation and scheduled to open soon.
For more information on The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail, or any of their seven wineries: visit www.bvwinetrail.com