Wrap up summer and greet fall at Paradocx Vineyard
● By Lev
Paradocx Vineyard in Landenberg is marking its 10th year with a busy schedule of events this fall.
The A-Maize-Ing Wine and Harvest Adventure, which opened on Aug. 30, continues through Dec. 7. Visitors can tour the seven-acre corn maze, enjoy wine and cider by the glass, shop for pumpkins, mums and gourds, and cozy up by the campfire for s'mores. The area is open Fridays from 5 to 8 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 7 p.m. Tickets for the Harvest Package are $10 (free for ages 5 and younger), including the corn maze, pedal cart, sling shot, horseshoes, rope maze and hayride. Tickets for the corn maze only are $6 (5 and younger free with adult). Tickets for activities only are $5 for all ages (adult supervision required), including pedal cart, sling shot, horseshoes, rope maze and hayride.
The winery is also welcoming area residents for the Sixth Annual Community Day on Oct. 11 from noon to 5 p.m. Local artisans, including painter Karen O'Lone-Hahn, will exhibit. Visitors can sample products from Farm Fromage, Taste of Artisnal Market Cheese, Neuchatel Chocolates, Mojo Popcorn, BV Honey and others. There will be wine and hard cider served by the glass.
The Summer Concert Series at the winery is extending into the fall, with live folk-pop music by Ben Arnold and Rory Sullivan on Sept. 13, rock by Knowlton Point on Sept. 27, and pop-rock by the Essentials on Oct. 4. Tickets are $10, including one glass of selected wine (under 21 free).
On Oct. 18, it's time for the Race Throug the Grapes 5K Run/Walk, with proceeds benefiting the Dr. Gregory DeSimone Memorial Scholarship fund for local students pursuing careers in emergency medicine or as a physician's assistant. The run begins at 11 a.m. at the winery, with a reception and time of remembrance at 6 p.m. The participation fee is $50. Registration forms and more information is available online.
The winery is at 1833 Flint Hill Rd., Landenberg. Regular hours are Fridays through Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 610-255-5684 or visit www.paradocx.com.