Wine Trail wineries team up for benefit to fight breast cancer
● By Lev
The six member wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail are kicking off their annual campaign to support the fight against breast cancer.
The 12th Annual Harvest Festival marks the opportunity to donate to two local breast cancer charities while participating in traditional grape stomping, or by purchasing selected wines. The festival celebration takes place Sept. 27 and 28, and Oct. 4 and 5, from noon to 5 p.m. each day.
During the festival, donations to Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition may be made by those choosing to take part in grape stomping, taking place at all wineries. In addition, the purchase of designated wines will benefit Living Beyond Breast Cancer or the Delaware Breast Cancer Coalition. The Brandywine Valley Wine Trail will continue to donate a portion of wine purchases to these charities throughout October, their designated “Think Pink, Drink Pink” month.
Every winery will be offering their own harvest festival
activities. Participants can buy a
Harvest Festival Passport ($15) online or at any member winery to sample
wines at all member wineries and get a commemorative wine glass. Passports are
valid for Harvest Festival weekends only.
For more information, visit www.bvwinetrail.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 610-444-3842.
The participating wineries are:
Black Walnut Winery
3000 Lincoln Highway, Sadsburyville, 610-857-5566
There will be wine, food and live music on the outdoor patio. Wines will be sold by the glass and by the bottle. Play horseshoes and bocce on the lawn. There will be free concerts from 1 to 5 p.m. each day. On Sept. 27 and 28, Forno Inferno will be making gourmet wood-fired brick oven pizzas as well as kettle corn.
Grape stomping: Oct. 4 at 2:30, 2:45, 3 and 3:15 p.m., with a maximum of six people per time slot . Call 610-857-5566 to make reservations. A minimum $5 donation is required to participate.
332 Indiantown Rd., Landenberg, 215-436-9154
There will be food, music and shopping under tents all four days of the Harvest Festival. At the grape stomping on Oct. 4, participants need to sign up in advance. Bring a towel and a change of clothes. The schedule is: Sept. 27, jazz by Gusten Lutter & Friends; foods sold by Nick Delia's Ramblin' Street Grill; Oxford Handbags will be set up. Sept. 28, music by Sharon Sable and Shawn Qaissaunee; crepe cake slices from Y'or So Swee; Foot Bling Things will be set up, along with the Passionista Fashion Truck. Oct. 4, music by the Bickel Brothers; food from Jaime Woolley of Someone's In The Kitchen; Oxford Handbags and Foot Bling Things will be set up.
Kreutz Creek Vineyards
553 S. Guernsey Rd., West Grove, 610-869-4412
On Sept. 27, and 28, there will be folk music and songs from the '70s and '80s by the Moondawgs from 2 to 5 p.m. On Oct. 4 and 5, the Sin Brothers will play classic pop from 2 to 5 p.m. Foods will be served by the Italian Scallion. Grape stomping is on Oct. 4 from 3 to 5 p.m. Call for reservations.
1833 Flint Hill Rd., Landenberg, 610-444-9003
Call to schedule a grape stomping time for Oct. 4. There will be a food truck/food vendor on site both weekends. The Outdoor Concert Series concludes during the Harvest Festival weekends. Admission (includes one glass of wine) is $10 for ages 21 and older, and free for those under 21. The schedule includes: Sept. 27, 5 to 9 p.m., Knowlton Point; Oct. 4 from 5 to 9 p.m., the Essentials. Visitors can tour a corn maze or rope maze, drive a pedal cart, operate a sling shot, throw horseshoes and take a hayride. Admission is $10 (under 5 free).
1051 Wickerton Rd., Landenberg, 302-545-7388
Call to schedule a grape stomping time on Oct. 4.
Penns Woods Winery
124 Beaver Valley Rd., Chadds Ford, 610-459-0808
Food trucks on site are: Sept 27, Koi on the Go (noon to 5 p.m.); Sept. 28, Sum Pig Food Truck (noon to 5 p.m.); Oct. 4, The Pizza Wagon Catering Company (noon to 5 p.m.). Free lawn concerts are: Sept. 27, Arianne Rox (1 to 5 p.m.); Oct. 4, Capture the Flag acoustic rock duo (1 to 5 p.m.); Oct. 5, Greg Jones (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.). Call to schedule a stomping time for Oct. 4. On Sept. 28, visitors can pack a picnic and enjoy a day at the vineyard.