Chaddsford Winery

Located in the Atlantic Uplands district of southeastern Pennsylvania in the Brandywine Valley, Chaddsford Winery has achieved a national reputation for producing premium wines of world-class structure. Founded in 1982 by proprietors Eric and Lee Miller, the boutique winery is Pennsylvania’s largest and most acclaimed winery. At the forefront of Pennsylvania winemaking, Chaddsford Winery has received critical acclaim from wine writers and drinkers throughout the country, including Robert Parker, The Wine Spectator, Bon App├ętit, and The Robb Report.

Last month I received a package from Chaddsford including several wines from their award-winning lineup. I’ve sampled 3 to date and have included my summaries below:

From the heralded 2007 vintage comes the Syrah. Retailing for a very fair $19, the wine offers aromas of charcoal, smoke, and vanilla. A medium-bodied wine perfect for sipping on its own or pairing with grilled meats. Flavors of black pepper, dark fruit, and a hint of tobacco help make this tasty wine the perfect Christmas present for your wine-loving friend.

Also from the ’07 vintage is the Pinot Noir. The light, ruby colored Pinot displays beautiful aromas of cherry, blackberry and spice. A medium body Pinot made in a classic Burgundian style. My first Atlantic Uplands Pinot Noir, and certainly not my last.

Rounding out my tasting is a variety that is finding a home in the fertile soils of Pennsylvania. Retailing for $18, the ’07 Pinot Grigio delivers from start to finish. A nose of honey, lemon, and toasted almonds, help set the stage for a refreshingly crisp, zesty wine.

No matter the wine or vintage, Eric is serving up some of the best offerings on the East Coast. Cheers!

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4 thoughts on “Chaddsford Winery

  1. Don’t be jealous! Come by and taste what I’ve been up to. Let me know when you are coming and either I’ll meet you or make sure someone is here who speaks vino.


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