As of recent, I’ve had a desire to “up” my wine/entertaining skills. Perhaps it’s the wine class I recently took with my family. Perhaps it’s also the fact that I’m watching Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown while writing this post. So it’s so fortuitous that this past week I was invited to a tour of the beautiful Chaddsford Winery, one of the oldest and well-known wineries in the state of Pennsylvania. Food Shelter PR arranged a bus ride to the winery, about 45 minutes outside of the city. It was great to be with such great company, including Philly blogger friends!
The team at Chaddsford Winery who kindly took us on a tour and explained every aspect of the wine-making process were Corey, Jim and Lauren. It really is amazing to learn from people who are absolute experts in wine-making and wine-drinking. We indulged in several stations of delicious wine and food pairings. Fine wine and food on a summer night; it doesn’t get much better. The wines we sampled included the ’16 Sauvignon Blanc (as seen on the blog here before), ’17 Artisan Series Dry Rosé, ’16 Harbinger (I’m still learning to be a red wine lover, but I did indeed love this wine), and ’17 Cabernet Sauvignon. A highlight for sure was tasting the Cabernet Sauvignon straight from the barrel while it was still aging. We learned everything from the aging to the bottling process, all while sipping on amazing wine.
The evening concluded at the Slushie Shack, with sangria slushies, sorbetto and Gemelli Gelato. We were told that throughout the summer, there is often a live band playing in this area of the winery.
There are plenty of events on schedule at Chaddsford Winery this summer, including wine slushie weekends, a food truck throwdown, a jazz festival and more. And if you can’t make it out to Chaddsford, there are pop-ups in the city.
I’m continually so grateful for the opportunities this blog allows me, and this is one I’ll remember for a long time.