My name is Carlo DeVito, and I am the author of East Coast Wineries: A Complete Guide from Maine to Virginia published by Rutgers University Press. This blog is dedicated to primarily east coast wines and wineries including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. It will also feature products and information from other regions.
Black Walnut Winery is touting the release of two wines for a weekend that also includes a wine and cheese pairing (Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.) and wine and brunch Sunday (11 a.m. to 1 p.m., seating limited to 40, $24.99; tickets must be purchased by noon Thursday).
One is a full-bodied lightly-oaked 2007 Chardonnay that's selling for $19 and a 2008 Pinot Noir that selling for $18. The winery is touting the latter as containing a bright, upfront fruity flavor that's light- to medium-bodied. Aromas of sour cherry, raspberry and a bit of spice. They are discounting both wines 10 percent this weekend only.
You'll find Black Walnut in Chester County, Pennsylvania, just off Route 30 east of Gap. The young winery is a member of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail and owned and managed by two couples.
Here's more about Black Walnut Winery:
It all started one day in 2001 when Lance, Valerie, Jack and Karen decided to try their hand at winemaking. Their friends joined in and they processed 500 lbs of grapes for their 'unofficial' first crush under a canopy of Black Walnut trees at the home of Lance and Valerie. This very quickly became an annual event. Several years later, they began to talk about opening a winery.
In April of 2006 we began the process of renovating a 198 year old bank barn in Chester County, PA to house Black Walnut Winery. We have done most of the work ourselves on the weekends and vacations from our regular jobs and have enjoyed every moment.
Friends and family came out in the fall of 2006 to participate in the first official crush at Black Walnut Winery. Several years later, we're sipping on the fruits of our labor. We invite you to visit Black Walnut Winery to sample our wines in our distinctive tasting room.