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Posted 7/9/2015 4:35pm by John Weygandt.

252 years ago Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon teamed up to lay out the Mason-Dixon Line. 31 miles west of Philadelphia stands the Harlan House (shown below) where, in 1763,  Mason and Dixon began measuring due south to set the new line for the border with Maryland. They determined latitude and longitude from the stars, progressing from PA to Delaware and then to Maryland to run the line.

Come celebrate these famous Star Gazers with a Rendezvous with Mason & Dixon at Stargazers Vineyard August 8. First course to be served at 7 pm. This year we are pleased to have with us a noted authority and lecturer on those famous men, Todd Babcock, who will give us details of their feat and of their activities in this area of Chester County. See http://www.surveyorshistoricalsociety.com/Rend2013.php

Mr. Babcock is a member of the Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors and serves as the chairman of the Monument Preservation Committee. He is a founding member of the Mason and Dixon Line Preservation Partnership. He has been involved with the recovery and location of the monuments marking the Mason and Dixon Line http://www.mdlpp.org

Please join us for a relaxing evening with great food, wine and conversation while overlooking the Brandywine

Menu  - Hors d'Oeuvres by Betsy

First course: (PA) Mushrooms stuffed with herbs, shallots, Grape-Nuts and Parmesan cheese

Second course: (DE) Marinated grilled chicken kebob with farro salad

Third course: (MD) Crab cake served on mixed greens with remoulade sauce

Dessert: Mason Dixon marker cake 

$35.00 per person (wine pairing included with each course)

Reservations required by August 5th Call 610 486 0422 or email stargazers@kennett.net (please indicate if you require a vegetarian option)

Wines also available to purchase by the glass or bottle.

Harlan House

Posted 6/19/2015 6:03pm by John Weygandt.

Wine and Caramel pairings

Saturday & Sunday 12:00-5pm

This father's day weekend we are offering a selection of 5 wines for $5 3 of the wines will be paired with a sample of a gourmet caramel AND dad gets to take home a sample bag of the 3 caramels (while supplies last)

Solar Celebration Chardonnay 2013 - 100% sun, 0% oak

Arneis 2013  - an ancient variety grown in the Piemonte, home of Barolo. Delicate aromas and flavors of pears, with a hint of almonds, and a lingering finish. This will be paired with an anise caramel topped with dark chocolate blended with almond butter and sliced almonds which have been soaked in Kirch (cherry liqueur) before being roasted.

Riesling 2013 - this medium sweet wine, with the aroma of apricot, elderflower and honeysuckle, combines richness with a lingering finish. This wine is the perfect complement to an orange caramel topped with dark chocolate blended with hazelnut butter, orange zest and hazelnuts which have been soaked in Cointreau (orange liqueur) before being roasted

Vidal - From 34 year old vines in Lancaster County. Luscious and intense, its sweetness is derived from the sugar in the grapes at harvest. To balance the sweetness in this wine we have paired it with the bold flavor of an espresso caramel topped with dark chocolate blended with hazelnut butter and honeycomb and drizzled with white chocolate.

Sparkling Rosé - 100% Pinot Noir. Color obtained by brief skin contact. Finished Natural.

Posted 6/10/2015 7:45pm by John Weygandt.

 

Stargazers Vineyard

�July 4th BBQ at the Winery

 

Saturday July 4th,

4 - 7 pm

 

Please join us for a relaxing

July 4th BBQ

 

Acoustic guitar by Nick Doak

 

BBQ by Moonlight Catering

 

Your choice of Grilled BBQ

Shrimp Kebab

Baby Back Ribs

Chicken

London Broil or

Vegetarian “Sausage” Sandwich

 

All served with Corn on the Cobb, Potato Salad and Cole Slaw or Pasta Salad.

 

Wine available to purchase by the glass or bottle

 

Feel free to bring your own chairs or blankets

 

$22.00 per platter

Entrance FREE

 

Reservations preferred

 

Call 610 486 0422or

 

Email stargazers1@verizon.net

 


 

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Posted 5/29/2015 6:49pm by John Weygandt.

Contrary to every surmise and expectation, Harvey's Bridge has been reopened! 

If you are coming from Unionville, you may consider the route over Harvey's Bridge as an alternative to following 162 to Stargazers Road.

 

 

Posted 5/21/2015 8:29am by John Weygandt.

Harvey's Bridge has been closed for resurfacing.  Consequently, once again, the only access to Wheatland Drive and Stargazers Vineyard is down Youngs from Stargazers Road to Laurel Rd. You will see a "Road Closed Ahead" sign as you turn right onto Laurel, but fear not, the road is open to Wheatland Drive. You will also see "Laurel Road Detour" signs. I have no idea what PENNDOT is trying to indicate by those signs. Please ignore them.

To all you GPS aficionados out there: Do not under any circumstances attempt to come via Harveys Bridge Road.

Posted 4/15/2015 7:26pm by John Weygandt.

Soon we will be seeing buds like these in the vineyard signaling the start of a new growing season.

On May 2 the West Chester Growers Market opens its season and we will be there that day and every first and third Saturday until November. The Market is open from 9 am to 1 pm from May through November. The Market is located at the corner of North Church and West Chestnut Streets in downtown West Chester, PA.

We will be introducing new wines throughout the season. Hope to see you there! 

Posted 12/23/2014 10:02am by John Weygandt.

It was good to see all those who came to celebrate the first wine of the vintage on November 22. Dornfelder was in top form for this event. We have a couple of cases of the Dornfelder Nouveau 2014 left if you missed out or wish more.

The winery tasting room will be open for tastings and sales regular hours noon to five December 27 & 28, and by appointment right up to the afternoon of December 31 so you can do your last minute shopping for Sparkling Wine to toast the arrival of 2015. The 2014 Nouveau would make an excellent choice for the New Years Eve buffet table!

As in past years the winery tasting room will close for the month of January.

 As this year draws to a close, we thank all of our customers for their support in 2014!


Posted 7/26/2014 3:32pm by John Weygandt.

250 years ago Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon teamed up to layout the Mason-Dixon Line. 31 miles west of Philadelphia stands the Harlan House (shown below) where, in 1763,  Mason and Dixon began measuring due south to set the new line for the border with Maryland. They determined latitude and longitude from the stars, progressing from PA to Delaware and then to Maryland to run the line.

Come celebrate these famous Star Gazers with a Rendezvous with Mason & Dixon at Stargazers Vineyard August 16 starting at 7 pm. Please join us for a relaxing evening with great food, wine and conversation in the beautiful Chester County countryside.

Menu  - Hors d'Oeuvres by Betsy

First course: (PA) Wild mushrooms sautéed in wine served on a bleu cheese crostini

Second course: (DE) Chicken kebob with a faro salad

Third course: (MD) Crab cake with grape salsa

Dessert: Mason Dixon marker cake with fruit stars

$35.00 per person (wine pairing included with each course) Reservations required by August 12th Call 610 486 0422 or email stargazers@kennett.net (please indicate if you require a vegetarian option)

Wines also available to purchase by the glass or bottle.

Harlan House

Posted 6/17/2014 5:22am by John Weygandt.

Friday July 4 from 4 pm to 7 pm

Food provided by Moonlight Catering http://www.moonlightcatering.net Picnic Platters @ $20.

Enjoy Acoustic Guitar Music performed by Nick Doak while we wait for Longwood fireworks to appear. Wine available for purchase by the glass or bottle. Pre-paid Reservations Required by July 1.

To make a reservation please e-mail us at stargazers1@verizon.net or call 610 486 0422.

Posted 5/31/2014 7:31pm by John Weygandt.

Flag Day Picnic Menu!

Flag Day Picnic at Stargazers Saturday June 14, 7pm

Please join us for a relaxing evening with great food, wine and conversation in a beautiful, peaceful setting and reflect upon what Old Glory symbolizes.

Menu - Hors d'Oeuvres by Betsy

Appetizer Feta & spinach bundle, veggie skewer and tomato & avocado brushetta

Main Course Grilled marinated chicken thigh with 3 bean salad

Dessert Strawberry or blueberry cupcake

$25.00 per person (includes a sampling of 5 wines when you arrive)

Reservations required by June 8th Call 610 486 0422 or email stargazers@kennett.net