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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.
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!
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (please indicate if you require a vegetarian option)
Wines also available to purchase by the glass or bottle.
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 email@example.com or call 610 486 0422.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
It was good to see all those who came to celebrate the first wine of the vintage on November 23, even if the new wine was not 100% Dornfelder. We have a good supply of the Nouveau 2013 and a few bottles of Cabernet Franc Reserve 2010 if you missed out or wish more.
Changes at the winery tasting room for 2014: Fat Spike has chosen to pursue other interests so her lavender products will no longer be for sale. Stargazers will maintain the garden so you can still enjoy a glass of wine or picnic there. Due to the vendor's health constraints, cheese from God's Country will no longer be available here.
Stargazers has joined Twin Brook Winery in a Wine Shop in Lititz, 26 East Main Street, open seven days a week; call 717 625 3932 for hours. Tell your friends in Lancaster County that our wine is available in Lititz, a charming, historic town. www.lititzpa.com
As in past years the winery tasting room will close for the month of January, re-opening the first of February.
As this year draws to a close, we thank all of our customers for their support in 2013!
FIRST WINE OF 2013
The French call it Nouveau, the Italians Novello; in Germany it's Neuer Wein and in Austria Jungwein.
Because of the May frost, there was no Dornfelder fruit for our 2013 Nouveau, but we have a substitute. If we were in Italy we could call it Novello.
We will continue to offer this wine for sale in 2014