January 2016


Happy New Year!  In January we are celebrating the Art of Writing, perfect for the wintry season where we can warm ourselves by the fire with a good book and a glass of wine. While some wineries are closed for the months of January, most will stay open. From blog-writing workshops, Plein Air Writing events, Poetry readings and book signings, this month, the Wine Trail is getting creative as we celebrate the art of writing in the Brandywine Valley.


As we enter this new year to embrace whatever the future brings, we remember fondly and honor two wonderful members of the Wine Trail that passed away in 2015, Alice Weygandt of Stargazers Winery, and Karen Kalb Anderson of Borderland Vineyard.


Ten Gallon Hat Winery
Sunday January 24,  1-3pm
"Wine & Words" Event

6 local authors meet & greet, with book-signings and open discussion about the art of writing in Chester County. Writers include Matty Dalrymple, Merry Jones, Jon McGoran, Bruce Mowday & Elizabeth Bodien. (Click the writer's names to link to their sites)






Penns Woods Winery
Highlighting the wonderful book "Wine A Tasting Course" by local author  and expert sommelier Marnie Old, for sale in the tasting room in January.

Grace Winery

Saturday, January 23, 3pm

Dave Emmi will discuss his new book


"Divine Philly" about Irish immigration in to the Delaware Valley, as well as his research on the Irish Hemphill family and Sweetwater Farm..He uses ads and articles from the 1700's and incorporates live music into discussion.

Galer Estate Winery
                                Sunday January 10,  3-5pm
                                  Writer Donna Duffy "Embracing Autumn -                                                A Motivational Field Guide for Midlife Women                                             Entrepreneurs" In March Donna will be leading
                                  a workshop at Galer Estate in motivation and                                             leadership to inspire us to achieve our goals
                                Sunday January 17, 2-4pm
                                   Famed French Chocolate blogger Estelle Tracy                                       and chocolate maker Robert Campbell share their                                      passion for chocolate and how-tos on turning  a                                          blog into a social media buzz and a new book
                                Sunday January 24, 1-5pm  
                                   Writer Karen Myers hosts a "Plein Air Writing                                          Workshop"  "Place as Inspiration" event hosted by                                    Karen Myers all day, with reading at 5pm January                                      17th, and award given at the end.
Sunday January 31, 3-5pm
Schiffer Publishing house brings books, authors and publishers to showcase and inspire...the art of writing, and publishing.


Flickerwood Winery
January 8, 7-10pm, Oxford location
"Coffee House" Event
Coffeehouse Night in Oxford that will focus on our under 21 clients that enjoy our coffee and food items.  
Others can attend and have wine but we are trying to encourage young people to share their original poetry, short stories, raps, lyrics and will highlight accoustic music.
Wilson Vineyards
Saturday January 16, 1-4pm
Writer Sharon Brubaker, from northeast Maryland, will be having a book-signing for her newest release "The Blossoming" which is volume 3 of her popular Greenman series. Wilson is also Hosting a "Art, Wine and Sunflowers" workshop by artist Sally Wilson, January 16 , 1-4pm.
Paradocx Vineyard 
PDX Book Club starts this January!
Go to the Paradocx winery location in Landenberg on January 15th from 6-8pm to talk about The Roundhouse by Louise Erdrich. Uncoak -Relax-Unwind with a new book!