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.
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.