News from Kreutz Creek

Hurray!!!   I am happy to announce that harvest 2008 is finally over. We handpicked 43 tons of grapes this year. Although harvesting is complete we still have several tanks of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot fermenting.  They will be ready for pressing by early next week.

The quality of the grapes this year is very high!  The weather seemed to be very normal and was actually conducive to growing good grapes.  We started with a wet spring, summer was mostly dry with a few wet periods.  I was concerned at the beginning of hurricane season but with a little cooperation from Mother Nature, it ended on a dry note.  Overall, I’m truly pleased and hope it’s this great next year as well.

The Cabernet Franc and Kordeaux are shaping up to be something incredible.  I was very impressed with the chemistry results and look forward to you previewing them during Barrels on the Brandywine in March ’09.  The Vidal Blanc had very impressive chemistry results as well.  You’ll appreciate it when it’s in the bottle.  The Steuben, Chardonnay and Chambourcin also had an awesome season that will keep you asking for more when it finally makes it to the bottle.

See you in the tasting room!



West Chester Events for November

All Music is from 6 – 9
Saturday, 11/1 – Jazz by Aniya
Friday, 11/7 – Easy Listening by Mindy Rhodes
Saturday, 11/8 – Classical Guitar by Brad Rau
Friday, 11/14 – Jazz and Swing by Swing Set
Saturday, 11/15 – Classical Guitar by Mark Oppenlander
Friday, 11/21 – Classical Guitar by Sean Townsend
Saturday, 11/22 – Jazz and Swing by Swing Set
Friday, 11/29 – Classical Guitar by Brad Rau
Saturday, 11/30 – Rockabilly by The Highball Kids

Winery Events

We’re very excited about the Vintner’s Dinner this fall.  It should be the best one yet.  The Dinner is at Longwood Gardens on November 8.  There will be plenty of great wine from the wine trail winery members, a surprise guest speaker will be there, we’ll have great food and the Kennett Symphony will be entertaining us with dance music.  For more information and to order your tickets go to
You’re invited to our Christmas Open House December 6th and 7th.  We’ll have Holiday Wassail, chocolate fondue and Christmas cookies.  The festivities will be from 12 – 5.  You may even want to sing some Christmas Carols while you’re here!
Join us at Amici’s Fine Dining & Spirits in Landenberg for our Winter Wine Dinner on December 10 at 6:30.  A delicious five course meal will be paired with Kreutz Creek wines.  Jim will be there to help celebrate good food and wine.  For reservations call 610-255-5777.
Make Kreutz Creek Vineyards and Winery your place for Christmas shopping and celebrating.  Purchase your personal Christmas gifts, gifts for employees and gifts for your customers all in one convenient location.  You can also book the West Chester Tasting Room for your holiday celebration.  Don’t forget we’ll also come to your party or corporate party for tastings.  Just call Carole at 610-869-4412.

Check your email on Monday, November 24 to get information on our HUGE Black Friday Sale on Novebmer 28!  Both West Chester and West Grove will be open on November 28 to supply your holiday wine!

Carole Kirkpatrick
Kreutz Creek Winery