A message from Jim
We are deep in the heart of harvest and things are going better than expected. As mentioned throughout the growinng season, this has been a very challenging year for the grapes. Luckily our hard work and diligence is paying off in a positive way. We reacted to the rainy weather by removing even more fruit than we would under normal circumstances. The only real drawback we’re experiencing from the weather this year is a smaller yield than normal. For a sneak peek of what’s to come from 2009, stop by and taste from the barrel during “Barrels on the Brandywine” every weekend in March 2010.
We still have one more weekend of harvest festival. Last weekend was great. Below are 2 pictures from our first grape stomping. The first is the couple that got engaged here in our vineyard after they participated in the stomping event…oh the romance. The second is the winning team, “Team Big Feet” of the stomping competition. Congrats to both. If you see the lucky couple tell them to call me! I have something for them.
Back to Harvest Festival…..
This Saturday and Sunday, October 3 and 4 is the end of the Harvest Festival. We’re having another grape stomping competition on Saturday at 1:00. If you’re interested in participating be here by 12:45 to sign up. We’re limiting the number in the challenge to 10 so get here early as it’s first come, first serve. The winners receive a great prize!!! We also have the very talented “Swing Set” playing Gypsy, Swing and Jazz. They’re playing from 2-5. Carole’s mixing up her famous pulled pork sandwiches. Stop by, taste wines, grab a bite, get jazzed and take a self guided tour of the vineyard.
If you can’t make it this weekend, make plans to come by sometime this month as the leaves are starting to change colors and the vineyard is beautiful in the fall. Just be careful, Jim might try to put you to work.
Start thinking about your holiday celebrations and shopping. Wine makes a great gift as well as a perfect necessity for a big bash. Our Holiday Open House is going to be December 5 and 6. We’ll have cookies, chocolate fondue and Harpist Maureena Spadaro strumming festive music from 2-5 both days.
Here are some more reasons to plan ahead … chocolate fondue Valentine’s Day Weekend, Barrels on the Brandywine in March, and our summer concerts starting in June – we’ll be serving the popular Steuben Slushy! We’re also planning our Memorial Day Bottling Work Day, Labor Day Bottling Day….don’t forget we’ll have several Vineyard Days too…..I guess you could say we’re planning ahead and looking forward to 2010.
Kreutz Creek Winery
553 S. Guernsey Rd.
West Grove, PA
Saturday and Sunday 11-6
That’s right Bring Your Own Food! For those of you that haven’t visited our tasting room in West Chester, what are you waiting for???? Plan a date night, a night on the town or girls night out! Whatever excuse you use, bring your friends, grab some carry out dinner, and plan for an evening of good wines and fabulous local talent.
All music is 6-9, it’s every Friday and Saturday and it’s always BYOF!!
Friday, 10/2 – Spanish Guitar by Brad Rau
Saturday, 10/3 – Jazz Vocals by First Choice
Friday, 10/9 – Jazz by Dave Renz
Saturday, 10/10 – Classical Guitar by Mark Oppenlander
Friday, 10/16 – Jazz and Swing by Swing Set
Saturday, 10/17 – Classic Jazz Guitar by Tony Hughes
Friday, 10/23 – Jazz by SCS
Saturday, 10/24 – Jazz and Swing by Swing Set
Friday, 10/30 – Jazz Vocals by Unstuck in Time
Saturday, 10/31 – Spanish Guitar by Brad Rau
To ensure you get a table, call ahead for reservations.
If you don’t like crowds but still want to enjoy time away from home and a good bottle of wine, we’re open during the week, daytime and evening. Stop in and bring your food. Don’t forget we’re pet friendly so bring your well behaved pooch….anytime!
West Chester Tasting Room
44 E. Gay St.
West Chester, PA610-436-5006
Tuesday – Thursday 11-8
Friday and Saturday 11-9