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2021 Best Winery

Mural City Cellars

We have plenty of wine shops selling cabernet sauvignon from Napa, malbec from Argentina and chardonnay from Jerz. (We even have a mechanic who gives us bottles of his homemade red. Just me?) But one thing we didn’t have: our very own winery. Mural City changed that. From the Kensington-based tasting room, try varietals the owners help harvest, then hand-crush and bottle on-site — all made with grapes sourced from within 300 miles of Philly. Read More »

2011 Amber Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2021 Best Wine Collab

Di Bruno Bros.

Sande Friedman has bought and sold a lot of wine as the Di Bruno Bros. wine buyer. Now, in collaboration with some of her favorite wineries, Friedman helped create two new bottles — a barbera-­zinfandel blend from La Clarine in California, and Rosé of Carmine, with WayVine Winery & Vineyard in Chester County — with stellar results. Read More »

1730 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA Website

2019 Best Local Rosé

Amalthea Cellars

The Leda Rosé is Tavel-style — meaning it kindasorta drinks like a red. Meaning it’s just as good with meats as with oysters. Meaning it’s perfect for summer and winter. Read More »

209 Vineyard Road, Atco, NJ | 856-768-8585 | Website

2019 Best Local Red Wine

White Horse Winery

Chambourcin is an obscure varietal, so here’s all you need to know: It’s good party wine, like a juicy pinot noir. And it’ll work with anything you’re serving for dinner. Read More »

106 Hall Street, Hammonton, NJ | 609-270-1411 | Website

2019 Best Local Orange Wine

Va La Vineyards

La Prima Donna is a perfect gateway drug to the world of orange wines — not too dank, unexpected, and with all the complexity of wines from better-known producers. Read More »

8820 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale, PA | 610-268-2702 | Website

2019 Best Local Grüner Veltliner

Galen Glen Winery

A little bit bubbly, a little bit zingy, and a lot bit perfect in the August heat. Read More »

255 Winter Mountain Drive, Andreas, PA | 570-386-3682 | Website

2019 Best Local Chardonnay

Karamoor Estate

Bright, easy, glug-able, with the slightest bit of oak for depth — because we’re quite done with overly oaked chardonnays, thank you very much. Read More »

40 East Skippack Pike, Fort Washington, PA | 215-643-5800 | Website