Top Wineries Within Driving Distance of Philly

Perfect winery day trips — all within about an hour from the city.

Photo via Pennsylvania Winery Association

Photo via Pennsylvania Winery Association

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It’s easy to forget that there’s a whole world outside of our little Philly bubble.

Now, normally I don’t advise stepping outside of your comfort zone because then you could be subject to new experiences — and that’s … scary. But if there’s one thing that makes it worth the risk, it’s wine.

Pennsylvania and New Jersey may not be what you think of when you say wine country but the surrounding counties to Philadelphia are home  to many wineries, and a growing number of them are winning awards. And to experience them, all you need is a car and about an hour to get to them. Just make sure someone else is driving you home.

Here are our picks for the best wineries within driving distance of Philly (sorted by distance).


Cardinal Hollow Winery

Cardinal Hollow Winery

Cardinal Hollow Winery

Lansdale, PA
cardinalhollowwinery.com

Wine is complex. It doesn’t like to be reduced to stereotypes like, “all wine is made of grapes.” That’s why the folks over at Cardinal Hollow Winery have started making grapeless wine with jalapeños, pumpkins, mangos, and dandelions. We don’t totally get it either, but we’re intrigued.

Price: $50 for a wine tasting class

Visiting Hours: Monday-Saturday: 12pm-6 pm, Sunday: 12pm-5 pm

Distance from Philly: 30 minute drive


Penns Woods Winery

Penns Woods Winery

Penns Woods Winery

Chadds Ford, PA
pennswoodsevents.com

In addition to wine pairings, this winery offers cheese and honey pairings! They also boast the perfect grounds for a picnic, and are open to helping you plan the perfect one.

Price: $8-$15 for a 5 flight wine tasting, with the option of adding a $12.99 cheese pairing

Visiting Hours: Monday: 12pm-5pm, Tuesday-Wednesday: closed, Thursday: 12pm-5pm, Friday-Saturday: 11am-6pm, Sunday: 11am-5pm

Distance from Philly: 35 minute drive


Crossing Vineyards Winery

Crossing Vineyards Winery

Crossing Vineyards Winery

Washington Crossing, PA
crossingvineyards.com

This might look like your average winery, but if you take a look at their events page you can see that they’re not messing around (or that they are messing around, which is what makes their events awesome?). Don’t miss “Wine and Spirits: A Tarot Card Reading and Wine Tasting” (if not just because that pun is so on point) and “Wine Tasting & Yoga.”

Price: events range from $10- $89

Visiting Hours: Daily: 12pm-6 pm

Distance From Philly: 41 minute drive


Stone and Key

Stone and Key Cellars

Stone and Key Cellars

Montgomeryville, PA
stoneandkeycellars.com

Stone and Key lets you make your own wine, from crushing the grapes (I know, I’ve always wanted to do that too) to bottling it and designing a custom label. You can also take daily tours and taste their wine for free.

Price: Normal tours and tastings are complimentary, or $200-$300 for the group winemaking sessions depending on the type of wine

Visiting Hours: Monday–Thursday: 10am–7pm, Friday: 10am–9pm, Saturday: 10am–7pm, Sunday: 11am–5pm

Distance from Philly: 42 minute drive


chaddsford

Chaddsford Winery

Chaddsford Winery

Chadds Ford, PA
chaddsford.com

Chaddsford operates under the philosophy that wine should be fun and not intimidating, which is reflected in their whimsical events like the,“Gangsters and Grapes” murder mystery wine tasting dinner, and their “Adult Easter Egg Hunt.”

Price: $7 tastings, event prices vary

Visiting Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 11am- 7 pm (tastings begin at 12pm)

Distance from Philly: 44 minute drive


Southwind Vineyard

Southwind Vineyard

Southwind Vineyard

Millville, NJ
southwindvineyardllc.com

You can enjoy wine while pleasing your inner child at this animal friendly vineyard. They have horses on the premises and they’re dog friendly too!

Price: $5 wine tasting

Visiting Hours: Tuesday-Thursday and Sunday: 12pm-6pm, Friday and Saturday: 12pm-7:30pm

Distance from Philly: 51 minute drive


Stargazer's Vineyard

Stargazer’s Vineyard

Stargazers Vineyard

Coatesville, PA
stargazersvineyard.com

Stargazers will fulfill all of your hip and trendy wine dreams with their sustainable growing practices. It also happens to be owned by an adorable married couple named Alice and John Weygandt.

Price: $5 for a tasting of 5 wines

Visiting Hours: Saturday and Sunday: 12pm-5pm (or by appointment)

Distance from Philly: 1 hr, 2 min drive


New Hope Winery

New Hope Winery

New Hope Winery

New Hope, PA
www.newhopewinery.com

This winery and gift shop is housed in a rustic little barn in Bucks County. Stop by for a wine tasting or one of their popular live music events!

Price: $10 per person for wine tasting for groups with 10 or fewer people, $15 per person for groups of 11-15, and $20 for groups larger than 15

Visting Hours: Daily 11am-5pm

Distance from Philly: 1 hour, 8 minute drive


Sand Castle

Sand Castle Winery

Sand Castle Winery

Erwinna, PA
sandcastlewinery.com

Sand Castle Winery makes its wine 100% from its own home-grown grapes, which is cool, but more importantly its tasting room is located in an actual castle. You actually can’t have a fancier weekend than tasting wine in a castle.

Price: Tasting $10, Cellar Tour and Tasting $15, VIP Educational Tour $30, Pairing Class and Tour $40

Visiting Hours: Monday-Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 11am-5pm

Distance from Philly: 1 hr, 17 minute drive


Vynecrest Winery

Vynecrest Winery

Vynecrest Winery

Breinigsville, PA
vynecrest.com

You won’t regret going to Vynecrest for their “Brunch and a Ballgame” event, which features food trucks and screenings of the Phillies game.

Price: Complimentary (or $5 a person for groups of 15 or more, refundable with purchase of wine)

Visting Hours: Daily 11am-5pm (5:30 pm on Fridays)

Distance from Philly: 1 hour, 20 minute drive