Winemaker: Jim Osborn
Open to Public
Daily 11 to 6
632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
phone: (610) 388-6221
Chaddsford Winery Profile
Written by Brian—May 20, 2018
Since opening for business in 1982, Chaddsford Winery has been lauded as a pioneer in the Pennsylvania wine industry. Today, the winery sources most of its fruit from around PA in order to make 30,000 cases annually. This makes them the largest producer in the state.
In recent years, Chaddsford has gained a reputation for producing of sweet wines and as a venue designed to attract large weekend crowds. I can say, based on my recent visit, the winery is turning out some well-crafted, dry-style wines. There are indeed a number of crowd-pleasing sweet wines, but let’s not throw out the baby with the bathwater.
There are some serious wines in the lineup and, while it is fair to say Chaddsford is trying to please a range of palates, there seems to be a trend toward quality. It is reasonable to expect that other nearby wineries of note will force Chaddsford to up its game. This winery is an important local player and I recommend stopping in. After you do, please let me know what you think.