Owner(s): Jim and Carol Kirkpatrick
Winemaker: Jim Kirkpatrick
Open to Public
Sat 11 to 6; Sun 12 to 5
553 S. Guernsey Road, West Grove, PA 19390
phone: (410) 914-5122
Kreutz Creek Vineyard Profile
Written by Brian—Jul 8, 2018
Jim and Carol Kirkpatrick started planting grapes in 1998 with an eye toward making fine wine. They initially sold fruit, but in 2003 they opened a tasting room in the basement of their home and began selling wine under the Kreutz Creek Vineyard label. Today they bottle about 3500 cases annually made primarily from their eight acres of estate fruit. Only Pinot Grigio is sourced from elsewhere in the state.
Jim Kirkpatrick is the winemaker and learned his craft primarily from seminars and other winemakers. Despite a lack of lofty credentials, Jim is producing a variety of well-crafted wines. The whites are well balanced and the reds have enough complexity to make them excellent examples of Pennsylvania wine. Standouts from the tasting menu include the Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin Rosé and a Port-style dessert wine.
The rural acreage feels like it is many miles from the city, but Philadelphia is less than 30 minutes away. Furthermore, Kreutz Creek is surrounded by other great PA wineries, the property is pet friendly and the Kirkpatrick's are gracious hosts. There are no good reasons not to stop by. So after you do, please let me know what you think.