"The Berks County Wine Trail was formed in 2005 by 8 family owned and operated wineries within Berks County to encourage public awareness of the wine industry in the area. Together they promote customer visitation of the member wineries and holds collaborative events throughout the year.
Today the Berks County Wine Trail has grown to include 11 wineries throughout Berks County to explore: Calvaresi Winery, Deerfoot Winery, Kog Hill Winery, Long Trout Winery, Manatawny Creek Winery, Ridgewood Winery, Setter Ridge Vineyards, Stone Barn Cellars Winery, Stonekeep Meadery, Stoudt’s Winery and Weathered Vineyards.
In the early 1970s, an engineer and a school teacher began planting grapes as a hobby at their home in Pennsylvania’s Americana region. Impressed with the quality of the grapes, they decided to establish a vineyard and winery business, opening Clover Hill in 1985. Today, after studying wine making in California and Australia, both of their children returned home to devote their careers to Clover Hill, which now produces more than 75,000 gallons of wine annually and has generated 10 new vintages in the past decade. The family is proud to say, Clover Hill Winery started as a dream and became a family tradition.
Originally intended to be land for development, the Folino family ran into so many problems, they changed their minds and built a 17,000 square foot Tuscan Villa style tasting room and restaurant. Now Mr. Folino believes "In Wine There is Truth" and the property was always supposed to be Folino Estate Winery. Customers going to the new grand, structure will discover a tasting room where they can sample Folino Estate wines and buy bottles and a restaurant featuring a brick oven and banquet facilities. Expect to enjoy Italian classics as well as more contemporary dishes prepared by a family that has been making great Italian food for 40 years.
We are an estate winery based in Kempton, PA with 20 varieties of grapes growing in over 60 acres. We selected the best white varieties from around the world, including Austria’s Gruner Veltliner, Spain’s Albarino, Italy’s Pinot Grigio, New Zealand’s Sauvignon Blanc, and more. We also have all traditional five Bordeaux varieties to make a true Bordeaux. Since very few wineries are growing all five varieties, Stony Run Winery offers an exclusive chance to enjoy an age old, highly regarded wine right here in Pennsylvania. Our Sparkling Brut was named Best of Show at the PA farm show this year. Our flagship 2017 was selected as one of the Top Wines of the state by the 2020 PA Sommelier Judgment and our Albarino 2018 was just named Best White in the state.
Dan is the third generation of “Farmer Brown” to work this land. When the first 1,200 grapevines were planted in 2010 there was no plan to start a winery, but ten years later the tasting room is open and all are welcome! With a winemaking degree in hand and meticulous attention to detail, Dan has been crafting some of the best wines in Pennsylvania. The cozy tasting room in a converted summer kitchen boasts over two dozen national and international awards and they are the only winery in PA to win a medal at the 2019 Los Angeles Wine Competition. This nano-scale winery makes small batch premium wines and is a hidden gem located in the rolling hills of rural Berks County.
Peace signs, tie dyes and bell bottoms, flower rings of baby’s breath and daisies, headbands and halter tops, yellow subs and blue meanies, beads and weeds, 60’s music veiled in smoldering incense and clean, crisp homemade style wines like everyone’s Grandpa used to make. These familiar images capture the essence of Long Trout Winery. An unequaled slice of time and tradition where being “different” is what it’s all about. So, they say at the winery, don’t make a fuss, get on the hippie bus and experience a perfect blend of far out wines and furry friends at Long Trout.