The ‘Art of Giving’ along Brandywine Wine Trail


Cynthia Losco’s jewelry is featured at Kreutz Creek Winery.

For the last weeks in December, wineries along The Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail Wineries will be celebrating the “Art of Giving” by highlighting a variety of local artists and artisans in their tasting room locations. Every month, The Trail has a different art theme that is interpreted by each of the participating wineries in a different way. January will be the “Art of Writing” where wineries will be inviting guest poets , writes and bloggers, have book-signings and book clubs. The writing theme is a great one to enjoy in the colder Winter months. For December, participating wineries are including many hand-made local wares for holiday gift-giving occasions.

While Grace Winery, has already had its big Holiday Market at the start of December, seven of the wineries still have some great artisanal holiday happenings in the weeks ahead. At Wilson Vineyard, Sally Wilson is showing her latest paintings at the Wilson gallery adjoining their tasting room in Nottingham, and is donating 10% of the painting sales to support Wheezer’s Animal Rescue Foundation. At Ten Gallon Hat Winery in Chadds Ford, Lele Galer’s paintings are also for sale, where 10% of the painting sales will go to support the great work of The United Way of Southern Chester County. The Chadds Ford Winery has myriad great holiday events, including holiday gift markets on the weekends. On December 19th and 20th there will be artisan food vendors including the delicious cheeses from Conebella Farm, Lavinia’s Cookies, and Wild Blumen Honey, as well as The Cow and the Curd Food Truck.


Vintage Faerie jewelry is featured at Galer Estate Winery.

At Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery in Kennett Square, “Holiday Drop, Sip and Shop” will be happening Sunday December 20th, from 2-7pm. A large artisan group will be selling their wares, including ceramics made by H+O ceramics and by Deanna Haldeman, jewelry by Ria B, Amy Ragsdale and by Vintage Faerie, wonderful bath products by Zoet Bathlatier, hand-forged creations by Vinewoods Forge (Katee Boyle and Rob Sigafoos), delicious confections by Lock & Key, cookies by Love Chunk Vegan Cookies (Elena Mascherino) , forged steel by Lele Galer, and wonderful hand-made totes by Arden & James. You can also buy Arden & James totes now at Longwood Gardens and Terrain at Styers.


A Sally Wilson painting as featured at Wilson Vineyard.

At Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford, their tasting room is stocked with wonderful local artisanal products, including Tradestone Confections, infused olive oils, Candles by Pure Scents, hand-made wood carving boards, glass decanters and much more. Flickerwood Winery’s tasting room in Kennett Square features the wonderful line of hand-made products by Soap Bucket Skincare and Candles, through December 18th. At Kreutz Creek Vineyard’s home location in West Grove, they will be showcasing the beautiful work of jewelry artist Cynthia Losco.

At all of the 13 wineries and their satellite locations, there is always the gift of wine! The gift of a bottle, a case, or even a gift certificate is always a wonderful gift for the holidays. For more information on The Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail, please check out

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