Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail to offer discounts and showcases
The wineries of the Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail celebrate the artists of Chester County throughout the month of May.
In conjunction with the popular Chester County Studio Tour, May 21 and May 22, 11 of the 13 wineries of The Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail will offer wine specials, showcase artists in their tasting rooms or donate wine to participating artist studios on the tour. Most of the wine specials are offered to customers who can show a receipt of purchased art from the studio tour that weekend, so please keep your receipts. For more information about what each winery is doing to support the arts in Chester County this month, check out www.brandywineartisanwinetrail.com — click on May Events.
To download a map of the 53 studio locations throughout Chester County, go to http://www.countystudiotour.com. While on route for the Studio Tour May 21 and 22, stop into the many nearby winery locations that feature great wines and art in their tasting rooms in May.
In Chadds Ford, Chadds Ford Winery will be exhibiting the work of Studio Tour painter Kate Bailey on May 20. Kate will also be exhibiting on the Studio tour at the Roach/Bailey Studio location in West Chester. Chadds Ford Winery will offer complimentary tastings to any customer who has a receipt of purchased artwork from the studio tour on May 21 and 22.
Ten Gallon Hat Winery, also in Chadds Ford, features many artists from the Visual Expansion Gallery in West Chester in their beautiful location. They also are showing the artwork and books of noted local author Red Hamer who wrote “The Four Seasons of Chester County.”
At Stargazers Vineyard in Coatesville, the metal sculpture of artist Monique Sarkessian will be on display in the tasting room. Monique is a well-respected painter as well as sculptor, and she will be exhibiting on the studio tour May 21 and 22 at The Sarkessian Studio location in Malvern. Penns Woods Winery, in Chadds Ford, offers complimentary wine tasting to any customer who has a receipt from artwork purchased at the tour on May 21 and 22.
In Kennett Square, Galer Estate Vineyard and Winery is host to Chester County artists for pop up art shows every Friday, from 3-6pm in their beautiful tasting room. Exhibiting artists include: CC Czerwinski May 13 , Cheryl Schlenker May 15 , Rinal Pariklh May 20, and Frank De Pietro May 27. Cheryl Schlenker and Frank De Pietro are both featured artists on the Chester County Studio Tour. Galer Winery also helped host the Art Trust Gallery show “VIEW” in downtown West Chester, which has a current exhibit of many of the 127 artists on the Tour. Galer Estate Co-owner, artist Lele Galer is a Studio Tour artist showing large abstract paintings and metal sculpture at Stan Smokler’s sculpture studio on Marshall Bridge Road in Kennett Square May 21 and 22. Galer Estate wine is complimentary at Stan Smokler’s studio location throughout the tour dates.
Grace Winery, located in Glen Mills will be exhibiting the work of two Chester County artists in their main tasting room, Victoria McNeil Le Vine and Katee Boyle. Victoria and her husband own and operate the Inn at Grace Winery, and Victoria is also a painter who specialized in floral still lifes and landscapes. Katee Boyle is an abstract painter and metal sculptor who is also one of the 127 juried artists of The Chester County Studio Tour, who will be showing May 21 and 22 at Vicki Vinton’s studio location in Oxford. Grace Winery is offering a two for one glass of wine special to any customer who has a receipt from artwork purchased at the studio tour.
The two locations for Kreutz Creek Winery, in West Chester and West Grove, will feature the beautiful photographs of Daphne Longo-Okuoglu all May, and on May 21 the artist will be in the Kreutz Creek West Chester location to meet customers and answer questions about her work. Kreutz Creek Winery offers buy one tasting and get one free for any customer who has a receipt from artwork purchased May 21 and 22 from the studio tour. Flickerwood Winery’s location in Oxford features the artwork of Carolyn Hess May 21 and 22, with an artist reception on May 20. Carolyn creates lovely folk art redware pottery. Flickerwood offers a complimentary wine tasting of any wine of your choice to any customer with a receipt from artwork purchased May 21 and 22. They are located next to Vicki Vinton’s Studio and across the street from The Oxford Arts Alliance which currently has a wonderful plein air artist show.
Wilson Vineyard has its own Wilson Gallery with 22 exhibiting artists this month. Their winery is located across the street from Dave Eldreth’s art studio, who is a featured artist on the Studio Tour, and Wilson Gallery is a Studio Tour sponsor too. Borderland Vineyard, just about ten minutes from Wilson Vineyard, features the work of noted clay artist Mitch Lyons, who will be exhibiting his ceramic pieces and his clay monoprint two dimensional works at their tasting room location in Landenberg.
Black Walnut Winery, in their Phoenixville and Sadsburyville tasting rooms, offers complimentary wine tasting to any customer who has a receipt from artwork purchased at the tour on May 21 and 22.