Penns Woods Winery

About

Penns Woods Winery is a family-run Pennsylvania Winery. Forming a successful importing company, he recognized the quality of the fruit coming from our corner of the world. Penns Woods wines can be found is restaurants throughout Philadelphia and its surrounding sub-burbs. With over 40 years of experience in the wine business, winemaker, Gino Razzi, and his daughter, Carley Razzi, produce award winning wines from 100% Pennsylvania grapes. Their tasting room in Chadds Ford, Pa provides an all-around vineyard experience

Location Description

Located in the heart of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania.

Features

  • Leaders of the Pennsylvania Wine Revolution.

Additional Information

  • Meeting / Conference Facilities:
  • Caves:
  • Wedding Facilities:
  • Picnic Facilities:
  • Dog Friendly:
  • Winery Tours:
  • Wine Tasting:
  • Art or Architecture:
  • Organic / Biodynamic:
  • Awards:
  • Wine Club:
  • Lodging / Bed & Breakfast:

Average Bottle Price

$ 25

Winemaker

Gino Razzi

History

Penns Woods Winery is the result of Gino Razzi's lifetime of experience in the world of wine. A respected importer and distributor of wine, Gino is an Italian immigrant from Abruzzo, in southern Italy. He settled in the Delaware County area in 1962, where he was fostered by the area's Italian-American community. Gino served four years in the United States Marines then attended college in California. After graduation, he returned to Pennsylvania to rejoin family and friends. With three decades of success as a wine importer, in 1995, Gino turned his experience towards the craft of winemaking. He finished his first wine in 1997. Symposium, a Montepulciano d'Abruzzo was his first commercially released wine, and was awarded 95 points by Wine Spectator Magazine. This publication recently honored this wine again with its inclusion in the retrospective article "Italy's Golden Vintage - the 1997 Harvest" in 2007.

Gino's pursuit of perfection led him to his own back yard. In 2002, he began to craft wines from Pennsylvania–grown grapes. To his surprise, he found that great wines can be made in Pennsylvania.

After a two year search for an ideal vineyard site, Gino decided to purchase the Smithbridge Winery, in 2004, to take advantage of its 25-year-old vines. Gino is convinced that Pennsylvania has the capability to produce world-class wines, and hopes to contribute to the legacy of hard work and artistry of his predecessors. As a symbol of these aspirations, one dollar from the proceeds of each bottle of Penns Woods wines will be donated to furthering wine and grape research in Pennsylvania.

Gino's daughter, Carley, joined him in 2010 to manage the family's tasting room and marketing aspects of the company. She works to provide an unforgettable experience at the tasting room for new wine drinkers to the pro's, hosting wine festivals, car shows, jazz concerts and unique pairings like cheese and honey, cupcakes, and even bacon! Together, the two produce award winning wines from 100% Pennsylvania-grown grapes. Their tasting room in Chadds Ford, Pa provides an all-around vineyard experience. They are conveniently located off of 202 just 15 minutes from Wilmington, DE and 35 minutes from Philadelphia, PA!

Awards

Pennsylvania Farm Show Competition 2015:

BEST IN SHOW: Penns Woods Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2009
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL: Penns Woods Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 2009
DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL: Bancroft Riesling 2013
SILVER MEDAL: Penns Woods Traminette 2014
SILVER MEDAL: Bancroft Moscato 2013
SILVER MEDAL: Bancroft Pinot Grigio 2013
BRONZE MEDAL: Penns Woods Chambourcin 2012
BRONZE MEDAL: Penns Woods Chardonnay Reserve 2013
BRONZE MEDAL: Penns Woods Cabernet Franc 2012

Be the first to review this item!

Hours

Monday: 12:00 PM- 5:00 PM Tuesday: Closed Wednesday: Closed Thursday: 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM Friday: 11:00 PM - 6:00 PM Saturday: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM Sunday: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Address

124 Beaver Valley Road
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania 19317
United States

Get Directions

Advertisement
Newsletter