Buckingham Valley Vineyards
A friendly, laid-back winery, with more than a dozen varieties
You might initially visit for the wine, but you’ll come back for the atmosphere. “Welcoming” is the word that best describes this family-run winery, which has been making and selling great wines for nearly 50 years.
There are picnic tables, spacious lawns and live music on special occasions. The 40-acre vineyard is a beautiful place for a stroll, and the cool respite of the wine cellar can be very welcoming indeed on a hot summer day.
The winery has grown dramatically since its founders, two graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania, bought five acres of land and decided to try making wine. It’s now among the largest of Pennsylvania’s ninety-plus wineries. But the place has kept its laid back attitude — no budgets, no quotas and no staff, just family and friends.
The business doesn’t use distributors, since all wine is sold at the winery, and runs no guided tours. You’re free to tour the place under your own steam, and there’s no charge for visiting or tasting the wine.
You’ll find more than a dozen varieties of wine, ranging from deep, oak-aged reds to light whites. Most of the wine is made from grapes, but other fruit also appears: apples, strawberries and raspberries.
There are no guided tours — but you’re free to tour the place under your own steam. And there’s no charge for visiting or tasting the wine. If you have a group of ten or more, please call ahead.
Wine can be purchased by the bottle or case. There is a small gift shop with wine related items, T-shirts, soft drinks and snacks.
Buckingham offers reasonably priced custom labels if you’re looking for a great gift. Perfect for weddings.