Sand Castle Winery
Old World winemaking meets New World techniques
Modeled after the Bratislava Castle in the owners’ native Czechoslovakia, Sand Castle Winery produces wines using Old World techniques. During a Sand Castle tour, oenophiles and new wine fans alike can sip and sample while experiencing the winery’s daily activities.
If a tour isn’t on your agenda, select your favorite wine, order some hors d’oeuvres from the winery’s kitchen and settle onto the terrace overlooking the picturesque vineyards in the Bucks County countryside.
The winery is the realization of a dream of two brothers, founders and owners, Joseph and Paul Maxian. It didn’t happen overnight. After clearing the land, the Maxians spent 14 years nurturing the soil, installing 15,000 feet of drainages and growing a cover crop for several years which was then plowed under, and surveying the fields.
Only then did they plant the Cabernet, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Reisling grapes that today produce their hand-crafted wines.
Today, the winery has grown so much that if you were to walk through all the vineyards’ paths, you would traverse some 28 miles.
There is a fee for tours of the winery and the wine cellars but sampling the wine is free. Be sure to bring ID because they do card. And you can bring the pup but he can only go as far as the vineyards.
Visitors can hunt for St. Martin grapes, said to have magical powers, enjoy music, entertainment, sample wine and roast hot dogs and marshmallows at the annual Bonfire Celebration, the second weekend in November.
Satellite Tasting Rooms
Sand Castle has two tasting rooms outside of its main winery.
711 Easton Road
Valley Square Shopping Center
Warrington, PA 18976
236 Bridge Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460