Chaddsford Winery, located in the Atlantic Uplands district, is among a handful of wineries in the eastern United States who have achieved a national reputation for producing premium wines of world-class stature. Since the winery's first release in 1983, each successive vintage has received critical acclaim from wine writers and critics across the country.
Today the winery's production is approximately 25,000 cases annually. Typically described as European in style, the wines of Chaddsford represent the world's classic wine types: from light, fresh appealing wines made for early consumption, to richer earthier styles with an emphasis on maturity and graceful aging. Premium varietals include Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Barbera/Sangiovese, Riesling, and Chambourcin.
Chaddsford Winery was founded in 1982 by Eric and Lee Miller who have been intimately involved in the growth and development of the premium eastern wine industry since its emergence onto the American wine scene in the early 1970s. Their combined 60 years of experience in enology, viticulture and wine marketing brought a unique background to the Chaddsford Winery that is largely responsible for its unparalleled success in moving to the forefront of the industry.
Located on a small country estate in the heart of the Brandywine artist community – halfway between Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware – the winery is housed in a charmingly renovated colonial barn that is open for visitors year round. It is just two miles away from the world renowned Longwood Gardens and the Wyeth family's Brandywine River Museum.