Located in Buckingham Townships Agricultural District, The Vineyard estate has been in the family since 1925 and consists of about 65 acres of fertile soils. Until about 1955 the land was farmed to support the family pork business where smoked ham, bacon and sausage were made daily and delivered to many country stores in Pennsylvania & New Jersey. Since about 1965, the land has been farmed almost exclusively for the production of sod. Over the last 40 years, the deep subsoil aeration practices of sod farming, which adds supplemental limestone to our acidic eastern soil, has resulted in a uniform soil structure quite unique for eastern vineyards.
In 1999, the first test planting of classic Vitas Vinifera vines was made to determine the rootstock most suitable for our soils. After subsequent plantings, we now have about 10 acres of classic Vinefera and French Hybrid varietals in various stages of maturity. Another way of looking at it is, that if the vine rows were laid end to end, it would be a six-mile walk to inspect all the vines.
Our hope is to modestly expand the vineyard acreage without sacrificing the personal touch that a family vineyard offers.