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                 from the mid ’90s,” Jones says. “The other five are in transition and will be replanted. We’re also fortunate to have roughly
10 more acres of cropland adjacent to our current blocks that can serve as future vineyards.” 553 S. Guernsey Road, West Grove, Pennsylvania, (302) 256-9788,
Chaddsford Winery. Without its own vineyards, Chaddsford buys grapes from growers in Pennsylvania, Maryland and
New York, annually producing about 18,000 to 20,000 cases under the direction of winemaker Gabriel Rubilar, a native of Argentina. Though it went all sweet briefly after the Millers’ departure, the winery offers a balance of dry and sweet wines. “We have intentionally recalibrated the customer experience,” says Chaddsford GM Cory Krejcik. “We’ve reduced the number of festival weekends and are focusing on more intimate, experience- driven tasting programs like reservation-based table service, seasonal wine flights and reserve tastings.” 632 Baltimore Pike, Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, (610) 388-6221,
 Acadian Wine Company’s Kyle Jones. (Left) Jones makes the perfect pour.
Galer Estate Winery & Vineyard. Galer was founded in 2002 as Folly Hill. Brad and Lele Galer purchased the winery and vineyard in 2008 from founders Glen and Sherry Sowers, re-opening in 2011 after extensive renovations. The winery has a large and loyal customer base that flocks to its tasting room for winemaker Virginia Mitchell’s offerings made from locally purchased grapes and those from Galer’s four-acre vineyard. Though the winery has been a success, it’s currently up for sale through Sotheby’s. “We expect to sell to someone who will continue the beautiful property as a winery,” says Lele. “Brad and I both turned 61 this year and are ready for the next phase of our lives together.” 700 Folly Hill Road, Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, (484) 899-8013, 37

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