Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 303,888 strong:

Register Today!
Ad

Buckingham Valley Vineyards

Buckingham Valley Vineyards

Buckingham Valley Vineyards
1521 Route 413
Buckingham, Pennsylvania
USA 18912
Phone: (215) 794-7188
http://www.pawine.com

Contact: Jerry Forest
Email: gc@pawine.com ask@pawine.com

Buckingham Valley was one of the first wineries started under Pennsylvania’s Farm Winery Act of 1968, which allowed wineries to sell wine directly to the public, if it was made from Pennsylvania grown fruit. Today Buckingham Valley is among the largest of Pennsylvania’s one hundred-forty plus wineries.

The winery started as a pipe-dream in a dorm room at the University of Pennsylvania back in the 50's. Jerry Forest and his good friend Vladimir Guerrero would play guitars, drink wine, and dream of doing one or the other for a living; they decided they’d have a better chance making wine. The two planted five acres in 1966, and resumed their guitar playing and wine drinking as they planned to start a winery.

Since 1970, the vineyards and winery have been owned and operated by the Forest family; Kathy and Jerry Forest, and their sons, Jon, Kevin and Chris.

Wine production has grown from less than a thousand gallons in the early seventies to about 40,000 gallons a year, with fermenting and aging capacity of over 80,000 gallons. The original five acre site has, through several acquisitions, expanded to over 40 acres.

Although the winery has grown dramatically, it has kept the laid back attitude set by its founders; no budgets, no quotas, virtually no staff (just family and friends), no distributors, no weddings, no guided tours (self-guided only), and no charge* for visiting or tasting.

Update Winery information  Submit new wines to be posted  Wineries of America

 

Although there aren't any wines associated with this winery, Natalie may have reviewed brands that this winery produces and she just didn't know to designate this winery in her tasting note. You can search here for specific brands.

Ad

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO

PAIR WINE
& FOOD?

Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Mer Soleil White Wine
Chardonnay 2019,
Santa Lucia Highlands, Monterey County, California ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 303,888 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a feisty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  

327,305

WINE
REVIEWS

303,888

ACTIVE
MEMBERS
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award