Buckingham Valley Vineyards

(215) 794-7188 Po Box 371
Buckingham, PA 18912
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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-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 over 40,000 a year, with fermenting and aging capacity Read more »

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  • Chambourcin

    Little is known about the exact parentage of Chambourcin. It was a hybrid developed by Joannes Seibel in the Loire Va...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chancellor

    Grown in the cooler regions of the Midwest U.S., all over the eastern U.S., and in Canada, this French hybrid is high...

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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