The Delaware Beaches truly have it all! Not only do they have the most beautiful beaches on the East Coast, they also boast local wineries and breweries. Lewes, Delaware is in the heart of the beach resorts. Here are some local winery recommendations in the area!
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Nassau Valley Vineyards is the only vineyard and winery in the Delaware beach area. Located just outside of downtown historic Lewes, Delaware, the winery and tasting room sits amid the grapevines on Winery Way.
Started by Bob Raley and Peg Raley, a father daughter duo, Nassau Valley is Delaware's first winery.
Nassau Valley grows four types of grapes: Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Their award winning wine is available for wine tastings and by the bottle for purchase.
Self-Guided Tours and Group Tours are available to learn more about the history of winemaking through modern day winemaking. They have a great wine shop and wine cellar to check out!
If you are in town on a Sunday, be sure to visit Nassau Valley Vineyards on Sunday. They host a local farmers market with local vendors, live music and, of course, wine!
Just a 15-minute drive from Bethany Beach, Salted Vines Vineyard & Winery is located on Blackwater Road Frankford, Delaware.
Salted Vines opened in 2016 and grows 4 different grapes: Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Vermentino on its 26 acres.
You can do a wine tasting of all of their wines, try a flight or try my personal favorite, the wine slushies!
Salted Vines also hosts many fun events such as a Crock Pot Cook Off, weekly Mingo, food trucks, live music and more. They have great outdoor areas that are perfect for families. Check out their event calendar here!
Started by Tom and Pete Pizzadili in 1993, Pizzadili Winery is located on Peach Basket Rd in Felton, Delaware.
All wine made at Pizzadili Winery is grown from the 12 grape varieties on the property.
Try a wine tasting and receive a complimentary keepsake wine glass or try wines by the glass. If you need a snack, they offer cheese and cracker trays, vegetable trays and dessert trays.
The Brimming Horn Meadery located in Milton, Delaware offers award-winning meads, session style meads and ciders for tastings. Tastings and full pours are offered in their Scandinavian style Mead Hall Thursday-Sunday. Drinks are available to go on Monday-Wednesday.
Brimming Horn Meadery is truly one of a kind! There is no other place like it in the State of Delaware!
With over 20 years of experience, the brewers continue to win awards and have made Brimming Horn a great place that is family friendly and pet friendly. They have a new food truck onsite with plenty of outdoor seating.
Described as 'Old world tradition with a modern twist,' be sure to add the Brimming Horn to your 'must see' list in Southern Delaware.
If you are visiting Rehoboth Beach, why not head to Delaware's newest winery, Twin Branch Winery? Located in Milton, Delaware, Twin Branch opened in the spring of 2023. They first planted their grapes in 2013.
Located on a family farm site down a long, quiet country road, the tasting room overlooks the vineyard. There is plenty of outdoor space and an outdoor pavilion. The winery is family friendly and dog friendly. Bring a picnic basket and try one of the 8 wines made by Twin Branch for a great day in Southern Delaware!
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