The professional, knowledgeable staff at Vintner’s Circle share their love of the wine lifestyle with hands-on wine classes that teach guests, family, and friends how to bottle wines, distinguish between different varietals, or pair wine with cheese. The shop’s unique, all-inclusive winemaking program takes aspiring vintners through the accessible four-part process in store over the course of eight weeks, which begins with choosing wine juices from a selection of more than 50 internationally sourced varieties. Participants eventually bring home more than two dozen bottles with their own vintage for a total cost of less than $10 per bottle. They can emblazon these bottles with custom-designed labels and colorful tops. Vintner's Circle also stocks a variety of gifts for weddings, holidays, and other special occasions, as well as wine accessories and gifts for wine lovers to enjoy year-round. Wine-education classes, corporate events, and team-building events are also on offer.
After graduating from Vassar College in 1997, vintner Tom Carroll Jr. continued his education in California, where he taught himself about viticulture and enology to achieve a lifelong dream of opening a winery. Three years later, he returned to his hometown to found Crossing Vineyards on a plot of land situated a short distance from George Washington’s Delaware River crossing. The winery mingles historic charm and pastoral surroundings with modern technologies, such as a sterile HVAC bottling system and solar-energy panels. Tom and his parents, also co-owners, built the facility around eco-friendly winemaking practices, such as composting waste and using cover crops, a technique that prevents topsoil erosion and helps vintners sing the young grapevines to sleep.
Crossing Vineyards' European-style wines have won more than 115 awards in both national and international competitions over the past 12 years. The winery offers tastings and wine-pairing classes in an onsite educational area and hosts an annual summer wine-and-music series on its sprawling, 15-acre property.
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: In-store winemaking in 4 easy steps
Pro Tip: Customers are always welcome to invite friends and family to each winemaking session. Some even bring food to enjoy together.
Good for Kids: No
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
What sets your business apart from your competition?
In four easy steps, we help you create a great tasting wine with your own label. We promise that your finished product will be a delicious wine that you will be proud to share with family and friends.
What was the inspiration for starting this business?
Stan and Joanne started making wine ... to carry on the family tradition of home winemaking, but they had a lot of learning to do as they went through the process. After years of experimenting at home, they tried making wine at one of the Vintner's Circle locations. They couldn't believe how easy it was to make wine and how each batch always came out tasting great. Joanne and Stan decided to open a location here in NEPA to share their experience with new and experienced winemakers here.
What?s your favorite part about your job?
We love spending time with our customers and helping them make a great tasting wine. It's fantastic to see groups of family and friends come in together and really enjoy their experience here, whether they are making wine or attending one of our classes or events. Stan and Joanne's favorite event by far is the Sangria Challenge. They love seeing how much fun the teams have in the trivia challenge and how creative the teams get in building their Sangria and designing their labels.
Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant is a relaxed restaurant with an elegant decor and classic American dishes. No need to miss out on Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has plenty of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Those who enjoy a drink or two with dinner are advised to take advantage of Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant's BYOB policy. Order a bottle for the table if you like — Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant has a full bar stocked with the best wine, beer, and more. Save money on a sitter — kids are welcome to join the table at Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant. Have a big celebration coming up? Consider the private room at Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant, perfect for large groups of revelers. Patio tables and chairs are ready for Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant diners who prefer their meals al fresco.
Wear what you like when you dine at Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining. If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant to your next party or event.
For diners who choose to drive to the restaurant, parking is readily available — the nearby lot offers optional valet, and street parking is also accessible.
Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant's moderately priced fare. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at Manayunk Brewery and Restaurant, so come by whenever it fits your schedule.
Quickly ease your appetite at this laid-back American eatery — 1518 Bar and Grill serves sandwiches, salads and more to Philadelphia's Center City West patrons. Put the diet on pause when you visit 1518 Bar and Grill — there are no low-fat menu items. The drink list at 1518 Bar and Grill has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out). Just around the workday bend are 1518 Bar and Grill's happy hour food and drink bargains. With its spacious interior, 1518 Bar and Grill is a great choice for big groups and celebrations.
If crowds aren't your thing, it's best to visit 1518 Bar and Grill during the slower weekday hours. Put the suit away when heading to 1518 Bar and Grill — dress is casual, as are the vibes. Or, take your grub to-go.
A meal at 1518 Bar and Grill will typically set you back about $30.
TThe professional, knowledgeable staff at Vintner’s Circle share their love of the wine lifestyle with hands-on wine classes that teach guests, family, and friends how to bottle wines, distinguish between different varietals, or pair wine with cheese. The shop’s unique winemaking courses take aspiring vintners through the accessible four-step process, which begins with choosing wine juices from a selection of more than 50 internationally sourced varieties. Participants then fill more than two dozen bottles with their own vintage. They can emblazon these bottles with custom-designed labels and colorful tops. Vintner's Circle also stocks a variety of gifts for weddings, holidays, and other special occasions, as well as wine accessories and gifts for wine lovers to enjoy year-round. Wine-education classes, corporate events, and team-building events are also on offer.