Wine and jazz have gone together ever since Miles Davis poured a bottle of pinot noir down the bell of his trumpet and blew it into the open mouth of Dizzy Gillespie. Simmer to grooves of wine-inspired jazz with today's Groupon: for $12, you get one admission to the Labor Day Weekend Jazz Festival at the Chaddsford Winery, running September 4–6 from 12 p.m.–6 p.m. Choose one of the following Groupons:
- $12 for a ticket for September 4 ($25 value)
- $12 for a ticket for September 5 ($25 value)
- $12 for a ticket for September 6 ($25 value)
With tastings of Chaddsford Winery's award-winning wines and performances from jazz bands, the Labor Day Weekend Jazz Festival promises to be a jubilant holiday-weekend jaunt. Sample Chaddsford's full lineup of grapen goodness in a complimentary souvenir wine glass. The winery's crisp, dry whites will playfully pique palates, while the wide array of dry reds whets wine appetites with classy merlot, cabernet, and due rossi. Founded in 1982, Chaddsford Winery is cultivated by founders Eric and Lee Miller, who have a combined 60 years of experience in enology, viticulture, and the study of smashing champagne bottles onto doomed ocean liners.
At least two jazz bands are scheduled for each day, so you can nod and blink to the Budesa Brothers Trio (Saturday, 3:30 p.m.) or the world jazz beats of Siora (Monday, 3:30 p.m.). Food will be available from Pace One Restaurant, but guests are encouraged to bring their Batman Returns blanket and picnic in the serene Chester County countryside.
Must be 21 years or older.
Though the number of online reviews of Chaddsford Winery is still growing, publications such as Wine Enthusiast, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, and Philadelphia Inquirer have featured the business. Frommer’s recommends the winery, and Yelpers give it an average of three stars:
- …if you’re looking for a last-minute holiday weekend activity, consider making the trip out to the scenic Brandywine Valley, pack a picnic, and then relax and settle in for a day of wine, food and music with two live jazz bands performing each day. – James, Uwishunu
With a tradition dating back to 1982 and an annual production of over 30,000 cases of wine, Chaddsford Winery is among the oldest, largest, and most acclaimed wineries in Pennsylvania. Located in the scenic Brandywine Valley, their goal is simple: craft approachable, food-friendly wines for every palate.
Winemaker Jim Osborn infuses creativity, artisanship, and technique into every bottle of Chaddsford’s PA-Made wine, creating award-winning varietals and blends that celebrate their ‘Mid-Atlantic Uplands’ microclimate. Visitors may sample a portfolio of dry and sweet wines and cider at the Winery’s main facility, housed in a charming 17th century dairy barn in Chadds Ford, PA.