COOL STAT: The Brandywine Valley winery has produced more than 30,000 cases of wine annually since 1982.
THE VALUE OF PARTNERSHIPS: A popular event destination, the winery has developed strong relationships with other local businesses. “Restaurant partnerships are valuable because they serve as both a marketing tool and revenue source,” says Corey Krejcik, the winery’s general manager and vice president. “But these relationships are notoriously tough to maintain. Bar managers, wine buyers and decision-makers change frequently in the industry and these relationships require constant nurturing and attention.”
The winery currently partners with Conshohocken Brewing Company, Locust Lane Craft Brewery in Malvern, Flanigan’s Boathouse in Conshohocken, and Kiki Vodka Bar in Pottstown. “Whenever possible, we look to work with local food artisans and make their product available at the winery,” Kejcik says. “We’re huge fans of the cheeses made by Yellow Springs Farm and Birchrun Hills, as well as sweets from Éclat Chocolate and Gemelli gelato. We’re always trying to elevate the customer experience by sharing our favorite wine pairings with their products.”
632 Baltimore Pike Chadds Ford, (610) 388-6221, chaddsfordwinery.com