“one of the first wineries in Pennsylvania”
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-forty 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 35,000 gallons a year, with fermenting and aging capacity of over 75,000 gallons. The original five acre site has, through several acquisitions, expanded to over 40 acres.
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Buckingham Valley Vineyard & Winery
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