755 River Road
Erwinna, PA 18920
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Sand Castle Winery makes all the wines only from its own 100% vinifera grapes. Grape vines planted in rocky soils combine with moderating temperatures of the Delaware River producing ideal fruit for wine making.
The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms has designated this area as a Central Delaware Viticulture District. Chardonnay, Johannisberg Riesling, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Pinot Noir have been specially selected and grafted for cool climate and rocky soils.
The outstanding grape variety used for finest great wines of the world. Cabernet Sauvignon Is a prominent grape In the regions of Bordeaux, California, Chile, Australia. At Sand Castle we leave the Cabernet grapes on the vines until one for two frosts will burn the harshness out of the grapes. The result is a very soft wine at fairly young age of two to five years.
Excellent white grape grown notably in Burgundy. It yields a rich well-balanced wine with a distinctive aroma and a superb, lingering aftertaste. Grown in Burgundy, California, Australia, and of course the Sand Castle Winery. Sand Castle Winery is producing two styles of the Chardonnay wine. Our Private Reserve is made in the Chablis Style, aged only in stainless steel tanks. This style of Chardonnay produces a flinty, steely crisp chardonnay ideal for shell fish. Our Classic Chardonnay is aged for 2 years in French Oak and produces the very popular style of chardonnay- buttery, toasty with vanilla overtones.
This is one of the oldest grape varieties coming from the Roman Empire and King Ludwig in the 9th century planted along the Rhine River. It quickly became well known grape variety producing the most distinctive and noble wines of Alsace, Mosel, Rhine, and Sand Castle. The fruit is small and yellowish, but it is one of the great grapes of the world which spans residual sugar and the wines could vary from dry, to semi sweet, all the way to dessert.
This is one of the greatest of fine-wine grapes. It makes fabulous red wines in Burgundy and is primarily responsible for champagne. If the grape is planted on a right slope and during right climatic conditions it will produce the most stable and velvety wines in the world. The southeast slope of the Sand Castle Vineyards with its rocky soils in combination with late summer drought conditions will produce the maximum of the flavors for these grapes.
30 feet deep underground wine cellar was blasted, excavated and engineered to provide the foundation for the castle. The wines are aged to perfection in stainless steel vats and oak barrels. Aging in the cellar is done for two to five years, in ideal temperature and humidity, provided by the underground environment.
Chardonnay Classic, Pinot Noir and Cabernet Sauvignon are aged for one to five years in French Oak Barrels made by families of Nadalie and Mercier from oak grown in the Regions of Allier, Troncais, Nevers, and Limousin. Each of the regions has its own special flavors and nuances used by wine makers to create unique wines.
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In 1974 our family purchased a hillside property in Bucks County overlooking the Delaware River and our dream of Sand Castle Winery was born. In the early 1980s, we began construction of the winery building. Against all odds, and after decades of continuous effort, our Castle is finally complete. Thank you for your loyal patronage and dedication that has made all of this possible.
— Paul and Joseph Maxian
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