Peace Valley Winery Review
Address: 300 Old Limekiln Rd. Chalfont,Pennsylvania 18914.
Phone Number: 215-249-9058
Tasting Hours: Wed-Fri, Sun 12:00-6:00, Sat 10:00-6:00
Reviewer: Jen Fromal
Review Date: 5/19/2012
Reviewer: Jen Fromal
Peace Valley Winerys quaint establishment boasts plenty of charm, but none of the extra frills and amenities of larger wineries on the Bucks County Wine Trail.
The Place:  The scenery surrounding Peace Valley Winery is astounding – guests pass the beautiful Peace Valley Reservoir and park before climbing the hill to approach the winery. While the parking lot was full, I quickly realized that this was because the winery also offers a Pick-Your-Own fruit and vegetable garden in addition to wine tastings. Outside, the place was abuzz with happy locals picking fresh strawberries from the strawberry patch, but inside the empty and dated tasting room, the atmosphere was decidedly different.
The Experience:  As the only guests in the tasting room on a Saturday, we had the full attention of the incredibly nice staff member who guided us through the tasting. The room that houses the tasting counter was large and awkwardly laid out, and there was nothing fresh nor exciting about the experience. Even the tasting glasses were dated, but it did give the place a little bit of vintage charm. Overall, the experience was not overly impressive or memorable, but the pleasant staff member and the quality of the wines were refreshing.
The Wines:  For a $5 tasting fee, refundable with purchase, guests at Peace Valley Winery can sample all of the wines that the winery currently produces. Peace Valley breaks down their wine list into dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet and sweet wines so that as the tasting progresses, you get a nice mix of red, white and fruit wines dancing across your palate. Peace Valley boasts several awards for many of their wines which have pleasant finishes and good character.
Of the dry wines, the Traminette and the New Britain Red offered the smoothest taste and fullest body. The New Britain White, a semi-dry wine, was aromatic and had a nice bouquet. Out of the sweet wines, the Fredonia stole the show with its sweet and rich flavor, perfect for summer. We also had the chance to taste Spring Fling during our visit, a limited supply seasonal wine served in the spring. This German-style spring wine is made with the Woodruff herb and was particularly delicious when served out of a pitcher with fresh strawberries that complimented the wine’s slight carbonation.
Insiders Tip:  Visit Peace Valley Winery on a day with nice weather so that you can also pick strawberries from the strawberry patch and enjoy some nice wines before heading down to the Peace Valley Reservoir to gaze upon the area’s natural beauty.