Wycombe Vineyard and Winery Review
Address: 1391 Forest Grove Rd Furlong,Pennsylvania 18925.
Phone Number: 215-598-9463
Tasting Hours: Fri-Sun 12:00-6:00 and by appt.
Reviewer: Jen Fromal
Review Date: 5/19/2012
Reviewer: Jen Fromal
Wycombe Vineyard and Winery is the perfect mix of class and country. This Bucks County winery is a bit off the beaten path, but well worth venturing off the map to find and enjoy.
The Place:  What feels like a familys personal driveway gives way to a gravel parking lot and a surprisingly impressive tasting room and deck area. Arriving at this winery felt like discovering a hidden gem that not many wine lovers had yet discovered. This is more than likely the case, as Wycombe Vineyard and Winery is the second newest winery to be included on the Bucks County Wine Trail. While the architecture was not necessarily unique or outstanding, the newness and seclusion of this winery was extremely appealing. A couple sat leisurely out on the deck with a bottle of newly purchased wine, enjoying the spring weather and the remoteness of Wycombe Winery.
The Experience:  Entering the tasting room, I was immediately greeted by the owner and two staff members. The tasting room was large and clean, with a table of cheese, strawberries and other small gourmet finger foods just beside the counter area. Led through the tasting by a pleasant and knowledgeable staff member, the experience was not only fun but also informational. Each wine was thoroughly described, with comments about the growing season relevant to the body and flavor of the wine, grape varietals used, and anecdotes about the estate winery. I never felt rushed or neglected during the tasting and enjoyed the entire experience from start to finish.
The Wines:  A free tasting is nothing to complain about, especially with the caliber of wines served at Wycombe. The staff seemed generally interested in educating guests about the wines being served and did a great job of catering to each guest. With the option to sample all ten wines that make up Wycombes offerings, I ended up sampling seven. The Traminette and the Naked Chardonnay were the stand outs among the whites, while the Smokehouse Red and Chambourcin 2010 stole the show from the other reds.
Wycombe also makes a Dandelion wine which, though out of stock during my visit, seems to be a very popular selection at the winery. Overall, the wines at Wycombe were considerably better than selections at many other nearby wineries on the Bucks County Wine Trail.
Insiders Tip:  Wycombe Vineyards and Winery seems an exceptional place to spend a few lazy hours trying wines and relaxing on the beautiful desk just outside the tasting room. Set back from the road, one gets the notion that they are indeed a part of the winery for the day instead of merely a visitor to the tasting room.