Seven wineries and their satellites are celebrating the Art of Sculpture all month on The Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail. On Sunday, Sept. 19-20, Borderland Vineyard in Landenberg and Wilson Vineyard in Nottingham will both host art festivals. Just down the road, Kreutz Creek Vineyards in West Grove will be open for wine tastings and live music from the Sin Brothers while showing sculptures by artist Karen Delaney. Paradocx Vineyards in Landenberg will exhibit steel artworks by artist Greg Leavitt.
A map on the Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail website shows visitors how to travel from one winery to the next. “It is such a natural pairing,” says Galer Estate co-owner Lele Galer. “We are so fortunate to live in an area that is so naturally beautiful, full of so many talented local people making wine, art, music and artisanal products like cheese and chocolate. The Borderland Vineyard Art Festival will feature a dozen artists in different media, including sculptors Dave Beck and Laurie Murray.
The gallery at Wilson Vineyard will celebrate its opening Sept. 19 with many local artists, including ceramic sculptors Ki Crittenden, Amedo Salamoni, and Bob Deane. Kreutz Creek in West Grove and West Chester will showcase the work of metal welded sculptures by Karen Delaney. Greg Leavitt’s monumental gates and ironwork will be featured at Paradocx Vineyards during its Family Fun Fest and the rest of the month. Trail wineries near West Chester are also highlighting local sculptors this month. Stan Smokler’s large outdoor steel sculptures are displayed at Penns Woods Winery in Chadds Ford.
Bob Deane’s ceramic sculptures are on display at Ten Gallon Hat Winery in Chadds Ford. Simon Galer’s metal sculptures are at Galer Estate Winery behind Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square. To learn more about the Brandywine Artisan Wine Trail, click on the website at www.brandywineartisanwinetrail.com.