Hours: Year Round
In 1993, Brad Knapp established the winery, housed in a beautifully renovated Pennsylvania bank barn, originally built in 1851. The thick stone foundation provides cool, stable temperatures year-round...ideal conditions for the production and aging of wine. The processing area, which includes French and American oak barrels and stainless steel tanks, is entirely visible from the lower level tasting room. The sparkling wines are produced in what was once a potato cellar, near the barn.
The winemaking philosophy at Pinnacle Ridge is one of minimal intervention using traditional methods. This approach ensures that the unique flavors produced in our vineyards are retained and showcased in our award-winning wines.
At Pinnacle Ridge, only locally grown grapes are used to make our sparkling and table wines. The grapes are primarily grown in our estate vineyard and at nearby Round Ridge Farms, both in Berks County. The vineyards are located on shale-filled hillsides which promote small crops of very high quality grapes, steeped with local character.
We grow both French-American and European Vinifera grapes, such as Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier. These are the same classic varietals produced in the Champagne region of France. Other varieties grown for Pinnacle Ridge wines include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Vidal, Cayuga and Chambourcin. All of our fruit is harvested entirely by hand to ensure that only the highest quality grapes will be used in our wines.
Thursday, Dec 2, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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