Limited per year, our blended red featuring 4 grapes and aged on french oak, then finished in a small profile bourbon cask to add rich smokey vanilla with hints of coffee. Name for the glorious victory at Yorktown: Liberty, Property, Life, and honor are all at stake; upon your courage and conduct rest the hopes of a bleeding and insulted country. The enemy will endeavor to intimidate; but, remember, they have be repulsed on various occasions by a few brave Americans. G.W
Our flagship red done in a traditional Bordeaux style but featuring rich Pennsylvania varietals and aged on French Oakf rom the Allier forest adding notes of toasty coffee and caramel. There is no retreat but in submission and slavery! Our chains are forged! Their clanking may be heard on the plains of Boston. The war is inevitable and let it come. I repeat sir let it come! Our brethren are already in the field. I know not what course others may take; but as for me give me liberty or give me death! P.H.
Mad Anthony - Bayonet Red
Our medium body red, aged on north american oak to impart a toasy, nutty, vanilla essence is a combination of multiple grapes including cabernet sauvignon, merlot, cabernet franc, and malbec. Named for the fiery patriot Mad Anthony Wayne. His body was buried on lake Erie where many of our grapes come from. One of Wayne's heroic tales came as he led a nighttime bayonet sneak attack that led to victory and the capture of 550 prisoners. His son disinterred his bones from his grave and headed to Radnor, PA...losing bones from the saddlebags along the way. It is said Wayne's ghost haunts the roads.
The Crossing - Chardonnay
Our buttery and lightly oaked chardonnay is named for the famed crossing of Washington of the Delaware River. In the darkness on early Christmas morning Washington led his troops on a sneak attack traversing the ice filled Delaware River to win victory at Trenton. It is said the captured rum barrels, which the troops celebrated with, made the trip back a little more challenging.
Valley Forge - Pinot Noir
Named for the famous winter encampment of the Continental Army, Valley Forge is crafted from 100% Pinot Noir. Light and fresh, yet, with a complexity of just 3 months in second use American Oak.
A medium bodied blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the Privateer is aged in American Oak and fished off with a short aging period in Rum casks to give a gentle note of rum and toasted sugar cane. Named for John Paul Jones the famed naval commander of the revolution.
Corsican - Paoli
Named in honor of the famed Corsican leader who inspired the Son's of Liberty and was the namesake of the Pennsylvania town of Paoil, Corsican is a rich blend of Barbera and Merlot.
Samuel - Mead Wine
Our dry honey wine using local honey. Name for a brave or possibly crazy patriot. One day Sam saw an approaching British troop. Alone, Whittemore ambushed them, killing one soldier. He then drew his pistols, killed a second and mortally wounded a third.
As troops reached his position; Whittemore drew his sword and attacked. He was shot in the face, bayoneted numerous times, and left for dead. He was found by colonial forces trying to load his musket to resume the fight. Whittemore lived another 18 years until dying of natural causes at the age of 96.
Betty Zane - Mead Wine
A sweet mead made using local honey. The siege at Fort Henry by British and native American Allies left the settlers in the fort outnumbered about 10 to 1. The settlers ran out of gun powder all hope was nearly lost. Betty, then 16, walked out of the fort to the disbelief of the troops; the enemy laughing at her. She casually walked into a shed where she filled her apron with gun powder. The laughs turned to fury as she sprinted back to the fort under a hail of gunfire. the powder and allowed the troops to hold out; saving the fort.