Beyond the Boroughs — August 22, 2016 at 3:16 pm

Plan a Getaway to Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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Bucks County, Pennsylvania is a great weekend destination for those seeking a wine, spirits, and food adventure! You could certainly spend just a day here, but due to the 2.5 hour drive from New York, it’s best to try and spend the night. Stay at a cozy B&B, shop in Peddler’s Village, or take a hike up some of the beautiful trails in this quaint area of Pennsylvania.

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The vineyards and wineries in Bucks County are not to be taken lightly, as these winemaking families are producing some seriously good wines. Crossing Vineyards is a family owned winery producing some Vidal Blanc, Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot that will entice your palate, while also making you ask the question, “is this is really Pennsylvania wine?” After an afternoon at Crossing, head ten minutes down the road to Buckingham Valley Vineyards and Wine for some Raspberry Wine Slushies, Champagne-Style Sparkling Wines, Sangria, and Apple Spice wine. The spice is a delight and perfect for the upcoming Fall season! If you want to see a winery up high in the sky, shaped like a castle, with a great art collection, visit Sand Castle Winery. This winery is one not to miss, as the staff will test your taste buds with chocolate, wine, and wasabi peas; it’s a uniquely fun pairing and wine tasting experience.

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After some wine tasting, check in at a lovely bed and breakfast before dinner. The 1740 House is a lovely B&B with incredible waterfront views, a restaurant on site, and daily continental breakfast with sunny tables and great service. The rooms all face the waterfront and are very homey. The staff here are very attentive and welcoming, and you can even take a bridge walk to NJ (if you’re feeling adventurous).

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The next morning, wake up and visit Peddler’s Village where you will find everything from ice cream, to Chico’s, to antiques, and even Hewn Spirits. After 10am, stop by Hewn Spirits and visit Dana, the tasting room manager, for a lovely spirits tasting, some cocktails, and learn a little bit about the company’s history. After a day of shopping and spirits tastings, make sure you stick around for happy hour at Earl’s New American restaurant there in the village. This restaurant is a staple in the community and was recently re-built, and absolutely worth a visit. Farm fresh food, house made pastas, creative cocktails, and great service is just what you will want after a day or two in Bucks County.

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Be sure to book your weekend getaway in Bucks County and take that end of summer or fall road trip you know you’ve been missing!

Twisted Talk: Have you ever been to Buck’s County? What are some of your favorite stops in town? Discuss below!

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