At Maple Springs Vineyard, we aspire to make great Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Grüner Veltliner, Albariño, and Syrah from some of Pennsylvania's most unique and expressive vineyards. Bechtelsville is situated within traditional Pennsylvania German farming areas and has a fairly moderate, humid, continental climate. This is due to our location on the leeward side of the Appalachian Mountains. When compared to other areas of Pennsylvania, winters tend to be shorter and milder and summers longer and frequently humid. An average precipitation of 41.4 inches falls in Berks County and frequency of storms ensure an adequate supply of moisture throughout the year. Our vineyards are planted on south-facing aspects of steep hills with rocky granite and shale soil that allows for excellent drainage. Over the last 10 years, we have developed four estate vineyards, each of which is capable of producing uniquely compelling, distinctive, soil-driven wine.
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The selection of our varietals at Maple Springs Vineyard has been made with close attention to each specific vineyard – their soil makeup, climate influence, elevated hillside locations, and our growing understanding, season by season, of what makes them produce the best wines.
We planted our first vineyards in 2008 on four acres on Maple Springs Farm, two acres on two different sites on the Farm. We started the project with all Chardonnay vines as it's the varietal we drink it the most often! We have proven it's possible to develop estate grown vinifera vineyards in Pennsylvania that produce high quality, dry, Burgundy-style wines.
Our wines include classic Burgundian-inspired Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, Albariño, Grüner Veltliner, and Syrah, as well as a Rosé and Cuvee dessert wine.