Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Chaddsford owners write about the hailstorm

That note on the devastation of their vineyards that Lee Miller made reference to last Thursday was included in the Chaddsford Winery e-letter. You can read the full text from Lee and Eric Miller by clicking on this link. A couple of photos taken at the vineyards appear on this post, courtesy of the Millers. When you finish that, go back through the archives and read some of the past vintage reports. They go all the way back to 2001.

One bit of news that advances the story a bit is their thanks to Phil Roth and the Waltz family of Lancaster for their help in perhaps giving the winery a chance to produce a couple of Portfolio wines.

Chaddsford closes its Springfield Mall store

Saw this item in the Chaddford Winery e-letter that popped into my mailbox overnight:
Good customers of the Chaddsford Wine Shop at Springfield Mall (dating back to the mid 90s!) may have noticed that the store closed in mid-August when our lease expired. With the limited number of “satellite locations” allowed us under PLCB regulations, it is inevitable that we will sometimes close older locations to move on to new opportunities. At this juncture, we wish to thank our loyal Springfield customers for your many years of support.... and hope you won’t find it too hard to visit us at the winery in future. We’ll look forward to seeing you here!"
My note: State regulations limit wineries to no more than five satellite stores (in addition to their winery stores), all of course with PLCB approval.