With a tagline of “Where We Meet to Drink,” how does a winery survive COVID-19?
The answer is: Be flexible. During this time, Manatawny Winery made a commitment to serve its customers. Though you can head into the Tasting Room to order, the winery has been offering hands-free pick up, delivery, and, of course shipping through their website.
And if you want to spend some time and enjoy your purchase on site, they have a deck. If that’s too crowded, they have picnic tables around the property, and they welcome you to bring blankets and lawn chairs.
In business for over 20 years, this family owned winery produces about 5,000 cases per year.
What you may not know is that Manatawny is committed to sustainability. The vineyard uses sustainable vineyard management practices and is always looking for less dangerous and more environmentally sound materials to combat insects and pests by incorporating better canopy management practices. And when it comes to fertilization, its vines are fertilized with horse manure.
With wines named Love, Golden, Cardinal, Happiness (a personal favorite of mine – because who doesn’t love blueberries?) – you can find a wine that pairs with your palette or your cuisine.
And if wine just isn’t your thing, you might want to try one of their local brews just for the fun of it especially if you like Belgian-style brews. With names like “Fear of Missing Stout,” “Quad Knows We Tried” and “Two Wrongs Don’t Make a Wit,” they all appeal to my sense of humor and probably a few to my tongue. Beer does have to be enjoyed on premises and is available on tap in the winery tasting room.
Manatawny Creek wines aren’t found in store, and you can only be purchased through the winery. But trust me, it is worth the visit to this beautiful area of Berks County. Located at 227 Levengood Road, Douglassville, this place is a must visit in Greater Reading! For more information, visit their website or Facebook page. manatawnycreekwinery.com/
Manatawny Creek Winery is 1 of 11 wineries that make up the Berks County Wine Trail. For more information, check out berkscountywinetrail.com/
Look for features on all of the individual wineries in our upcoming newsletters.