If you love great food & spirits, welcome to Delco!  We take our food and wine  very seriously... and when it comes to Thanksgiving, let's just say there are no empty places at the table ;)

So if you're looking to put a fresh spin on your holiday feast, Scott Arboretum will help you make a beautiful Table Arrangement to take home with you - and two of our Award Winning Vineyards, Penns Woods Winery and Grace Winery have some grape ideas on what wines to pair with each course of your meal, no matter what items are on your menu!

Sign up now for Scott Arboretum's Thanksgiving Table Arrangement Workshop 

Gardener and Workshop Presenter, Adam Glas
On Tuesday, November 20th, from 5:30 to 7:30pm, join Garden Supervisor  Adam Glas  (yes, only one 's' in his name :) - in this hands-on evening to guarantee that your holiday table setting draws as many oohs and ahhs as the gorgeous turkey.

Using fresh autumn greens and flowers (that will be supplied to all participants), Adam will lead a symposium on how to choose the best  plant materials and creatively display them to make your table a conversation piece!

The registration fee is $55 for non-members and $45 for members. Limit 18. 
To register call 610-328-8025.  Meet in the Gillespie Room, in the Wister Education Center.

The Scott Arboretum is a unique garden of ideas and suggestions encouraging horticulture in its broadest senses through displays on the 350-plus acre campus of Swarthmore College.  The Arboretum is frequently ranked among the most beautiful campuses in the world. 

LOCATION: ON OUR MAIN STREETS
500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, 19081 PA
610-328-8023
Click here to register online or get more information

I already know the weather forecast for Thanksgiving:  
There's a 99% Chance of Wine.  And a 100% chance I'll be drinking it :)  The only problem is, so will my guests and I don't want to serve a wine that doesn't enhance the food I serve.
So who better to advise us all, than two award-winning vineyards.

Winemaker Gino Razzi and his daughter, Carly invite you
to visit their beautiful Chadds Ford vineyard. 

Enjoy live music on the Porch every Saturday afternoon
in November - and November 7th is National Merlot Day,
with 15% off glasses & bottles and free tastings of their
Merlot Reserve.  Fondue lovers should check out their
November 17th-18th Fondue for Two event and instead
of fighting the crowds on Black Friday, relax and enjoy
special festivities at Penns Woods
CARLY RAZZI MACK, CO-OWNER AND MARKETING  DIRECTOR OF PENNS WOODS WINERY SUGGESTS THE FOLLOWING WINE PAIRINGS FOR THANKSGIVING'S APPETIZER COURSE, and a POULTRY OR VEGETARIAN MAIN COURSE  
Click here to explore Penns Woods Winery's Website

Wine pairing for an Appetizer Course that features Artisanal Charcuterie and Cheese Board
I'd suggest something light bodied...like Penns Woods Pinot Noir 2016. It's light, with bright acidity and earthy qualities that pair nicely with nutty and delicately flavored hard cheeses as well as fresh and soft goat cheese. Pinot cuts through cuts fatty pate, and can hold up to the rich, saltiness of prosciutto and salami.

For a Turkey, Chicken or Vegetarian Main Course
I suggest our Chardonnay Reserve 2016.  This French-style Chardonnay has a vivid acidity that balances the fat of crisp oven roasted chicken or turkey skin, the soft body with hints of oak fit the palate bill for roasted cherry tomatoes and green beans with shaved almonds topped with sea salt and olive oil.

GRACE WINERY'S WINE MAKER, ANDREW YINGST SUGGESTS THESE WINE PAIRINGS FOR HAM OR  ROAST BEEF MAIN COURSES  - AND CHOCOLATE DESSERTS
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Pairing for a Thanksgiving Ham with Green Beans
I'd suggest something medium bodied that could compliment the saltiness from the ham and the earthiness of the vegetable. Grace Winey’s 1734 Red Blend is a medium to full bodied blend of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon that would pair well with this fall dish.

For Roast Beef and Mashed Potatoes
Heavier beef dishes require a hearty wine that will be able to stand up to the richness of the meat. Cabernet Franc is a dry and peppery wine that would enhance the heaviness of this dish.

For a rich dessert like Chocolate Molten Lava Cake
A gooey and rich chocolate dessert pairs well with an off-dry wine like Gracie Red. This balanced blend gives off a subtle sweetness that compliments the richness of the chocolate.

The Inn at Grace Winery is a Bed and Breakfast and winery in Glen Mills. Located on a 50 acre historic property of an original Quaker farm house, the estate vineyard and winery grows and produces the majority of it’s grapes on site. 

LOCATION:  
Both Penns Woods Winery and Grace Winery are located in Delco's Brandywine Country