Picture 35 acres in Delco’s corner of the Brandywine Valley that encompass an Inn on a wooded estate, vineyards, a wine tasting room and fine dining. You can’t go wrong combining two of our favorite things — wine and fine dining — and that’s what you’ll find at Grace Winery’s Supper Series.
Grace Winery has been hosting its popular dinner series, in one form or another, since 2017. It relaunched in February 2021 with a few changes after closing during the pandemic. Those familiar with the three-course meal will notice that long tables and family-style service have been replaced with a more intimate plating-style seating arrangement, catering to couples and smaller parties.
“However, parties of six to 10 may also consider booking our wine cellar,” noted Assistant General Manager Rachel Testerman. “It’s a well-appointed, rustic space that’s perfect for small groups of friends, family or co-workers.”
One thing that remains constant is the menu’s focus on seasonal, local and fresh. Under Executive Chef Dan Wood, the Supper Series features farm-to-table fare not only to showcase local flavors, but also to show “great respect for the people growing and raising the food we eat.”
Want a taste? Recent three-course Supper Series menus have included arancini with chanterelle mushrooms and Birchrun Hills Farm Fat Cat Fondue; grilled artichoke and creamed baby spinach, fried Vidalia onion and sweet Peruvian peppers; English pea soup plus pickled carrot, mint, creme fraiche and pea shoots; short rib featuring Wagyu beef in a Grace Winery 1734 red wine braise, potato egg roll and Birchrun Hills Farm Birchrun Blue; rigatoni with black garlic, spring vegetables and whipped burrata; trout and roasted baby fennel, confit potato and rhubarb agrodolce; or scallops plus potato au gratin, chorizo oil, sauce rouille and salsify chip.
What’s the third course, you ask? Dessert! You might find carrot cake with toasted marshmallow and candied walnuts; pineapple semifreddo plus grapefruit compote and dehydrated pink pineapple; cheesecake with yuzu lemon curd and strawberry, or chocolate cake featuring hazelnut brittle and miso caramel.
“We’re also able to accommodate most dietary needs or restrictions when we’re advised ahead of time,” Testerman said. “You can leave a note in your OpenTable reservation, or call us. We know exactly what’s in everything, right down to the sauces, because we make it all fresh. We don’t mind catering to those who have dietary concerns.”
Testerman also hinted at possible packages and getaways in the future to take advantage of the property’s tasting room and Inn. You can bookmark the website, and follow Grace Winery on Instagram and Facebook, for the latest.
Currently (March 2022), the per-person price for the Supper Series is $75. Wine may be ordered by the glass or bottle, but we like to add the wine pairing for just $15 per person. Supper is served on Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings in the Manor House dining room, with seatings at 6 and 8 p.m. Note that the Grace Winery property is a popular spot for weddings, so some weekend nights might not be available; check the calendar for open dates. Also of note: Reservation are required, as seating is limited to about 30.
Looking for an honest-to-goodness getaway? Consider an overnight (or, two!) at the Inn at Grace Winery. Wake up to breakfast service, then spend a lazy day on the idyllic property tasting wine, taking long walks or playing bocce in nice weather.
Grace Winery is located at 50 Sweetwater Rd. in Glen Mills. Call (610) 459-4711 for more information or to reserve your Supper Series spot.
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— Nina Malone
All photos by Terra Gold Photography