Hidden away in the hills of Southwest Pennsylvania is a surprising find. I had pictures in my head of a working farms with barns and such, but this was a lot more and a very nice surprise.
The next few blogs will cover stops on a garden trip I dream up, fret over, beg prizes for, organize, sell, lead and try to make perfect for the passionate gardener participants. This trip was created for the Master Gardener Society of Oakland County Michigan members and friends to visit great gardens in the Midwest and to raise money for the society. By the way, it sells out quickly every year! This was my tenth trip and it was great fun!
Sandhill Berry Farm and Greendance Winery are definitely a destination from Pittsburgh…especially if you are going to Falling Water (more on that in another blog) or like gimongous servings of berry pie!
The farm dates back to 1779 and has been brought back from ruin by the current owners…the winery on the other hand, opened in 2007. This fits together like a great grandfather and a small child…wonderfully.
To die for sky high berry pies or creamy cheesecake to devour…colorful gardens of herbs and flowers to wander…a lordly llama to pet…trails to trek…jams and jelly and berries to buy, oh my…Pictures to snap…lots of things to do…
I have a way with animals…
Talking wines, they have a nice Traminette…a white sweet wine and Vidal Blanc a little drier (cool tasting) popular wine. They also have a tasty Gewurztraminer…say that three times real fast…with a citrus flavor…except I didn’t taste the usual pepper flavor I like. The only red I liked was a semi-dry smooth Chambourcin…although I usually don’t like reds at all.
Eat a light lunch if you are going for pie…and homemade vanilla bean melty ice cream…yum!