Frequently Asked Questions about the Bucks County Wine Trail
The first step to planning a wine tour is to plan transportation. You’ll need to know how many people will be in your group and how long you intend to stay. As a general rule, we recommend splitting up visits to the wine trail over a weekend or two-day period.
Some transportation companies will help you set up where to go and when, and others simply want an itinerary of your planned schedule. Most wineries require reservations for groups of 6 or more. Plan on spending 45 minutes to an hour at each winery so everyone can taste, shop and take photos without feeling rushed. Allow yourself plenty of time. If you’re behind at one winery, you’ll be behind the rest of the day, which could also affect other groups touring.
Here is a downloadable PDF with some more planning tips!
Each winery varies, but it’s generally $6-20 per winery per person. Some specialty wines or food and wine pairings may have an additional charge.
Each winery has a different reservation policy. Generally, if your group is 6 or more, we recommend that you make a reservation with each winery so they can make sure they have enough staff to accommodate your group. In light of COVID-19 and social distancing guidelines, it is a good idea to call each winery you plan to visit to check what their space can accommodate and to see if reservations are needed.
No, we do not offer packages at this time.
This may vary depending on how large your group is, but to allow travel and tasting time as well as time to browse the gift shop and use the restrooms, plan on having an hour to an hour and a half allotted for visiting each winery.
- Crossing Vineyards & Winery to Rose Bank Winery: 5.6 miles/11 minutes
- Rushland Ridge Vineyards to Buckingham Valley Vineyards: 6.4 miles/12 minutes
- Sand Castle Winery to Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery: 15.7 miles/28 minutes
The trail does not provide transportation. However, we have compiled information from various touring companies that may be helpful in planning your visit.
There technically is no specific beginning or end. The trail is self-guided, so you can start and stop anywhere you choose.
A tasting consists of half to an ounce of wine of different varieties to sample. Tastings are meant to help guide you to the wine(s) you would like to purchase.
Yes! All but one of the wineries on our trail is open year-round, and a few are only open during the weekends. Be sure to check the wineries’ pages for hours before visiting.
All of the events are listed here. Trail events include all member wineries. You may also check each winery’s page for individual winery events.
None of our wineries have restaurants. Many sell snacks or offer light meals perfect for wine pairing. On weekends, some of our wineries host events with food trucks. There are also many great restaurants throughout Bucks County and in proximity to our wineries. Click here for more information about nearby restaurants.