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Rushland Ridge Vineyards
Ed Ullman and his father started honing their winegrowing skills at Kings Oak Vineyards in Huntingdon Valley in 1968 and the family is still continuing that traditionally crafted process today.
In 1986, Ed and his wife, Lisa, purchased Rushland Ridge Vineyards and started growing vines. The first planting was one acre of French-American Hybrid and Native American wine grapes. By 1991, their production enabled them to open their Pennslyvania limited winery.
The couple's philosophy is to make and offer quality estate-grown wines at a reasonable price so their customers can enjoy the fruits of their labor with any meal, at any occasion.
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Rushland Ridge grows 18 varietals including favored hybrids, Chambourcin and Vidal Blanc, as well as two viniferas, Cabernet Franc and Chardonnay.
The winery has approximately six acres of vines with Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and their newest varietal, Traminette, in the latest planting in 2008. Rushland plans on expanding in the future.
SEASONAL AND POPULAR WINES
The proprietary blended Country Red is Rushland Ridge's most popular wine and their seasonal wine is Nouveu, which is released in mid-November.
Open Season: first weekend in March through the end of December, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving Day and other major holidays falling on open days.
TASTINGS AND TOURS
Wine Tasting: $5 a person for full flight with all available varietals, $2 for Port.
Spring Wine Tour: $30 for North, $35 for South and $50 for Complete.
The Rushland Ridge Winery participates in Bucks County Wine Trail events.
$10 to $14 and $25 for Port