Longwood Gardens’ Wine & Jazz Festival offers the perfect mini-vacation, while providing the perfect setting for showcasing Pennsylvania’s exceptional regional wines, writes Cathy Huyghe for Forbes.
While not originally created with sipping wine and listening to jazz in mind, the festival does both exceptionally well. However, it is the design focused on offering visitors a new experience that elevates both the location and the event.
This year, 14 different wineries from around the state brought their wines for eager visitors to taste. The music part of the festival was headlined by Delfeayo Marsalis, along with an impressive lineup of other award-winning artists.
In addition to top-notch wines and music, visitors also got the opportunity to take in Longwood’s stunning vistas.
The majority of the wines were produced from hybrid grapes. These are usually created by crossing European grape species with native U.S. grapes to ensure they can survive the long, cold winters.
Some of the wineries at the festival also grow their own grapes, while others source theirs from places both within and outside of Pennsylvania. In either case, the resulting wines offer fine examples of the diversity within Pennsylvania.
Read more about Longwood Gardens’ Wine & Jazz Festival in Forbes here.