The History of Sand Castle Winery
Sand Castle Winery was founded in 1974 by brothers Joseph and Paul Maxian. Born and raised in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia, a region renowned for winemaking, the Maxian brothers combined European and American tradition to create world class, premium wine.
The winery name and facility is inspired by a magnificent castle in their hometown of Bratislava. The 10,000 square foot castle includes, a tented Garden Pavilion, the second floor Grand Hall, and an expansive tasting room, and a 7,000 square foot wine cellar. Sand Castle Winery hosts daily wine tastings and tours, private tastings, events, and is a distinctive location for parties and weddings.
Sand Castle Winery grows four grapes on 72 acres overlooking the Delaware River. The Central Delaware Valley is recognized by the government as a designated viticultural district, one of the few places in the world where Cabernet, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Pinot Noir can grow with equal success.
All Sand Castle wines are made exclusively from grapes grown on the property, earning the esteemed label of estate grown. The painstaking attention to quality is a large investment that limits production and yields superior wine. We are proud to note that only 5% of all wineries in the US grow and bottle their own wines on site.
Wine education is a part of every visit to Sand Castle Winery. The enthusiastic winemakers and staff encourage guests to not only enjoy the wine, but also understand where it came from. The relaxed environment leads to a delightfully approachable education on the art of winemaking and the hobby of consumption.
Monday through Saturday:
10 am – 5 pm (Last Tour 3 pm)
11 am – 5 pm (Last Tour 3 pm)