Wed. Feb 1st, 2023

A well-established York County vineyard closed its doorways a few weeks in the past following the demise of its proprietor/winemaker in late August.

Marburg Property Vineyard in Spring Grove has been providing a remaining shot at plenty of its wines curbside this month, together with Sweetheart, Ruby Crimson, Pleasure of Hanover and Hidden Creek Candy.

The vineyard, per a message on its web site, formally closed Oct. 29 after “19 unimaginable years. We’ve made many associates alongside the way in which and are grateful for all your kindness and assist.”

This all comes after the demise of Andrew G. Smith, who based the vineyard in July 2003. Smith was 62. A South Western Excessive College and Gettysburg Faculty graduate, he retired in 2019 from the previous Miller Chemical and Fertilizer Firm the place he was Chief Working Officer.

Marburg Property Vineyard operated at 2025 Locust Street i Spring Grove, York County, for greater than 19 years.

Marburg Property was the primary vineyard within the Hanover space, in accordance with, a worldwide vineyard information. The title derives from the Hamlet of Marburg, which has rested beneath the water of Lake Marburg since 1967 when Codorus State Park was created, the location says.

The winery was began in 1988 and offered grapes and juice to wineries in Maryland and Pennsylvania since 1995. Planted over 2 acres, the winery included 13 totally different of largely vinifera grapes.

For a few years, Marburg was a part of the Mason-Dixon Wine Path, and if reminiscence serves, a go to there years in the past meant a visit into the storage for the tasting of the small-batch wines that Smith produced.

An “All About Andy” tribute to Smith was held Oct. 29, which included dwell music, native meals, Sangria, beer and Marburg’s signature wines.

This video on Marburg’s Fb web page presents a peek on the turnout for that tribute.

Right here’s the Fb publish put up after Smith’s demise.

“Phrases can’t start to specific our unhappiness on the lack of our proprietor, Andrew (Andy) Smith who artfully crafted boutique classic wines, masterfully concocted distinctive wine slushies and created colourful ciders that have been loved by so lots of our loyal prospects. He prided himself on hand-crafting wines from native fruit and providing all kinds of decisions for wine lovers. Most Saturday afternoons, Andy might be discovered within the vineyard tasting room, speaking with prospects and serving up wine flights, wine slushies and beer and cider. He was a wealth of data on wine and shared that information because the host of quite a few non-public tastings. Andy, we elevate our glass to you and really feel blessed to have shared in your many skills within the vineyard and all through your life.”


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