“At last! The best new thing to happen to Kennett Square is almost here: our first annual Kennett Summerfest Wine and Spirits Festival,” says Aimee Olexy, the founder and owner of Talula’s Table. 

“Our region is abundant with incredible winemakers, distillers, and grape farmers! It is about time that they get the consumption and tailor-made festival they deserve. Talula’s Table is excited to pair the perfect cheeses for this very elevated and anticipated outing!  Don’t miss this new Kennett Collaborative experience.”

Purchase your tickets today for the inaugural Summerfest Wine and Spirits Festival, an event created by Kennett Collaborative to celebrate the exceptional local wineries and distilleries across the Brandywine Valley. Participants will enjoy an expertly curated selection of the region’s best wine, spirits, and cheeses in a sophisticated festival atmosphere. The event will also feature local artists and live music in the heart of Kennett Square—Kennett Summerfest will take place on the 100 block of South Broad Street in Kennett Square on Sunday, June 12th, from 3pm to 7pm.

“Southern Chester County has been recognized for the density of successful craft breweries, but we’re excited to celebrate and share our region’s growing number of local wineries producing a diversity of wines,” says Bo Wright, Executive Director for Kennett Collaborative. 

Tender Is the Night, one of Casa Carmen’s vermouths, is a barrel-aged black vermouth, a rare Spanish style, flavored with black walnuts, wormwood, orange peel, herbs, and baking spices.

One example of this diversity is Casa Carmen Wines, a newer winery in our region. Casa Carmen was founded in 2017 by brothers Enrique and Felipe Pallares, with the mission of crafting Spanish-style wine and vermouth. The Pallares grew up in Ecuador and spent their teenage years and twenties traveling the world as polo players. They recently purchased acreage in Jennersville in order to establish a new vineyard and tasting room. Today, the brothers produce an eclectic batch of deftly-made wines, from Albariño to Cab Franc, but their secret passion is vermouth. Casa Carmen is at the top of the list of a handful of domestic producers helping to revive a love of vermouth. Tender Is the Night, one of Casa Carmen’s vermouths, is a barrel-aged black vermouth, a rare Spanish style, flavored with black walnuts, wormwood, orange peel, herbs, and baking spices.

Kennett Summerfest attendees will have the opportunity to try Tender Is the Night as well as dozens of other wines from the eleven amazing participating wineries, as well as samples from three celebrated local distilleries. 

In addition to wonderful wines and spirits, Summerfest will also feature a well-paired assortment of food vendors. George & Son’s Oyster House will bring fresh oysters and other seafood selections, Mary Pat’s Provisions will have their locally-famous sandwiches and baked desserts, Letty’s Taven will offer their popular east coast style pizza, and Sourced Crepe Food Truck will be there with a variety of delicious savory and sweet crepes. 

Only a few tickets remain. You can purchase tickets by visiting www.KennettSummerfest.com.

The proceeds from this event will benefit Kennett Collaborative (formerly Historic Kennett Square), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to make Kennett a beautiful and welcoming community where all can belong and prosper.