Hours of Operation:
We are open year round on Monday thru Saturday from 11am to 5pm. Sundays we are open from noon to 5pm. We are closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Years Day, Easter Sunday and Election Day (general elections).
Self-guided tours and wine tastings
are available during our operational hours.
Self-guided tours are free.Tasting is $5 per person and
includes your tasting glass as a take-home. As per
Delaware law, we may not pour tastings within the last
15 minutes of operation. Just like "last call" at a bar,
you must be underway with tasting. In otherwords - if
you show up at 10 minutes to closing we, legally, cannot
pour any product for you. Children are always welcomed at NVV but you must be 21
to TASTE or buy. No exceptions. We understand that
people travel as a family but please remember that wine
tasting is an adult activity. By law, children may not
stand nor sit at or near any service counter.
Weekends are extremely busy. All
customers are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.
We no longer accept reservations for groups on weekends.
Any group of 6 or more must call ahead. We cannot
accomodate bachelorette groups on Saturdays.
Guided group tours are available for Motor coaches,
service organizations and other groups of 15 people
or more. Guided tours are available by appointment only and are available
Tuesdays - Thursdays only, outside of peak season
(November thru May). The cost is $10 per person and includes our etched
crystal tasting glass as a take home. All particpants
MUST be 21.
for businesses can be arranged outside of peak season.
and food & wine pairings are available on-site or
off-site for groups of 15 or more, outside of peak
season and by special arrangement only.
About Our Tour:
NVV boasts one of the most unique winery tours in North America. Our five gallery self-guided museum chronicles
everything from the incredible 8,000 year history of wine to how the vineyard grows in the modern day.
Did You Know That ...
The Egyptian's invented the wine press?
Or that It takes 16 lbs of fruit to make 1 gallon of wine? The origin of the
cultivated grapevine was Mesopotamia and not Italy? Wine has been used as
a medicine for countless centuries? It takes at least 15 leaves to ripen one cluster of fruit?
These are just a few of the things you'll learn on our tour surrounded by beautiful photographs, illustrations and unique artifacts. Of course, you can also see the processing equipment if you want to. But that's what you see at every other winery in the country (yawn).
The first exhibit gallery of the tour also houses our art gallery space. Each month a new exhibit features the work of regional artists covering all genres from watercolor and oil paintings to photography and sculpture. A “Meet The Artist” reception is held at the beginning of the show and is always open
to the public.