Our 4th Local Chapter: Milton, Delaware!


If you ever wondered how a tiny state like Delaware can have so many members, it’s all thanks to Bernie Knollinger, the owner of Coastal Wines in Milton Delaware.  He was the first state’s first member and has been motivating grape nuts there for over a year.  Their chapter is called the First State Coastal Cru have 35 members 19 of whom have qualified as Members of the Century Wine Club.

They held a Red, White and Blueberry tasting on July the 4th open to the general public for free at Coastal Wines in Milton Delaware. The wines we tasted included Gruet Demi-sec from New Mexico, the Horton Vidal Blanc from Virginia, the Biltmore Chardonnay sur lees from North Carolina, Ballet of Angels from Connecticut, a Sweet Spiced Mountain Wine from West Whitehill in west Virginia and finally from our local winery Nassau Vineyards here in Delaware True Blue Blueberry Wine.  Over 100 visitors attended and all had a good time.

Cheers to the First State Coastal Cru!


What do you think?

  1. On our way to a Delaware and Maryland beach vacation, we decided to stop at Coastal Wines & Spirits (302-684-1135) for the Friday Wine Century Club tasting. Bernie(WCC) and owner Sally treated us to a great tasting of unusual, interesting wines and awesome hors d’oeuvres. Their shelves were loaded with wines that WCC members would be envious of. Bernie worked in Manhattan in the restaurant/wine business before working at Coastal Wines & Spirits. We purchased a number of bottles of unusual wines, including a blended Greek dry red wine that included the Vranec varietal.
    Mark and Diane Freeland, Baltimore, MD–WCC members

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