Virginia Mitchell is the Winemaker and & Winery Manager at Galer Estate Vineyard & Winery. She leads the winemaking team and is involved in all winemaking decisions. She was hired as Galer Estate’s Winemaker in May 2014, and became Winery Manager in 2016.

Virginia grew up in Central Pennsylvania, and graduated from Penn State University, University Park, with a degree in Food Science. While at Penn State, Virginia held a 6 month internship at Mazza Vineyards, in Erie, Pennsylvania, and she later worked with Denise Gardner, renowned Penn State Extension Enologist. Working with Denise, Virginia realized that she wanted to stay in Pennsylvania and be a part of the next generation of Pennsylvania/East Coast winemaking.  

After graduation in 2013, Virginia went to South Australia and worked a harvest at Two Hands Wines in the Barossa Valley. From 5/2013-5/2014 Virginia was the Assistant Winemaker at Mazza Vineyards, and she was hired at Galer Estate in as Winemaker in May 2014.

Virginia focuses on cold fermentations and makes fruit forward, aromatic wines that express the true flavors of the grape. She is very much a New World winemaker in her techniques and practices, but is also influenced by the styles of winemaking in the Old World.


700 Folly Hill Road 

Kennett Square, PA  19348

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Everyday: 12 - 6pm


for Indoor & Outdoor Seating

Friday & Saturday: 12-8pm 

Sunday: 12-7pm


  • Galer Estate reserves the right to refuse service to anyone who does not abide by our policies and will be asked to leave the property immediately -- decisions made by Galer Estate staff are final and the owners are in full support of enforcing these policies

  • By law, no alcohol other than Galer Estate wines are permitted

  • Galer Estate is legally obligated to refuse service to anyone who is visibly intoxicated

  • ADULTS ONLY. All guests must be of legal drinking age. No exceptions for infants, toddlers, children, or teenagers

  • Areas on the property are closed to the public unless escorted by a Galer Estate owner or employee

  • Pets are not permitted, but service animals are always welcome