Historic Ridgewood Farmstead & Winery
When Bill Smith decided to take his award-wining amateur wines to the next level, his wife, Tracy, agreed to join him in a commercial winery. The Smith’s purchased Ridgewood Farmstead 2039 Philadelphia Ave, Birdsboro (outside of Reading) in 2013, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places for the richness and importance of the architectural features. The oldest section of the house dates to the early 1700’s and the main house was built in 1811 and is part of the Underground Railroad due to it’s proximity to Reading. We are proud to be the only winery producing wine in a Nationally Registered Site, right here in Berks County Pa. In 2019, Ridgewood Winery grew to it’s second location at Ridgewood Winery on Daffodil Hill Farm 215 Township Line Road, Bechtelsville (near Boyertown). The farmhouse was built in 1822 with a barn, carriage house along with 26 acres of property. The Smith’s are planning on renovations, hopefully this year, of the barn for weddings and other special events, carriage house for wine production, large parking lot and of course, planting the vineyard. With two locations, and many events going on at any one time, you will most likely see Bill and/or Tracy around either of the wineries at any one time. Both locations are open for tastings, weddings and special events. Check out our social media pages for tasting room hours and/or sign-up for one of the cool events/ classes coming up.
William & Tracy Smith – Owners
Ridgewood Winery (Birdsboro) & Ridgewood Winery on Daffodil Hill Farm (Bechtelsville)
Historic Group Tours
Interested in a tour of the Historic building and grounds? We offer group tours for all of your guests with a variety add-on options including: cheese & crackers, sandwiches, and private wine tastings. Contact us for more information.