ANDREAS, SCHUYLKILL COUNTY– Many wineries have a fun history behind them, but one winery in our region is actually prehistoric!
The land that Galen Glen Winery is built on is an archaeologist’s dream! It’s covered in fossils that range from 360-400 million years old.
Sarah Troxell, Galen Glen’s winemaker, says the fossilized creatures, called crinoids, can still be found in the ocean today! She also said that, when it comes down to it, the rich, fossil-filled soil where the grapes are grown does affect the taste of the wine… and people are drinking it up!
“People come now and they say, ‘I’ll have the fossil,'” Sarah told Eyewitness News, “And they mean a dry reisling named after a vineyard full of fossils!”
The wine has become successful enough to garner a deal with every Wegmans in the state of Pennsylvania! So, while the experience of the fossil-filled winery itself is wonderful, you don’t have to be in Schuylkill County to try the wine!