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Nestled into the Brandywine Valley and spread over 35 acres
on a private estate in Glen Mills, PA, The Inn at Grace Winery offers a vineyard, winery, tasting room, and historic barn. The manor house offers dining with farm-to-table cuisine and a boutique hotel. This property is absolutely picture-perfect for your wedding day or next family gatherings. Explore this site to learn more about everything offered here at the Inn at Grace Winery! Visit the Contact Page to find the best way to reach us.

Discover the treasures of our inn and winery with this detailed map. From cozy rooms to lush vineyards, every corner holds a story waiting to be explored. Plan your journey through the heart of our estate.

For most of Chris Le Vine’s life, tasting and learning about wine was an enjoyable past time, not a profession. He is a graduate of The Episcopal Academy, and The University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in business, which lead him into a career in Financial Services. All of that began to change after the untimely death of his only sibling Grace in 1999, when he assumed ownership of her business, Sweetwater Farm Bed and Breakfast. After running the property for several years, Chris and Vicki transformed the historic 1740’s malting barn on site and created a state-of-the-art winery complete with catering and event space. They planted a vineyard, with the advice of state and local viticulturists on root stock, planting, and finally that long awaited first harvest was both a family and community event, with many offering their hands volunteering in the process.
As the property grew, the name changed to The Inn at Grace Winery to reflect the increased facilities, and welcome the public to the tasting room and events. Design elements and architecture were chosen to reflect the historic background of the property, dating to American revolution era. Along the way all members of the Chris’ immediate family, several extended family, and many dedicated local employees have contributed to shaping the Inn to what it is today. They are proud and honored that many friends and acquaintances choose the property as the site of of their personal occasions and stop in to sample new vintages and say hello often.

The property is traced back to William Penn who was empowered by the King of England to parcel land grants to settlers in the region.
Alexander Hemphill sells Sweetwater Farm to his son and daughter-in law James and Ann Hemphill.
James enlists with the revolutionary army and serves with George Washington.
September 12th; The day after the Battle of Brandywine, the British ransack Sweetwater Farm. The officers stay two days in the homestead and the troops stay in the barn.
The Farm is purchased by the Okie family and the 1815 Wing is added.
1935 - 1978
New Beginnings
Sweetwater Farm passes through a number of owners until converted into a Bed & Breakfast by Linda Kaat.
Bed & Breakfast
Sweetwater Farm is purchased by Grace Le Vine who continues the B&B and raises Jack Russell puppies.
After Grace’s passing the Farm is restored by the current owners, Grace’s brother and sister in-law, Chris and Vicki Le Vine.
2007 - 2010
The 10 acre field to the west is planted with grape vines, the crumbling “Malting” barn is restored into a winery and tasting room and Grace Winery is established. Our first vintage is 2009.
Match Made in Heaven
Sweetwater Farm Bed & Breakfast and Grace Winery are combined with the name: The Inn at Grace Winery.