There may be several wineries and breweries located today throughout the First State, but the very first is right here in our own coastal Delaware backyard. Opened in 1993 by the Raley family, Nassau Valley Vineyards today welcomes thousands of visitors each year to its rustic campus, just a short distance from Five Points in Lewes.
Many local residents are intimately familiar with the fact that Delaware's winery roots began in the coastal region. But the hurdles Peggy Raley-Ward and her father, Bob Raley, had to overcome in those early years are not so widely known.
When Raley-Ward first expressed a desire to found and operate Delaware's first winery, for example, she quickly learned that laws dating back to the days of Prohibition prohibited
Our latest "Weekender Blog" has a bit of an international flair this week, as teenage softball players, their coaches and supporters again visit Coastal Delaware for the annual Senior League Softball World Series in Roxana.
This is a great event and one that really shines the spotlight on our area every summer. It's held at the Lower Sussex Little League complex, so be sure to stop by during the eight days of the tournament and take in some of the action.
You can read more about this Little League International event below, as well as some other great things happening this week in the coastal region.
Here's Taylor Wade with a preview...
Our featured events this weekend are located throughout the coastal region, from Rehoboth Beach
The Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty will host two special open house events this Sunday, July 23, at properties located in Dagsboro's waterfront community of Point Farm.
Oldfather Group agents will be on hand at both featured properties to give tours and answer all of your questions.
First up this Sunday is an exquisite home on the shores of Pepper Creek. Open from 12 to 3 p.m., Pamela Foster from the Oldfather Group will be your host at this featured coastal Delaware property, located at 120 Creekside Drive.
Boasting three bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two half bathrooms over nearly 5,000-square-feet of living space, this impeccable coastal Delaware property comes with a huge amount of upgrades that were
Hello all and welcome to your home online for all of the fun and exciting things happening at and near the Delaware beaches.
This week's big event actually occurs a short distance away from the coast, but it is the state of Delaware's largest annual event. That's right, it's time for the 2017 edition of the Delaware State Fair, and we're going to give you a complete preview of this 10 day event below.
There are also some other great events happening at the beaches, including the always entertaining Randy Rainbow appearing for two days at the fabulous Milton Theater. We understand tickets are going fast for these shows, so read all about it below and then act fast if you'd like to attend.
We'd also like to remind you to support your local farmers
For today's "Home of the Week" here on theoldfathergroup.com, we're featuring a property that's just waiting for someone to come in and make it the perfect beach home for themselves and/or their family.
It's an exquisite home that just happens to rest on more than an acre of land butting up against the picturesque Indian River Bay. You can even see the iconic bridge spanning the Indian River Inlet off in the distance, which makes those Coastal Delaware evenings even more memorable.
We think you're going to love learning more about this Coastal Delaware dream home. Who knows, it might even be the one you've been searching for here at the Delaware beaches.
But we also know that each home buyer is unique, which is why we have an extensive Search
Coastal Delaware is known for many things, from our 26 miles of pristine Atlantic coastline, to our eclectic and regionally renowned local restaurant scene, our fantastic selection of state parks, and much more.
But what about for the little ones? Well, the Delaware beaches have an abundance of fun and exciting things to do for children, and we’re going to feature some of them here today on our blog page.
I mean, coastal Delaware is a great place to live, or vacation, for people of all ages. So why should the grownups have all the fun, right?
Whether you’re a kid, or possibly just a kid at heart, coastal Delaware has you covered with a wide selection of fun things to see and do.
Here are our “Top 10” events and attractions at the Delaware
Our latest "Home of the Week" here on theoldfathergroup.com is a coastal property that comes with a hard to find added bonus in the coastal region - it sits on an oversized lot and affords it's residents an abundance of privacy.
Located in the Woodgate community of Milton, this elegant home is an exceptional find and we think you're going to enjoy hearing all about it.
But first, as we do every week, we want to remind you about our Search Feature here on our website. There are thousands of quality homes currently on the market here in southern Delaware, just waiting for you to come out and take a look.
You can easily find these properties via our online Search Feature. Enter the desired criteria, click "search" and spend the afternoon or evening
If you’re on a quest to find coastal Delaware’s finest coffee cake, then all roads lead to only one place – and that’s to Pasqualini's.
A Rehoboth Beach fixture since 1999, you’re not going to find a better one that at this small, family-owned bakery on Atlantic Avenue. Thousands of coffee cakes since the first one nearly 20 years ago, its still a “must have” during any trip to the “Nation’s Summer Capital.”
Owner Kathy Pasqualini has been waking at 2 a.m. every morning for nearly two decades to make her coffee cakes, as well as several other freshly baked items that have put her small town bakery on the map.
Pasqualini's Bakery is one of our local favorites here at the Oldfather Group, indeed one of the favorites of many residents of and
It's been a great summer so far at the Delaware beaches, and we're here once again to help you maximize your plans for this and every weekend.
That's right, it's time again for our "Weekender Blog," brought to you every Wednesday by the real estate professionals at the Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's International Realty.
We actually have a bit of a lull this week in terms of big annual gatherings. But don't worry, we still have several great options for you to choose from for fun and excitement here in the coastal region.
Here's Taylor Wade with a video preview.
From Milford to Ocean City and several points in between, it's a great weekend to get outside and enjoy all of the great things about living on the Delaware/Maryland
The Oldfather Group of Ocean Atlantic Sotheby’s International Realty will host two open house events this weekend, at separate locations throughout the coastal region. If you’re looking for a property at or near the Delaware beaches, this is a great chance for an up close and personal look at this unique pair of coastal homes.
Nestled in a small, private enclave of just 41 home sites on Arnell Creek, at 30 Club House Drive in Rehoboth, the first showcased property this weekend is a nearly 3,000-square-foot home features three bedrooms and two bathrooms that sits on more than a quarter-acre of waterfront land.
Features of this coastal home include a living room, a sunroom, a theater loft, a library, a master suite, gleaming hardwood floors and an