Together We Are Family

We have a world class team working together that delivers exceptional experiences to our customers.


As a family farm winery, family comes first. The Nunan family is headed by Chuck and Chris. Their first (very successful) joint venture began in 1974 when they got married. Their three sons, Chip, Christopher, and Craig are all nearby and work in the family businesses. All three boys are married and there are currently nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

The theme of “family” is evident even in the Harvest Ridge logo. The roots of the Harvest Ridge tree are prominent, in part to reflect the deep roots and lineage of the Nunan family.


The Vineyard Manager


Chuck Nunan began making wine in his basement in 1995 with rave reviews. In 2010, during a trip to Charleston, South Carolina for his son’s wedding, Chuck visited a winery there and was inspired to take his love of wine and winemaking and turn it into something bigger. He and his wife, Chris, had purchased land in 2005 for a family farm in Marydel, Delaware, which he decided to turn into Harvest Ridge Winery.

The name “Harvest Ridge” was the original name of the farm and was retained for the winery. The first vines were planted in 2011 – Chardonnay, Viognier, Malbec, and Merlot. The winery opened to the public (as Delaware’s fourth winery) on November 1, 2013.

Harvest Ridge Winery’s property spans the border of two states – Delaware and Maryland. It is on the historic Mason-Dixon Line. In fact, one of the most unique features of the property is the existence of one of the Mason-Dixon’s original witness stone and crown markers – number 47 – located on the property.
The Harvest Ridge Label went through many, many drafts, and the Nunans solicited opinions and input from many people. They wanted it to encompass the family, its members, as well as some things that make the winery the unique place it is. A tree was chosen for the logo because of the huge, distinctive tree that sits in front of the farm house on the property. The roots of the tree are pronounced to symbolize the interconnectedness and lineage of the family.


Giving back to our community is one of our most important core values. We take great pride in the causes that we choose to give back to. We focus on causes that help military families, first responders, and children.

The Hero-Hunts Foundation is near and dear to our hearts. This foundation is a Delaware based non-profit that raises money to give back to active and retired members of the military and first responders, by getting them back in touch with the outdoors. The foundation has taken groups hunting and fishing and has also provided an opportunity for families to attend special events, dinners and trips. Go to their website or Facebook page to learn more about the Hero-Hunts Foundation.