Definitely one of our favorite things to do is enjoying the wonderful wine country in our area.
Thanks to its moderate climate, quality soil and rolling hills, Pennsylvania supplies wine lovers with a delicious array of wine varieties to explore at its more than 200 licensed wineries. We’ve put together a list of 10 within a very short drive from the inn.
There are several wine trails and we are always happy to map a personalized route for you.
In addition to the Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country, Pennsylvania boasts 11 other wine trails, including the nearby Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, with locations in Dauphin, Lancaster, York and Adams counties as well as Maryland.
Signature events on the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail schedule are Tour de Tanks in the spring, providing exclusive tank or barrel tastings along with special tours and educational experiences, and Wine Just Off the Vine in the fall, going behind the scenes to learn about the recent harvests while sampling a selection of wines.
For more even information on the state’s 12 wine trails, visit the Pennsylvania Winery Association.
To further help your planning, take a look at this list of the 10 closest wineries. We’ve listed them by driving distance from the Inn.
Crosswinds Winery – (Tasting Room) – 621 Hershey Rd., Hummelstown, PA -2.39 Miles – 4 minute drive http:// www.crosswindswinery.com
Located on a farm, that’s been their family for generations, the vineyard in Juniata County is very mature with vines planted in the early 1990’s. The winery maybe new , but their grapes have produced some very fine wines for over 20 years
Cassel Vineyards of Hershey – 80 Shetland Drive, Hummelstown – 2.9 miles – 5 minute drive http://www.casselvineyards.com
Cassel Vineyards is a family operated winery on a 5th generation farm. Established in 2008 with 1 acre of Cabernet Franc vines and 4 additional acres of Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, Chambourcin, Concord plus Niagara grapes planted in 2009. The vineyard produces high quality wines in a beautiful tranquil setting. We love sipping wine and watching the foals frolic in adjoining fields. Brothers Chris and Craig Cassel are committed to sustainable agricultural practices.
And Westwynd Guests are invited for a free tasting
Cullari Vineyards – (Tasting Room) 1251 East Chocolate Avenue , Hershey – 5.5 miles -11 minute drive . http://www.cullarivineyards.com
Cullari Vineyards and Winery is a small boutique bottler and producer that specializes in both traditional dry and sweet red, white and pink wines, and also some unusual and uniquely crafted grape and fruit wine varieties that are only available at their tasting room. Because the wines are produced in very small quantities, it allows them to be very creative and very precise
West Hanover Winery – 7646 Jonestown Rd, Harrisburg – 5.64 miles – 9 minute drive
This is the oldest of the vineyards in the area. With 22 years in business and 45 years of experience, the owners take great pride in their smooth and silky wines and many awards. Be sure to check their web site for special events and concerts.
Spring Gate Vineyard – 5790 Devonshire Road , Harrisburg – 7.4 miles – 15 minute drive
This family owned vineyard is located on 60 acres of lovely farmland. In 2010, the Schoffstall family began growing grapes – Noiret, Merlot, and Vidal Blanc, to name a few. A warm welcome awaits you at the tasting room on land which dates back prior to the Revolutionary War and overlooks beautiful fields and streams. Whether you prefer fresh and crisp whites, full-bodied, savory reds, or have a sweeter palate, you’ll find something to enjoy.
The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey – 598 Schoolhouse Rd.. Middletown, PA 17057 – 11.7 miles – 20 minute Drive
The winery opened in 2012 and quickly became a popular venue for all types of fun activities. It’s opened 7 days a week and there is live music on weekends. It also has the distinction of being Pennsylvania’s first all in one craft winery and brewery all in the same place. It features twenty wines from reds to whites, dry to sweet, from hand- picked grapes grown next to a pond – a beautiful place for a picnic. The Brewery has its own tasting room with at least 7 beers to try.
The Vineyard at Grandview – 1489 Grandview Rd, Mount Joy, PA 17552 – 18 miles – 29 minutes http://www.thevineyardatgrandview.com
The Vineyard at Grandview is another family owned vineyard located amid the rolling hills of northwest Lancaster County. The Kennel family has been growing premium vinifera grapes – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay and more, since 2009. The tasting room is lovely and available for special events.
Mount Hope Estate & Winery – 2775 Lebanon Rd Manheim, PA 17545 19.7 miles – 32 minutes
Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980, Mount Hope Estate & Winery is located in Northern Lancaster County. The vineyard has produced award-winning wines of all types, even a line of berry wines, all from Pennsylvania grown fruit. Their knowledgeable staff offers complimentary wine tastings that help you choose the perfect wine – for yourself or as a gift for a friend or family back home. The Estate also hosts several exciting fairs and festivals during the year including the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire and Celtic Fling
WALTZ VINEYARDS ESTATE WINERY– 1599 Old Line Rd, Manheim, PA 17545 20.5 miles 32 minute drive
Situated on a beautiful hill between Lancaster and Lebanon, the sixth generation family farm boasts a unique micro climate and world class vineyard soils that are ideal for growing vinifera wine grapes
This boutique winery utilizes the most modern vine making technology imported from Italy. A tour of their facility is fascinating and the delightful tasting room is a little bit of Europe.
Nissley Vineyards -140 Vintage Dr, Bainbridge, PA 17502 21.7 – 37 minutes
Definitely worth the 22 mile scenic drive, fresh grapes from their vineyards and fresh fruits from local orchards are the hallmark of this wine enterprise. The Nissley family, have been making estate-bottled and fruit wines since 1977. To satisfy the wide variety of taste preferences in our region, they produce 30 different wines. They range from dry to very sweet and are made from Vinifera, French-hybrid and Labrusca (Native American) grapes, as well as cherries, apples and raspberries.