3 Vineyards in Hershey-Harrisburg, PA Worth Visiting

Nestled just 25 minutes from Harrisburg, The Inn at Westwynd Farm is the ideal destination for exploring vineyards in Hershey-Harrisburg and its surrounding attractions. We offer easy access to various activities, from museums and parks to restaurants and, of course, some of the best vineyards in the region.

Whether you’re a wine enthusiast looking to sample quality flavors or simply to experience something new, explore these three vineyards in Hershey-Harrisburg, PA, worth visiting.

Exploring Pennsylvania’s Wine Country

Pennsylvania’s wine country offers a unique blend of rich history, diverse climates, and passionate winemakers. The state has something for every palate and produces more than 2 million gallons of wine annually.

The Hershey-Harrisburg region stands out, combining scenic beauty with exceptional wineries. While exploring this region, visit nearby Hershey PA attractions like Hershey Park and Hershey’s Chocolate World for the whole experience.

FAQ: How Many Vineyards are in PA?

Today, more than 400 wineries and 14,000 acres of vineyards produce wine in PA yearly.

1. Cassel Vineyards of Hershey

  • Drive Time from the Inn: 6 minutes
  • Serves Food: Sampler charcuterie plates available. Food trucks on select dates.
  • Dog Friendly: Yes (on leash)
  • Tasting Room: Yes
  • Location: Hummelstown, PA

Cassel Vineyards of Hershey has been producing exceptional wines since 2008. It is a five-acre vineyard with six varieties of grapes, making it an ideal spot to sample Estate-grown wines and hand-crafted ciders.

The Cassel brothers are committed to sustainable agricultural practices and creating an entertaining atmosphere with quality wine. Stroll through the grapevines or watch the horses grazing in the hills while you enjoy a delightful award-winning glass of wine. If you can’t narrow it down, try a flight and take home a bottle to enjoy back at The Inn at Westwynd Farm.

  • Highlights:
    • Charcuterie shed for a box of charcuterie or a slushy
    • Music in the Vines summer concert series every Friday and Saturday from 6-8:30 PM
    • Open Mic Sundays from 2-5:30 PM
    • Trivia nights paired with wine and cider
    • Grape-picking events on select dates
  • Seating Areas:
    • Enclosed patio with tasting bar
    • Open-air deck with sunshade sails
    • New Cider Garden with sunshade sails
    • Spacious yard perfect for summer concerts
  • Wine Options Include:
    • Winner’s Circle White RESERVE
    • Chocolate Port
    • Honey Citrus Cider
    • And many more!
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2. The Vineyard at Hershey

  • Drive Time from the Inn: 22 minutes
  • Serves Food: Yes (Rolling Grill food truck)
  • Dog Friendly: Yes
  • Tasting Room: Yes
  • Location: Middletown, PA

The Vineyard at Hershey offers a unique Pennsylvania wine experience with a relaxed atmosphere, fun people, and top-rated wines. The tasting room in the farmhouse invites you to taste six of their wines for $8.00, with no reservation necessary. Enjoy a glass of wine while wandering around the vineyard or relaxing on the deck with views of the vineyard, pond, and rolling hills of Dauphin County.

  • Features:
    • Private rooms for VIP tastings, tours, and events
    • House-made wine, beer, AND cider!
    • Seltzer and soft drinks are available for purchase
    • Trivia Nights
    • Live music

FAQ: Does The Vineyard at Hershey Serve Food?

Absolutely! The Rolling Grill food truck prepares a delightful menu for vineyard guests every week. Check their event page on Facebook to see what’s being served during your visit. If you prefer to dine at a restaurant, purchase a bottle of wine to pair with dinner at one of the many fantastic restaurants in the area.

3. SpringGate Vineyard

  • Drive Time from the Inn: 16 minutes
  • Serves Food: Yes (variety of food trucks and brunch buffet)
  • Dog Friendly: No
  • Tasting Room: Yes
  • Location: Harrisburg, PA

SpringGate Vineyard offers a unique blend of wine, beer, and cider experiences set on a historic 60-acre farm estate. They are committed to sustainable vineyard practices, local craft, and supporting local businesses. The estate’s beautiful grounds, diverse drink options, and vibrant events make it a must-visit destination for wine enthusiasts and casual visitors.

  • Highlights:
    • Wine & Brewed Slushy Combos: Enjoy mixed wine and brewed slushy flavors that rotate regularly.
    • Brunch Buffet: Every Sunday from 11 AM to 1 PM, indulge in an all-you-can-eat buffet for two paired with a bottle of Mimosa or Cider.
    • Live Music & Events: Experience live music, trivia nights, karaoke, music bingo, and more.
    • Food Trucks: A wide variety of food trucks are available every week.
    • Social Spaces: Explore the Champagne Bar, Adirondack Room, Vineyards, Orchards, Hop Gardens, and more!
    • Special Pricing Events: Join the estate for happy hours with discounted draft beers, canned cocktails, cider glasses, and slushies every Friday from 3-6 PM and Saturday & Sunday from 12-3 PM.
    • Free Tastings: Sample pre-selected wines, brews, or cocktails for free every Friday and Saturday afternoon.
    • Festivals: Seasonal festivals offer a range of activities and entertainment year-round.

BONUS: CrossWinds Winery at Hershey

The adventure doesn’t need to stop there! CrossWinds Winery at Hershey is another great spot worth mentioning. Located just minutes from the Inn at Westwynd Farm, this local gem offers a delightful variety of handcrafted wines perfect for any palate. As a special treat, guests of the Inn at Westwynd Farm enjoy an exclusive discount.

Inn at Westwynd Farm: Your Perfect PA Winery Getaway

Nestled in the serene Central PA Countryside, The Inn at Westwynd Farm offers a quintessential countryside retreat for your Pennsylvania winery getaway. Our charming inn features luxurious rooms with elegant amenities for a comfortable and relaxing stay. As a working horse farm, guests can immerse themselves in the beauty of our rolling pastures, flowering gardens, and tranquil pond.

  • Amenities Include:
    • Complimentary wine
    • Library access
    • Scenic views
    • Antique furnishings and cozy fireplaces
    • Packages and specials, including a delightful charcuterie board room enhancement
    • And more!

Plan Your Visit

These three vineyards, paired with our convenient location, offer the perfect weekend winery vacation. Treat yourself to the Hershey, PA, winery experience and rest easy knowing a luxurious room awaits you. If you want to visit over three wineries, check out the wine trail showcasing 12 Central Pennsylvania wineries.

Are you ready to experience the one-of-a-kind vineyards in Hershey-Harrisburg? Check availability and start planning your PA countryside getaway today.

Cheers! 🍷

Updated June 2024

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