Duration: Two days and two nights
Rolling hills dotted with sloping vineyards and inspiring views of the majestic Susquehanna River provide the perfect backdrop as you discover the 13 family-owned wineries of the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail. Nestled in the picturesque Dutch Country Roads you’re invited to sip, savor and explore the art of winemaking up-close. Along the way you'll uncover secrets of pressing perfection from welcoming winemakers who share the passion they pour into every bottle. Taste vintages that feature a diverse spectrum of flavor from crisp balanced whites at Nissley Vineyards & Winery Estate, sociably sweet fruit wines at Naylor Wine Cellars and robust earthy reds at Allegro Vineyards.
Ever wonder what goes into transforming a grape from the vine to a great bottle of wine? Learn everything you ever wanted to know about the winemaking process from resident vintner and owner, Carl Helrich. For over 30 years, Allegro has produced incredible vintages with their own unique York County flare.
Tip: Be sure to try the Cabernet Franc, and a local favorite, Chambourcin.Read More >
After learning about the winemaking process, travel just down the trail to Naylor Wine Cellars where veteran winemaker Dick Naylor has welcomed thousands of thirsty travelers to his stunning spread in southern York County for more than thirty years. Naylor’s warm hospitality and passion for winemaking is evident when you take a tour of his 27 acres of vines, which feature over forty grape varieties. Naylor Wine Cellars celebrates their great grapes throughout the year with winemaker dinners, a grape blossom festival, summer concert series and other events.
Tip: Don’t miss Naylor’s peach wine, made with locally-grown York County peaches.Read More >
At Four Springs Winery you’ll meet the free-spirited friends who realized their dream of opening a boutique-style winery in scenic southern York County situated along the Heritage Rail Trail. While there you can sample a variety of wonderful vintages, from the fruity Fat Cat to a rich Chardonnay.
Tip: You must try their Riesling! The notes of pineapple and citrus are pure perfection.Read More >
Unconventional and sensational are two words to describe Tamanend, which features innovative eco-friendly boxed wines. This urban winery’s 15,000 square foot facility showcases the latest in winery equipment where they produce some of PA’s best wines.
Tip: Try the Like No Other!Read More >
You'll feel at home at Mignano Brothers as you enjoy delicious, authentic Italian cuisine, including mouthwatering seafood pasta combinations.
Tip: Bring your favorite wine trail vintage along to this sensational BYOB!Read More >
The Yorktowne is a gorgeous renaissance revival style hotel with a 1920s setting. Twenty-foot high ceilings, ornate chandeliers and wood paneling welcome you as you enter the Yorktowne Hotel's lobby. 121 uniquely oversized rooms and luxurious suites are appointed with traditional furnishings and colorful floral designs. The Yorketowne Hotel combines the classic styling of yesteryear with the modern conveniences of today.
Tip: Be sure to try the Yorktowne's fabulous dining options including York County's Only AAA 4-Diamond Restuarant.Read More >
This French-style chateau perched atop the rolling hills along the Susquehanna River offers breathtaking views in any season from the patio at Moon Dancer Winery. Bring some snacks to nosh on as you lay on the grassy hill overlooking the river with your favorite pals or that someone special.
Tip: Try the Moon River Red, a fruit forward medium-bodied chambourcin with berry favors & spice.Read More >
Discover the charm of the Susquehanna Valley at Nissley Vineyards. Tucked back along a beautiful lane, Nissley Vineyards’ rural setting is sure to help you relax and unwind from your typical daily grind. This estate winery features vineyard tours, wine tastings and shaded picnic patios perfect for relaxing.
Tip: Don’t miss Nissley’s most popular red wine, the Naughty Marietta.
With several dining options to choose from, Bube's Brewery, a 19th century brewery complex is a must-stop. The Catacombs Restuarant, located 43 feet below street level in the cellar of thebrewery, features a fine dining menu. If you are looking for more casual fare, check out the Bottling Works, a restaurant and tavern located in the original bottling plant of the brewery.
Tip: Looking for dinner and a show? Check out Bube's Murder Mysteries.Read More >
Located along the Susquehanna River, the B.F. Hiestand House offers relaxed elegance in the 1887 home. The inn features five guest rooms, whirlpool tubs, spa showers, fireplaces, WiFi and a full gourmet breakfast served daily.
Tip: Don't miss the "made from sceratch" afternoon snacks.Read More >
Almost a century ago, Susquehanna Glass offered its first piece of hand cut glass. Two generations later, it continues as a family business with high profile clients like Donald Trump. Visit the original factory and machines still in use today, then take home a souvenir from their authentic factory outlet.
National Watch & Clock Museum
Browse through time at the Watch and Clock Museum. The museum's collection of more than 8,000 horological items include watches, clocks, movements, tools and machinery from around the world.
Brown's Orchards & Farm Market
Brown's Orchards & Farm Market offers you a relaxed country experience with a fantastic view of their 150-acre fruit and vegetable farm. Indulge your senses with their "made-from-scratch" baked goods, homegrown produce, specialty items and so much more at this family-owned orchard and farm market.
Heritage Rail Trail
Spin your wheels along York County's 21-mile Heritage Rail Trail which winds through charming towns and quaint farms as you travel north from the Mason-Dixon Line to downtown York's Colonial Courthouse. The trail is ideal for biking, hiking, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.