Summer is the perfect time to visit Pennsylvania wineries and breweries. Stop by individual businesses owned by respected vintners and brewmasters, or better yet, savor a variety of unique products along one of our popular winery or ale trails.
Check out a few highlights below, organized by region.
Nine family-owned wineries pepper the Bucks County Wine Trail , just north of Philadelphia . Buckingham Valley Vineyards  in Buckingham is one of the state’s first farm wineries, while Rose Bank Winery  in Newtown is known for its Southdown Babydoll sheep, lush pastures, and delicious American fruit wines.
Venture to nearby Montgomery County to continue the exceptional wine-tasting experiences. Sign up for classes on growing, harvesting, and processing grapes at Boyd’s Cardinal Hollow Winery  in Lansdale and Skippack; or take in idyllic vistas of Perkiomen Creek at Country Creek Winery  in Telford, housed in an 1850s-era dairy barn.
Listed as one of Frommer’s “14 Best Places to Drink Beer,” Philadelphia  overflows with places to grab a tasty pint. The area’s breweries vary in size, from major producers like Victory Brewing Company  and Yards Brewing Company  to newer microbreweries like Tired Hands Brew Caf e and Forest & Main Brewery & Pub . Check out Philadelphia’s beer-lovers guide  to learn more.
Dutch Country Roads 
Explore the unique flavors of a blossoming wine region along the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail.  Located in south central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland, the trail’s nearly 20 wineries boast friendly tasting rooms and gorgeous countryside. Wineries include Allegro Winery in Brogue, Four Springs Winery in Seven Valleys and Hauser Estate Winery in Biglerville.
Meanwhile, the Gettysburg Wine & Fruit Trail  pairs the region’s wineries with the renowned Pennsylvania Fruit Belt. Visit wineries, farmers markets, orchards, and other sites along this scenic drive through the heart of Apple Country, nestled north of Gettysburg ’s historic Civil War battlefields.
The recently expanded Susquehanna Ale Trail  has 14 breweries and brewpubs that offer a mix of drafts, from pilsners and Belgian ales to stouts and porters. Stops include Lancaster Brewing Company  — where locally harvested produce adds homegrown essence to offerings like the Hop Buggy Amish Grain Amber Ale — and Bube’s Brewery  in Mount Joy, an 1870s-era where patrons descend 43 feet into the stone-lined vaults of its catacombs.
Farther west in Cumberland Valley, historic downtown Carlisle  is a fitting backdrop for Molly Pitcher Brewing Company , named after a Pennsylvania woman rumored to have fought in the American Revolution. Try the Redcoat ESB or Minuteman Mild.
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Greater Reading ’s Wine & Hops Trail  has three breweries, four bars, and six wineries and wine bars, and each locale offers its own distinctive experience. Stoudt’s Brewing Company  in Adamstown is lauded as Pennsylvania’s first craft brewery, Union Barrel Works  in Reamstown is housed in an old garment factory, and Blair Vineyards  in Kutztown  encourages visitors to picnic in their covered tasting pavilion.
Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes  Region
Conneaut Cellars Winery & Distillery  in Conneaut Lake has several award-winning wines to sample, including the aromatic Allegheny Gold, semi-sweet Pymatuning Rose, and oak-aged cabernet sauvignon. More wineries in Crawford and Mercer counties to add to your itinerary include Knockin Noggin Cidery and Winery  in Volant , Wilhelm Winery  in Hadley, and Lago Inn & Winery  in Jamestown.
The Lake Erie Ale Trail  includes four Erie  breweries: Erie Brewing Company , The Brewerie at Union Station , Lavery Brewing , and Erie Ale Works  — all conveniently located in the city’s downtown area. Thirsty patrons are encouraged to savor a unique brew at each.
Travel to downtown Meadville ’s Voodoo Brewery  for a profusion of offbeat tastes, including a spiced Belgian-style wheat ale flavored with juniper and 12 varieties of peppercorns, as well as a hoppy Kellerbier pilsner blend packed with eight varieties of European hops.
In Armstrong County , sip a glass of vino next to a cozy fireplace, or outside overlooking an 80-foot stream at RoseCourt Winery  in Spring Church. Then, travel up to the road to Windgate Vineyards and Winery  in Smicksburg to linger in their quaint tasting room.
PA Brew Tours ’ Pittsburgh Brewery Tour  is a fun way to sip your way through the city’s best breweries. Stops include Penn Brewery , East End Brewing Company , and Church Brew Works , where the restored St. John the Baptist Church serves as the backdrop for a casual gastropub.
ShuBrew , located in the town of Zelienople just north of Pittsburgh , produces one-of-a-kind flavors. Expect beers taken up a notch with ingredients like rosemary and orange blossom honey and creatively named selections like Shu’s on First and Neil Diamond Cereal.
Pocono Mountains 
Those enjoying the Pocono Mountains’ outdoor playground have many options for refreshing beverage stops. Nestled at the base of the Appalachian Mountains, Sorrenti’s Cherry Valley Vineyards  in Saylorsburg offers peaceful vistas and award-winning wines made with locally grown French hybrid grapes. For something a bit stronger, go for the Apple Pie Shine at Mountain View  Vineyard in Stroudsburg , a winery and distillery.
The Gem & Keystone Brewpub  in Shawnee-on-Delaware serves artisan ales and lagers lovingly produced next door at the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort . Be sure to bring your appetite, for the brewpub’s yummy menu boasts dishes made with local produce, natural meats, and ingredients from its private farm.
Lehigh Valley 
An official American Viticultural Area, Lehigh Valley is a premier grape-growing region in Pennsylvania. The Chambourcin grape is the official wine crop of the area and is produced by all nine vineyards on the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail . Highlights include Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars  in New Tripoli, Galen Glen Winery  in Andreas, and Franklin Hill Vineyards  in Bangor.
The Lehigh Valley Ale Trail  leads visitors to breweries, as well as bars and distilleries. Enjoy a menu influenced by Pennsylvania Dutch specialties at Fegley’s Brew Works , which has locations in Bethlehem  and Allentown  (the Pork ‘N Kraut is an excellent salty-satisfying complement to any brew).
The Alleghenies 
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With 11 participating destinations, the Central PA Tasting Trail  satisfies craft-beverage lovers of all kinds. Taste gin, rum, vodka, or whiskey at Bellefonte ’s Big Spring Spirits , stop at Happy Valley Beer Company  in State College  for a pint of the perfectly hoppy LeMonster imperial pale ale, or schedule a coveted tour and tasting at Seven Mountains Wine Cellars .
Pennsylvania Wilds 
Central Pennsylvania’s Groundhog Wine Trail has 16 distinctive wineries, many of which feature ambiances inspired by the beauty of the surrounding woodlands. Cruise winding country roads, explore the nearby forest, and spend the night in a charming B&B or quiet cabin.
The enchantment of the Allegheny National Forest surrounds Flickerwood Wine Cellars  in Kane, where a selection of 21 wines and a welcoming country atmosphere await tasters, and Allegheny Cellars Winery  in Sheffield, which gets inspiration for its bottle labels from the area’s flora and fauna.
Get the ultimate PA Wilds experience at Elk Mountain Winery  in St. Marys, located at the gateway to the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi. Catch a glimpse of the majestic creatures from Elk Mountain’s deck overlooking the valley below.
Also in St. Marys, Straub Brewery  has quenched the thirst of brew devotees since the late 1800s and still upholds the brewing traditions of founder Peter Straub. After taking a free tour of the facility (reservations are required), enjoy a complimentary cold one from the Straub Eternal Tap.
Upstate PA 
The Endless Mountains Wine Trail  highlights nine wineries in northwest Pennsylvania, many of which are located along or within a few miles of the PA Route 6 corridor. Stop at Nimble Hill Tasting Room  in Tunkhannock  for some sips of their prized Riesling or Vidal Blanc, or visit Laddsburg Mountain Winery  in New Albany for concoctions named after the Latin surnames of local fish and game.
With a city named Hop Bottom , it’s no surprise that many brewers have made a home in the Endless Mountains. Endless Brewing  in Montrose uses locally grown produce and hops to flavor delights like the Stone Crop Maple Amber and Tart Cherry Cider.