You don’t need to travel to Tuscany or Napa Valley to experience great wine. Over more than a century, winemaking has taken root in Pennsylvania culture, with generations of families cultivating grapes across the state. On May 25, National Wine Day, celebrate the history of winemaking in Pennsylvania and taste the fruits of our winemakers’ labor at any one of these special events.
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1. Rose Bank Winery
A historic winery in beautiful Bucks County, Rose Bank Winery is situated on land originally deeded by William Penn to his daughters and consists of the manor house constructed in 1719 as well as several other buildings to explore. Visitors who love history and wine will enjoy all that Rose Bank has to offer including tours, tastings, picnics, weddings, parties, and meetings.
2. Crossing Vineyards and Winery
Located on a 200-year-old Bucks County estate less than a mile from Washington Crossing, Crossing Vineyards and Winery is a unique, family-owned, 20-acre state-of-the-art vineyard. The tasting room and gift shop are open year-round, offering an intimate setting for weddings, rehearsal dinners, concerts, private parties, and corporate gatherings.
3. Wycombe Vineyards
Wycombe Vineyards makes exclusive vintage wines for visitors to savor and enjoy. Their artisanal process uses French oak chips in stainless steel tanks to enhance the flavor and aging process with grapes straight from their estate vineyard. Sip on a variety of wines, from their semi-dry Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay to their sweet and seasonal dessert wines.
4. Buckingham Valley Vineyards
Founded in 1966, Buckingham Valley Vineyards & Winery is Bucks County's first winery and one of the largest in Pennsylvania. What started as a dream between two students sharing a dorm room at the University of Pennsylvania came to life with the support of family and friends, first as a 5-acre vineyard producing less than a thousand gallons to what it is today: an estate over 40 acres that produces 35,000 gallons of wine a year, offering reds, whites, rosés and ports, and the county's only naturally fermented champagne.
5. Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery
This family-owned winery offers more than 18 kinds of wine year round including a Dark Bishop Cabernet Sauvignon aged in a rye whiskey barrel, and even a local craft beer on tap. Enjoy a welcoming farm atmosphere at Bishop Estate Vineyard and Winery and stay for a tasting at their newly renovated bank barn. Check out their events page to stay up to date with exciting new offerings, live music, and food trucks.
6. Sand Castle Winery
Described as elegant, scenic, and one of a kind, the 72-acre Sand Castle Winery offers a 17-mile view of the picturesque Delaware River Valley and a place for guests to enjoy and learn about their wines. Designated as an official viticultural district where wines are made exclusively from grapes grown on the property, guests can taste and take a tour of the 21,000- square-foot winery castle with its 30-foot deep underground wine cellar.
7. Rushland Ridge Vineyard & Winery
In an idyllic Bucks County farm setting, Rushland Ridge Vineyard & Winery is run by a family of winegrowers who have been crafting quality wines since 1968. Their tasting room offers friendly service and a rustic feel with a light pine interior and a wood-burning stove in winter. With estate-grown reds, whites, rosés, and specialty wines, there is a wide variety of wine waiting to be tasted and enjoyed.
8. Penns Woods Winery
Taste wine from winemakers with over 40 years of experience. Italian immigrant Gino Razzi and his daughter Carley started producing wines as a passion project, which later grew to become a 30-acre winery overlooking rolling vineyards. Penns Woods Winery uses modern technology and old-country methods to produce reds, whites, and rosés from 100 percent Pennsylvania grapes. There is an abundance of outdoor seating, a custom pavilion, and live music on the lawn every weekend.
9. Grace Winery
A tranquil haven on 50 acres in the beautiful Brandywine Valley, this historic estate and winery features a charming manor house with three rooms from the original Quaker farmhouse, a winery, and a renovated 1750s era barn, which is home to the winery’s tasting room. Guests at the Inn at Grace Winery can enjoy cozy fire pits, vineyard strolls, and meet the neighboring farm animals.
10. Deer Creek Winery
The Deer Creek Winery in Shippenville is a haven for wine lovers who wish to relax with a great bottle of finely crafted wine. The winery’s Inn & Manor is perfect for those who want an escape to the beautiful foothills of the Allegheny National Forest. Guests can start the day with a specialty mimosa and in the afternoon sample specialty olive oil and vinegar.
11. Brookmere Winery & Vineyard Inn
A small family winery producing high quality wines, Brookmere Winery uses their own Pennsylvania grapes and local fruits in all their wines. They offer a fantastic selection of red, white, blush, and fruit wines, and their beautiful gardens and serene views of the lush countryside are worth the visit alone or stay at one of their charming B&Bs after a day of tasting!
12. Lake Erie Wine Country
Lake Erie Region
Lake Erie Wine Country features several wineries in the Lake Erie region of Pennsylvania, all charming and welcoming with local wine and experiences. With wine to taste and sights to explore along a 50-mile stretch of the beautiful Lake Erie shoreline, check out all Lake Erie Wine Country has to offer.
13. Greendance - The Winery at Sand Hill
A “must see” in the Laurel Highlands, Greendance - The Winery at Sand Hill is best known for its divine berry wines and homemade desserts served at Cafe Persimmon. Stroll the grounds, stop to smell the wildflowers and cut a few to take home, enjoy live music, and, of course, sip and savor their signature wines.
14. Glades Pike Winery
With live music every weekend, the beautiful pastures of Glades Pike Winery is a wonderful way to relax and enjoy a variety of wines. Taste their cranberry wines and traditional Chardonnays inside the tasting room and take in the expansive views from their deck, the extensive wine selection at Glades Pike is truly something special to experience in the Laurel Highlands.
15. Christian W. Klay Winery
The family-owned Christian W. Klay Winery features award-winning, estate-produced wines, complimentary tastings, vineyard tours, and special events hosted in a restored barn from the 1880s. This beautiful 215-acre farm has 14,000 vines that ultimately produce an assortment of fine wines that are as fun to learn about as they are to drink.
16. Waltz Vineyards
Taste European style wines at Waltz Vineyards, a sixth-generation farm with a micro-climate similar to northern Italy and central France. Thanks to its renowned verdant soil and lush vegetation, the winery has earned a reputation for exceptional products and received many international, national, and state accolades. Their elegant European-inspired tasting room is worth the trip alone!
17. Adams County Winery
The state’s fifth oldest winery and the largest wine producer in southcentral Pennsylvania, Adams County Winery invites its guests to a comfortable, casual atmosphere that includes beautiful gardens, pet friendly grounds, and a historic tasting room built in a 19th century era barn. Wine flights are available for those looking for a taste of everything.
11. Laurel Mountain Winery
In its beautifully renovated 20th century barn, Laurel Mountain Winery offers visitors a wonderful day filled with award-winning wine and fascinating history. Tour the winery and grounds and visit their Antique Tool Museum and pavilion offering live music during their Sunset at the Winery events.
19. Narcisi Winery
Nestled in the rolling hills of western Pennsylvania, visitors to the family-owned and operated Narcisi Winery will feel like they’re walking into a Tuscan villa when they tour its exquisite gardens and savor the classic and unique wines produced at the state-of-the-art facility. The family combines Old World winemaking traditions with modern technology. Take a tour, taste the wines, visit the store, and grab a bite at the on-site restaurant.
20. Thistlethwaite Vineyards
Located on a scenic 208-acre, family-owned farm, Thistlethwaite Vineyards offers the beautiful, ever-changing landscape of an active vineyard. With exceptional wines grown with quality grapes, Greene County’s first winery provides visitors with genuine hospitality and complementary tastings. Their award-winning wines range from dry, to sweet, to sparkling, perfect for those who like a little bit of everything!
21. Eagles Rest Cellars
A vineyard, winery, and Christmas tree farm in the serene Cherry Valley, Eagles Rest Cellars is home to over 900 vines trellised in the high-top wire style of growing. There is a plentiful selection of wines to taste including reds, whites, and seasonal favorites, along options with for all sizes of gatherings, groups, or solo tasters. Exploring and bird watching for eagles is also highly encouraged.
22. Mountain View Vineyard
Mountain View Vineyard is the perfect destination to spend a relaxing afternoon and taste fine wine produced on site. This sustainable farm and eco-friendly winery, brewery, and distillery includes tours and tastings on its wrap-around covered porch, patio, and outdoor tent coming this spring.
When wine awaits, you will be happy to have a trail to follow sip-to-sip. With nearly 300 wineries across the state, find a PA wine trail close to you. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for additional inspiration and ideas of places to visit around our state, and never miss an update by signing up for our monthly Happy Thoughts e-newsletter.