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21 Best Pennsylvania Wines [Tried & True]

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21 Best Pennsylvania Wines

If you’re craving for some adult fun in Pennsylvania look no further. The wineries are crushing it when it comes to fun! This is why I highly recommend trying out the local wineries for entertainment. They aren’t just tours, tasting and weddings.

Wineries have become hangouts, giving bars and clubs a run for their money. Yoga and wine days, cookies and wine parings, Trivia nights, Pennsylvania Wine trails are just a few types of events. It’s a fun night out with friends or if planned right it can be perfect casual date night (I highly recommend calling ahead to reserve a seat, planned events fill up quickly).

My sisters and I have been buying the Decked out live season passes to The Vineyard at Hershey. Every Friday night, all summer long they have very talented cover bands come in. I would say calling them very talented is an understatement, theses bands have been around for a while and have many dedicated followers.

Traveling is in my most favorite thing to do because I love to see new things and I love to experience new things, it’s about learning. I’m very much a child at heart. When I’m home in Pennsylvania I like to support the local PA small businesses and I’m mad about wine so the annual Gettysburg Wine and Music Festival is a perfect match up.

Wineries from all over the state come out to the Gettysburg Wine and Music Festival for two days, rain or shine. I’ve attended in boots and rain gear. Yep, a little rain isn’t going keep wine lovers from attending. Bring your lawn chairs or blanket to take a break in front of the band stand.  It’s a weekend of wine tasting, food trucks, music and tents with wine gifts and essentials.

TIP: WARNING YOU WILL NOT BE ALOUD INTO THE WINE FESTIVAL WITH OUT ID

The vineyard at Hershey

As soon as you get your entry wrist band you can go get your souvenir wine-tasting glass. If you didn’t bring a wine glass holder you’re going want to head straight over to the merchandise tents. The wine glass- holders will free up your hands are a true blessing in disguise. There are tons of styles to choose from. Pick wisely I’d almost say that they’re a fashion statement, lol

While you’re taste testing Pennsylvania Wines from tent to tent, take note of the ones that you want to order online or look for at the wine store. Most tents have a menu that you can keep. I’ll usually circle the ones that I like or put it in notes on my iphone then organize alphabetically by winery later. Once I enter my favorite wine collection on my final note page it makes a handy guide when searching in the PA Wine section of stores.

The Wine Festivals will cover all tastes from red, white, blue, sweet to dry and everything in between. Have I ever had bad wine? Hell yeah, if you try enough you’ll occasionally have to ask yourself are they seriously bottling that? I guess different strokes for different folks.

List of 21 Best Pennsylvania Wines

I’m sharing my list of 21 Best Pennsylvania Wines, these are my favorites. They are here for everyone to try out. You can look for them at your local PA wine festival or you might find some are available in the PA wine section of the local store that you shop. I’ll set up links to the wineries if you’d like to purchase directly through them.

TIP: It’s important to know under PA law, an adult signature IS required for wine to be delivered.

Gettysburg Wine Festival

Adams County Winery

Address: 251 Peach Tree Road, Orrtanna, PA 17353

 Favorites Wines:

‘Rebel Red’ a sweet concord blend (makes my Top 3 list)

 ‘Tears of Gettysburg’ award winning, a sweet white blend of Seyval, Vidal & Niagra

Special Events: https://adamscountywinery.com/events/

Allegro Winery

Address: 3475 Seachrist Road, Brogue PA 17309

Favorites Wines:

‘Harmony’ a sweet red

 ‘Suite’ a sweet white

Special Events: https://www.allegrowines.com

Bee Kind Winery

Address: 1435 Clearfield Shawville Highway, Clearfield, PA 16830

Favorites Wines:

Camp Red’ concord grapes

Rails to Trails’ a sweet red &white (Best Seller)

 ‘Bee Berry Black’ 100% Blackberry sweetened

Special Events: https://www.beekindwinery.com/index.php/winery-events

Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars

Address: 7627 Grape Vine Drive Tripoli, PA 18066

Favorites Wines:

Sangria’ Sweet, Red, Fruity

Red Horizon’ Sweet Concord Red

 Part of Pennsylvania Wine Trail: Lehigh Valley

Special Events: https://www.bluemountainwine.com/events.html

Benigna’s Creek Winery

Address: 1585 Ridge Road, Klingerstown, PA 17941

Favorites Wines:

Delicio Sol’ Sweet White

Benignas Red’ Sweet Red

Blackberry’ Sweet Fruit (made my Top 3 pick)

Part of Pennsylvania Wine Trail: Susquehanna Heartland

Special Events: http://www.bcwinery.com/events.html

Brookmere Winery & Vineyard Inn

Address: 5369 Pennsylvania State Route 655, Belleville, PA 17004

Favorites Wines:

Frog Hollow’ Sweet Blush Niagara                                 

‘Sangria” Fruity, Carbonated

Niagara Spumante’ Sweet, White, Spumante

Frog Hollow Spumante’ Sweet blend of French grape frog hollow carbonated

Part of Pennsylvania Wine Trail: Susquehanna Heartland

Special Events: http://brookmerewine.com/events/

Flickerwood Wine Cellars

Address: 309 Flickerwood Road, Kane PA 16735

Favorites Wines:

‘Grandview White Niagara’ Sweet, White grape (Award Winner)

Pinot Grigio’ Semi-dry, white

‘Sweet Angel Red’ Sweet, Red Blend

 Special Events: https://www.flickerwood.com/Events

Franklin Hill Vineyards

Address: 7833 Franklin Hill Road, Bangor, PA 18013

Favorites Wines:

Fiesta’ Fruity, Red

‘Sir Walters Red’ Fruity, Red Concord

‘Fainting Goat’ Black Cherry Red Wine (Gold Medal Winner)

‘Carnival” White, Tastes like Cotton Candy

 Part of Pennsylvania Wine Trail: Poconos & Lehigh Valley

 Special Events: https://franklinhillvineyards.com/events-foods/

Greenhouse Winery

Address: 1048 Pinewood Road, Irwin PA 15642

 Favorites Wines:

Niagara Celebration’ Carbonated Niagara

Diamond” Sweet, light

Hoe N the Garden’ Semi-Sweet, Fruit and Red Grapes, (Best Seller)

Part of Pennsylvania Wine Trail: Southwest Passage

 Special Events: https://www.greenhousewinery.com/

Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery

Address: 576 South Foxpointe Drive, State College, PA 16801

Favorites Wines:

Vidal Blanc’ Fruity, Crisp

Traminette’ Spicy, Fruity (Award Winner)

Appalachia Red’ Sweet, Concord Grapes (Best Selling, Award Winning)

Part of Pennsylvania Wine Trail: Susquehanna Heartland

Special Events: http://www.thehappyvalleywinery.com/events

Heritage Wine Cellars

Address: 12160 East Main Road, North East, PA 16428

 Favorites Wines:

‘Sangria’ Sweet, Red with Citrus

‘Late Harvest Ice Wine’ Fruity

Dutch Apple’ 100% pure Apple Wine

Part of Pennsylvania Wine Trail: Lake Erie Wine Country

 Special Events: https://heritagewine.biz/

Juniata Valley Winery

Address: 19175 Route 35 South Mifflin, PA 17058

Favorites Wines:

Slainte’ Semi-Sweet Riesling

Traminette” Semi-Sweet White Citrus

 Part of Pennsylvania Wine Trail: Susquehanna Heartland

 Special Events: http://www.juniatavalleywinery.com/calendar

Long Trout Winery

Address: 84 Fork Mountain Road, Auburn, PA 1792

Favorites Wines:

Granny’s Toast’ Semi-Sweet, Red Grapes

 ‘The Girls’ White Grapes, Orange Musket

Ipanema’ Fruity, Mango, ginger

‘Lu’s-T-Berry’ Minty Fresh (AN Alleged Aphrodisiac)

Part of Pennsylvania Wine Trail: Berks County

Special Events: https://longtroutwinery.com/site/events/

Moon Dancer

Address: 1282 Klines Run Road, Wrightsville, PA 17368

 Favorites Wines:

Chardonney Reserve’ Dry, White, Fruit and Butterscotch

Malibu’s Red’ Sweet Grapey Red

Part of Pennsylvania Wine Trail: Hershey-Harrisburg Wine Country

 Special Events: http://www.moondancerwinery.com/

Paradocx Vineyard

Address: 1833 flint Hill Road, Landenberg, PA 19350

Favorites Wines:

‘Hay Wagon Chardonay’ White, Fruity Chardonnay

White Wash’ White Grapes, Fruit & Citrus

Part of Pennsylvania Wine Trail: Brandywine Valley

Special Events: https://www.paradocx.com/

Red Shale Ridge Vineyards

Address: 266 N Good Spring Road, Hegins, PA 17938

Favorites Wines:

‘Fredonia’ Sweet, Red Dessert Wine (Best Seller)

Part of Pennsylvania Wine Trail: Susquehanna Heartland

Special Events: https://www.redshaleridgevineyards.com/

Seven Mountains Wine Cellars

Address: 324 Decker Valley Road, Spring Mills, PA 16875

Favorites Wines:

‘Rattlesnake Red’ Dry Red Wine, 10% Chambourum

‘Black Tie’ Semi-dry Champagne

‘Cayuga White’ Semi-dry, White, Floral & Citrus

Stone Fly’ Dry to Semi-Dry, White, Fruity, Crisp

‘Afternoon Delight’ Sweet Citrus (Award Winner)

Blue Diamonds’ Sweet Grape (Multi-Award Winner)

Moscato’ Sweet & Fruity

Vidal Ice Wine’ Full Flavor, Sweet Honey & Apricot

Part of Pennsylvania Wine Trail: Susquehanna Heartland

Special Events: https://www.sevenmountainswinecellars.com/events/

Shade Mountain Winery & Vineyards

Address: 16140 Route 104, Middleburg, PA 17842

Favorites Wines:

‘Rascal Red’ Sweet & Fruity, Similar to Sangria

Three Witches” Semi-Sweet, White Sparkling wine

Granny Z’s Hard Tea’ Mint Wine mixed with Iced Tea

Part of Pennsylvania Wine Trail: Susquehanna Heartland

Special Events: https://shademountainwinery.com/events/

Starr Hill Vineyard and Winery

Address: 861 Bailey Road, Curwensville, PA 16833

 Favorites Wines:

Al Mondo’ Amaretto / Maraschino Cherry

 Special Events: https://starrhillwinery.com/events

Stonekeep Meadery and Wine Cellars

Address: 564 Blandon Road, Fleetwood, PA 19522

Favorites Wines:

Chipotle Melomel’ Semi-Sweet Smokey Chipotle

Part of Pennsylvania Wine Trail: Berks County

Special Events: http://www.stonekeepmeadery.com/Events.asp

The Winery at Wilcox

Address: 1867 Mefferts Run Road, Wilcox, PA 15870

 Favorites Wines:

Hunter Red’ Semi-Sweet, Pure Concord

 ‘Wedding White’ Sweet Catawba

‘Niagara’ Sweet, Fruity

 Special Events: http://www.wineryatwilcox.net/events_festivals.shtml

If you’re planning to attend any wine tasting event it is important plan out your designated driver ahead of time. Sometimes people think “I’ll volunteer to drive. I’ll keep track of how much I drink or I won’t be drinking the last hour or two is a very unrealistic expectation. Purchase a DD Ticket, It’s discounted and they can still have the free entertainment and get free water. Other smart options are Uber / Lyft. The Gettysburg Wine and Music Festival does have a Hotel and restaurant within walking distance.

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