Pennsylvania is one of the United States' top wine producing regions, home to five splendid American Viticultural Areas within the Central Delaware, Cumberland, Lake Erie, Lancaster, and Lehigh Valley regions.
More than a dozen wine trails throughout the state showcase lovely boutique and premium wineries producing high-quality varietals that thrive in the state's mild climate, ranging from traditional varietals such as Riesling and Pinot Noir to fruits cultivated for the production of fruit wines.
Over 200 wineries in total are located within the state, making it an ideal destination for wine enthusiasts looking to make a full trip out of winery trail stops. Many offer rustic bed and breakfast inns, full-service bistros, or wine-focused gift shops selling winemaking accessories and branded winery apparel.
1. Allegro Vineyards and Winery
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Allegro Vineyards and Winery is York County's largest winery, producing more than three dozen varietals of delicious dry and sweet wines each year. The winery, which is named for the musical term meaning "lively," was opened to the public in 1980 and strives to craft award-winning, high-quality wines each year. Wines range from traditional styles such as Cabernet, Chambourcin, Merlot, Riesling, and Viognier to excellent sparkling, sweet, and semi-sweet blends. Guests can taste wines at the company's intimate tasting room facility, which requires reservations for groups of more than six participants. A light menu of hors d'oeuvres is served to complement tastings, including cheeses, charcuteries, and crackers. Guests can also bring picnic lunches to enjoy outside on the winery's covered deck with purchased bottles or glasses of wine.
3475 Sechrist Rd, Brogue, PA 17309, Phone: 717-927-9148
2. Brookmere Winery and Vineyard Inn
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Brookmere Winery and Vineyard Inn is housed within a gorgeous restored 1866 mansion in Belleville, overseen by Cheryl and Ed Glick as a bed and breakfast inn since 1983. The winery, which is the state's only joint winery and bed and breakfast, is located on a picturesque vineyard producing estate grapes for use alongside other Pennsylvania-grown varietals in award-winning wines. Classic varietals sold throughout the year include Chardonnays, Cabernet Francs and Sauvignons, Chambourcins, and Pinot Grigios, sold alongside delectable red and white blends and sangrias. Guests can stay overnight on weekends at the winery's lovely B&B or taste wines at its downtown Abbottstown tasting room, which hosts live music performances each Friday evening.
5369 Pennsylvania State Route 655, Belleville, PA 17004, Phone: 717-935-5380
3. Christian W. Klay Winery
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Christian W. Klay Winery was Fayette County's first commercial winery at its opening in 1997, named in honor of founders Sharon and John Klay's young son. The winery is located on beautiful farm property formerly belonging to United States Senator William E. Crow, which has been transformed into one of the region's premiere special event venues. 15 acres of beautiful vineyards produce estate grapes for use in dry, semi-dry, semi-sweet, and sweet varietals, including excellent blush, dessert, and rosé wines. Tastings and tours can be customized to meet visitor needs, including special tours and tasting sessions for large groups. Guests can also attend delightful special events such as the winery's Wine and Dine in the Woods farm-to-table dining experiences.
412 Fayette Springs Rd, Chalkhill, PA 15421, Phone: 724-439-3424
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4. Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery
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Clover Hill Vineyards and Winery is a family-owned winery located along Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley Wine Trail, owned and operated by Pat and John Skrip since 1985. Today, the winery has grown to produce over 75,000 gallons of high-quality wine each year, cultivating grapes across six vineyards throughout Lehigh and Berks Counties. Wine output focuses on ultra-premium varietals, including dry oak-aged reds and whites such as Vidal Blanc, Cayuga White, Sangiovese, and Chambourcin. Four retail locations are offered throughout the Lehigh County region, including a main winery location in Breinigsville offering tours and tastings throughout the week. Wine enthusiasts can also pick up bottles of the company's wine at Robesonia's Vineyard Extension and the company's wine shops at the Boscov's and Allentown Farmer's Markets.
9850 Newtown Road, Breinigsville, PA 18031, Phone: 610-395-2468
5. Juniata Valley Winery
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Juniata Valley Winery is a family-operated winery along the beautiful Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail, owned and overseen by married duo Colleen and George Hazard since 2012. The lovely Juniata River Valley winery is housed within a gorgeous restored 19th-century manor home, which has been converted into the couple's Wilson House Bed and Breakfast overnight accommodations. Award-winning dry and sweet wine varietals range from classic selections such as Traminette and Riesling to fruit-forward wines emphasizing flavors such as blueberry and strawberry. Guests can taste wines as part of overnight bed and breakfast stays or visit the winery during public special events, including live music performances each Friday evening between May and October.
19175 PA-35, Mifflin, PA 17058, Phone: 717-436-5400
6. Penns Woods Winery
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Penns Woods Winery is Chadds Ford's premiere small-batch winery, owned and operated by father-daughter duo Gino Razzi and Carley Mack. The fine winery crafts all of its award-winning wines from the highest quality available Pennsylvania-grown grapes, used to craft excellent dry and sweet red and white varietals in traditional styles and blends. Wine enthusiasts can enjoy tastings throughout the week at the company's tasting room, which pairs small pours with hors d'oeuvres such as local cheeses and charcuteries. A seasonal outdoor wine bar is open during the warmer months, providing seating for enjoying purchased wines by the glass or by the bottle. Guests can also attend farm-to-table food pairing events and live music concerts at the winery throughout the year.
124 Beaver Valley Rd, Chadds Ford, PA 19317, Phone: 610-459-0808
7. Starr Hill Vineyard and Winery
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Starr Hill Vineyard and Winery is a charmingly boutique winery in Clearfield County, based out of the city of Curwensville and located along the Groundhog Wine Trail. The winery has been overseen by owner Ken Starr since 1998 and has been operated as a wide-distribution commercial winery since 2005, partnering with national retailers such as Walmart since 2012. Its main winery facility is housed on 13 vineyard acres in Clearfield County, which produce delectable wine varietals such as Barbera, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, and Merlot. High-quality varietals such as Lambrusca, Chianti, and Malbec are also crafted from imported Italian and Chilean grapes. In addition to the company's public tasting room at its main winery, four stores and tasting stations are also housed within Walmart locations throughout Pennsylvania.
861 Bailey Rd, Curwensville, PA 16833, Phone: 814-236-0910
8. The Inn at Grace Winery
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The Inn at Grace Winery is a charming Glen Mills winery and bed and breakfast facility, opened in 2010 by owner Chris Le Vine. The winery's beautiful restored bank barn facility dates back to the 18th century, housing a public tasting room open seven days a week for visitors. All of the company's wines can be sampled as part of public tastings or purchased by the glass or bottle alongside a selection of local craft beer taps and seasonal craft cocktails. Visitors should note that groups of six or more should book advance reservations for tastings. After tastings, guests can stay overnight at the winery's beautiful restored 1734 manor house, which offers lovely suites with private bathrooms, cable televisions, and in-room air conditioning. All bed and breakfast guests can enjoy decadent meals each morning prepared by the inn's executive chef, Richard DiStefano.
50 Sweetwater Rd, Glen Mills, PA 19342, Phone: 610-459-4711
9. Buckingham Valley Vineyards
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Buckingham Valley Vineyards was one of Pennsylvania's first regional wineries opened after the passing of the Farm Winery Act in the 1960s, which allowed wineries in the state to sell their beverages directly to the public at their own facilities. Today, the winery, which is overseen by married duo Jerry and Kathy Forest and their three sons, remains one of the state's most successful boutique wineries. Award-winning wines produced from estate grapes include varietals such as Seyval Blanc, Pinot Gris, Vidal Blanc, and Chambourcin, sold alongside high-quality red, white, and dessert blends. Guests can enjoy self-guided winery tours and explore the company's wine cellar at their leisure. Tastings are also offered, letting guests sample up to eight wines of their choice in a complimentary logo glass to take home. Public special events include art gallery displays by local artists and live music performances on the weekends.
1521 Durham Rd, Buckingham, PA 18912, Phone: 215-794-7188
10. Crossing Vineyards and Winery
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Crossing Vineyards and Winery was originally founded in 2000 by the Carroll family and produced its first vintage in 2002. Today, the Newtown winery has earned a number of regional awards for its high-quality estate wines, including Best of Bucks Mont awards for over half a decade running. More than a dozen classic grape varietals are grown at the winery's 20-acre vineyards, including traditional whites and reds such as Viognier, Vidal Blanc, Merlot, and Cabernet Franc. Classic and deluxe wine tastings are offered throughout the week at the company's public tasting room, guiding participants through samples of up to 10 of the company's wines. Guests can also attend events throughout the year such as tarot card readings, garden parties, food pairing events, and live music performances.
1853 Wrightstown Rd, Newtown, PA 18940, Phone: 215-493-6500
11. Mazza Vineyards
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Mazza Vineyards has been owned and operated by the Mazza family since 1973, tucked away along the shores of Pennsylvania's Lake Erie Wine Country in the city of North East. The winery is one of the state's largest wine production facilities today and is best known as the first American winery to produce rare ice wine varietals from frozen grapes, crafted according to traditional slow fermentation processes. Lovely red, white, and blush varietals and blends are produced year-round, including Niagara, Catawba, and Pink Concord wines. Tours and tastings are offered to the public seven days a week year-round, sampling several of the company's delectable wines and exploring its onsite production methods. Each Thursday, winery guests can also enjoy craft beer pints served up by Westfield, New York's Five & 20 Brewing Company.
11815 E Lake Rd, North East, PA 16428, Phone: 800-796-9463
12. Mountain View Vineyard, Winery and Brewery
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Mountain View Vineyard, Winery and Brewery is a charming Poconos winery that was originally opened to the public in 2013 by married duo Linda and Randy Rice. The small-batch winery is located on the couple's spacious 100-acre farm property, operated out of a recently-constructed production facility and tasting room showcasing traditional rustic ambiance. High-quality wine varietals have received prestigious awards from organizations such as the American Wine Society Awards. Wines range from classic varietals such as Noiret and LaCrescent to excellent dry and sweet sparkling and blush varieties perfect for toasting. Winery guests can sample wines, beers, or spirits at the company's tasting room or enjoy delicious American-style gastropub entrees at the winery's bistro, including craft pizzas and sandwiches. Saturday night dinner events serve up brick-oven pizzas in a relaxing communal atmosphere.
2332 Walters Rd, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 2332 Walters Rd, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
13. Pennsylvania Wine Cellar
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Pennsylvania Wine Cellar is one of Pennsylvania's premiere wine outlets, selling more than 50 premium selections crafted by top area wineries such as Heritage Wine Cellars and Christian W. Klay Winery. The Homestead wine cellar is the primary retailer for Heritage Wine Cellars, which are known throughout the state as one of Pennsylvania's most acclaimed wineries and have received top awards at the state's Governor's Cup wine competition. High-quality wines are sold each day, with free wine tastings available for all customers to sample before they buy. The cellar is also the state's largest retailer of wine-related accessories and merchandise, including branded winery apparel and winemaking supplies. Custom-printed wine bottles of any of the cellar's wines are available upon request with advance notice.
241 W Bridge St, Homestead, PA 15120, Phone: 412-462-4646
14. Shade Mountain Winery and Vineyards
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Shade Mountain Winery and Vineyards was originally founded in Middleburg in 1989, overseen by married duo Carolyn and Karl Zimmerman and their four children. What were once farmlands cultivating soybean and corn crops were transformed into a gorgeous vineyard at the base of majestic Shade Mountain, stretching across 68 acres and cultivating traditional grape varietals such as Cabernets Sauvignon and Franc, Chambourcin, Merlot, Pinot Noir, and Syrah. More than 30,000 gallons of wine are produced annually, sold at the company's beautiful restored 19th-century bank barn production facility and tasting room. All wine tastings are overseen by Zimmerman family members, elaborating on flavor profiles and production methods. An expansive outdoor deck is offered for sitting and sipping purchased wines by the bottle or by the glass.
16140 PA-104, Middleburg, PA 17842, Phone: 570-837-3644
15. Deer Creek Winery
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Deer Creek Winery is a charming Shippenville winery and inn tucked away within the beautiful Western Pennsylvania landscape of rolling hills and countryside fields, originally opened to the public in 2009 by Denis Brooks. The winery is best known for its excellent raspberry-based wines and sangrias, produced from berries cultivated onsite. Highly-drinkable traditional varietals are also offered, along with specialty liquors such as the company's Country Honey Mead and more than 25 flavored varieties of gourmet balsamic vinegars and olive oils for cooking. The onsite DCW Cafe serves up hand-rolled flatbread pizzas, gourmet soft pretzels, and raspberry wine sorbets. Guests can also stay in rustic accommodations at the Inn at Deer Creek Winery, which offers luxury amenities such as in-room fireplaces and whirlpools.
3333 Soap Fat Rd Shippenville, PA 16254, Phone: 814-354-7392
16. Va La Vineyards
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Va La Vineyards were named as one of America's top wineries for four consecutive years between 2014 and 2017. The quaint Avondale boutique winery, which was founded by Anthony Vietri, prioritizes quality over quantity, focusing on its signature Silk, La Prima Donna, Mahogany, and Cedar wine blends. All blends utilize estate French and Italian grape varietals and are produced in the tradition of historic winemaking methods utilized in Italy's Piemonte growing region. Guests can taste wines at the company's public tasting room, which is housed within a gorgeous restored 19th-century barn. Wine flights, glasses, and bottles are also sold for consumption on site, paired with a selection of local artisan cheeses and chocolates.
8820 Gap Newport Pike, Avondale, PA 19311, Phone: 610-268-2702
17. Bucks Valley Winery and Vineyards
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Bucks Valley Winery and Vineyards is Newport's premiere winery destination, originally opened to the public in 2015 by married duo Mary and Mike Pelino. The family-operated winery focuses on the production of small-batch quality wines, ranging from traditional Marechal Foch, Vidal Blanc, Chardonnay, and Riesling varietals to excellent blends highlighting fruit flavors such as cranberry and strawberry. A limited selection of craft beers and hard ciders are also produced and served at the company's public tasting room, restaurant, and wine bar. Food options range from artisanal brick-oven pizzas and strombolis to sandwiches crafted on fresh-baked artisan breads. Groups of eight or more should contact the winery directly to arrange reserved tasting times.
333 Meadow Grove Road, Newport, PA 17074, Phone: 717-204-7508
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