Pennsylvania wineries to visit on National Wine Day

Pennsylvania Wineries To Visit On National Wine Day

Photo courtesy of Folino Estate Winery via Facebook.

By Ellery Weil

May 21, 2024

With more than 300 wineries across the state, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to raise a glass to Pa.-made wines this National Wine Day.

Did you know that National Wine Day is on May 25? Talk about an event worth raising a toast to! While many people associate American wine with California, Pennsylvanians know that you can find vineyards and wineries right here in the Keystone State.

In fact, Pennsylvania’s diverse terrain means that many different types of grapes can be cultivated here, leading to a deliciously varied family of Pennsylvania wines. With over 300 wineries to choose from, you’ll have a lot more options than “red or white?”

As you’re planning your Wine Day adventure, have a look at some of these great Pennsylvania wineries and vineyards worth visiting (and find out which wines are our favorite). Cheers!

Adams County Winery – Ortanna

Pennsylvania Wineries To Visit On National Wine Day

Photo courtesy of Adams County Winery via Facebook.

Just outside of Gettysburg, this 75-acre winery, headquartered in an 1860 farmhouse, has been a Pennsylvania favorite since 1975. Visitors to the vineyard can wander through their Certified Wildlife Habitat gardens, savor a meal at their bistro, and enjoy one of two guided tours, both of which include a tasting of some of Adams County’s favorite wines plus a souvenir glass to take home.

Don’t have time for a tour? Stop by one of Adams County’s two wine shops, in either Orrtanna at the winery, or in nearby Gettysburg, to grab a bottle to enjoy at home!

Our Pick: Tears of Gettysburg, an award-winning sweet white blend made at Adams County Winery since 1988, and one of the oldest wines in Pennsylvania.

Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard and Winery – Saylorsburg

Pennsylvania Wineries To Visit On National Wine Day

Photo courtesy of Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard & Winery via Facebook.

High on a hilltop in the scenic Pocono Mountains, you’ll find Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard and Winery. Since 2010, this family-owned wine estate has been serving up wine in scenic surroundings, which guests are welcome to wander at their leisure.

Come by on a Saturday for “The Underground Experience” wine tasting, or check out the seasonal set menus offered in the Underground Room — wine pairings included, naturally.

Our Pick: The Godfather, Blue Ridge’s signature red, aged in bourbon barrels, and made in small batches of only 75 bottles at a time.

Folino Estate Winery – Kutztown

Rolling hills with vines planted in neat rows, a cozy farmhouse full of good food and wine that Nonna would approve of … is this Italy?

Nope, still Pennsylvania! Folio Estate and Winery prides itself on bringing a little bit of La Dolce Vita to the Keystone State with handmade wine, seasonal Italian fare at their restaurant, and even a cozy boutique hotel at their Vintner’s Inn. Stop by for a getaway, a wine tasting, or even a glass of wine and a game of bocce ball in their wine garden. Viva Folino!

Our Pick: L’Amore di Lidia, a special fortified dessert wine named after the owner’s mother. Sweet indeed!

Crossing Vineyards and Winery – Newtown

Pennsylvania Wineries To Visit On National Wine Day

Photo courtesy of Crossing Vineyards and Winery via Facebook.

Care for a glass of wine with the taste of history? Crossing Vineyards and Winery is Americana in a glass, located on a 200-year-old estate less than a mile from where George Washington crossed the Delaware River — hence the vineyard’s name.

Today, you can stop by for a tasting, with options for large groups and celebrations available, or check out one of their many vineyard events. Live music and tarot card readings? Yes please!

Our Pick: Chocolate Cherry Truffle Port, this is a vineyard specialty known as “dessert in a bottle,” and can be served chilled or at room temperature.

Sorrenti Family Estate Winery, Distillery, and Pizzeria – Saylorsburg

Pennsylvania Wineries To Visit On National Wine Day

Photo courtesy of Sorrenti Family Estate Winery, Distillery & Pizzeria via Facebook.

What to do if only some of your family or friends love wine, but you all like the idea of getting together at a vineyard? Never fear, Sorrenti is here!

This award-winning, family-run Poconos winery is about more than just wine. With an on-site distillery making tasty fruit-based spirits, plus a brick-oven pizzeria that hosts a weekly trivia night and live music every weekend, Sorrenti has a little something for everyone.

Our Pick: Kittatinny Red, a semi-sweet red blend that can be served cold, making it the perfect red for the coming summer.

Brookmere Winery – Belleville

Pennsylvania Wineries To Visit On National Wine Day

Photo courtesy of Brookmere Winery & Vineyard Inn via Facebook.

Since 1983, Brookmere Winery has been bringing wine, food, and rustic getaways at their bed and breakfast to a scenic Central Pennsylvania valley. Just 35 minutes from Penn State University, visitors to Brookmere can make a vacation of their visit, or plan a special occasion including weddings at one of their multiple on-site venues.

Be sure to check their schedule for special events, including dueling piano nights!

Our Pick: Bear-ies Gone Fizzy, a twist on Brookmere’s Bear-ies gone wild with a carbonated kick, a perfect drink for parties.

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