Some wineries stick to their roots and focus strictly on wine tasting and sales, while others offer tours and host seasonal events. Kog Hill Winery and Waltz Vineyards have shops and wine bars. There’s more to see at Mount Hope Wine Gallery and Nissley Vineyards. In addition to the wine shop and tastings, Mount Hope has a gift shop of gourmet foods and kitchenware, and shares a building with the Lancaster Beer Gallery. Their tastings include local meats and cheeses, and you also have the opportunity to sample beer while you’re there. Nissley Vineyards has music fests and is participating in the Passport to Rivertown 2012. This celebration allows you to visit different destinations and receive discounts on purchases and tours.
Tamamend Winery hosts Wine and Music Thursdays, the perfect way to start your weekend early! Moon Dancer Vineyards overlooks the Susquehanna River, making it the perfect location for festivals. In February they are hosting a chili cook-off and every week during winter they have live music by the fireside. To benefit the American Cancer Society, they are hosting a Mid-Winter Tropical Day to bring sunshine to these cold months.
Start planning your trip today, as you don’t want to miss out on the upcoming festivities. We look forward to seeing you soon and hearing about the adventures along your wine trail!