Guide to the Best Wineries in PA

April 25, 2019

group of young adults in a car with overlaying text download our free vacation guide Who says you have to go all the way to California or Europe to taste good wine? Pennsylvania boasts some of the best wine on the East Coast! During your trip, take some time to visit the wineries in PA and get ready for the ultimate wine tasting experience. From family-run establishments with roots in the community to unique venues that host musical extravaganzas, we have a little bit of everything. Read on to discover some of our favorite wineries and start planning your visit today. Make sure you download our free Vacation Guide, too! You’ll get recommendations for local restaurants, events, museums, outdoor adventures, and more.

Discover Some of Our Favorite Wineries in PA


Waltz Vineyards | Manheim

Start your journey in Pennsylvania at Waltz Vineyards. This winery is only 30 minutes away from our inn and has some of the best wine in the area. The sixth-generation family farm specializes in vinifera wine grapes and makes award-winning varietals you need to try. Taste the selection in the European-inspired tasting room and stop by the shop on your way out for a bottle!

Nissley Vineyards | Bainbridge

Nissley Vineyards is a family-owned winery that’s been in operation since the mid-1970s. J. Richard Nissley started the vineyard with his son. Now, they grow 14 varieties of grapes on more than 40 acres of vines. Guests can take a self-guided tour to learn about the winemaking process, then finish off with a tasting of some of their best products.


Grandview Vineyards | Mount Joy

You never know when your passion will turn into a lifetime adventure, and that’s exactly what happened at Grandview Vineyard. The owner, Larry Kennel, studied the art and science of winemaking as a hobby before he started his own vineyard. Today, you can enjoy a unique wine tasting experience in Mount Joy, PA, only 30 minutes away from Ephrata. Soak in the gorgeous countryside views while sipping delicious wine!


Weathered Vineyards Tasting Room | Ephrata

You don’t need to leave our inn to taste some of the best wine in PA! Discover our exclusive Weathered Vineyards Wine Tasting Room at Historic Smithton Inn. It’s the first wine-tasting venue in the Ephrata area and features 11 red and white varieties. The wines range from sweet to dry, and the soil found at Weathered Vineyard is remarkably similar to that of Bordeaux, France. You’ll love the rich color and flavor density of these products!


Wine-Related Events in PA

Do you want to go on the ultimate wine tour of Pennsylvania? Head to the Mason Dixon Wine Trail and spend the day discovering fabulous wineries. The trail is open year-round and features two major events: the Tour de Tanks and Wine Just Off the Vines. Each is a great opportunity to enjoy the delicious wines produced by the facilities on the trail.

Sip and Stay at the Historic Smithton Inn

Specials & Packages - Historic Smithton Inn Our wine tasting room is the perfect place to relax after a long day. And, best of all, you don’t need to go anywhere else! Stay in our stunning accommodations and unwind in an elegant and peaceful atmosphere.

Our Sage room is a spacious queen room that’s perfect for your getaway. Relax your muscles in the rain shower, slip into a complimentary spa robe, and nestle up by the fireplace with a bottle of wine from a local vineyard. You can even pair it with a scrumptious cheese platter! Add this package to your reservation and we’ll have it waiting in your room when you arrive. You’ll love the soft herb cheese, grapes, homemade spiced pecans, and artisan crackers. Plus, your stay comes with a delicious breakfast served every morning. After a good night’s rest, join us downstairs and start the day with homemade pastries and hot entrees!


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