The Historic Smithton Inn is thrilled to offer Ephrata’s first wine-tasting venue in the area. After a long day exploring the area and discovering all the wonders Pennsylvania has to offer, you’ll enjoy the welcoming, rustic-yet-elegant ambiance as you sip on a delightful glass of locally made wine, craft beers, or craft sodas. Discover our unique Weathered Vineyard tasting room and have a delightful stay at the Historic Smithton Inn!
Weathered Vineyards was started in 2013 in New Tripoli, PA, by owner Richard and his wife Dana. The winery has since earned a fast-growing, loyal customer base by producing high-quality, affordable wines. The grapes are sourced directly in the vineyard, surrounded by the scenic rolling hills of Lehigh County. The soil profile boasts a deep mix of clay and loam that contain a large percentage of a well-drained and fractured ancient shale with a sprinkling of quartzite. If you’re a connoisseur, you won’t help but recognize similarities to the soil of Bordeaux, France, providing fruit rich in color and flavor density.
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Weathered Vineyards offers 11 varieties of wine, all ranging from sweet to dry. No matter what your tastes are, there’s a Weathered wine for you! Learn more about each as you sip, select your favorite, and a take a bottle home with you! The reds include Pinot noir, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, melange, twister, and sunset. As for the whites, you can choose between Chardonnay, naked Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Traminette, Cirrus, Solstice, and Blueberry Breeze.
Not a wine drinker? That’s ok, we offer a variety of craft beers as well from local companies St. Boniface, Stoudt’s and Lancaster Brewing Company. Craft sodas are also available, including ginger beer, sasparilla, root beer, diet root beer, curiosity cola, and blueberry soda!
No need to search endlessly for a great wine tasting venue! When you stay at the Historic Smithton Inn, one of the best wineries in the region is right down the stairs from you. After a long day exploring the historic sites around Lancaster, come home to your cozy room, rest, maybe take a hot shower, and enjoy a delicious glass of your favorite variety later in the day before you go out for dinner! If you’re celebrating an anniversary or simply wish to surprise your significant other, you can also have a bottle delivered to your room along with a tasty cheese platter!