The only thing better than visiting one Pennsylvania winery is visiting several Pennsylvania wineries. And if you’re making a day of it, or planning a weekend road trip, why shouldn’t you? That’s where wine trails come in.
Wine trails are groups of wineries located within close proximity to each other. Because Pennsylvania’s climate and growing conditions vary throughout the state, wine trails often have their own distinct identity when it comes to the wines they produce and experiences they offer.
WINE TRAIL PASSPORTS
Some wine trails offer passports, which grant holders access to special events or other privileges, such as discounted rates on products, wine tastings and hotel packages.
Though the passports may cost a small fee up front, the rewards are well worth the initial investment!
HOW DOES A WINE TRAIL EXPERIENCE DIFFER FROM AN INDIVIDUAL WINERY?
Think of it like going to an amusement park and only riding one ride. That one ride may be great – it may even be your favorite – but why not try a few others?
Wine trails are designed to give visitors a broader, more diverse Pennsylvania wine experience. You can spend your morning at one winery and your afternoon at another. If you’re really adventurous, you might be able to experience three or four wineries in a single day.
The real benefit of a wine trail lies in varied experiences the trail provides. You’ll be able to compare and contrast the wines sampled at each and get a better feel for the different techniques each winemaker uses. You’ll also get a chance to meet more people, hear their stories and revel in the unique beauty each winery provides. During your travels, you might even get a chance to visit a local restaurant, museum or historical attraction. The end result will be deeper, richer Pennsylvania wine adventure and will leave you eager to plan a visit to another wine region.
DISCOVER OUR TRAILS
Pennsylvania is home to 11 wine trails, which range in size and number of member wineries per trail. Below is a listing of wine trails in Pennsylvania. For a map of wine trails and the wineries within them, visit the “Find a Winery” section of our website.
- Berks County Wine Trail – Wineries surrounding Reading, between Harrisburg and Philadelphia. 610-488-7966
- Brandywine Valley Wine Trail – Wineries located southwest of Philadelphia, near the Maryland/Delaware border in Chester County. (Passport events available) 610-444-3842
- Bucks County Wine Trail – Wineries just north of Philadelphia, near the New Jersey border.
- Endless Mountains Wine Trail – Wineries in northeastern Pennsylvania.
- Groundhog Wine Trail – Wineries dotted throughout central Pennsylvania. 814-236-0910
- Lake Erie Wine Country – Wineries along Lake Erie, near the New York border. 888-965-4800
- Lehigh Valley Wine Trail – Wineries outside Allentown within an hour’s drive of New Jersey. (Passport events available)
- Hershey-Harrisburg Wine Country – Wineries around Harrisburg, Hershey and Lancaster.
- Mason-Dixon Wine Trail – Wineries located south of Harrisburg to near the Maryland border. (Passport events available) 888-858-YORK
- Montgomery County Wine Trail – Wineries in eastern Pennsylvania, just north of King of Prussia.
- Southwest Passage Wine Trail – Wineries in southwestern Pennsylvania, south of Pittsburgh.
- Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail – Wineries in central Pennsylvania’s Capital Region, north of Harrisburg. (Passport events available) 570-837-3644