A wine trail is a group of vineyards and wineries that are located within close proximity to one another. Lucky for you, and lucky for me, Pennsylvania is home to a plethora of vineyards that form twelve different wine trails. If you want more comprehensive information, check out this wonderful website, the
Pennsylvania Winery Association.
For a quick run-down of where to find fine wine in our state, check out the list below.
1. Lake Erie Wine Country
Did you know that the United States' largest wine region outside of California is located around Lake Erie? Pictured here are grapes being harvested at the Arrowhead Vineyard.
2. Southwest Passage Wine Trail
Eight wineries make their home to the southeast of Pittsburgh. Here is a tasting set-up awaiting guests at the Greendance Winery.
3. Groundhog Wine Trail
Pennsylvania's longest trail is the Groundhog Wine Trail, which has nine wineries. Here is some wine waiting to be enjoyed at Flickerwood Wine Cellars.
4. Susquehanna Heartland
Here you can see the grapevines of Armstrong Valley Winery stretching into the distance. The Susquehanna Heartland is home to ten vineyards that yield a great variety of wines.
5. Brandywine Valley Wine Trail
People travel from far and wide to visit the seven wineries of the Brandywine Valley Wine Trail.
6. Berks County Wine Trail
This photograph of Blair Vineyards is so beautiful that it's practically surreal. The hilly land and rich culture of the Berks County Wine Trail are some of the perks you'll enjoy before even sipping your first sample.
7. Lehigh Valley Wine Trail
The Lehigh Valley wine trail is one of the most popular and largest wine trails in Pennsylvania. Once you visit, you won't want to leave.
8. Endless Mountains Wine Trail
Endless Mountains is one of Pennsylvania's newest wine trails, located in the northeast of the state. Here you can see some of the wine pairings with scrumptious hors devours that you can devour.
9. Pocono Wine Trail
The Poconos is famous as a ski and snowboarding destination, but in the milder months, it's home to seven sprawling vineyards. Here is a photograph of Big Creek Vineyard and Winery.
10. Hershey-Harrisburg Wine Country
Check out these luscious grapes from Culler Vineyards and Winery, which is one of 12 vineyards located in the Hershey-Harrisburg Wine Country.
What is your favorite vineyard or wine trail in Pennsylvania? Share your stories in the comment section below.