Pittsburgh January 17, 2018
The Enchanting Winery Near Pittsburgh That’s Perfect For A Winter Day Trip
Winter’s the perfect time to get away, wouldn’t you say? A long vacation on a sandy beach somewhere exotic might sound perfect. Sigh, escaping to the beach isn’t always possible. Fortunately, day trips help break up the monotony of a Pittsburgh winter.
Spend a delightful day at the enchanting Windgate Vineyards & Winery, a popular destination for more than three decades.
Tucked away in the tiny town of Smicksburg - population 44 - the award-winning winery holds distinction as "the largest estate winery in Southwestern Pennsylvania."
Each year, the winery produces more than 9,000 gallons of wine. It sells an assortment of wines made from French hybrid grapes.
Visit the winery for a tasting or simply to stock up on your favorites. Wines include include Amish Country Red, Seyval Blanc, and Amish Blush.
Windgate Vineyards & Winery hosts a variety of events throughout the year. The Annual Antique Tractor & Engine Show, for example, features a variety of family-friendly activities. Live entertainment, horse drawn carriage rides, and wine tasting for the adults are always on the menu.
Nothing goes hand-in-hand with wine more than antiques shopping. After your wine tasting, visit Windgate Antiques Shop and Gallery, brimming with antiques and unique artwork.
Planning a party, a wedding, or another special occasion? The Vine Room at Windgate provides an ideal backdrop for any celebration. Or, say "I do" in front of your loved ones in the lush vineyard.
Fallen in love with Smicksburg and the winery? Extend your visit by staying for a night or longer at the vineyard's cozy guest house.
Watch the moon rise from the outside deck that overlooks the vineyard. The Guest House also features three bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room, a sitting room, and a kitchen.
Day trip to Windgate Vineyards & Winery, open every day from noon to 5 p.m. The winery is only closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Easter.
Windgate Vineyards & Winery
1998 Hemlock Acres Road
Smicksburg, PA 16256
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Carve out some time to escape the winter monotony at this enchanting winery near Pittsburgh.
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