You’ll enjoy a nice variety of wine while you’re on this tour!
No plans for Memorial Day Weekend? Join Martz for a tour of Mount Nittany Wineries! Just six miles from State College and Penn State University, Mt. Nittany is located above the historic village of Linden Hall. With breathtaking views across Penns Valley to the Tussey Mountain Range, you’ll find that this is the perfect setting to be with your family and friends at the start of the holiday weekend. We’ll also visit other wineries along the way and taste amazing food!
Day Trip to Mount Nittany Wine Trail
Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery
The first stop on our tour will be Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery. An authentic family farm winery, Mt. Nittany crafts exceptional local wine from their mountainside location in the heart of central Pennsylvania.
Mt. Nittany produces 12-13,000 gallons of wine each year and harvests anywhere from 12-15 tons of grapes annually. The six varieties of grapes grown in their vineyard include Cayuga, Seyval Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Award winning wines are made at the vineyard to suit every taste, including fruit wines out of locally sourced cherries, apples, blueberries, and raspberries. At the winery, be prepared to enjoy a fun and informative wine-tasting experience while enjoying the ambiance of our beautiful setting. Included in the wine tasting will be five or six wines plus a souvenir glass to take home!
Nittany Lion Inn
After the wine tasting, we’ll visit the Nittany Lion Inn in State College to satisfy your cravings with a lunch buffet. The Dining Room at the Nittany Lion Inn features signature American dishes. Look forward to an extravagant lunch, including two hot entrees, a hot starch, vegetable dish, soup, three types of salad du jour, cold cuts, cheese platter, and a fruit tray. The buffet also includes a delectable dessert and bottomless beverages for you to enjoy!
Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery
Following lunch, we’ll visit the Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery in State College, PA. Happy Valley strives to provide quality wines by starting with sustainable agricultural practices in the vineyard as well as using energy efficient products to make their wine.
In the vineyard, they grow 13 different types of premium grapes that create wines with a distinctive variety of character. You can find anything from dry, fruity whites to oaky, full-bodied reds, and of course their award-winning Ice Wine. With a list of over thirty wines, there’s something that will please every palate. As a part of the trip, you’ll have an introduction plus tasting, including six of Happy Valley’s wine samples.
Tait Farm Harvest Shop
On the next stop of our wine tour, we’ll be visiting Tait Farm Foods. Just minutes from State College, Tait Farm is a diversified family farm in central Pennsylvania. Within the farm is the famous Tait Farm Harvest Shop, which showcases Tait Farm Specialty Foods and local food products.
Open year-round, you can also find artwork, fabric handwork, pottery, and jewelry from over 50 regional artists. The shop is always changing and promises to be fresh every time you visit! A recent addition to the shop includes vintage collectibles, which combines a touch of the past with the present. If you’re looking to buy a gift for your family or friends, the staff can help you customize any of their collections to add a personal touch to your gift.
Seven Mountains Wine Cellars
The final stop on our tour will be Seven Mountains Wine Cellars in Spring Mills. Surrounded by the natural beauty of Pennsylvania’s Seven Mountains region, this winery helps you learn about the delights of wine and make sense of wine-food pairings.
Seven Mountains offers many award-winning wines, including both their Cranberry and Vidal Ice wine. You’ll be able to sample five of their wines that range from dry reds, dry and semi-dry whites, sweet wines, and wines off their Vintner’s Selection. You’ll also be able to take home a souvenir wine glass!
Plan Your Memorial Day Weekend with Martz
Start your Memorial Day Weekend right by taking a day trip with Martz. Our day trip to the Mount Nittany Wine Trail departs on Friday, May 26th. You can bring members of your family or your friends to kick off the Memorial Day festivities and discover new wines to take home for your party later in the weekend. If you’re interested, please book your trip now or contact us for more information!