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Wine Just Off The Vine Adds Four New Stops for 2016 Fall Tasting Tour

Published: 10/10/2016

YORK, PA - The Mason-Dixon Wine Trail is proud to present its eighth annual Wine Just Off The Vine signature event, with four new wineries joining longtime favorites on a 17-stop tasting tour celebrating the fall harvest. 

Wine Just Off The Vine runs the weekends of November 12-13 and 19-20. It's one of two signature events making the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail the Mid-Atlantic's Premier Year-Round Wine Destination. 

Guests will receive exclusive tastings at participating locations during both weekends, as well as light food items and more. Highlights will include tastings of "nouveau" wines and wine pressed fresh from the harvest.

The Mason-Dixon Wine Trail stretches across south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland, sending wine lovers on a tasting adventure across some of the most beautiful spaces on the East Coast.

"Wine Just Off the Vine is a delight for wine enthusiasts and novices alike. It's a relaxing escape and a chance to learn about the intricacies of taking a grape from vine to glass directly from the creative winemakers along the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail," said Louise Heine, Destination Marketing Director for the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, which manages the event. "If you've ever expressed any interest in the wine-making process, Wine Just Off The Vine is an experience you won't want to miss. And the best thing is you don't have to be expert on wine to enjoy this fall favorite."

The lineup features many of the stops that wine enthusiasts have come to know and love, as well as several wineries participating in Wine Just Off The Vine for the first time.

 This year's event adds four wineries to the tour - Maple Lawn Winery in York County; CrossWinds Winery at Hershey and Spring Gate Vineyard and Brewery, both in Dauphin County; and Galloping Goose Vineyards in Carroll County, Maryland.

The five participating Maryland wineries - Boordy Vineyards, DeJon Vineyard, Fiore Winery, Galloping Goose Vineyards and Harford Vineyard & Winery - will all feature special themed food tastings. Local delights such as Maryland Crab Soup, Flatbread Maryland Seafood Pizza and an Old Bay Almond Rocher are among tasty dishes planned.

The full list of participating wineries and additional details can be found below.

Purchase your Wine Just Off The Vine Tickets online at www.MasonDixonWineTrail.com and choose where to start your wine-tasting adventure. Standard admission is $20 and includes a souvenir wine glass, wine tastings, light food items, plus an exclusive 10-percent discount on wine purchases perfect to use for stocking up for holiday meals or gifts.

The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, which manages the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, encourages guests to drink responsibly. Designated drivers receive free admission, which includes light food, presentations and discounted wine purchases. It does not include wine tastings or a souvenir glass. Anyone under 21 is required to have a wristband.

With so many wineries to visit, consider making your visit to the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail a weekend getaway to York County. You'll explore beautiful rolling countryside, restaurants fitting any palate, authentic farmers markets, artisan shops, factory tours and more. Special package deals are available at www.MasonDixonWineTrail.com, with stays at comfortable hotels and quaint bed and breakfasts among the many lodging options.

The York County Convention & Visitors Bureau's Mission is to maximize tourism expenditures and their economic impact in York County, PA, through comprehensive tourism sales and marketing programs. The York County CVB's Vision is for a York County where tourism is recognized for the value of its economic impact and its role in raising the profile of York County as a sought-after destination. For more information on the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau, call 1-888-858-9675 or visit www.yorkpa.org

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Participating Locations

Boordy Vineyards

Boordy Vineyards will join with its fellow Maryland wineries in offering a Maryland-themed food pairing, Maryland Crab Soup.

CrossWinds Winery at Hershey

New to the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail.

DeJon Vineyard

DeJon Vineyard will join with its fellow Maryland wineries in offering a Maryland-themed food pairing, an Old Bay Almond Rocher.

Fiore Winery

Fiore Winery will join with its fellow Maryland wineries in offering a Maryland-themed food pairing, Maryland Crab Topped Bruschetta.

Four Springs Winery

The winery will feature "Anna Mae's Tipsy Meatballs," cheese cubes with gourmet dipping mustards and pretzels and baguette bread slices with roasted pineapple habanero cheese spread. 

Galloping Goose Vineyards

New to the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail.

Galloping Goose Vineyards will allow guests to taste barrel red blends and then vote for their favorite blend. The winning selection will be bottled as a limited-edition wine for Tour de Tanks, the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail's second signature event. The winery will also offer a Maryland-themed food pairing, a Dredge Boat Oyster Chowder.

Harford Vineyard & Winery

Harford Vineyard & Winery will join with its fellow Maryland wineries in offering a Maryland-themed food pairing, a Flat Bread Maryland Seafood Pizza.

Hauser Estate Winery

High Rock Winery

High Rock Winery will feature chicken corn soup for the first weekend of Wine Just Off The Vine and chili during the second weekend. Cheese trays, chips and a vegetable tray will accompany the soups both weekends.

Logan's View Winery

Logan's View will feature a spice wine cake made with its Sassy Spice wine. Guests can also participate in a scavenger hunt with a chance to win prizes. Please note that this event will take place at the winery's 4830 Hildebrand Road location in Glen Rock, PA.

Maple Lawn Winery

New to the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail.

Moon Dancer Winery, Cider House & Taproom

Mount Hope Winery

Mount Hope will feature tastings of its Dry Riesling, Fusion and Mount Hope Rose wines, in addition to its Mount Hope Nouveau that is in production at this time. Visitors will also be treated to a surprise sampling and are welcome to try any of the other wines at the tasting bar. Enjoy pumpkin gnocchi with an alfredo sage sauce made with the Mount Hope Dry Riesling. 

Naylor Wine Cellars

Spring Gate Vineyard and Brewery

New to the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail.

The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey

Thunder Ridge Vineyards