YORK, PA - Uncover the secrets of pressing perfection as the wine experts on the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail open their cellar doors for a special behind-the-scenes look at the winemaking process during the fourth annual Wine Just off the Vine event. 

This Mason-Dixon Wine Trail signature event gives participants the opportunity to sample freshly-pressed wines from the 2012 harvest at all 23 wineries located on the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail over the course of two weekends - November 10-11and November 17-18

"The Wine Just off the Vine event gives our visitors unique opportunities to learn about what happens from harvest to bottling," said Anne Druck, president of the York County Convention & Visitors Bureau. "In addition to exclusive tastings, our visitors also have the chance to interact directly with the winemakers, as well as enjoy special events and tours." 

Visitors can also expand their Mason-Dixon Wine Trail experience by participating in the Winemaker Dinner Series, which will feature wine pairings with local cuisine from area restaurants. Vintners will be on hand during each dinner to answer questions and explain why each wine was selected. 

Trail participants are also invited to take advantage of one of the many wallet-friendly VinoCation packages designed to enhance the Wine Just off the Vine event experience. From historic bed and breakfasts to full-service hotels and RV Parks, visitors can sip and stay during their Mason-Dixon Wine Trail getaway! 

Tickets for the Wine Just off the Vine event are $15 each and include an official souvenir wine glass and exclusive 10% discount at participating wineries. Designated driver tickets are available for $5. Tickets are valid for both event weekends, allowing unlimited visits to all 23 wineries along the trail! Tickets are available online at www.MaxonDixonWineTrail.com and can also be purchased at participating wineries. 

Winemaker dinner tickets range from $61-$65 each and include dinner, selected wines, tax and gratuity. For more details and to order tickets, visitwww.MaxonDixonWineTrail.com or call 888-858-9675. 

The year-round Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, a multi-state wine region featuring 23 family-owned wineries, is managed by the York County Convention and Visitors Bureau (YCCVB). Intertwining through the Susquehanna Valley in Pennsylvania to just south of the historic Mason-Dixon Line in Maryland, you'll encounter a French-style chateau, sprawling vineyards, boutique tasting rooms and welcoming winemakers. As the official tourism promotion agency for York County, the mission of the York County CVB is to positively impact economic development in York County through the promotion of all forms of visitation. Visitors spend more than $753 million in York County each year. For information on planning your Mason-Dixon Wine Trail getaway, visit www.MaxonDixonWineTrail.com or call 1-888-858-YORK.

Louise Heine
Destination Marketing Manager
York County Convention & Visitors Bureau
717-852-9675, ext. 109 or lheine@yorkpa.org 

Contact: Allison Freeman, Communications Specialist, (717) 852-9675 (ext. 103) orallison@yorkpa.org