Mason-Dixon Wine Trail Sample Itineraries
Plan out your Mason-Dixon Wine Trail adventure with one of these itinerary guides. Easily plan your journey along the wine trail and explore some of the fun things to see and do along the way!
With family-owned wineries spread across three counties, the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail has a huge footprint. In fact, you could spend several weekends exploring every stop. Here's how to navigate the wine trail in more sip-able segments.
Western York County & Gettysburg
Wineries to visit: Logan’s View Winery, Thunder Ridge Vineyards, Marburg Estate Winery Ltd, and Adams County Winery
Logan’s View Winery, located at Brown’s Orchards & Farm Market, is the perfect place to start your journey through the wineries of Western York County and Gettysburg. Make sure you pick up some fresh farm market treats to take with you!
Spring Grove is home to Thunder Ridge Vineyards, with its wide selection of red, white, blush, and fruit wines to sample. Spring Grove is also home of the award-winning Caputo Bros. Creamery, where you can find some of the finest fresh mozzarella and aged cheeses in the country. They’re a match made in wine-tasting heaven.
Marburg Estate Winery Ltd is located at the northern tip of Lake Marburg. Stop by a check out their #SaturdaySpecial while taking in the gorgeous views of the rolling hillside. Explore Codorus State Park while you’re in the area, or pop into Hanover and see why it’s known as the Snack Factory Capital with nationally known Snyder’s of Hanover Factory Store and local favorite Revonah Pretzel.
Adams County Winery, just outside Gettysburg, is housed in a beautiful barn built just after the Civil War. From live music to classes on making your own centerpieces, this winery always has something going on.
Southern York County
Begin your journey at Allegro Winery, deep in the heart of southeastern York County, and enjoy musically themed wines in their intimate tasting room.
Along the way to your next destination, make a pitstop at the Ma & Pa Railroad Heritage Village for a trip back in time to the early 20th century. Explore their General Store, stocked as it would have been 100 years ago, tour their grain elevator, and take a quick ride on the train to tour the scenic valley.
Make your way to Maple Lawn Winery. This fifth-generation farm uses fruit grown on their property to produce wine that truly honors the essence of sun-ripened peaches and apples. While you’re there, make sure to stop by Maize Quest Fun Park where you can get lost in mazes of every size and variety imaginable, as well as many more activities on this sprawling farm.
Your next stop is Allegro Wine Cellars, the newest addition to the Allegro family. Top-notch tastings paired are with views of the rolling vineyards and a delightful selection of wine-themed gifts and gadgets for your shopping needs.
Balla Cloiche Vineyards takes its name from the Gaelic “stone wall,” which you can find in abundance on their working farm. Learn about how this family took a leap of faith buying this vineyard and sample the sweet success they’ve had over the years.
Wineries to Visit: Nissley Vineyards & Winery Estate and Moon Dancer Winery, Cider House & Tap Room
The Susquehanna River creates the eastern boundary of York County and provides ample opportunities for recreation and reflection.
Nissley Vineyards & Winery Estate is just across the river in Lancaster County and boasts 30 acres of carefully tended vines. They also hold plenty of special events, like their Music in the Vineyards concert series or runs through the vineyard. While you’re in Lancaster, stop by the National Watch & Clock Museum to learn about the fascinating history of timepieces and mankind’s desire to master the measure of time. Cross back into York County and grab an amazing meal right along the river at John Wright Restaurant in Wrightsville.
Wind your way to Moon Dancer Winery, Cider House & Tap Room, set high above the Susquehanna Riverlands, where the sweet view is complemented by crisp varieties such as Pino Grigio and cider creations. Nearby, the Zimmerman Center for Heritage offers a look into the history of the area or stop by Shank's Mare Outfitters who will help get you out on the river for some more active fun. Drive south along the Susquehanna and stop at Indian Steps Museum, home to more than 10,000 Native American artifacts which all tell stories of the original local inhabitants.
West Hanover Winery is an award-winning winery that’s been in business for over 20 years. As the oldest operating winery in Dauphin County, you’ll be sure to learn a thing or two on their winery tour.
Trade the rural setting for the urban CrossWinds Winery at Hershey, an aviation-themed stop fitting for its pilot owners. This is the place to learn about the difference between urban and estate wineries, as well as pick up some unique gifts in their store.
Just minutes down the road you'll discover Cassel Vineyards of Hershey, where three generations of family work to bring truly local wine to your glass. Take a moment to enjoy the view across the rolling hills of their horse farm, too!
Take some time to stop in at the AACA Museum, a Smithsonian affiliate dedicated to the preservation and display of vintage vehicles. With a collection of cars, buses, motorcycles and more from the 1890s through the 1980s, these innovative displays highlight the beauty and ingenuity of the automobile.
Next, head east to Mount Hope Winery. On the grounds of the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, Mount Hope Winery offers a wide variety of award-winning, hand-crafted wines you’ll want to enjoy before taking in the knights and ladies of the royal court at the Faire.