Wine Lovers guide to the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail
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. Don't forget to sign in at each location on the Good Libations Trails Digital Passport so you can earn some sweet swag!
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.
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
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.
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.
Head east to Mount Hope Winery, situated 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.
Wineries to visit: Adams County Winery
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.