The Vineyard at Hershey   0
3.0
3/16/2016

The Place:  The Vineyard at Hershey is a popular destination in the Hershey/Lancaster/Harrisburg area for wine tastings, events and weddings. The winery's proximity to major roadways makes it easy to add it to the itinerary when traveling through the Susquehanna Valley. The winery is large and holds frequent events throughout the year. Take note, though, the winery itself is not actually IN Hershey, a major tourist attraction for couples and families alike. The winery and vineyard are in Middletown, PA. If you are staying in the heart of Hershey for its outlet shopping, Hershey Amusement Parks, etc, it will ... Read full review



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Nissley Vineyards   0
4.0
1/14/2016

The Place:  Nestled towards the edge of Lancaster County and the Susquehaana River, you'll find Nissley Vineyards located down a quaint road on a beautiful property. One usually makes a special trip to visit to visit here, but nearby Marietta and Columbia offer a few nice restaurants to make a nice afternoon trip. Nissley wines are well known in this area, and they are known to donate to local events as well. The winery, first opened for visitors in 1978, was originally owned by J. Richard Nissley until his sons assumed ownership. The property seems untouched by the modern technologies ... Read full review



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Cassel Vineyards   0
4.0
12/30/2015

The Place:  When visitng the Hershey area, Cassel Vineyards is a must visit for any wine lover. While the Pennsylvania winery has a Hummelstown address, it is actually within three miles of the major attractions that the Hershey area has to offer; the vineyards are just a short drive from the amusement park. Travel down a few winding roads and you will find yourself in a peaceful refuge – with WINE! It's a quaint, smaller tasting room with a wrap-around deck and animals such as guineas, peacocks and small horses. The Cassels began offering tastings in 2009, though the ... Read full review



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Moon Dancer Vineyards & Winery   0
3.5
11/30/2015

"The Long and Winding Road", one of the Beatles most memorable songs, was the agreed upon tune for our trip to Moon Dancer Winery in Wrightsville, PA. It is a bit "out of the way", and visitors must literally make their way across a bridge, make several turns, and travel up a long and winding road until they reach the top of the hill, where Moon Dancer quietly awaits their reaction to the picturesque chateau that overlooks the Susquehanna River...and it IS breathtaking, even on a cloudy, autumn day. We had a feeling that we were in for one ... Read full review



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Duck Walk North   0
3.0
5/19/2012

The Place:  Duckwalk Vineyards North was founded in 1994 and is the second winery owned by the Damianos family (the other one is Pindar Vineyards). Duckwalk also has another location, Duckwalk South, which is its flagship location. Duckwalk North is another large facility, and one could tell this location was built with wedding events and large groups in mind. The wine tasting room was built here, not renovated, and it has very high ceilings, as high as a church might have. Light wood floors and a wide open space with bright white walls are found upon entering. A full rectangular tasting ... Read full review



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Comtesse Therese   0
5.0
5.0
5/19/2012

The Place:  One of the first wineries one comes across when driving along the North Fork Wine Trail, Comtesse Therese is one of the Island's best-kept secrets, as it is easily passed by wine travelers in favor of larger, more well-known vineyards and wineries just down the road. Unobtrusive and smaller in size, Comtesse Therese is a wine tasting room within a restored 1830's home. Comtesse Therese opened as a winery and bistro in 2010, although they have been producing wine for over 10 years.

The most notable factor of this cozy location is the restaurant – yes, ... Read full review



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Pugliese Vineyards   0
5.0
5.0
5/18/2012

The Place:  Pugliese Vineyards is known as “The Winery in the Hollow”. It is definitely one of the more interesting and quaint wineries to visit. Founded 32 years ago, it is owned and operated by the late Ralph Pugliese and his wife, Pat, who still can be found in the wine tasting room on any given day. Family owned and operated, the winery is home to a selection of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel and Niagara grapes. The property contains a charming lake with a fountain spraying lightly and ... Read full review



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Pindar Vineyards   0
4.0
5/18/2012

The Place:  Pindar Vineyards is the largest vineyard on the Island, and it shows. What started out in 1979 as 30 acres has turned into over 550 acres of wine making. Still run by the same family who started it, The Damianos family, Pindar has a large tasting room, in keeping with its large acreage. Pindar Vineyards are well-known in the area, and in many ways, it could almost be considered the main tourist destination for vineyards in the area, in the same manner that the Magic Kingdom is the “must-see” when you visit Disney.

The same wood ... Read full review



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Pellegrini Vineyards   0
4.0
5/18/2012

The Place:  Pellegrini Vineyards is an all-around excellent winery and a very pleasant visit is to be had when touring the North Fork Wine Trail. Started in 1982 by Bob and Joyce Pellegrini, who worked with winemaker Russell Hearn, Pellegrini offers a wide assortment of award winning wines, with a casual atmosphere found on its premises. Thirty acres call Pellegrini home, while the owners have also expanded, owning smaller vineyards just a few miles from the original vineyard.

Pellegrini takes pride in its progressive vineyard and winery practices. Pellegrini does not filter their wines. and the vineyard utilizes ... Read full review



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Peconic Bay Winery   0
3.0
5/18/2012

The Place:  A setting of 57 acres is the perfect place for a winery, don’t you think? The owners of Peconic Bay certainly thought so, as the location seems perfectly “smack dab” in the middle of the North Fork Wine Trail…so it will entice you whether you are coming or going.

The vineyards were originally planted in 1979, and the winery is currently owned by Ursula and Paul Lowerre. Inside the wooden “house-turned-tasting-room”, you’ll find a long bar for wine tasting, and during the seasonal months, there is an equally long outdoor seating area with clear vinyl, tent-like ... Read full review



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Paumanok Vineyards   0
3.0
5/18/2012

The Place:  Upon arriving at Paumanok, the gravel parking lot is flanked on one side by the old wood wine tasting room, a turn of the century barn, and an expanse of grapevines on the other. Visiting on a bright and sunny Friday afternoon, I was surprised (and slightly pleased) to find no one in the tasting room. The tasting room is a large open space with high ceilings. The bar itself is located front and left as you immediately walk in, not giving visitors much reason to walk in further and peruse the gift shop that was along the back ... Read full review



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Osprey's Dominion Vineyards   0
3.0
5/18/2012

The Place:  At almost 100 acres, Osprey’s Dominion is considered one of the larger vineyards, with a large wine tasting room to match. Named for the bird native to the area, Osprey produced their first wine in 1991, and the tasting room was then opened in a renovated farmhouse on the property, as most in this area are. Bud Koehler first purchased the land in the early 1980’s, and he still keeps it all hands-on to this day. The tasting room is a large odd shaped – yet- airy room with a lima bean shape tasting bar, a few tables, and ... Read full review



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Laurel Lake Vineyards   1
5.0
5.0
5/18/2012

The Place:  Laurel Lake Vineyards is one of those jewels that, when you find it, you almost don’t want to tell everyone about, because it’s so good that you want to keep it to yourself. Laurel Lake Vineyards is what appears to be a small, unknown fish in a sea of bigger ones along the North Fork Wine Trail. It was actually the first winery we saw on our way to tasting rooms, and we kept going. On a late Saturday afternoon, I decided on my travels back to take a peek. What I found was probably one of the best ... Read full review



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Bedell Cellars   0
4.0
5/18/2012

The Place:     Bedell Cellars is probably the most modern and “fashion forward” of the wineries of the North Fork Wine Trail. While they’ve been in business for about 30 years, the same as many of the others, they have taken a distinctly different route in everything wine. The décor of this winery is different, and so is their point of view. This winery is currently owned by Michael Lynne, an artist and film producer on “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and by a veteran winemaker, Rich Olsen Harbich, along with founding winemaker, Kip Bedell. Bedell creates its ... Read full review



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Bedell Cellars   0
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The Place:     Bedell Cellars is probably the most modern and “fashion forward” of the wineries of the North Fork Wine Trail. While they’ve been in business for about 30 years, the same as many of the others, they have taken a distinctly different route in everything wine. The décor of this winery is different, and so is their point of view. This winery is currently owned by Michael Lynne, an artist and film producer on “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, and by a veteran winemaker, Rich Olsen Harbich, along with founding winemaker, Kip Bedell. Bedell creates its ... Read full review



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Laurel Lake Vineyards   1
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The Place:  Laurel Lake Vineyards is one of those jewels that, when you find it, you almost don’t want to tell everyone about, because it’s so good that you want to keep it to yourself. Laurel Lake Vineyards is what appears to be a small, unknown fish in a sea of bigger ones along the North Fork Wine Trail. It was actually the first winery we saw on our way to tasting rooms, and we kept going. On a late Saturday afternoon, I decided on my travels back to take a peek. What I found was probably one of the best ... Read full review



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Osprey's Dominion Vineyards   0
3.0

The Place:  At almost 100 acres, Osprey’s Dominion is considered one of the larger vineyards, with a large wine tasting room to match. Named for the bird native to the area, Osprey produced their first wine in 1991, and the tasting room was then opened in a renovated farmhouse on the property, as most in this area are. Bud Koehler first purchased the land in the early 1980’s, and he still keeps it all hands-on to this day. The tasting room is a large odd shaped – yet- airy room with a lima bean shape tasting bar, a few tables, and ... Read full review



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Paumanok Vineyards   0
3.0

The Place:  Upon arriving at Paumanok, the gravel parking lot is flanked on one side by the old wood wine tasting room, a turn of the century barn, and an expanse of grapevines on the other. Visiting on a bright and sunny Friday afternoon, I was surprised (and slightly pleased) to find no one in the tasting room. The tasting room is a large open space with high ceilings. The bar itself is located front and left as you immediately walk in, not giving visitors much reason to walk in further and peruse the gift shop that was along the back ... Read full review



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Peconic Bay Winery   0
3.0

The Place:  A setting of 57 acres is the perfect place for a winery, don’t you think? The owners of Peconic Bay certainly thought so, as the location seems perfectly “smack dab” in the middle of the North Fork Wine Trail…so it will entice you whether you are coming or going.

The vineyards were originally planted in 1979, and the winery is currently owned by Ursula and Paul Lowerre. Inside the wooden “house-turned-tasting-room”, you’ll find a long bar for wine tasting, and during the seasonal months, there is an equally long outdoor seating area with clear vinyl, tent-like ... Read full review



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Pellegrini Vineyards   0
4.0

The Place:  Pellegrini Vineyards is an all-around excellent winery and a very pleasant visit is to be had when touring the North Fork Wine Trail. Started in 1982 by Bob and Joyce Pellegrini, who worked with winemaker Russell Hearn, Pellegrini offers a wide assortment of award winning wines, with a casual atmosphere found on its premises. Thirty acres call Pellegrini home, while the owners have also expanded, owning smaller vineyards just a few miles from the original vineyard.

Pellegrini takes pride in its progressive vineyard and winery practices. Pellegrini does not filter their wines. and the vineyard utilizes ... Read full review



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Pindar Vineyards   0
4.0

The Place:  Pindar Vineyards is the largest vineyard on the Island, and it shows. What started out in 1979 as 30 acres has turned into over 550 acres of wine making. Still run by the same family who started it, The Damianos family, Pindar has a large tasting room, in keeping with its large acreage. Pindar Vineyards are well-known in the area, and in many ways, it could almost be considered the main tourist destination for vineyards in the area, in the same manner that the Magic Kingdom is the “must-see” when you visit Disney.

The same wood ... Read full review



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Pugliese Vineyards   0
5.0
5.0

The Place:  Pugliese Vineyards is known as “The Winery in the Hollow”. It is definitely one of the more interesting and quaint wineries to visit. Founded 32 years ago, it is owned and operated by the late Ralph Pugliese and his wife, Pat, who still can be found in the wine tasting room on any given day. Family owned and operated, the winery is home to a selection of Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Riesling, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Cabernet Franc, Zinfandel and Niagara grapes. The property contains a charming lake with a fountain spraying lightly and ... Read full review



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Comtesse Therese   0
5.0
5.0

The Place:  One of the first wineries one comes across when driving along the North Fork Wine Trail, Comtesse Therese is one of the Island's best-kept secrets, as it is easily passed by wine travelers in favor of larger, more well-known vineyards and wineries just down the road. Unobtrusive and smaller in size, Comtesse Therese is a wine tasting room within a restored 1830's home. Comtesse Therese opened as a winery and bistro in 2010, although they have been producing wine for over 10 years.

The most notable factor of this cozy location is the restaurant – yes, ... Read full review



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Duck Walk North   0
3.0

The Place:  Duckwalk Vineyards North was founded in 1994 and is the second winery owned by the Damianos family (the other one is Pindar Vineyards). Duckwalk also has another location, Duckwalk South, which is its flagship location. Duckwalk North is another large facility, and one could tell this location was built with wedding events and large groups in mind. The wine tasting room was built here, not renovated, and it has very high ceilings, as high as a church might have. Light wood floors and a wide open space with bright white walls are found upon entering. A full rectangular tasting ... Read full review



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Moon Dancer Vineyards & Winery   0
3.5

"The Long and Winding Road", one of the Beatles most memorable songs, was the agreed upon tune for our trip to Moon Dancer Winery in Wrightsville, PA. It is a bit "out of the way", and visitors must literally make their way across a bridge, make several turns, and travel up a long and winding road until they reach the top of the hill, where Moon Dancer quietly awaits their reaction to the picturesque chateau that overlooks the Susquehanna River...and it IS breathtaking, even on a cloudy, autumn day. We had a feeling that we were in for one ... Read full review



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Cassel Vineyards   0
4.0

The Place:  When visitng the Hershey area, Cassel Vineyards is a must visit for any wine lover. While the Pennsylvania winery has a Hummelstown address, it is actually within three miles of the major attractions that the Hershey area has to offer; the vineyards are just a short drive from the amusement park. Travel down a few winding roads and you will find yourself in a peaceful refuge – with WINE! It's a quaint, smaller tasting room with a wrap-around deck and animals such as guineas, peacocks and small horses. The Cassels began offering tastings in 2009, though the ... Read full review



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Nissley Vineyards   0
4.0

The Place:  Nestled towards the edge of Lancaster County and the Susquehaana River, you'll find Nissley Vineyards located down a quaint road on a beautiful property. One usually makes a special trip to visit to visit here, but nearby Marietta and Columbia offer a few nice restaurants to make a nice afternoon trip. Nissley wines are well known in this area, and they are known to donate to local events as well. The winery, first opened for visitors in 1978, was originally owned by J. Richard Nissley until his sons assumed ownership. The property seems untouched by the modern technologies ... Read full review



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