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For the Wine Connoisseur

Adams County may be known for its bountiful orchards, but it also is home to many vineyards and wine tasting rooms. Hop in the car for a long weekend getaway and sample carefully crafted wines of every variety.

Day 1

Adams County may be known for its bountiful orchards, but it also is home to many vineyards and wine tasting rooms. Hop in the car for a long weekend getaway and sample carefully crafted wines of every variety.

Check in to one of Gettysburg Pennsylvania’s cozy accommodations, unpack your car and get ready for an incredible tasting experience. Explore Gettysburg’s downtown shopping and restaurants while enjoying these three tasting rooms within walking distance of Lincoln Square.

On Chambersburg Street you’ll find the Adams County Winery - Gettysburg Wine Shop. They are known for amazing sweet wines. Don’t forget to pick up your passport and collect your first stamp!

Next, head to Reid’s Winery’s Cider House on Baltimore Street less than half a mile away. Sample both wine AND hard cider at this great spot and earn two Adams County Pour Tour stamps. Sit out back on their patio and relax with a flight. If you’re hungry, head across the street to the Farnsworth House Inn Restaurant and Sweney's Tavern for a historic and yummy lunch.

Walk on over to Buddy Boy Winery’s Tasting Room next, just a quarter of a mile away. Don’t forget to try a wine slushy along with their uniquely named wines!

Now, we’re going to head 16 miles northeast of Gettysburg to Abbottstown, Pa. where Brookmere’s Wine & Tasting Room is located. Many Friday nights they host live music acts to enjoy while sipping on their flavorful wines. If you’re ready for dinner – head over to Center Square Brewing just two miles away. In addition to serving delicious dishes, Center Square brews their own beer – and just happens to me another stop on the Adams County Pour Tour. It’s the perfect place to end your night.

Day 2

Enjoy brunch at one of our amazing restaurants before heading to your first Adams County Pour Tour stop of the day. Drive just nine miles northwest of Gettysburg to Halbrendt Vineyard & Winery in Orrtanna, Pa. Owners John and Noemi Halbrendt are former pathologists at Penn State University’s Fruit Research & Extension Center who got into winemaking in their retirement. They grow their own grapes and make incredible wines using minimal chemicals and no added sugar. Grab a glass or bottle of your favorite and enjoy the gorgeous vineyard views from their picnic area.

Your next stop is just 3.5 miles away, also located in Orrtanna. Adams County Winery offers free tastings in their Civil War era barn. Sit outside on their patio and pair your wine with a wood-fired pizza from the Terrace Bistro. Many weekends they will have live music, games, food trucks and special events at the winery!

Before leaving Orrtanna you may want to make a stop at Mister Ed’s Elephant Museum & Candy Emporium. This roadside attraction is home to over 10,000 elephants, peanuts and amazing homemade fudge. Once you’ve had your fill of peanuts and fudge, head back to Gettysburg to two of the newest tasting rooms in the area J & P Winery and Mount Hope Winery at Gettysburg. Mix things up with an original Slushy Bomb at J & P Winery and sample not only wine, but also cider, beer, spirits and mead at Mount Hope.

End your night at Knob Hall Winery’s Tasting Room on Chambersburg Street. Knob Hall has a great variety of wines and a laid-back atmosphere with board games and snacks available at their tasting room. They host many open mic nights and live music acts to enjoy with your wine! Conveniently located in downtown Gettysburg, you’ll find a selection of dinner spots within walking distance.

Day 3

Adams County may be known for its bountiful orchards, but it also is home to many vineyards and wine tasting rooms. Hop in the car for a long weekend getaway and sample carefully crafted wines of every variety.

Wake up and stretch your legs with a battlefield hike to get in some history and exercise before beginning another day along the Adams County Pour Tour. Begin at Jack's Hard Cider eight and a half miles northeast of Gettysburg in Biglerville, Pa. Home to a variety of wines and Jack’s Hard Cider – you can earn two Pour Tour stamps at this location. The views from the tasting room are unbelievable!

Just a mile away, you will find Boyer Cellars – the newest addition to Boyer Nurseries & Orchards. Some of the produce used in the wines and ciders at Boyer Cellars are made from apples grown in their orchards. This family farm has a fruit market with juicy fresh fruits and vegetables that you must check out before departing.

Now that you’ve tried Adams County’s wines, and a few of our ciders, come back for our beer, our spirits and more cider. Keep collecting stamps and earning our exciting Adams County Pour Tour prizes!

Featured in this Trip Idea

Adams County Winery, the area’s oldest winery, has been crafting wine for over 40 years. Our downtown Gettysburg Wine Shop is conveniently located just 1/2 block from the town center and offers complimentary tastings of award-winning wines seven days a week.


25 Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Reid's Orchard and Winery's downtown location. Stop by for a wine tasting, a hard cider flight or just to relax with a glass and some live entertainment on the weekends!


400 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

With Gettysburg beautifully decorated for the holidays, come and see the snow covered Farnsworth House. Whether it is decorated for Thanksgiving, Christmas, the New Year, or Valentine’s Day, you are sure to have a marvelous experience and some great memories.


401 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Relax in our Gettysburg tasting room with a delicious glass of wine!


777 Baltimore Street,
Studio 112, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Discover award-winning wines from this Central PA winery just a short drive from Gettysburg. *Brookmere Winery has closed their Abbottstown tasting room and will be reopening in New Oxford, PA in April 2020.


2 Lincoln Way East,
New Oxford, PA 17350

Discover hand-crafted beer in the center of Abbottstown. Steeped in history, the brewers incorporate fresh and local ingredients for one of a kind beers.


1 Center Square,
Abbottstown, PA 17301

We are a small family owned winery in Orrtanna, 7 miles west of Gettysburg, specializing in artisan wines from our vineyard and local growers.


1150 Evergreen Way,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

There is a chill in the air, which means it's mulled wine season at Adams County Winery! During your visit try one of our mulled wines, pick up a box of mulling spices and don't forget to take one of our recipe cards with you. We're open 7 days a week all year long for your convenience.


251 Peach Tree Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

The area's sweetest family tradition! Discover more than 12,000 elephant figurines in every size on display. Then check out our huge selection of candy, homemade fudge, fresh roasted peanuts and unique gifts, and stroll our acres of whimsical gardens. You'll never forget Mister Ed's!


6019 Chambersburg Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

Stop in to discover the taste of J & P Winery. With over 40 varieties of wine from sweet to dry, we have something for every palate.


48 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Mount Hope Winery is excited to become a part of the Gettysburg community. Sample hand-crafted Mount Hope Wines, Swashbuckler Beers, Lancaster County Ciders and Spirits Distilling Company spirits at the new Gettysburg location.


19 Lincoln Square,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

First Friday events, local brews on tap, live music and wine tastings.


100 Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Visit us at our new pop-up Tap Room located at Suite 420 at The Outlet Shoppes at Gettysburg. The tasting room at 410 Cashtown Road in Biglerville is closed.


1863 Gettysburg Village Drive,
Suite 420, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Premiere wine & hard cider tasting room located at Boyer Nurseries & Orchards, Inc.


405 Boyer Nursery Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

A 5th generation family-owned business. U-pick cherries, blueberries, and apples available seasonally. Wine & hard cider tasting room. Live evergreen hedge maze. Full-service garden center and nursery. Open March thru Christmas.


405 Boyer Nursery Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307