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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 Wine Shop at 25C. 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 these tasty spots 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 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. Knob Hall’s late hours make them the perfect spot to end your day and unwind.

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 Hauser Estate Winery 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.

You’ve already been to Reid’s Winery’s Cider House, but now it’s time to check out Reid's Winery's Home Winery. Located just a short drive from Boyer Cellars, you’ll find Reid’s Home Winery nestled in the historic Buchanan Valley. Reid’s grows over 100 varieties of apples to be used in their hard ciders. However, their wines are just as tasty! Grab a glass from their tasting room and bring it outside to their picnic area where you can see across miles of vineyards and farmland.

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

A downtown wine shop where you will be able to sample and buy award-winning wines, enjoy wine by the glass, or peruse wine-related merchandise.

717-334-1381

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!

717-334-7537
717-677-7047

400 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Come and see all of the beautiful vegetation change here at the Farnsworth House. All of the beautiful fall colors will leave you speechless. Whether you eat in our garden, in our dining room, or in Sweney's Tavern, you are sure to leave with a story to tell.

717-334-8838

401 Baltimore Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

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

717-834-5606

777 Baltimore Street,
Studio 112, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Discover award-winning wines from this Central PA winery in a classic barn style tasting room just a short scenic drive from Gettysburg.

717-259-0727

1246 B Route 194 North,
Abbottstown, PA 17301

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.

717-259-9535

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.

717-334-7784
717-253-0793

1150 Evergreen Way,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

Eight miles west of Gettysburg on Route 30, discover Gettysburg's first winery. Free tastings daily in a 130 year-old bank barn! Home of Rebel Red and Tears of Gettysburg.

717-334-4631

251 Peach Tree Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

See over 10,000 elephants. Home to one of the most unique gift shops with plush room, Pez & magnet room, & the largest candy display in the territory!

717-352-3792
717-873-5145

6019 Chambersburg Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353

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

717-420-5171

100 Chambersburg Street,
Gettysburg, PA 17325

Expansive views & wonderful wines made in our production cellar. Daily tastings. 8 miles west of Gettysburg off Rte 30, 1 mile North, look for signs.

717-334-4888

410 Cashtown Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

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

717-677-8558
717-677-9567

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.

717-677-8558
717-677-9567

405 Boyer Nursery Road,
Biglerville, PA 17307

A family-owned and operated orchard and winery. We feature a wide selection of red, white and fruit wines, as well as hard ciders.

717-677-7047

2135 Buchanan Valley Road,
Orrtanna, PA 17353