Whether it’s a refreshing IPA, smooth red or a stunning vodka you crave, you’ll find them all in York County, Pennsylvania – the home of the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, Susquehanna Ale Trail and the new Keystone Craft Spirits Trail.
Here are three reasons York County makes a great libations vacation all year long:
An unexpected wine scene
The countryside along the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail has remarkably fertile soil and yields grapes that make fine Chambourcins and Traminettes. Even finicky varietals like Cabernet France grow into delightful wines. Plus, bountiful orchards produce apples, cherries and peaches that give rise to wines that taste just like fresh fruit. Two signature events – Wine Just Off The Vine in November and Tour de Tanks in March – offer prime opportunities to explore the trail’s 16 wineries.
Susquehanna Ale Trail brewers stand apart. With 13 stops, you’ll find amazing beers that range from a strong ale made with cherries, candy sugar and Trappist-style yeasts, all the way to wild brews like a pickle gose. You’ll discover crisp hard cider made with the highest-quality apples and inviting neighborhood brewpubs with beers sure to make you a regular.
Meticulously made spirits
Fine bourbons, whiskeys and gins are in demand, and the Keystone Craft Spirits Trail connects 12 local distilleries that make handcrafted libations worthy of a trip. Sip Apple Pie Moonshine in the trendy City of York before exploring the rest of the trail, which stretches from Baltimore to the Philadelphia suburbs.
Visit www.yorkpa.org to learn more about the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, Susquehanna Ale Trail and Keystone Craft Spirits Trail. With lodging packages, restaurant listings and information about everything else to do in the area, it’s the perfect place to start planning your getaway!