The 8 Best Wine Festivals in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is rich in history with influences from the Dutch to the British Colonies. As a Keystone State, the area brims with mountains, farmlands, and coasts.

Wine festivals in Pennsylvania are one of the many attractions that bring friends and families together with live music and tasty food. Celebrate some of the best wines in the region.

You’ll savor sipping wines while enjoying the finest scenery by visiting the local wineries. These festivals allow you to converse with the winemakers, walk through the vineyards and taste the flavors you’ve never recognized.

Share the experience with your partner, friends, or family as you take in the passion and hard work of the winemakers.

Let’s toast to the Pennsylvania wine as we look at some of the popular state’s popular wine festivals.

Top Wine Festivals in Pennsylvania

  1. Taste of Pennsylvania
  2. Great Tastes Wine & Food Festival
  3. Taste! Philadelphia
  4. Seven Springs Wine Festival
  5. Beaver Wine Festival
  6. Sandyvale Wine Festival
  7. North East WineFest
  8. Southwest Passage Wine Trail Fall Festival

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1. Taste of Pennsylvania

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  • York Memorial Park Complex
  • York, PA
  • May
  • Tickets: Pre-Sale Tickets $5.00 discount

Bring your lawn chairs, sit under a tree, skip the chairs, and upgrade to the cabana picnic for ten people. The upgrade includes a tent cover and a tea and water station access. The festival is wine tasting at its best with about 15 wineries, food trucks and vendors.

Meet the wineries, get a glass or bottle of wine and ask some questions about their winemaking. The festival’s wineries include Allegheny Cellars Winery, Bee Kind Winery, Broad Mountain Vineyard, Burnt Timbers Winery and Sand Castle Winery.

2. Great Tastes Wine & Food Festival

  • Split Rock Resort
  • Lake Harmony, PA
  • June
  • Tickets: Wine Fest Package available at Split Rock Lodge and other tickets TBA
  • 570-722-9111

A two-day festival is an annual event, with thousands of people attending each year for 32 years. You visit thirty Pennsylvania wineries, food, beer, and craft vendors with live music on three stages. Attendees can participate in oversized yard games, contests, giveaways, and more.

Other activities involve corn-eating contests, grape-stomping, and horse carriage rides. Vendors sell wares, which include handcrafted jewelry, locally made cigars, and custom hats.

Inquire about the Wine Fest Package offered by Split Rock Lodge for accommodations and festival tickets. Split Rock Resort and Hotel is a beautiful setting near Lake Harmony with a water park and a golf course.

Each ticket purchase includes a complimentary wine glass.

3. Taste! Philadelphia

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  • Valley Forge Casino Resort
  • 1160 1st Avenue
  • King of Prussia, PA 19406
  • October
  • Tickets: $95.00

It’s a premier event for tasting wine, eating food, having fun, celebrating restaurants, chefs, and entertainment. You’ll visit award-winning wineries, distillers, and breweries while sampling the best restaurants and chefs in the region.

The festival is educational and informative with celebrity bottle signings. For example, Kurt Russell participated in signing bottles from his GoGi wines. Wine lovers even enjoyed attending Kurt Russell Food & Wine Pairing.

Other activities include live cooking demonstrations and plenty of time to savor your favorite wines.

4. Seven Springs Wine Festival

  • Seven Springs Mountain Resort
  • 777 Waterwheel Drive
  • Seven Springs, PA 15622
  • 1-888-718-4253
  • August
  • Tickets: $30.00 to $40.00

Have a great time at the Seven Springs Wine Festival, the largest end-of-the-summer garden party. Rain or shine, enjoy the beautiful setting showcasing wineries from Pennsylvania. The festival lasts for three days. Each day requires a separate ticket purchase.

You can visit 27 wineries, such as Bella Terra Vineyards, Deer Creek Winery, Heritage Wine Cellars and Seven Mountain Wine Cellars. Also, each day includes live music on three stages and educational seminars.

Advance ticket sales close one hour before the start of the festival each day or when sold out.

5. Beaver Wine Festival

  • Beaver Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Main Street/3rd Street Business District
  • Beaver, PA 15009
  • August, Saturday 3 PM to 7 PM
  • Tickets: $25.00 or $30.00 at the door

The Beaver Wine Festival is an annual event by the Beaver Area Chamber of Commerce, bringing 16 wineries and 100 wines for Pennsylvania to downtown Beaver. The event also features tasty food and delightful entertainment.

Ticket holders receive a commemorative wine tasting glass, a reusable wine tote, tasting notepad. The festival includes a minimum purchase of three bottles of wine from your favorite winery.

6. Sandyvale Wine Festival

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  • Memorial Gardens & Conservancy
  • 80 Hickory Street
  • Johnstown, PA 15907
  • September, First Saturday After Labor Day
  • Tickets: General Admission: $25.00, Two or more tickets are $20.00 each, VIP Admission: $50.00

Appreciate 16 premier wineries in Pennsylvania while grabbing a bite to eat from the gourmet food vendors. You can even get your retail therapy with the 25 vendors.

The one-day event is from 2 PM to 7 PM, with a Sunnyvale Wine Pairing Dinner from 6 PM to 10 PM with a purchase of an additional ticket. The dinner includes a silent auction.

Some wineries attending are Bushy Run Winery, Laurel Mountain Winery, Woody Lodge Winery, and La Vigneta Winery. Tickets include prizes, live entertainment, and much more.

7. North East WineFest

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  • Gibson Park
  • North East, PA
  • The last full weekend in September
  • Tickets: Friday or Sunday: $20.00, Saturday: $40.00, Three Days: $55.00

Also called The Wine Country Harvest Festival, it features wineries in and around North East, PA.

The festival has celebrated wine sampling with at least eleven local wineries for forty-one years. Other activities include live music, vendors, food, 5K race, and free tours of the wineries. 

Sold separately is the Wine Country Ride held the Friday (15-mile ride) and Saturday (30-mile ride). Jump on your bike and tour the different wineries, such as Arrowhead Wine Cellars, Penn Shore Winery, Lakeview Wine Cellars, Sparkling Ponds Winery, and Mazza Vineyards. 

8. Southwest Passage Wine Trail Fall Festival

  • Christian W. Klay Winery
  • 412 Fayette Springs Road
  • Chalk Hill, PA 15421
  • 724-439-3424
  • October
  • Ticket: $15.00

In the heart of Laurel Highlands, enjoy the spectacular fall wine festival. Receive a custom souvenir wine glass, sway to the live music, feast at the food trucks and enjoy the wares of local vendors.

Appreciate the autumn colors of Pennsylvania while you and your friends taste some of the best wine in the area.