If you’re a wine lover, you’re going to love this blog. You can visit many fabulous wineries during your stay in Pennsylvania, including our favorite: Weathered Vineyards! We’ll tell you everything you need to know about their incredible products and property so you can plan your next trip. If you wish to learn more about our gorgeous area, download our free Vacation Guide! You’ll get a list of recommendations for fantastic hiking trails, events, shops, museums, and top restaurants. Whether you’re hoping for an Amish Country experience or looking for an upscale eatery, our guide has it all!
Everything You Need to Know About Weathered Vineyards
How It All Started
Weathered Vineyards started with Richard and Dana the started in the picturesque, rolling hills of the Lehigh Valley. Richard is a former meteorologist and environmental engineer; Dana is a nurse with a fierce dedication to quality and a keen marketing sense. With Richard’s scientific mind and Dana’s marketing prowess, they have perfected the art of wine making and made Weathered Vineyards one of the top wineries in Pennsylvania.
Weathered Vineyards Wines
Great wine comes from great grapes. That’s why Richard spent so long identifying the best soil profile for his grapes and the exact terroir needed to create his exquisite wines. Eastern Pennsylvania happens to have soil that is very similar to what is found in Bordeaux, France. Weathered Vineyards’ products range from a variety of reds to excellent white wines, which can satisfy everyone in your group. Discover their light and crisp chardonnays as well as their rich, full-bodied merlots.
Stop by the Tasting Room at the Historic Smithton Inn!
Did you know that you can sample a total of 11 varieties at the Weathered Vineyards Tasting Room, located inside the Historic Smithton Inn? It’s Ephrata’s first wine-tasting venue and a guest favorite. There’s no need to leave our inn anymore; all you need to do is come downstairs! You get the Weathered Vineyards experience served to you directly. It’s the perfect ending to a long day spent exploring Lancaster County!
If you’re not much of a wine drinker, that’s okay. There are plenty of craft beers from St. Boniface, Stoudt’s, and Lancaster Brewing Company available. We have plenty of craft sodas available, too.
Events and Live Music
Our wine tasting room also offers live music and events throughout the year! Come listen to laid-back, acoustic tunes every Friday and Saturday until 8 p.m. while sipping a refreshing glass of wine. The atmosphere is simple, relaxed, and oh so welcoming! Don’t hesitate to visit our Events Page on Facebook to see what’s happening during your visit.
Have a Fabulous Stay at the Historic Smithton Inn
There’s only one place that combines the beauty of a rustic inn with the accommodations of a modern hotel and a tasting room with wines from Weathered Vineyards. Historic Smithton Inn! Our charming Lancaster County bed and breakfast is in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country. When you stay with us, you’re surrounded by Amish attractions, historic sites, beautiful state parks, and some of the best restaurants in the area.
Browse our variety of rooms and pick your favorite! The Red Rose Room, for example, is a great romantic getaway option for couples. It features a queen-size, pillow-top bed, a private bathroom with a frameless-glass rain shower, and a beautiful view of the back garden. As with all of our rooms, you will be treated to quiet comfort and bliss while staying here.
After sleeping like a baby all night, follow the smell of coffee downstairs where our freshly made breakfast awaits! All of our ingredients come from local farms and are used to create gourmet meals for guests. Our signature homemade granola is famous around these parts, and you’ll love the hot entree of the day. Mini cheese frittatas and bananas Foster pancakes are calling your name!