Come experience our winery and vineyard at Spring Gate. We are family owned and located on 60 acres of farmland between the rolling hills of Lancaster County and Blue Mountain, near Harrisburg. We are in Lower Paxton township at the intersection of Interstate 83 and 81.
A warm welcome awaits you at our tasting room, patios, and grounds. The property dates back to the Revolutionary War and is complete with artifacts from the Indians who roamed it and used its natural springs before then. The property incorporates beautiful fields, streams, orchards, vineyards, and wildlife. The farm has been owned by only three families since the 1740's and has been a haven for many - we like to think of it as our little patch of Eden.
We started growing wine grapes at Spring Gate in 2010 following the successful establishment of our sister vineyard in Northern Virginia in 2003, North Gate Vineyard. Whether you prefer dry wines, crisp semi-sweet, or sweet and hard cider or sparkling wines, we have something to accommodate you. In addition, our farm craft brewery, established in 2015, brews fine craft beers to enjoy by flight, glass or growler and, increasingly, by bottle.
If you can't visit us in person, you can still order our wines online. Click here for our online store. We are stocking it with four bottle sets for now, but we think you will like them if you have been in our tasting room before.
With 20 years of wine making experience, and with consulting winemakers Vicki and Mark Fedor of North Gate Vineyard, we are producing wines on the estate. Our wines tend to be less oaky in character than those that are oaked (such as Cabernet Franc) and originated in France and are known for this style. These French vinifera, or French Hybrids, are barreled in French Oak as they were originally in the Old World.
Based on our experiences in Virginia, our understanding of our terrior (a French word meaning microclimate), which is tucked against the Blue Mountain, and other factors, we have planted 12 acres of grapes we believe are suitable for consistently producing good wines. We also source grapes from Pennsylvania and New York to round out our wine offerings. We grow everything from American Hybrids to French Hybrids to the classic French offerings like Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Our ultimate goal is to establish a collection of great Estate Wines, whether they be for a casual picnic or for the most formal dinner.
We opened our artisan brewery in June of 2015 and generally have 3 to 4 small batch artisan beers on tap. It is currently open Fridays and Saturdays. You can find further information on its web page or facebook.
OUR FESTIVALS & FEASTS - YEAR ROUND
Spring Gate is a place where people enjoy wine/cider/beer with food, music and fun. We have festivals and what we affectionately call "feasts" - single food styles that people enjoy like Chocolate, Oysters, Bacon, Wings, etc.. You can find the schedule, (and signup) for these events here. If you would like to stay on top of what is happening at Spring Gate, register here.