Make Happy Valley your home for wines and brews

We already know that the State College area is your go-to place for great Penn State events, especially during football weekends in the fall. But Central Pennsylvania is becoming well-known as a mecca for local vineyards and breweries. Not only can you stop by for a tour and tasting, you can pack up your car with a few bottles to enjoy back home long after your visit. Here are our top picks of the best wineries and craft breweries in the area.


Untappd Helps You Find Your Next Favorite Brew at Legends Pub

Untappd Helps You Find Your Next Favorite Brew at Legends Pub


Wine, Brews & Spirits in our Backyard

For one hot minute, my family were winemakers. We never had the cool winery with that always-there smell of some great vintage wafting through the air, or the barrels stacked while the tannins did their magic. It was just a bumper crop of blackberries in our back yard, a corking machine from Amazon, some undying curiosity about the art of winemaking, and a whole lot of heart.

We found the perfect bottle for your holiday party

By Cara Aungst


For many years, my Thanksgivings were spent in Buckeye territory. We didn't talk football … not over dinner at least … but Penn State was represented every year by my favorite wine. If you are like me and are venturing outside of Happy Valley this fall, take a little bit of Central Pennsylvania along with you in the form of some of our delicious, inventive wines and ciders.


Tap Takeovers, brunches and burgers at the Penn Stater

The Penn Stater’s home in Innovation Park makes it the perfect location for a business lunch (none of the hassle of downtown traffic or parking garages), slow Sunday brunches or a celebratory burger and beer with friends.

America’s Bounty Buffet

Raise a Glass to a Good Cause, at Liberty Craft House

International Negroni Week is coming up and Liberty Craft House celebrates by donating $1 from every Negroni ordered to the State College Food Bank.

Mount Nittany Winery brings awards season home

CENTRE HALL – Mount Nittany Winery is bringing the award season home to central Pennsylvania.

It won five medals at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Wine Competition in January, and traveled to Washington, D.C. to receive the "Best of Category – Other White Hybrid" for their 2016 Geisenheim at the Atlantic Seaboard Wine Association Wine Competition. And it just received one of the most prestigious awards – the 2018 Pennsylvania Winery Association (PWA) competition awarded a double gold “Best Dry White Wine” and overall “Best Dry Wine” for their 2016 Chardonnay Reserve.

Check out the area's breweries, distilleries and more!

With Spring just around the corner, we are all looking for things to do as we wait for the weather to warm. Now is the perfect time to visit some of the best breweries, wineries and restaurants in Happy Valley! Who said Winter has to be boring?

Wines, spirits and brews for the holidays

There are plenty of places in town where you can order a seasonally-inspired drink, but where do you head when you want to go straight to the source? Happy Valley has some fantastic wineries, breweries and distilleries. Stop by any of the favorites on our list for a seasonal variety, or the perfect holiday gift.

Good Intent Cider


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