Wine

Summer at The Inn: Tapas, Tight Lines and T-bones

Since 1931, The Nittany Lion Inn has defined Penn State luxury. It pairs nostalgia with world‑class amenities and dining to create a memorable experience. Best of all, you don’t have to stay there to enjoy their award‑winning dining experiences like their summer PA on the Patio, or scrumptious steakhouse menu. Catch up with friends this summer at one of The Inn’s summer picks:

PA on the Patio

Award-Winning Wines and Brews

Think you have to visit a big beer-brewing destination like Portland for top-notch craft brews? Or the vineyards of Napa or Italy to experience the best wine around? Think again, my friend. There’s no need for you to go anywhere at all, when you have the region’s award-winning wines and brews at your fingertips. 

Happy Valley just so happens to be nestled within a premiere wine-growing region and with our bustling foodie scene, it was only a matter of time before craft breweries and cideries began popping up all over the place. 

Make plans for Mother's Day in Happy Valley

STATE COLLEGE – We are less than a week away from Mother’s Day. In short, if you haven’t started planning for Mom’s big day, you better get on it!

Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13 and if you’re still stumped on what to get Mom, well, we have some ideas!

Here are some of our top choices:

Mount Nittany Winery

International wines headline Nittany Lion Inn events

UNIVERSITY PARK – The Nittany Lion Inn has long made a niche for itself for its old world charm, inventive and delicious food and unmatched guest happiness. Over the past few years, there has been something else putting The Nittany Lion Inn on the map – its love for international wines. It started when Sean Caviston, The Dining Room's operational manager, began training with the Court of Master Sommeliers of North America. As he studied each region and how soil, climate and technique influenced unique wines, he created dining experiences at The Dining Room to share what he'd learned.

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?

Nittany Lion Inn has a delicious spring planned

UNIVERSITY PARK — The Nittany Lion Inn, located on campus, is Happy Valley's premier hotel experience where comfort and quality meet Penn State tradition. It features The Dining Room, a fine dining restaurant that turns any meal into a special occasion, and Whiskers, a casual, pub-style eatery. And, as if their signature menus were not delicious enough (that lobster bisque!), their specials like Winesday and PA on the Patio highlight their extensive wine list, imaginative dishes and delicious seasonal foods. Turn a meal into an unforgettable experience at The Nittany Lion Inn.

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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