Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery Bottles Up a Delicious Fall
Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery shares its name with Happy Valley's most iconic landmark, and as the mountain puts on its amazing autumnal show of oranges, reds and yellows, the winery brings us some of the best fun and flavors of the season.
First up is their Harvest Fest on October 15. Stroll through their mountain-side vineyards (the leaves! It's a show in itself!) and enjoy complimentary wine tasting in their charming chalet-style tasting room. Sample and purchase food items from local food vendors and enjoy hot-off-the grill sandwiches and sides from Hog Father's Old Fashioned Barbecue. Hours are 12 to 5 p.m. A parking donation of $5 will benefit the State College Food Bank.
On November 2, enjoy their Candlelight Harvest Dinner, catered by Brown Dog Catering. You'll enjoy the fruits of the harvest and the company of fellow wine lovers at their beautiful location nestled on the side of Mt. Nittany. Enjoy wines specially paired with each course. Cost is $59.95/person, and space is limited. Call (814) 466-6373.
Here's some wines to try this fall: A versatile and elegant wine, Mt. Nittany Winery’s Spiced Apple is a fall and holiday favorite. Serve it chilled or heat it gently to make a mulled wine.
1 bottle Spiced Apple Wine
2-one inch long cinnamon sticks
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 cups cranberry juice
Mt. Nittany Winery’s ever-popular Tailgate Red is available this season in a 1.5 liter “party pouch” (2 bottles) – perfect for picnics, tailgating, our a fall trip to the beach. And they have a full selection of dry reds, often preferred by wine drinkers in the cooler months, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, andMerlot.
Always a best seller, the Nittany Mountain White comes in a 375 ml size (half bottle) – a great hostess gift and wedding favor! Another gift being featured for the upcoming holiday season is “the Tailgater.” This gift box includes two keepsake, etched-label bottles of Nittany Mountain White and Tailgate Red and is the perfect gift for the Penn State Fan.
Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery, 300 Houser Rd Centre Hall; 814-466-6373; mtnittanywinery.com