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What to expect on the Wine, Brew and Spirit Trail in 2023

Discover the incredible local flavors of Mercer County! From wineries and cideries to distilleries and breweries, you’ll be able to find something for every taste. Plus, when in season some spots offer entertainment too – it’s a great way to relax with your favorite drink on their outdoor patio.

When customizing your 4, 6, or 8-hour tour, you can choose form the Southern Loop of the Trail through Amish Countryside or the Northern Loop of the trail that takes you through the best scenic lake views of Mercer County!

Southern Loop: Taste the Spirits of the Amish Countryside

Nova Destinations is ready to tantalize your taste buds with their remarkable selection of wine, brew, and spirits! Just south of I-80 in the rolling hills of Western Pennsylvania, Nova Destinations offers something for everyone — from novices to wine connoisseurs. Sample classic varieties or try one of their unique concoctions and discover a new favorite drink that’s sure to please even the pickiest palate.

Webb Winery is another great stop on the trail where you can enjoy delicious, carefully crafted farm-to-bottle wines! With a variety of different styles and flavor profiles – from dry whites to sweet reds – there’s something for everyone. Plus, all their wine comes from locally sourced produce in New Wilmington, Mercer & Northeast PA. But that’s not all – Webb offers plenty of fun events too like workshops & fundraisers so you can learn about wine while having an amazing time.

Libations Winery is a great stop where you can indulge in a variety of delicious wines, tantalize your taste buds with amazing dishes, and enjoy some great live music. With indoor/outdoor seating options and rentals available for weddings or parties, you’re guaranteed an unforgettable time!

MLH Distillery’s mission is to deliver the best spirit lineup in Western Pennsylvania through a detailed: 4 – 5 times distillation process; carbon filters; reverse osmosis system; and by sourcing local ingredients when possible. Come taste the finished product.

A visit to Timbercreek Tap and Table is a must! Explore beer brewing like never before, with an impressive 10-barrel set-up visible under glass. Food fanatics will love savory Angus beef and lobster nachos, plus tempting hand-cut steaks and fresh seafood from wild Alaska waters. Quench your thirst using their crafty beverages – Liberty Blonde ale for light sipping or Fully Loaded IPA for West Coast flavor — not to mention house-made cream soda and root beer!

Northern Loop: Lakeside Views and Stunning Spirits

Come to Mortals Key Brewing for craft beers that’ll take you on a journey through old-world flavors! From Scotch Ale to New England IPA, each artisanal concoction is brewed with the freshest ingredients and expert care. Plus, enjoy all of this while taking in lakefront views at Pennsylvania’s largest man-made lake—truly an experience unlike any other.

Gatehouse Winery is the perfect stop to escape into a serene paradise of rolling hills above Pymatuning Lake. Gather with your closest friends, uncork a bottle of delicious wine, and indulge in some tasty food like pizza or charcuterie board – all while enjoying nature’s beauty! Make it an unforgettable day (or evening) & relish this perfect spot for restful relaxation.

Step into a piece of history and indulge your senses as you visit Wilhelm Winery on the trail.  Tucked away in an original 100-year-old barn, this winemaking destination is sure to make for memorable experiences! Only the highest quality grapes are used to craft their wines – each one with its own unique flavor profile. Enjoy free tastings and discounts when purchasing by the case all while exploring their antique museum or attending one of several featured wine festivals over the year! Don’t forget, you can also pick up perfect gifts & accessories plus homemade supplies tailored just for winemakers.

Discover breathtaking views, exquisite wines and spirits crafted with care when you stop at Conneaut Cellars Winery & Distillery. Established in the picturesque resort town of Conneaut Lake almost four decades ago, this winery has something for everyone—whether you prefer a dry wine or tasty port! With over 20 varieties to explore through free samples and tours around their location where they produce 7k cases annually; it’s no surprise why so many appreciate the excellent quality paired with reasonable prices at Conneaut Cellars.

New Places to Add to Your Itinerary on the Wine & Brew Trail

Big Rail Brewing

Big Rail Brewing is a new addition to the Wine & Brew Trail! They offer a beer garden where you can enjoy beautifully green and wooded acres where guest can enjoy live music while sitting at a picnic table and enjoying an expertly brewed craft beer! Food trucks are also available for a hearty meal This is a family and leashed pet-friendly space everyone can enjoy.

Cobblehaus Brewing Co. by the Falls

Recently opened in October, Cobblehaus Brewing Co. by the Falls is set on a cliff and overlooks the Springfield Falls. This brewery offers a unique and scenic setting where guests can relax and enjoy refreshing craft beer. Choose from a variety of beers inspired by old-world masters of German and Belgian Beer.

Croaker’s Brewing Company Taproom

Croaker’s Brewing Company Taproom is in, downtown Sharon. Featuring locally made craft beer and serving PA wine and spirits in early 2023. With a retro theme, they will host food trucks and vendors.

Lynchwoods Spirits

Enjoy a family tradition of small-batch distilling at Lynchwoods Spirits. They make their own stills using only copper to get that tried-and-true moonshine flavor and distill and mix their own flavors for a delicious, unique taste in every drop! Enjoy a relaxing rustic setting, while sampling the quality moonshine or choose from a variety of slushy flavors for a refreshing experience.

For a customized group itinerary on the Mercer County Wine & Brew Trail contact:

Peggy Mazyck at 724-346-3771.

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