Three weekends of seasonal activities & tastings from Oct. 15-30, 2016. Tickets available at www.HersheyHarrisburgWineCountry.com
HARRISBURG, PA (Sept. 6, 2016) – The Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country’s annual Cornucopia Wine Quest is one of the coolest ways to enjoy the fall harvest season in Pennsylvania. And there’s plenty of reasons to support that claim which explains why the progressive wine event continues to grow in popularity among wine adventurers every year.
“The blueprint for our signature fall wine event was inspired by the experience of a progressive dinner,” said Jason Reimer, President of the Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country (HHWC) and one of the partners at The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey.
Over three weekends in October (Oct. 15 thru 30), guests can partake in a variety of fun seasonally-inspired activities every Saturday and Sunday at each of the 12 participating wineries throughout the Hershey and Harrisburg Region.
The entire roster of participating wineries stretches over a 60-mile linear route from the northern-most vineyards of Winery at Hunters Valley in Liverpool and Broad Mountain Vineyard in Elizabethville, to the southern-most vineyards of Moon Dancer in Wrightsville and Nissley Winery in Bainbridge.
“We wanted the winery touring experience to be unique and interactive, but also flexible,” said Reimer. “Guests can begin their day at any participating winery and then choose their own path to explore.”
Creating the seasonally-inspired activities at each location was also an integral part of the overall experience that organizers wanted guests to have during Wine Quest.
“We wanted to create unique experiences for the guests and help them slow down the pace of simply rushing from point to point,” said Reimer. “These weekends should be more about taking the opportunity to spend a little more time at each winery and creating those memorable moments and perfect photo opportunities.”
Organizers want to remind guests that this event is not in one central location, like a wine festival, and requires participants to travel among the different winery locations. Therefore, the event website strongly encourages guests and groups to consider designating a driver or to use HHWC’s exclusive transportation provider Premiere #1 Limousine.
Tickets can be purchased for the cost of $15 per person and $25 per couple on the HHWC’s website www.hersheyharrisburgwinecountry.com. Ticket price includes one (1) souvenir glass to be used by guests at each participating winery, a 10 percent discount on all purchases, the opportunity to partake in the unique activities at each location between noon-5pm, and samples of the handcrafted wines. One ticket allows a guest to visit all participating wineries over the six days of the three-weekend event.
The Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country Wine Quest Weekends 2016
Activities are listed by participating winery in order of location from North to South:
Northwest Fork at Duncannon, PA
The Winery at Hunters Valley at 3 Orchard Road, Liverpool, PA: Pumpkin S'mores
Northeast Fork at Duncannon, PA
Broad Mountain Vineyard at 34C South Market Street, Elizabethville, PA: Glass Painting
Armstrong Valley Winery at 212 Rutter Road, Halifax, PA: Grapevine Wreath-Making
All South of Duncannon split
Buddy Buy Winery at 111 Barnett Dr., Duncannon, PA: Wine Bottle Decorating
Spring Gate Vineyard at 5790 Devonshire Road, Harrisburg, PA: Bottle Toss
West Hanover Winery at 7646 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg, PA: Scavenger Hunt
Cassel Vineyards of Hershey at 80 Shetland Drive, Hummelstown, PA: Pumpkin Judging
Adams Vintners at 30 East Main Street, Annville, PA: Roasting S'mores
The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey at 598 Schoolhouse Road, Middletown, PA: Apple Fun: Bobbing & Caramel
The Vineyard at Grandview at 1489 Grandview Road, Mount Joy, PA: Hayrides
Nissley Vineyards and Winery Estate at 40 Vintage Dr., Bainbridge, PA: Cork Toss
Moon Dancer Winery at 1282 Klines Run Road, Wrightsville, PA: Scavenger Hunt
Mary Smith, President & CEO of the Hershey Harrisburg Regional Visitors Bureau is available for media interviews regarding the contents of this news release. Please try to make interview requests at least 12-hours in advance. The bureau will make every effort to accommodate all interview requests. Contact Rick@HersheyHarrisburg.org or cell 717.884.3328.
ABOUT THE HERSHEY HARRISBURG REGIONAL VISITORS BUREAU
The HHRVB is the official non-profit partnership-based Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) leading economic growth for Pennsylvania’s Hershey & Harrisburg Region through destination marketing and tourism development. The organization, accredited by Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) since 2010, is committed to actively marketing the tourism assets in Dauphin & Perry County to business and leisure travelers both domestic & international. The bureau also leads regional sales efforts to attract meeting & event organizers, sporting event producers, and group tour leaders. For more information go to VisitHersheyHarrisburg.org or call 877-727-8573. Media can use #HHRVB and #HHRVB4Media when tagging stories and social media posts related to the region.