There’s nothing like a thirst-quenching beverage on a warm summer day. But we’re not talking about lemonade. The Hershey Harrisburg Region is home to more than 25 vineyards, breweries, and distilleries that specialize in ice cold, locally made refreshments. Making sure you never get thirsty, we’ve put together a tasting guide to the Hershey Harrisburg Region! 

Craft Breweries 

Our brewmasters are brilliant, fun, and adventurous. They've set the bar high for one another and the breweries in neighboring regions with their unique brews. From a perfect pilsner to a satisfying saison, our independent craft beer scene is gaining momentum and fans near and far. Don't forget to buckle up your growler on the way home! 

Appalachian Brewing Company 

  • Get a flagship beer flight of 8 samples for $12 

  • Gotta Try: Hoppy Trails IPA is a first-timer favorite 

Boneshire Brew Works 

  • Four 5 oz. pours for $7 

  • Gotta Try: Green Machine (IPA with Citra and Mosaic Hops) or the Tried and True (Belgian White Ale with Coriander and Orange Peel) 

The Millworks 

  • Tasting: Get to know four 5 oz. pours for $10

  • Gotta Try: Their PA Preferred draft at the top of the menu, made from 100% Pennsylvania ingredients. 

craft-beer-zeroday-harrisburgMount Gretna Craft Brewery 

  • Their flights are 4 pours for $7 

  • Gotta Try: The Chiques Creek IPA is a crowd favorite. Their brewer enjoys making seasonal Belgian beers for a delicious exploration. 

Tattered Flag Brewery

  • A la carte 5 oz. pours, most at $2 each.

  • Gotta Try: IPA fans will like the TMIPA; stout fans should get the War Bonds Breakfast Stout; and those new to the craft beer scene can order up a Blue Raider Kolsch

Tröegs Independent Brewing 

  • “You Pick 3” 4 oz. draft pours for $6 

  • Gotta Try: The deceptively complex Sunshine Pils. Brewmaster and co-owner Chris Trogner says, “If I want to get to know a brewery, I try their pilsner.” 

The Vegetable Hunter and Boutique Brewery 

  • Their beer flights are $7 and include all 4 of their on-tap selections.

  • Gotta Try: That’s hard to say! They use fresh and interesting ingredients for a try-it-before-it’s-gone experience. They haven’t repeated a beer yet. 

Zeroday Brewing Company 

  • Their flight boards hold up to six, so create your own for $2-3 a pour. 

  • Gotta Try: Their adventurous staple Mango Hab or their Dolce Vita Chocolate Hazelnut Sweet Stout (heralded as Nutella in a glass!) 

Wineries & Vineyards 

The sprawling countryside surrounding Hershey & Harrisburg gives us plentiful and picturesque vineyards and vintners with a deep love of wine. Whites, reds, blends, rosé, ciders, and seasonal selections make our tastings diverse and flavorful. Many of our vineyards host events with live music and food trucks, making sampling event sweeter. 

Broad Mountain Vineyard 

  • Stop by during normal business hours for a free tasting or purchase a wine, cider, or beer flight 

  • Gotta Try: The White Sangria, a sweet wine with notes of citrus and melon. While it's great in the glass, take home a bottle and build a sangria bowl by adding rum or tequila. 

Buddy Boy Winery & Vineyard

  • Taste 5 wines for free, or up it to 10 for $5 and keep the glass

  • Gotta Try: Their award-winning Black Raspberry wine

Cassel Vineyards of Hershey 

  • Their wines are $5 for 5 samples, plus a souvenir stemless wine glass. Also try their new ciders, three 8 oz. samples for $15 

  • Gotta Try: Red wine drinkers love their Homestretch Red. 

Cullari Vineyards and Winery 

  • $5 gets you 5 samples, a tasting glass you can keep, snacks, and 10% off any purchase 

  • Gotta Try: Coco Nostra, their best-selling chocolate wine (because when in Hershey, you must enjoy chocolate!) 

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J & P Winery 

  • For $5, try 5 wines, plus 2 samples of their wine slushies 

  • Gotta Try: Their Merlot is different from any other you’ve tried before! 

Mount Hope Estate & Winery 

  • Complimentary samplings of their wines and ciders are available in the Carriage House Wine Shop 

  • Gotta Try: The Blackberry Merlot, with its garnet hue and rich, fruit-forward flavor that’s perfect for casual dining 

Nissley Vineyards and Winery Estate 

  • Get 6 samples for $5 at the winery or one of their extension shops 

  • Gotta Try: Masquerade, a unique wine blended with apples 

The Vineyard at Grandview 

  • Your two tasting options are 6 wine samples for $6 or a wine, cheese & chocolate tasting for $10 

  • Gotta Try: Dry wine fans should get a glass of Cabernet Franc. Sweet fans will love their Precious Pink Moscato 

The Winery at Hunters Valley 

  • Get five 1 oz. samples for $5 or five 2 oz. samples for $10, plus you can keep the glass! 

  • Gotta Try: Their Susquehanna River Red is a sweet red blend and known as the ultimate party wine 

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We even have a few places that specialize in more than one kind of adult beverage. These delicious two-for-one spots ensure that no one at your table must compromise on taste. What makes these locations extra special is there seemingly endless lineup of live entertainment and themed festivals. On a warm, summer night, you’ll want to be jammin’ and samplin’ here. 

The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey 

  • 6 wine samples for $6 are available every day at The Farmhouse. Get a beer flight ($10-15) on the weekends and kick back on the deck.

  • Gotta Try: A glass of fan-favorite Twisted Kiss or pint of Pom Beach (blueberry pomegranate wheat)

Spring Gate Vineyard 

  • Tasting: Every week brings 8-10 new wine tasting selections for $7. Get a flight of seasonal beers in Central PA's largest Bier Garten.

  • Gotta Try: A wine slushie or the Belgian Blonde Ale

Distilleries 

midstate-distillery-harrisburg-bourbonOur newest class of libation creations includes two superb distilleries that are cooking up Pennsylvania-made whiskeys, vodkas, rum, gin, and moonshine that’ll wet your whistle. Small-batch liquors like these can be enjoyed in a flight or mixed into craft cocktails. Either way, take-home bottles make excellent souvenirs!  

Midstate Distillery 

  • Samples of their 5 standard spirits are free, but you can also try two 1 oz. samples of their fresh spirit infusions for $6 

  • Gotta Try: Their Pennsyltucky Bourbon and Shakey Jake’s Coffee Liqueur come highly recommended. 

Tattered Flag Brewery & Still Works (yes, they have beer, too!) 

  • Get a liquor flight with four 1/4 oz. pours for $6

  • Gotta Try: Start with their Single Malt Whiskey, but don't be shy!

Transportation

Ride in style from taste to taste with Premiere #1 Limousine Service and Unique Limousine, who offer comprehensive beer and wine trail packages. With the possibility of a pink party bus, you'll just have to call up a few friends for a rosé getaway!

G-Rated Tastings 

Wine and beer aren't the only exports we have that are worth tasting! At the Hershey Story Museum on Chocolate Avenue, the whole family can try warm drinking chocolates from around the globe or bite into some chocolate bar samples at the Chocolate Tasting Experience at Hershey's Chocolate World Attraction. There's even more sweet sampling at The Turkey Hill Experience where visitors can taste some delicious Dutch-country ice cream and iced tea while they learn how the products are made. 

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Life's a breeze when you taste the day away!