5 Hidden Gems Outside of Pittsburgh: Winery Edition

Looking for something other than fine dining? Perhaps a little wining? Well, fall is almost here and the wineries are all the rage. Throw on your coziest sweaters and head to these wineries before they close for the season!

“Both Wooden Door locations provide a rustic and cozy vibe…”

Wooden Door Winery – Allegheny Township/Vandergrift

With two locations, you can double the fun! Both Wooden Door locations provide a rustic and cozy vibe that is just perfect to pair with one of their wines. If you’re not into wine, try their local beer and cider collection.

Mazza Vineyard – Lake Erie

Longing for an escape a little further from the city and with a few beaches nearby? Head north and check out Mazza Vineyard. This winery is over 50 years old and has stunning Mediterranean architecture!

With spectacular views and “spooktacular” wines (some are Halloween themed), you can’t go wrong.

Narcisi Winery – Gibsonia

Looking for something special where you feel like you aren’t even in western Pennsylvania? Looking to get away, but you can’t go far for a while? Then check out Narcisi, where you’ll feel like you’re in the Italian wine region! With spectacular views and “spooktacular” wines (some are Halloween themed), you can’t go wrong.

Stone Villa Wine Cellars – Laurel Highlands

If you’re into hiking and celebrating after, then look no further than Stone Villa Wine Cellars. You have atmosphere, great views, and a ton of space. Slow down after some exploring and settle into this great little villa.

“…this place has it all – ambiance, superior service, fantastic food, and wonderful wine.”

R Wine Cellar – Strip District

Okay, you caught us, this is right in town. However, this place has it all – ambiance, superior service, fantastic food, and wonderful wine. We suggest trying their Albarino, which is a light, crisp white!

The next time you’re itching to get out of the city and into some cozy, comfortable places check out this list. You can escape to a place that feels like a different state (yes, Pennsylvania has beaches!) or even country. Go out and get your adventure on!

Authored by Cate Foradori, PR Committee Chair

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