Check out Meadowbrooke Gourds, located within a 15 minute drive from the winery, this unique craft enterprise produces over 250 different types of gourds, from tiny tree houses to snowmen. Definitely worth the short drive!
Visiting Downtown Carlisle is a must! Tree lines streets and historic buildings, with over 30 great restaurants, and home to numerous antique shops, boutiques and specialty stores.
Walk the trail and visit the museum at the Army Heritage Center next the US Army War College. The museum is open to the public and free of charge. See recreations of a World War I Trench System, a Revolutionary War Period Redoubt, Old Artillery Pieces and Tanks, Replicas of Old Military Barracks, and more.
If you like to bike, don’t miss the Cumberland Valley Rails-to-Trails hiking and biking trail, which follows the bed of the historic Cumberland Valley Railroad, which began hauling passengers and freight in 1837.
The Cumberland Valley is flanked by two mountains, each of them with great hiking trails and views. The winery is at the foot of Blue Mountain (also referred to North Mountain by the locals). Follow route 74 North, about five miles up Blue Mountain and spectacular views await you from the Waggoner’s Gap Hawk Watch area. Or travel west to the Flat Rock Trail, for more amazing views of the Cumberland Valley. The opposite side of the valley is home to South Mountain, and King’s Gap State Park as well as Pine Grove Furnace State Park.
Plan your visit around one of the Carlisle Car Shows, just a few miles from the winery. Carlisle Fairgrounds “is a Mecca for collector car enthusiasts all over the world” and 11 car shows are scheduled from Spring through Fall.
Within an hour drive, you can reach Gettysburg National Military Park and the National Civil War Museum, or Hershey Chocolate World and Hershey Park.