Lucky Long Shot Slushy

This month we bring out our seasonal mint slushy.  This St. Patrick’s day themed confection is born of our small batch mint wine.  It is pleasantly minty with light apple undertones, a result of the wine fermentation process.  We recommend enjoying the Lucky Long Shot with dark chocolate for some extra decadence.

Wine slushy recipes at Long Shot are developed in house. We do not use pre-made, wine slushy mix. Instead we formulate our own recipes to compliment the wine featured in the slushy. This also means that to create our specialty slushies, we ferment small batches of unique wines like pumpkin and mint.

2021 PA Farm Show Wine Results

This year the PA Farm Show had limited judging of events due to COVID-19, so we were happy to learn that the wine competition was still taking place. The biggest change to the competition this year was that wineries were only allowed to submit 5 wines.  This was not a problem for our small winery because we only have a few wines which meet the requirements.  To enter, wines must be made with 75% PA fruit and in a batch of at least 100 gallons.  You can see from the Winery deck that we grow most of our own fruit.  However, our vineyards are still young and as a result our batches of wine are not that large.

We are thrilled to announce that we have 3 medal winners this year: a red, a rosé, and a white.  Our 2019 Chambourcin received silver and we won bronze medals for 2019 Summer Blend and 2019 Pink Quiver. It’s wonderful to see our hard work in the vineyards produce recognized PA wines.

Posted by Anja Weyant



Craft Vendors at the Winery

After a successful first year of being open, we decided to renovate the middle section of the barn. We wanted to make it suitable for customers to enjoy their wine in the winter months and even have small private events.  Unfortunately, we barely used this room due to the pandemic.  While brainstorming one evening on what to do with all of this space, Samantha, an artist herself, had the wonderful idea of inviting local craft vendors to set up for the holidays. We called it “Craft Days at the Winery.”

We were able to book local vendors on select weekends from November 21 until December 13.  These inside events turned out to be great opportunities to shop local and find very unique gifts.  We also charged a small vendor fee which went to help 2 families in need this Christmas.  We provided everything for a Christmas meal and supplies for a nice breakfast. We found these families through the Salvation Army.

There were eleven vendors in all specializing in felt ornaments, clothes, and candles, to wood working and nail art.  We are looking forward to making this an annual holiday event.

Posted by Anja Weyant

Sock Donations


The Winery is collecting socks to benefit local homeless shelters. The sock donations will help prevent mild to severe foot problems in our local homeless community.  Please help us assist local UPMC Wound nurses with their ‘Socks for the Sole’ Sock Drive! Drop off donations by Wednesday November 25th.  You can also ship socks directly to us at the winery if you do not live in the area.  We are also collecting new-like shoes, washcloths and nail clippers.

Look at the socks that have already been donated (this is a portion of donations)! We have also received lots of very lightly worn shoes.   Hopefully with clean socks and shoes, it’s one step closer to getting back on their feet.

Posted by Anja Weyant and Samantha Shaffer

Pumpkin Wine Slushy

Fall is here and the Winery is ready for the season with our new pumpkin wine slushy. This cool, creamy wine slushy is full of warm spices and perfect for a pleasant fall day.

Earlier this year we made about 35 gallons of pumpkin wine  from long neck pumpkins and spices like cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg.   The dry, amber yellow wine tasted like toasted pumpkin seeds.  To turn it into a fall slushy we added sugar and upped the spice.  The result is a decadent treat reminiscent of pumpkin cheese cake; it is creamy and sweet and reminds one of the best flavors of fall.

This wonderful treat has been popular even among non pumpkin fans and is something the Winery will likely produce seasonally.

Posted by Anja Weyant