First Annual “Classic Christmas” at Rock Hill School, Linden Hall, to take place the weekend of December 14-15
Mark your calendar for the first annual “Classic Christmas at Rock Hill School” – a holiday display of antique toys, dolls and Christmas. Rock Hill School is located near the Winery, in the historic village of Linden Hall. This event is taking place the same weekend as the “Mulled Wine & Gingerbread” Holiday Open House at Mt. Nittany Vineyard & Winery, so plan to make a day of it as you visit this wonderfully restored school house and the pastoral countryside at the foot of Mt. Nittany.
Nov. 9-10: Susquehanna Heartland Wine Trail Nouveau Weekend – We Release Our New Port-style Wine, Vermelho
Surprise a friend with something new… Vermelho, our Port-style wine, will be released during the Susquehanna Wine Trails Nouveau weekend, November 9th-10th. Made from Cab Franc and Merlot, Vermelho spent a year in American oak, and has aromas of oak, raspberry and cherry, and a touch of sweetness. An evening by the fire is the perfect time to savor a glass of Vermelho!
2013 Harvest Photo Contest Winners!
Congratulations to the two winners of our photo contest – it was a tie! Andrew & Maria Miazga (picture on left) won with their creative photo editing of pictures taken in the vineyard just prior to harvest. Don Mothersbaugh won with his series of harvest photos taken on site, our favorite being the one of winery owner, Joe Carroll, on his tractor (above). Honorable mention went to Emily Wornell and James Kustanbauter. Winners receive a $50 gift certificate, $25 gift certificates for honorable mention, and free tour and tastings will be given to all who submitted photos.
October 19-20, 2013: Fall Colors Studio Tour, Art Alliance of Central PA
Month of September: Harvest Photo Contest
During the month of September, we are having our fourth annual Harvest Photo Contest. Email us your photos of the vineyard, winery, harvest operation, wine tasting, etc. Feel free to call ahead to the winery to find out what’s going on, or LIKE us on FACEBOOK to get updates on our September winemaking activities.
Then email your pictures to Linda, at email@example.com. We will post a display of our favorite photos at our Harvest Festival on October 26. If your photos are among them, you will receive a free tour and wine & cheese tasting for eight. First place winner receives a $50 gift certificate. We invite you to get creative – color, black & white, landscape, portraits. So grab your camera and come to the winery during our normal hours of operation: Tues-Fri 1:30-5pm, Sat 10:00-5pm, Sun 12:30-4pm. The photo above was taken by last year’s winner, Paul Horn.
Boalsburg Farmer’s Market 2nd Annual “Plow to Plate” Harvest Dinner to be held at Mt. Nittany Winery
Fall in Central Pennsylvania brings the bounty, beauty, and variety of the fall harvest. To celebrate the harvest, the Boalsburg Farmers Market in cooperation with the Mount Nittany Winery is sponsoring its “Plow to Plate Harvest Dinner” featuring the vegetables and fruits that ripen as the last of summer’s crops are replaced by those that thrive in the fall. Some of the best chefs in Happy Valley will prepare dishes from both summer crops, including eggplant, peppers, okra, garlic, onions, melons, and from fall favorites including acorn and butternut squash, pumpkins, kale, spinach, other fall greens, kohlrabi, and apples, and from pasture-raised, sustainably produced local meat.
The dinner will be held at the beautiful Mt. Nittany Winery on Wednesday, September 11 th, and will gather a number of our area’s best chefs, including Jamie Steffen (Nittany Lion Inn), Charles Niedemyer (Nola’s Joint), Bob Ricketts (Fasta & Co), Nathan Brungarten (Mount Nittany Inn), and Paul Kendeffy (Gamble Mill Restaurant and Brewery) to create a variety of dishes from ingredients from the fall harvest of Boalsburg Farmers Market vendors.
Tickets ($35 per adult, kids under 12 free) are available at the Boalsburg Farmers Market (Tuesdays, 2:00 to 6:00 at the Pa Military Museum in Boalsburg) and Webster’s Café, 133 E. Beaver Ave. in State College. Vineyard and Winery tours begin at 5:00 PM, with dinner starting at 6:00. The Winery is located at 300 Houser Road, off of Brush Valley Road.
In addition to tours of the vineyard and winery, guests will be able to talk both with the chefs and some of the Boalsburg Farmers Market farmers throughout the evening about their farms and the joys and challenges of growing for the local community. Guests will receive a complimentary glass of Mt. Nittany wine. Music will be provided by “Richard and Papa”, Richard Sleigh and Gary Brubaker, two long time State College musicians. They will team up for a duo of guitars, harmonica, violin and singing of tunes from many eras and genres, encouraging all to join in the singing and fun. Speaking of the event, market co-manager Tony Sapia observed that “This will be a celebration of local food and wine, a tribute to the quality and variety of the local food available at the Boalsburg Farmers Market, and an opportunity to meet some of our best local chefs.” Part of the proceeds from the dinner will be given to support school gardens in the State College Area School District and the Boalsburg Market’s “Learning Kitchen” cooking demonstration in 2014.
Now Buy Online with PayPal
We are now accepting online payments through PayPal. We have streamlined our checkout process, making it even easier for you to buy Mt. Nittany wine online and have it delivered to your door. As this point, we are only able to deliver wine within the state of Pennsylvania, so if you are from out of state, make sure to stock up when you are in the area!
For more information on how to sign up for a PayPal account, click here.
MNV&W Receives 12 Medals at 2013 Great Lakes Great Wine Competition
Mt. Nittany Winery received medals for all twelve wines entered in the 2013 Great Lakes Wine Competition held annually at Oakland Community College near Detroit, Michigan:
Silver – 2012 Autumn Nectar, 2012 Bergwein, 2012 Chardonnay, 2012 Merlot, 2012 Nittany Mountain Blush, 2011 Nittany Mountain Red, 2012 Vignoles
Bronze – 2012 Geisenheim, 2012 Nittany Mountain White, 2012 Proprietor’s Select White, 2012 Riesling, 2012 Tailgate Red
Month of September: Harvest Photo Contest
Grab your IPhone or SLR and head to the mountains – Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery, that is! We love to share our beautiful setting so we invite you to bring your camera during the month of September and get creative.
Owner, Joe Carroll, has taken all the pictures on our website, but we’d like to feature your photos in the upcoming months. So during the month of September, we are having our third annual Harvest Photo Contest. Email us your photos of the vineyard, winery, harvest operation, wine tasting, etc. Feel free to call ahead to the winery to find out what’s going on, or LIKE us on FACEBOOK to get updates on our September winemaking activities.
Then email your pictures to Linda, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will post a display of our favorite photos at our Harvest Festival on October 19. If your photos are among them, you will receive a free tour and wine & cheese tasting for eight. First place winner receives a $50 gift certificate. We invite you to get creative – color, black & white, landscape, portraits. So grab your camera and come to the winery during our normal hours of operation: Tues-Fri 1:30-5pm, Sat 10:00-5pm, Sun 12:30-4pm