The southern exposure and elevation of our vineyard provide a microclimate conducive to grape growing – the south-facing exposure facilitating the growth and ripening of the grapes, and the altitude providing air flow which minimizes the potential for disease and early and late season frosts. The six varieties of grapes grown in our vineyard include Cayuga, Seyval Blanc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery now produces 16,000 gallons of wine each year and harvests anywhere from 12-15 tons of grapes annually. Now owned and managed by Joe and Betty’s daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Steve Weaver, we continue to make award-winning wines to suit every taste, including fruit wines out of locally-sourced cherries, apples, blueberries and raspberries.
Our Family and Dedicated Staff
You’ll find Joe on the tractor most days. Betty works with winery events and does the bookkeeping.
Joe & Betty’s grandson, Robbie Weaver (vineyard worker), with Joe and mom, Linda (general manager).
Steve Weaver retired from the corporate world in 2013 and serves as the Winery’s vineyard manager.