Wine Just Off the Vine (Nov 11-12 and 18-19)

Mason-Dixon Wine Trail

Visit Maple Lawn Winery at the Wine Just Off the Vine event November 11-12 and November 18-19. Our hours for this special event are Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5pm.

Enjoy two weekends of wine tastings on the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, the Mid-Atlantic’s Premier Year-Round Wine Destination.

Guests will receive exclusive tastings at participating locations during both weekends, as well as light food items and more. Highlights will include tastings of “nouveau” wines and wine pressed fresh from the harvest.

The Mason-Dixon Wine Trail stretches across south-central Pennsylvania and northern Maryland, sending wine lovers on a tasting adventure across some of the most beautiful spaces on the East Coast.

Purchase tickets: Buy tickets at the winery or online.

If you have any questions about ordering online tickets please email marketing@yorkpa.org.

You must be 21 or older to purchase a ticket.

Groups – If you are planning to visit in a limo, bus, van or motor coach, we require a 24 hour advanced booking to make sure we are prepared to serve you efficiently.

Designated Drivers – We strongly encourage you to use a designated driver when you explore the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail.

Mason-Dixon Wine Trail 2017 Tour De Tanks

Visit Maple Lawn Winery at the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail 2017 Tour De Tanks event happening every weekend in March. Our hours for this special event are Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 5pm.

Use the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail Brochure and Map to plan your stops as you drive to each location. It includes exclusive tank or barrel tastings, tours or educational experience, light food refreshments, 10% off wine purchases, and complimentary wine glass!

Don’t forget to have your ticket stamped at each location you visit. After you’ve visited eight or more wineries, return your ticket to any participating location to be entered to win a prize! Remember, only return your ticket after you have visited all the wineries on your list!

Purchase tickets for Tour de Tanks: Buy tickets at the winery or online.

If you have any questions about ordering online tickets please call 717-852-9675 or email marketing@yorkpa.org.

You must be 21 or older to purchase a ticket.

Groups – If you are planning to visit in a limo, bus, van or motor coach, we require a 24 hour advanced booking to make sure we are prepared to serve you efficiently.

Designated Drivers – We strongly encourage you to use a designated driver when you explore the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail.

VIP Wine Tasting Event (8/26)

VIP Wine Tasting Event - New Blueberry and Cherry Wines

VIP Wine Tasting Event with Wine Slushies, LIVE Music, & the “Wok Runner” Food Truck

Friday, August 26th (6-8PM)

Featuring our:

  • Apple & Blueberry Wine Slushies
  • Peach, Apple, Blueberry & Cherry Wines
  • Hard Apple Cider
  • Live Music
  • “Wok Runner” Food Truck

You are invited to visit our tasting room and farm market for an exclusive VIP tasting event. Escape to the Pennsylvania countryside where you can relax, take a deep breath of clean air, and enjoy the fruits of our labor – real fruit from our real farm in its most delectable form.

  • Limited spots available so register now!
  • Must be 21 years or older to register and attend

New Blueberry & Cherry Wines

VIP Wine Tasting Event - New Blueberry and Cherry Wines

Introducing our NEW Blueberry and Cherry Wines!

You are invited to visit our tasting room and farm market for an exclusive VIP tasting event. Escape to the Pennsylvania countryside where you can relax, take a deep breath of clean air, and enjoy the fruits of our labor – real fruit from our real farm in its most delectable form.

VIP Wine Tasting Event

Friday, June 24th (6-8PM)

  • Limited spots available so register now!
  • Must be 21 years or older to register and attend

Maple Lawn Farms launches fruit wine, cider

Maple Lawn Winery & Cider House - Bottling

Maple Lawn Winery featured in the York Daily Record

By Brett Sholtis
March 8, 2016

The farm has opened a wine and cider tasting room.

Maple Lawn Farms has grown apples and peaches for about 160 years. Now, the fifth-generation family business has started a fruit wine and cider-making operation at its 1,200-acre farm.

Fruit wine and cider

Most wine is made from grapes. This wine, however, is made from the farm’s apples and peaches, said Hugh McPherson, who owns the farm.

Fruit wine takes about 10 days to ferment, McPherson said, making it a slightly quicker process than fermenting grapes. Hard cider takes a little longer to make than wine because it has to be carbonated, McPherson said.

With the help of area winemakers such as Carl Helrich at Allegro Vineyards and Ted Potter at Naylor Wine Cellars, he learned to make wine and cider with no added ingredients, he said.

​”Instead of a sweet wine, we wanted to make sure you get that full fruit flavor,” McPherson said.

From leftovers to wine

The project cost about $200,000, McPherson said. He was able to get a United States Department of Agriculture matching grant for $44,000 because the wine and cider operations use leftover fruit that would otherwise get shipped away or discarded — especially peaches, which go bad quickly.

“Because peaches are so perishable, the value of them once they get soft very quickly goes to zero,” McPherson said. “Repurposing the fruit from the packer to the winery for fermenting and bottling recaptures and enhances the total value of the farm’s production.”

The operation will add 12 to 15 seasonal jobs, he said, and hiring will start within the next couple months.

Read more at ydr.com