New Mason-Dixon Wine Trail unveiled

The new Mason-Dixon Wine Trail.

STEWARTSTOWN, PA -- A new bi-state wine trail has been created to help market 14 different wineries.

In a press conference held at Naylor Wine Cellars here this week, the debut of the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail was announced. It now covers 12 wineries in Pennsylvania and two in Maryland, thus straddling the famous Mason-Dixon line that forms the boundary between the two states.

It succeeds the UnCork York Wine Trail and the original Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, the katter created in the late 1980s by Pennsylvanians Dick Naylor of Naylor Wine Cellars, Mike Fiore of Fiore Winery and John Crouch of Allegro Vineyards. Boordy Vineyards in Hydes, MD, later was added.

Not everyone, however, was satisfied with the marketing ideas of the new entity. The Harrisburg Patriot-News reported that a Lancaster County business, Nissley Winery, opted out of the organization.

Owner Judith Nissley, according to the newspaper, said, "They had that first event in March (Tour de Tanks) and that one is enough to get through, and then they added the one in November (Wine Just Off The Vine. When they first had that, it was one weekend and was voluntary. Now they've increased it to two weekends and they've added that as a signature event, meaning you have to participate in that if you want to be on the wine trail.

"We have other ways of promoting our wine. But most of the wineries on that trail have only their wineries. They don't have any extension stores, they're not reaching out in other ways, and it's important that they draw people to their own winery site."

The member wineries of the new configuration:


Boordy Vineyards
12820 Long Green Pike
Hydes, MD 21082

Fiore Winery
3026 Whiteford Road
Pylesville, MD 21132


Adams County Winery
251 Peach Tree Road
Orrtanna, PA 17353

Allegro Vineyards
3475 Sechrist Road
Brogue, PA 17309

Cullari Vineyards & Winery
1251 East Chocolate Avenue
Hershey, PA 17033

Four Springs Winery
50 Main Street
Seven Valleys, PA 17360

Hauser Estate Winery
410 Cashtown Road
Biglerville, PA 17307

Hummingbird Ridge Winery
735 Kise Mill Road
York Haven, PA 17370

Moon Dancer Vineyards & Winery
1282 Klines Run Road
Wrightsville, PA 17368

Naylor Wine Cellars
4069 Vineyard Road
Stewartstown, PA 17363

Reid's Orchard & Winery
2135 Buchanan Valley Road
Orrtanna, PA 17353

Tamanend Winery
759 Flory Mill Road
Lancaster, PA 17601
The Vineyards at Hershey
598 Schoolhouse Road
Middletown, PA 17057

West Hanover Winery
7646 Jonestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112

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