Ladies: Here’s What to Wear to a PA Winery for Every Occasion

Half the fun of going somewhere new and exciting is finding the perfect outfit to wear so you’re comfortable, fashionable, and ready for any activities on the agenda — and visiting a PA winery is not any different! Luckily, we’ve crafted the perfect outfit for every season so you don’t have to spend hours standing in front of your closet, agonizing over what to wear. First Thing’s First: Decide What You’re Doing at the PA Winery Maybe you’re headed to a tasting to find your new favorite wine, or taking a weekend getaway with your girlfriends, or experiencing a fun

9 Wine Tasting Etiquette Tips For First Timers

Are you preparing for your first-ever wine tasting? How exciting! Let’s make the most of your inaugural PA winery tour with some common-sense (and not-so-common-sense) dos and don’ts. Whether you fancy yourself a wine connoisseur or you’re just beginning to learn about great wines, the following tips will lift the ambiance for everyone involved. Going to Your First PA Winery Tour? Here are Some Great Wine Tasting Etiquette Tips 1. Relax Here’s the cardinal rule: RELAX! Wine tasting can be intimidating, but it really shouldn’t be! You’re simply out to get away for awhile and have fun. So is everyone

The Lowdown on Our Springfest 2018 Hoedown

It’s that beautiful time of year again… time for spring! And with that comes Spring Fest 2018 at Deer Creek Winery! We are in full swing of preparations for this special event, and we are excited to share this weekend with you. From Friday, May 18th to Sunday, May 20th our main location will be packed with fun for you and your family and friends to enjoy! What To Expect: We are busy finding and buying decorations for this year’s Western Hoedown themed event! That means bandanas, cowboy boots, wagon wheels, straw — you name it! We are also mapping

April 30, 2018 No Comments Rhonda Brooks Blog, Entertainment, General, Inn, PA Getaways, Pennsylvania Wine, Recreation

How to DIY a Wine Tasting Party Like a Pro

You love wine — and your friends do too! Chances are, you’ve been to a couple tastings at your local winery, and you’re feeling ready to host a tasting of your own. After all, what’s better than drinking wine among friends in the comfort of your own home? Follow our tips below to throw the best DIY wine tasting party that will give you the fun and feel of a winery. Gather the Wine Tasting Supplies In order to have a successful party, you need the right tool kit! This list is a good place to start: One large wine

April 26, 2018 No Comments Rhonda Brooks Blog, General, Pennsylvania Wine, Vinotype, Wine

The 8-Step Checklist to a Wonderful PA Winery Tour Experience

The days grow delightfully longer and warmer. So let’s plan some recreation and relaxation. Even better, let’s find some fun off the beaten path. How about a PA winery tour? If you’ve experienced one before, you’re likely familiar with the: Choice wine selection Laid-back atmosphere Cultural experience Generous hospitality With some luck, you might just stumble upon a winery with an inn on the premises to enjoy the stay a little longer. Here Are Some Activities to Check Off Your PA Winery Tour List 1. Sample the Wine (Of Course)   First things first. You’re there on a mission, and

Wine Spotlight: Introducing Black Berry Bling, A Marriage of 2 Great Wines

This uniquely delicious wine is a delightful combination of two Deer Creek favorites — Backwoods Blackberry and Fryburg White! This wine is perfect as the weather is getting warmer, which is why it is in the spotlight at Deer Creek right now! Why We Love Black Berry Bling: Our Backwoods Blackberry and Fryburg White wines are so delicious, we tried a blend of them and we were wow-ed from the very first taste!  We let our team try our new creation (one of the many perks of working at our Shippenville Main location) and they loved it too!  We wanted

April 23, 2018 No Comments Rhonda Brooks Blog, General, Vinotype, Wine, Wine Spotlight

The Ultimate Guide For Planning Your PA Honeymoon Getaway

Your honeymoon is the most romantic (and important!) night of your life so far, so naturally you want everything to be perfect. The problem is — there is so much to plan! This guide is meant to help you ensure all your boxes are checked, so all you have to worry about is kicking back and relaxing with your spouse. Start Planning Early Planning a wedding is hard enough, and adding planning a honeymoon on top of that can seem daunting — if not utterly impossible. But there are a lot of benefits to planning early including: Saving money on

April 3, 2018 No Comments Rhonda Brooks Blog, General, Inn, PA Getaways, Wine

Wine Spotlight: Deer Creek Raspberry

For our first spotlight wine — we wanted to highlight the first wine we ever sold. Afterall, we opened our doors in September, 2009, offering only this one wine!  We had a couple acres of raspberries on our land and then decided to start a winery using those raspberries grown right here! It was quite laborious to get all of them picked at just the right time, but it was ever so rewarding when people came and loved our Deer Creek Raspberry wine!  It has been on our wine list ever since and will continue to be! It is 100%

April 3, 2018 No Comments Rhonda Brooks Blog, General, Pennsylvania Wine, Recipes, Sorbet, Vinotype, Wine, Wine Spotlight

9 Spark-Flying Anniversary Tips to Fall in Love All Over Again

Good for you! You’re reading this blog, so that means you’re thinking about your anniversary. (That also means you’re not going to forget it!) Let’s make this one extra special, whether you’re celebrating your 50-year golden anniversary, 1 year of passionate romance, or 16 years of steady love. Sure, you can do flowers and chocolates. Actually, you really should. But you can do even better than that! Here are some tips to go above and beyond to get those sparks flying and fall in love – all over again! 1. ‘Just the Two of Us’ Keep this hit song by

Why You Should Spend Your Spring Break at a PA Winery

Maybe you’re a junior or senior in college, balancing the the fun of college and the looming professional world, or maybe you’re a hardworking teacher who needs a break from the chaos of the classroom — either way, you know how important Spring Break can be for your mental health and relaxation. So why spend the time and money to plan an extravagant vacation somewhere far away, and packed with people, when you could relax at a cozy PA winery instead? Here are five of the best reasons to spend your Spring Break at a winery: 5 Reasons to Spend

3 Wedding Gift Ideas for Every Bride and Groom

Let’s be real, things have changed since the 1960s. The Berlin Wall is down, women can wear pants, and nobody eats off of fancy china anymore. So why are we giving the same gifts at weddings our grandparents gave to their friends and family? If you wouldn’t want to share a wardrobe with your grandma, then you probably wouldn’t want the same gifts as her, either. We know gift giving is a tradition at weddings that isn’t going anywhere, so how can you make sure you’re giving the couple something unique and meaningful? We’ve laid out a few options that’ll

8 Great Reasons for a Summer Vacation at Deer Creek Winery

Are you stuck about where to take your summer vacation this year? We certainly hope you’re already planning your escape. No, of course it’s not too early to think about these things! Here are 8 reasons to pick a winery … that just so happens to double as an inn/B&B … that also just so happens to offer rustic relaxation. I might just I know of a place. 1. Rustic Relaxation We’ve said it already. Your vacation time is worth its weight in gold – and then some. Don’t spend it stressed out, thinking about work and life’s many trials

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