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 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

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

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

9 Reasons to Celebrate Your Next Birthday at a PA Winery

Birthdays are the only day during the year that is all about you! So be sure to not get too caught up on the idea of getting older, and celebrate the beautiful place you’re at in life. Of course, traditions are important, like when your Aunt Mel calls and sings “Happy Birthday” over the phone every year. But it can also be fun to stray from what you’ve always done and try something new. And who knows – it might just become a new tradition! Here are 9 reasons that a winery birthday party  should be on your list this

7+ Wine Gifts for the Wine Lovers on Your List

Find the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life at Deer Creek Winery this holiday! Visit us at one of our five outlet locations or stop at our main winery in beautiful Shippenville, PA, where you can enjoy our on-site cafe, catch some of our amazing live music, or even stay overnight in one of our gorgeous guest rooms! Here are 7+ Gifts to Cover Everyone on Your Holiday Shopping List: 1. Wine Glasses We’ve got a great selection of hand-painted wine glasses from local artists – great ideas for friends who appreciate handmade artistry and supporting local

December 13, 2017 No Comments Rhonda Brooks Blog, General, Holidays, Inn, Pennsylvania Wine, Vinotype, Wine

8 Inspiring Wine Crafts for the Holidays

The crafty among us really get going as the holidays roll around each year. Why? Because it’s SO MUCH FUN! But there’s also the added benefit of creating something from the heart to give to someone close to your heart. An empty wine bottle or glass can serve many purposes. You can: Paint it Fill it Cut it Hang it Make it sing Let’s find some inspiration. Check Out These Awesome Wine Crafts 1. Hanging Lanterns With some bottles, chains, candles, and a tile saw you can reimagine wine bottles as illuminating additions to a porch or patio. 2. Pine-Scented

November 10, 2017 No Comments Rhonda Brooks Blog, General, Holidays, Pennsylvania Wine, Wine , , ,

How to Make Warm Mulled Wine

Hello everybody! It’s that wonderful time of year again…that time of delicious mulled wine! Many people have asked me how to make mulled wine. So I thought I would take some time and go over the basics of mulling wine.  Because it is just so delicious and you need to try it for yourself.  So here is a step by step with instructions.  And then there’s a surprise at the end just for you. Ingredients:   (which are listed with every mulled spice bag from Deer Creek Winery)        1 ½ C water        1 ½ C juice

September 18, 2017 No Comments Joanna Brooks Blog, General, Holidays, Recipes, Wine

Have Your Work Christmas Party at Deer Creek Winery

The last quarter of 2017 is just around the corner, and that means Christmas is coming pretty fast! It’s a great time for companies to take a moment to reflect on the year and to thank staff members for jobs well done. It used to be every company had these big elaborate gatherings. But things have changed. Companies have to cut corners in many ways, and everyone is crunched for time to even plan the party – let alone pay for it! You still want your Christmas party to be special and memorable. Times have changed, for sure, but cutting

2017/18 Wine Holidays: Celebrate at Deer Creek Winery or Our Outlet Locations

There’s always something happening at Deer Creek! Fall is definitely wine season! The long-awaited grape and fruit harvest is happening all around our region, and gallons upon gallons of juice are being pressed and stored until it’s time to be turned into wine! About 25,000 gallons of that juice will be coming to our Deer Creek Winery warehouse in the next 12 months to be turned into about 125,000 bottles of your favorite wine! Here are some more great ways to enjoy the upcoming seasons here. Shippenville Main Winery & Inn B&B – Fall 2017 Old Fashioned Corn Roast Over

August 15, 2017 No Comments Rhonda Brooks Blog, General, Holidays, Inn, PA Getaways, Recreation, Wine

Guys, Surprise Your Honey with a Deer Creek Winery Getaway

Imagine the look on your sweetheart’s face when showing up for a surprise Deer Creek Winery getaway. Perhaps you’ve hopped in the car and wouldn’t say where you’re going. Maybe you’ve even gone on a long bike ride and promised you’d find a hot tub that night for both of you to relax (we’ve actually seen this before). Did you go so far as to use a blindfold? That would make things interesting! No matter your story, a Deer Creek Winery getaway is the perfect all-in-one package. You get one place for one price to enjoy a nearly endless list

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