By: Annah Burke

As I sit here and write this blog, I can’t help but to look outside and admire the beautiful spring day. The sun is shining, I can hear the birds, and it’s reaching 60 degrees. To think a few weeks ago we were in the midst of a snowstorm. When the weather starts to break after a long winter, I can’t help but to think ahead to summer vacations. Relaxing with friends and family in the sunshine, and of course a glass of my favorite Deer Creek wine in my hand. If you’re the same way, here’s a list of vacation ideas to go along with your glass of wine. 

Wine Festivals

Traveling to the city is a great place to take a weekend vacation. Places like Pittsburgh offer a series of attractions, restaurants, and wine festivals. At a festival, you can pick up some crafted goods from vendors, find the perfect products for home remodel, and even enjoy a glass of wine while you’re there! In Pennsylvania, festival season approximately starts in March and lasts until late fall. You can find Deer Creek Winery and plenty of other favorites at a wine festival near you. 

Live Music at a Winery

Live music is the best! Especially outside on a beautiful Pennsylvania day or night. Need a night out with the girls? Friday Nights are perfect with music at Deer Creek’s main winery in Shippenville, PA  from 6:30-9:30pm! Extend your girls night, into a Girls Getaway at The Inn at Deer Creek Winery. Grab a glass of wine and hang out in the comfort of The Gathering Place or outside by a fire pit. Take the day and spend a Saturday at Deer Creek, where they will have more than one local musician playing. You can find live performances on Saturday’s from 1:30-4:30pm and 6:30-9:30pm. Out for a Sunday Drive? Stop in from 1:30-4:30pm and grab a delicious lunch from Vino’s Den Cafe all while listening to a great musician. You can find a full list of upcoming musicians on the winery’s facebook page

A Stay at a Bed & Breakfast 

Want to take a break from the hustle and bustle of life? Then a stay at a Bed & Breakfast will be the perfect summer getaway for you. Places like The Inn at  Deer Creek Winery in Shippenville, PA offer a remote location to relax and enjoy nature and that glass of wine, I mentioned. They offer great specials and packages like a girls getaway and honeymoon specials. You’re also never far from great attractions like Cook Forest state park, the Allegheny River, or Double Diamond Deer Ranch.  Choose from one of eight of their guest rooms with a complimentary bottle of wine, two free glasses, and breakfast all included.

Wherever your summer adventures may take you, stop by and support local PA Wines and all the great extras they offer you!