6 Reasons to Visit Gettysburg (They’re Not What You Think!)

In the heart of one of the most hallowed battlefields in the United States sits a small town bustling with life and experiencing a renaissance of its agricultural roots. Long famous for the battle, Gettysburg is proving that it’s got much to offer, with alluring food and winery excursions and more.

Read on to learn more about Gettysburg’s food and wine scene and how Savor Gettysburg can show you a one-of-a-kind tasting experience.

Wineries

Adams County Winery

Join a Savor Gettysburg Wine and Dine Tour and sample wines from the fifth-oldest operating winery in Pennsylvania. Nestled against the South Mountains, the climate is perfect for grape growing. With three tasting locations, visitors can relax and sample wines in downtown Gettysburg at Wine Shop at 25C. 25 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, (717) 334-1381

Hauser Estate Winery

Opened in 2008, Hauser’s fertile farmlands, previously home to acres of apple trees, now boasts an expansive vineyard. Hauser is also home to Jack’s Hard Cider, produced and canned on-site using Adams County apples. Shortly after opening, Hauser debuted an ancillary shop, conveniently located in downtown Gettysburg at 17 On the Square. Gettysburg visitors can sample and enjoy the fruits of Adams County agriculture without leaving town. 19 Lincoln Square, Gettysburg, (717) 334-4888

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Reid’s Winery Tasting Room and Cider House

You surely can’t go wrong if you visit Reid’s, located conveniently in downtown Gettysburg. Reid’s features a wide variety of handcrafted red, white and fruit wines, as well as a growing line of hard ciders or traditional Farmhouse Cider. Sit back with a drink and a snack while enjoying the unique coziness of the tasting room. 400 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, (717) 334-7537

Knob Hall Winery

Located in Maryland, Knob Hall is opening a tasting room in downtown Gettysburg in the historic birthplace of Jennie Wade, the only civilian killed during the Battle of Gettysburg. With a French-style influence, Knob Hall rounds out the Gettysburg tasting rooms and offers another superb local wine experience for visitors. 242 Baltimore St., Gettysburg, (717) 420-5171 (Note: the tasting room will be relocating to 100 Chambersburg St. at the end of May 2016.)

Dining

Beech Springs Farm

Second Sunday suppers at Beech Springs Farm offer an organic farm-to-table dining experience that’s second to none. With a pastoral backdrop and a rustic barn setting the atmosphere, guests are treated to drinks on the deck, live music, warm hospitality and featured local and sustainably grown food. 784 Mt. Carmel Rd., Orrtanna, (717) 642-5695

Gettysburg Beech Springs

Food 101

Continue your agricultural tour of Gettysburg with a stop in to Food 101, where a changing menu highlights the new American cuisine. Relax in the cozy dining room at either a small table for a more private experience or a communal table. Fresh ingredients, delectable desserts and artisan pizza make this stop a hit for even the most discerning diner. 101 Chambersburg St., Gettysburg, (717) 334-6080

To experience the amazing food and wine from any of these local businesses, join Savor Gettysburg on a tour and let us do all the work! Tours are offered 5–8 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays through Memorial Day at $69 per person (21 and older). Visit Savor Gettysburg to order tickets.

Erin Phelps

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