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“Great winery, friendly staff”

Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery
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Owner description: Nestled high on the southern slopes of Mount Nittany above the historic village of Linden Hall (National Register of Historic Places), Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery commands a breathtaking view across Penns Valley to the distant Tussey Mountain Range. Just seven miles east of State College and Penn State University, the vineyard and winery are located in the heart of 65 acres of land which stretches to the top of Mount Nittany.The winery was opened for business in July of 1990 by proprietors, Joe and Betty Carroll, who had been amateur winemakers for 20 years during Joe’s career as a professor in the College of Business Administration at Penn State. Their purchase in 1983 of the sixty-five acre property was followed in 1984 by the first grape plantings. The entire winemaking operation was initially contained in the original chalet-style building which now houses a state of the art bottling line. A spiral staircase leads upstairs to the tasting room and views of the adjacent pond, mountain range, and the six acre vineyard.Here at Mt. Nittany Vineyard and Winery we offer a variety of award-winning wines to suit all tastes, from dry to sweet and everything in between. Over the years we have entered many Pennsylvania as well as International Wine Competitions and have won hundreds of medals (view our medals).We are confident that you will find wines to suit your own tastes, as well as those suitable for gift-giving. To help you make a selection, you may want to know that our most popular wines are Tailgate Red, Nittany Mountain White, Nittany Mountain Blush, Mountain Rose, and Sunset.
State College, Pennsylvania
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31 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great winery, friendly staff”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2014

We went for a wine tasting during one of their wine and cheese events (Clover Creek Cellar). It was packed inside but we only had to wait about 10 minutes to find a spot at the tasting bar. You get to taste 7 wines for free, which is really nice. The pricing is reasonable, and it's easy to end up getting a case. If you join their case club, you save 15% on the case and get 2 Mt. Nittany Winery wine glasses (you can choose stemmed or stemless). My only complaint about their wine and cheese event: The cheese table was set up separately and you couldn't pair the cheese with the wine while you were tasting, which we thought was odd. It would be nice to see the wine tasting and the cheese tasting integrated, as we would have been more likely to purchase more cheese.

Visited June 2014
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Munhall, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great Wine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

We only went to 2 wineries in the area and both were very good. Pricing was reasonable, selection was great. And the staff very knowledgeable.

Visited May 2014
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Kissimmee, Florida
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“Tasty Samples”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2013

I have visited many wineries and found the staff at this one to be quite knowledgeable of their wines. This helped when choosing some wines for several special events I have planned.

Visited August 2013
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Linda Carroll W, Public Relations Manager at Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review, 22 September 2013
Thanks so much for submitting your review. Hope you have fun at your special events and glad we were able to help!
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State College, Pennsylvania
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“Tour and Tasting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013

We had a great afternoon doing the tour and tasting. Lots of great options and got 2 glasses of wine to go with it! Prices were very reasonable for the quality! People were knowledgeable and friendly.

Visited July 2013
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Linda Carroll W, Public Relations Manager at Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery, responded to this review, 29 July 2013
Thanks for visiting and so glad you had a great time. Hope you'll come back soon!
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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“A Wonderful Place All Around!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2013

I have had only positive experiences at the Mount Nittany Vineyard and Winery. Not only have I gone several times while my significant other was studying at Penn State, but I have also used it as a halfway point while meeting my friends from Pittsburgh and Scranton, PA. The owners and employees are kind and considerate. I recently called about an upcoming event in which 13 of my friends and I would be visiting the winery. They checked in with me prior to our visit, and checked in with us afterward to make sure that everyone in our party had a pleasant experience. I can't wait to go back!! (PS. If you get a chance, buy the Happy Valley Spice wine. It's like drinking Christmas in a glass.)

Visited December 2012
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