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Mount Hope

estate & winery

Savor the History

PA’s original winery, brewery, cidery and distillery is the premiere destination for all who appreciate hand-crafted beverages, food and historic properties. Craft Memories at Mount Hope.

Live Free. Eat Well. Drink Together.

Mount Hope Winery - Exterior

200+

Years of History

15

Annual Events

14

Winning Varietals

4

retail locations

Visit Mount Hope

Mount Hope Estate & Winery has expanded to several locations to better accommodate patrons. Visit any of the retail locations below for complimentary samplings!

Mount Hope Winery - Manheim Location
Mount Hope Estate & Winery

MON-SUN:
11AM-6PM

2775 Lebanon Road
Manheim, PA 17545

717.665.7021

Mount Hope Winery - Lancaster Location
Mount Hope Wine Gallery

SUN-THU: 11AM-5PM
FRI-SAT: 11AM-6PM

3174 Old Philadelphia Pike
Bird-In-Hand, PA 17505

717.768.7194

Mount Hope Winery at Miller's Smorgasbord
Mount Hope at Miller's

MON-SUN:
11AM-8PM

2811 Lincoln Highway
Ronks, PA 17572

717.288.2464

Gettysburg
Mount Hope in Gettysburg

SUN-THU: 11AM-6PM
FRI-SAT: 11AM-7PM

19 Lincoln Square
Gettysburg, PA 17325

717.677.2580

In-Store Monthly Specials

August Special

Valid on Bacchus, Battlefield and Intercourse Series Wines. Labels vary by location.

Cannot be combined with other offers. Plus tax.

August Retail

Changing seasons means changing styles—Enjoy 20% off drinkware, available in a wide variety of styles and colors.

Throughout August. Items subject to availability. Some exclusions apply. Plus tax.

About Us

Over the course of two centuries, Mount Hope Estate and Winery, located in Northern Lancaster County, has grown from a private residence to a flourishing historic estate featuring spectacular entertainment. Outdoor festivals, indoor theater, a Victorian wine shop and on-site brewery and winery locations provide something for everyone 365 days of the year.

Estate History

Early Years

Mount Hope began as the summer home for four generations of the Grubb family, an early American iron master family who found their way from England seeking their fortune. The properties that were to become the Estate were purchased in 1779 and Peter Grubb established an iron furnace at Mount Hope in 1784. His son, Henry Bates Grubb, built the original Federal Period Mansion between 1800-1805. At the same time, the formal gardens surrounding the Mansion were created including trees, an elaborate grand avenue of colored flowers and pillared entrances to the various stone roadways leading to the Estate, all of which continues to exist this day.

1800's

Daisy Elizabeth Brooke Grubb (1850-1936) was the last member of the Grubb family to reside at Mount Hope. It was she, in 1895, who enlarged the manor home to an elaborate 32-room Mansion, complete with ballroom and billiards room, that featured many Victorian elements in a unique blend of Federal and Victorian architecture. Special elements included a freestanding walnut staircase in the front hallway, brass and crystal chandeliers, Egyptian marble fireplaces, stained glass windows and ceilings, hand painted ceilings, parquet wood floors, built-in glass cupboards, and hidden walls that accommodate sliding doors.

1900's

Miss Daisy passed away in 1936 and Mount Hope was subdivided and sold. It passed through several owners until December 1979 when the estate was purchased by Chuck Romito, who envisioned it as a place where award-winning, quality wines were produced and sold. Vineyards were planted, wines were made and Mount Hope Winery opened for business in 1980. To attract visitors to Mount Hope, a series of weekend events, including a modern-day jousting tournament, presented by a Maryland jousting club. The success of this event led to the creation of a one day Renaissance Festival held in the Estate parking lot.

Today

Today, the second and third floors of the spacious Mansion are used by the staff of Mount Hope Estate as offices and new owners, Scott and Heather Bowser, have dedicated themselves to the continuation of teaching and educating through living history. The PA Renaissance Faire is a 35-acre festival running 13 weekends from Aug-Oct, welcoming over 200,000 guests annually. Extensive renovations to the home have been undertaken and continue today, all with an eye and an ear for entertainment and culture, and with the understanding that the Mansion at Mount Hope is to be a home for all to enjoy. We think Miss Daisy would be pleased.

Winery History

In 2015, Mount Hope Winery’s wine production returned to Lancaster County for the first time since 1980, when Mount Hope Winery acquired the assets of a winery that closed.

In late 2016, Mount Hope began re-purposing an existing barn located approximately 300 feet from the current Wine Shop and parallel to the Swashbuckler Brewery into a new winery. The barn was original built in the 1800’s and rebuilt in 1908 after a fire. The ground floor of the new winery provides 9,250 square feet of workable space. The new winery’s equipment consists of an additional 20,000 gallons, bringing total capacity to 40,000 gallons.

By utilizing this piece of the Estate’s history, Mount Hope Estate brings its amenities together with the brewery next door to the winery, the Divine Swine In & Out BBQ across the street, the Wine Shop, Victorian Mansion and Anchor & Mermaid Tavern all within comfortable walking distance for estate visitors.

Savor the rustic charm of the beautifully renovated historic barn overlooking our award-winning full production winery. The first floor’s stonework bar area and preserved second-floor event space features original wooden beams, flooring and metal roofing, designed as the perfect showcase for weddings, business meetings and family celebrations. Book your next event at the Barn & Barrel by visiting the Group Page or take a virtual tour on Wedding Wire.

Tastings & Events

Mount Hope prides itself on providing the perfect tasting event for each patron’s specific situation. Whether you choose a complimentary wine sampling available daily at any of our retail locations, or a private formal tasting available through our Group Sales Department, we will work hard to make it a memorable experience for you and your guests!

Formal Wine Tastings

When you reserve a private tasting for your group at Mount Hope Estate, our well-trained wine specialists will ensure your guests learn the joys of wine as a part of everyday living, including a hands-on exploration of the five “S’s” of wine tasting: Seeing, Swirling, Smelling, Sipping and Savoring! Our knowledgeable staff is ready to take the time to guide our visitors through samples from sweet to dry, as well as our specialty wines and ciders to find a taste to suit every palate. Contact Nicole Sutton, Group Sales Manager, to book your private tasting today: 717-537-8377 or Nicole@PaRenFaire.com.

Daily Tasting

Complimentary Sampling

Any Group Size Welcome

Duration: Let your palate
be your guide

Locations: Available at any
Mount Hope Retail location

Includes:
Sampling of any of our 20+ Mount Hope Wines. On-draft beer and cider sampling also available at select locations.

Walk-ins Welcome

Traditional

$9 Per Person

Group Minimum: 15 People

Duration: Roughly 60 Minutes

Locations: Only Available at the
Mount Hope Winery in Manheim

Includes:
Wine, Beer OR Cider Tasting
Souvenir Glass
Guided Tour of Production Facility

Please Reserve Ahead of Time

Tasting Duo

$11 Per Person

Group Minimum: 15 People

Duration: Roughly 90 Minutes

Locations: Only Available at the
Mount Hope Winery in Manheim

Includes:
Wine AND Beer, Wine AND Cider, or Beer AND Cider Tasting
Souvenir Glass
Guided Tour of Production Facility
Assorted Cheese & Crackers

Please Reserve Ahead of Time

Tasting Trio

$14 Per Person

Group Minimum: 15 People

Duration: Roughly 90 Minutes

Locations: Only Available at the
Mount Hope Winery in Manheim

Includes:
Wine, Beer AND Cider Tasting
Souvenir Glass
Guided Tour of Production Facility
Assorted Cheese & Crackers

Please Reserve Ahead of Time

"

Live Free.
Eat Well.
Drink Together."

Savor the history
At mount hope estate

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