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“Tasty Samples”

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.
Reviewed September 10, 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.

Thank Yvonne W
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Linda Carroll W, Public Relations Manager at Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded September 22, 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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Reviewed July 27, 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.

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Linda Carroll W, Public Relations Manager at Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2013

Thanks for visiting and so glad you had a great time. Hope you'll come back soon!

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Reviewed February 7, 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.)

Thank Amanda P
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

My husband & I enjoyed our tour and tasting at this winery. It is a beautiful location close to State College. We had a tasting of 7 types of wine and also received 2 glasses that was part of our package. It was very relaxed and unhurried and the staff was very knowledgeable and answered all of our questions readily.

Thank Patty M
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Linda Carroll W, Public Relations Manager at Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded January 16, 2013

We are glad that you had a good experience and grateful that you shared it. We are proud of our knowledgeable staff! Hope to see you again soon at the winery. Linda

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Reviewed September 4, 2012

The free samples are generously sized though you only get 5 (7 at Seven Mountains Cellars) however, there is a decent, though brief and a bit boring (here a tank there a tank) tour as well as the ability to walk among the grapes in the vineyard or the (really shallow and murky) pond with fish in it.

Thank Jen M
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Linda Carroll W, Public Relations Manager at Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2012

Thanks for your comments. Just to update, we now do offer seven free tastings, up from six previously. We want customers to have ample opportunity to taste our 25+ wine varieties.

We apologize that your tour was not as interesting as you had expected. Sometimes, we have to hurry things along a bit on a busy weekend. We are a small, family-owned vineyard and winery and our knowledgeable staff guides these tours through our entire operation.

The water level in our spring-fed pond varies depending on the time of the year and the amount of rain we receive. It is about seven feet deep in the middle and most of the time the water is clear and the fish are visible!

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