Philadelphia, PA - Southcentral Pennsylvania, known as Dutch Country Roads (DCR), is like a beautiful patchwork quilt. Each region is woven together with threads of local color -- especially its culinary treasures, craft beer, and wine offerings. From Chambersburg to Reading, Pa., the growing mix of wineries and breweries provides a perfect opportunity to explore the area's culture and cuisine.
Take a Trip on The Dutch Country Roads
Dutch Country Spirits
Adams County is new to the wine industry for the travelers who moonlight as wine enthusiasts but already gaining nationwide attention.
Quaint Orrtanna boasts two wineries, Adams County Winery, tucked into the valley below the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Reid's Orchard & Winery. Both of which combine the rich fruit flavor of Adams County with its variety of wine.
Hauser Estate Winery in Biglerville is a favorite among locals and travelers, especially for its stunning countryside view.
The newest addition to the growing wine scene is a vast selection of artfully handcrafted wines at 15 award-winning, family-run wineries throughout Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country.
Beer lovers discover fine homemade brews at Cumberland Valley's Market Cross Pub & Brewery, Al's of Hampden, and the Appalachian Brewing Company. Microbreweries also abound in Lancaster County.
Dutch Country Cuisine
DCR is full of delicious eats, too, and what is a vacation without indulging your taste buds? Especially when wine and beer are involved.
From chicken potpies to braised pork medallions, Lancaster has many down-home eats and upscale cuisine. Visit local eateries or sample homemade Pennsylvania staples like shoofly pie and scrapple.
While in Cumberland Valley, travelers can continue the culinary adventure by trying their hand at new recipes at The Kitchen Shoppe & Cooking School or Cornerstone Culinary Kitchen.
Plus, family-owned farmers' markets in Franklin County offer an assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, including "Chambersburg Peaches" -- famous at roadside stands across the state. Greater Reading also has a sumptuous array of farm-fresh foods and Pennsylvania Dutch delicacies. Just visit the farm markets, roadside stands, breweries, wineries, and festivals to understand how much they really value homegrown.
Dutch Country Trails
Get your fill of local culture and spirits on the Gettysburg Fruit & Wine Trail, combining farms and vineyards for a unique vacation. Taste the best in wine and beer on York County's year-round trails, the Mason-Dixon Wine Trail, and Susquehanna Ale Trail. Sip, savor, and explore the region at more than 20 wineries, 13 breweries, and one distillery.