Fax : 814-375-4101
Address: 5522 Shaffer Road, Unit 97
Courtesy of: RICHARD ELLENBERGER, HOWARD HANNA-ALLEMANG
Windgate Vineyards and Winery –Southwestern PA's largest estate winery - attracts local clientele and regional tourists for wine tastings, special events, weddings, and private parties to a picturesque setting in Amish farm country. Situated on a high plateau, Windgate enjoys a microclimate uniquely suited to growing grapes, rivaling Europe's premiere wine regions for agricultural characteristics. A 15-acre, fenced-in growing area protects a mature vineyard of 12 varieties (European and hybrid grapes), as well as a 1/2 acre apple orchard. The wine cellar has a capacity to produce 20,000 gallons/year. An owner's residence, built in 2000 has 5 bedrooms, an open-space living area with a cathedral ceiling, a light-filled kitchen, and spectacular year-round views. A 3-bedroom guest house is rented by the night or week for additional income. A walking trail through an old-growth forest (which adjoins State land) completes this 110 acre estate.