Inside the imposing Mount Hope Mansion, visitors will experience tales of mystery, horror and suspense.Learn More
Mount Hope offers a wide variety of award-winning, hand-crafted wines. With everything from Chardonnay to Chocolate Covered Cherries, there is definitely a taste for every palette. Click on the wine labels below to learn more about each variety, then visit any of our locations for a complimentary tasting! Order our wines right from your browser by visiting the Mount Hope Web Store.
Giving Mount Hope Wine as a gift? Make your order extra special with custom printed wine labels! Minimum 24-bottle order to qualify for custom labels - $2.00 per bottle additional charge. Please allow 3-6 weeks for processing. Contact the Mount Hope Graphics Department, Gabrielle@PaRenFaire.com to order your custom labels today!
Please Note: Mount Hope Wines can only be shipped direcly to residents in PA. You must be 21 years or older to purchase wine.
Mount Hope Estate is Pennsylvania's original winery, brewery and cidery. Home to year-round entertainment, including the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, the estate specializes in the production of hand-crafted Mount Hope Wines, Swashbuckler Beers and Lancaster County Ciders.
Proudly creating real hard cider with locally grown ingredients since 2016. Lancaster County Cider proudly upholds the traditions, creativity and craftsmanship of the area where we live and work. Live Free, Dine Well, Drink Real Cider! Learn more at LancasterCountyCider.com.
Located on the grounds of Mount Hope Estate & Winery, Swashbuckler Brewing Co. produces hand-crafted ales and lagers for all of the Estates festivals, including the PA Renaissance Faire. SBC standard ales and seasonal brews are available for patrons to enjoy at the estate's 8+ pouring stations, and at the SBC Brewery, located next to Mount Hope Winery. Learn more at SwashbucklerBrewing.com.
Set between Intercourse and Bird-In-Hand, PA and located on the second floor of the Mount Hope Wine Gallery & Craft Brewery, Rumspringa Brewing Co. offers the best in craft-brewed beers in the heart of Lancaster County. Learn more at RumspringaBrewing.com.
Stay up to date on festival news, retail specials, upcoming wine, cider & beer releases and more!
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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
Mount Hope Estate provides the backdrop for numerous outdoor festivals and indoor theater events throughout the year. Learn more about this year's Theater in the Mansion events below, then check back in the new year for more information on 2018 events!
Experience the magic of holidays from days gone by. Enjoy an interactive dinner experience in our historic Mount Hope Mansion, dressed in her holiday finery! Groups will sing along to traditional songs, interact with our cast of characters, and be entertained with festive stories and performances.Learn More
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 repurposing an existing barn located approximately 300 feet from the current Wine Shop and parallel to the SBC Brewsmiths 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 will provide 9,250 square feet of workable space. The new winery's equipment will consist 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.
Our dedicated team proudly upholds the traditions, creativity, and craftsmanship of the area where we live and work.
Shelby joined Mount Hope in 2016 after graduating from Penn State University with a degree in Biological Engineering. She is fulfilling a goal to become a wine maker that she set for herself as a teenager.
Brett joined SBC Brewsmiths with 21 years of brewing experience he gained at Stoudt’s Brewing Company by working his way from the packaging department, Assistant Brewer and finally as the Head Brewer.
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 exprience for your and your guests!
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.
Mount Hope Winery is proud to be able to take part in multiple special offsite and wine trail events around the area. Learn more about the events below, and please continue to check back as we update our information!
Visit any of the Mount Hope Winery locations below for complimentary samplings!