Well this is a trip that I totally forgot to share. In November of 2017 Kent and I took a trip to Dubois Pennsylvania. Typically of all our fun filled vacations we did a little tasting at local establishments. Yes that is the polite way of saying any food, beer, wine or spirits around. We found a quaint Winery near by in Shippenville, Deer Creek Winery. This winery, Inn, event venue and all around cute property was a fun find.
Deer Creek Winery
Deer Creek Winery in Shippenville, PA sits among the premier wineries in PA. They pride themselves on going above and beyond. Nothing is to big or to small when trying to please wine connoisseurs, romantic getaway seekers, travel enthusiasts, and culture collectors.
The Deer Creek Winery property has been in the same family for 5 generations. A little off the beaten track, tucked away in the picturesque Western Pennsylvania countryside.
This land produces the finest raspberries, so when they opened the winery in 2009 the started with specializing in raspberry wines. Deer Creek Winery now has 2-dozen other wines spanning all vinotypes.Plus let’s not forget the Deer Creek Olive Grove, from which they bottle more than 25 flavors of gourmet olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars.
Deer Creek Tasting Room
The tasting room at Deer Creek Winery is eclectic space. Combination wine, olive oils, specialty gift items and well so much fun. Several inviting seating areas are scattered about. One has the feeling they have stepped into a friends home to sample their newest recipe.
Pull up a chair at the table or settle into the sofa, whichever your preference there is a spot for you. An Olive oil/balsamic Vinegar tasting corner allows one to taste test all the flavours.
The Wines at Deer Creek Winery
I would be remiss if I did not mention the wines right? Honestly this whole post was ready to go when I realized I had mentioned everything but wine. Oops. Now truth be told the wines were not my favourite part of this winery. I adored the location and all the fun whimsy but the wines were ok.
Now before that seems to harsh remember I am a wine snob sort of. I have found many of the vineyards in PA all fruit or berry based and that is not for my palette. They are hugely popular locally though and for anyone with a more fruity palette you would embrace the flavours.
The flavours are unique Citrus Grove combining the grape with a manderine orange, Cranberry Craze and even a few apple flavours.
Before you judge to quickly, I would go back. I think a visit on a crsip sunny Fall Day would have me enjoying the unique wines. The rainy day in November may not have created the best vibe.
The Coffee Grove
The Coffee Grove is available in the Main Winery and big surprise offers specialty coffees, smoothies and a lite menu. Cheese plates, Specialty Pizzas, Gourmet Pretzels and Mozzarella Sticks are just a few examples of the tasty nibbles. The Coffee Grove offers a full service cappuccino bar—from Lattes to Cappuccinos. They use a local bean roaster and all your favorite Torani flavorings.
Little tip you can add wine shots into your lattes and turn it into something uniquely Deer Creek Winery.
Olive Grove Tasting Room
Apparently a passion for taste led to a natural pairing. Adding in high quality olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars to the Wine Tasting room. They carry a selection of oils and Vinegar’s from Veronica Foods, which is a California company. They began selling it at the winery in 2013 under our Olive Grove label.
and let’s not forget…..
Event Venue and Inn
Not just a winery or even an Olive Bar, this is a one of a kind event venue and Inn as well. Nestled in the foothills of the Allegheny National Forest the Inn has eight private guest rooms featuring a variety of amenities. The Inn is more of a Bed and Breakfast with a twist.
At the Deer Creek Inn you get to choose what you would like for breakfast the night before. Enjoy your breakfast dining either inside or outside in the morning. Fresh seasonal selections and the signature mimosas take breakfasts to the next level, leaving you ready for whatever the day has in store.
The Inn can also be rented for business meetings, family gatherings or holiday celebrations.