nissley Vineyards

What's New

   We like to keep you informed about new wine releases, new season features, recent awards and other noteworthy subjects. We also send periodic e-newsletters, and you can join our E-news List at the bottom of any web page.




March 1, 2017


   MONTMORENCY CHERRY 2016 is our Season Feature for March and April 2017. Please see Featured Wines.



February 2017


   Cherry wines will be specially priced to honor Washington's Birthday.



February 2017


   Meet us on the wine trail for Valen Wines Weekends in February. Here we offer two delicious chocolates with six wine samples. Accept our suggestions, or choose from our full selection of wines ranging from dry to sweet. All six wines are presented together, so that you can be creative with the pairing. For more info, see the Events page.








January 20, 2017


COMING JANUARY 27, 2017. Back again this year by popular demand, Valentine Drinkable Cards will be available in all Nissley Wine shops beginning January 27th. (Also available now for UPS delivery in PA.)













January 1, 2017


Our Season Feature for January and February is SPICY RED 2015, a sweet flavorful wine that's easy to heat and serve on a cold winter day. Can be kept warm in a crockpot or heated as needed in a mug for 1 minute in microwave.












December 28, 2016


Wishing you Happy New Year, all the best for the upcoming year, and continued enjoyment of Nissley Wines!












December 14, 2016


All Santa wants for Christmas is a big glass of Holiday Red. Follow this link to Facebook, click on the Post tab there, and scroll down to the Santa's hat.









November 2016


Announcing WHITE WINE SATURDAY, a one-day sale on November 26th. All white wines will be discounted 17% when you buy 1-11 bottles.










November 1, 2016


Our Season Feature for November and December is FANTASY, a sweet rosé and one of our most popular wines. Please see Featured Wines.







October 4, 2016


Thrilling News!!! We began to sell bottled beer at the Winery on October 1. A recent change in liquor laws now allows selling PA beer for consumption on our property (not for takeout). We couldn't think of a better way to begin, so we planned a month of fall fests called HOPS IN THE VINEYARDS. Join us in celebrating the comraderie of grape and grain, and the change of season.


Noon to 5:00 on Saturdays and Sundays in October. The $15 admission includes:

....Flight of 6 samples: choose from a selection of 6 PA beers and 22 Nissley wines.

....1 Free beer or glass of wine.

....Souvenir embossed Nissley wine or pint glass.

....Live music and popular lawn games.


Legal age 21 is required. Bring a lawn chair if you have one. If it looks like rain, bring an umbrella, or take shelter under a spacious tent that we've positioned on the winery front lawn. Food can be purchased from a local vendor.






September 1, 2016


Today the Mechanicsburg Wegmans announced that it is the first Wegmans in Pennsylvania to sell wine to-go. There to buy the first bottle was Governor Tom Wolf. We at Nissley Vineyards are incredibly proud to be one of only two local wineries featured in Wegmans' pilot program. This hallmark moment ushers in a new era of more convenient wine sales in PA. Judy Nissley and Jonas Nissley chatted with the governor and thanked him for including Nissley wine in his purchase as the store's first customer.













September 1, 2016


Our Season Feature for September and October is TEAL SELECT, a dry white wine for those who like Chardonnay.








August 8, 2016


We're happy to announce that we've added an extra concert to Music in Vineyards, to make up for one very rainy Saturday in July. Mama Tried is scheduled for August 27th. Hope to see you then.








July 2, 2016


Our Season Feature for July and August is SPICY RED 2014, a sweet grape wine with natural flavors added.














June 17, 2016


On JULY 1, 2016 the prices of most Nissley Wines will increase by $1.00. (The prices of Cabernet Franc and our four half-bottle wines will remain the same.)


Stock up now on a favorite like Rhapsody in Blue. It's a great picnic wine, with the proof being an audience dotted with blue during our Saturday evening lawn concerts. Any Nissley wines can be purchased ahead and brought to the concerts. An adjustable chiller sleeve is available too, at all of our wine shops. Keep one in your freezer during the week, and bring it with a chilled wine to the concert or purchase a chilled bottle when you arrive.








June 3, 2016


SEASON PASSES for Music in the Vineyards 2016 are available today at all Nissley wine shops. The price is $35, which covers all five concerts. The passes can also be ordered by contacting the winery office, and they will also be available at the Admissions Tent for each concert.







May 26, 2016


Bottling of the 2015 vintage is well underway. Come to the Winery on Jun 1st, 2nd, 7th or 9th to see the process. If you order ahead, we can have personalized wine ready for your visit. June is wedding month, and personalizing is so right for weddings, whether you need that extra touch to make your wedding perfect or you're the guest and want a truly thoughtful gift.






May 1, 2016


Our Season Feature for May and June is MASQUERADE 2014, a semi-sweet white wine. .
















May 1, 2016


Meet us on the wine trail for SWEET SENSATIONS OF SPRING, a Hershey Harrisburg Wine Country event held at our winery and 14 others during three weekends in May. Travel from winery to winery and taste wine paired with assorted foods. [Here we will serve garlic parm popcorn and peanut butter chocolates with your choice of six wines.] If the weather is nice, bring a picnic to enjoy with a chilled Nissley wine on the lawn or patio. Please note: we require a reservation for groups larger than 8 people. For tickets see HersheyHarrisburgWineCountry.




March 1, 2016


Our Season Feature for March and April is VIGNOLES 2014, a semi-sweet white wine.



February 25, 2016


We will soon discontinue three wines. Our inventories of Petite Blanc, Petite Rosé and Little Red Wine are very low, and after they have sold out, they will not be available again. The reason is that the market for these wines as declined significantly, and making a small production run of a wine is not manageable for us. We are disapppointed to take this step, because these favor-size 375 mL bottles have been part of our wine selection for a very long time.



February 2016


Come to the Winery for wine and chocolate pairing on two weekends this month: February 13 & 14, 20 & 21. Flavors of February is your chance to enjoy small chocolate treats with our complimentary wine tasting. Choose six wines to taste with two different candies. Make your choices from our pairing suggestions and our full wine list. Sorry, we cannot accommodate a group larger than 8 and splitting a larger group is not possible.





February 11, 2016


We are again offering our cherry wines at special price to honor President's Day.











January 22, 2016


   Valentine Drinkable Cards are back by popular demand.












January 10, 2016


   We are happy to say that our Black Raspberry wine was awarded a prestigious Governor's Cup for Best of Show, Fruit Wine at the PA Farm Show yesterday. Please see Awards for a list of all the winners.




January 1, 2016:


    Happy New Year!  Wishing you all the best for the upcoming year and the continued enjoyment of Nissley Wines.


   Our Season Feature for January and February is CONCORD 2014, a sweet red wine. 








December 11, 2015


   Last evening we sent out our very first Enews letter, which should mean that we're one step closer to keeping up with the times. The letter covers some of our family's favorite suggestions for the holidays. If you'd like a copy, please send an email request to, and specify "Savor the Holidays." In the meantime, be sure to sign up for the Enews List at the bottom of this page, so you won't miss future copies.










November 1, 2015


   For the 13th consecutive year, we are voted #1 Winery by readers of Lancaster County Magazine. Many thanks to all who voted for us!


November 1, 2015


   Our Season Feature for November and December is CHAMBOURCIN 2014, an estate-bottled dry red wine. 









October 23, 2015


   Find us on the CORNUCOPIA WINE QUEST this weekend (10/24 & 10/25) and the next (10/31 & 11/1). Noon to 5:00 p.m. each day at our Winery and 14 others. Taste six delicious Nissley Wines of your choice. Play toss-the-cork, and win a prize. Buy some wine in the Wine Shop. Proceed to other wineries on the trail. Ticket for both weekends is $15 for one person or $25 for a couple. For more details see









September 25, 2015


   This week we release a new wine, TEAL SELECT 2013. This dry white wine has a smooth flavor, satisfying finish and mildly oaky character. The wine was given special attention by our winemaker's assistant at the time, Teal Ingerick, so we wanted to name it after her, and she was happy with that. A limited release wine. The price is $13.90 per 750 mL bottle. Available in all Nissley Wine Shops and by UPS delivery in PA.


September 1, 2015


   Our Season Feature for September and October is NAUGHTY MARIETTA 2014, an estate-bottled semi-dry red wine. 







August 27, 2015


   Winemaking staff changes. We are very glad to announce that Jen Wampler is now officially our Winemaker. She comes to us with a degree in enology and viticulture from HACC, and she follows Bill Gulvin who retired last month after 23 years in this position. Jen will be well-assisted by Steve Foreman who is also managing the care of the grapes that we grow and the vines that he has tended since 2004. We look forward to continuing our tradition of making award-winning wines.












August 6, 2015: 


    Winners in the Indy International Wine Competition 2015 were announced this week. We were happy with the results, winning 21 medals, including three golds and seventeen silvers for our 2014 vintage wines.  See the Awards page for a list of all the winners.   Some of the wines are currently available in our Nissley Wine Shops.  Others will be coming into shops gradually, as shelf space becomes available when the previous vintage is sold out.  Meanwhile, they are available by special order. See the To Order page.


July 9, 2015


For those who love WHISPER WHITE this news will be unhappy. Our inventory of the 2012 vintage is very low, and there will not be another anytime soon. The reason is that we were unable to make the wine in 2013 due to regional failure of the Bosc pear crop. (Instead, we made a new wine, Masquerade, which uses apple in place of pear.) Then for the 2014 vintage, suitable pear juice was again unavailable. We are disappointed too, because our production of this wine exceeded 20 years. More importantly, pear wine became a significant part of the blend with the 2004 vintage, lending it a unique position on our wine list.




July 1, 2015


   Our Season Feature for July and August is NIAGARA 2013, an estate-bottled sweet white wine. 


June 26, 2015


   Good News: CABERNET FRANC is released this week. After months of absence from our wine list, the 2014 vintage has proven to be worth the wait. A red wine that is light bodied yet satisfying in flavor with nice balance, it receives rave reviews from our staff. We look forward to knowing what you think. The price is $16.90 per 750 mL bottle. Available in all Nissley Wine Shops today and by UPS delivery in PA.


   Not-So-Good News: unfortunately our other vinifera red, MERLOT 2013, is nearly sold out, and there will not be a next vintage to offer this year due to severe weather in January and February 2014, which caused a short crop for the local grower who we relied on.


May 29, 2015


     Season Passes are now available for Music in the Vineyards 2015.  The season pass can be purchased at all Nissley Wine Shops; by Mail; or at the Admissions Tent on the evening of any concert. However, we cannot accept credit cards or out-of-area checks at the admissions tent. A season pass guarantees the holder admission to all seven concerts of the season. The price is $50.00. You must be legal age 21 to purchase a season pass.


May 28, 2015


   The new vintage of grapes have made their appearance, in small ethereal bunches, soon becoming blossoms. The vines will need to be cluster thinned before long, so that flavors develop well. An acre of DeChaunac is our newest vineyard. It is planted along Vintage Drive, and in view beyond the white rail fences. This is a French-hybrid red grape that lends complexity to our Naughty Marietta, a semi-dry wine, our most popular red.


May 1, 2015


   Our Season Feature for May and June is VIDAL BLANC, an estate-bottled dry white wine. 


April 2, 2015: 


  The schedule of bands for Music in the Vineyards 2015 is ready, on the Lawn Concerts page.


March 13, 2015


   Special discounts are offered exclusively at our COLONIAL PARK SHOP, beginning today and lasting thru March 29th, our final day of busines at that location. Find details on the specials page.


March 1, 2015


   Our Season Feature for March and April is CLASSICAL WHITE, a semi-dry white wine. 




February 16, 2015


   Our annual Washington's Birthday special begins today and runs thru Sunday, February 22nd.




























Valen Wines Event

February 2017



Drinkable Cards say

"Valentine Wishes & Kisses"


Heating accentuates the delicious fragrance

of natural flavors --

cloves, cinnamon and orange.

Bring semi-sweet Masquerade

to your New Year's party



Santa is thirsty....


One-Day Sale


November 26, 2016



A Fall Photo Op for Fantasy


Enjoy beer and wine sampling

at Hops in the Vineyards

- October 2016 -



Mechanicsburg Wegmans opens,

with Nissley Wines to-go.


Teal Select captured in

the Wine Shop at our Winery



A surprise for summertime -

a sweet spiced wine that you'll love with ice.



A great pinic wine. $11.90 thru June 30th.

$12.90 after that. Chiller sleeve is $7.50.



Music in the Vineyards 2016

Lawn Concerts begin on July 23rd


Personalized wine is the perfect

touch for June weddings.


In the style of Moscato without fizz.



May 7-22, 2016

Saturdays & Sundays

Noon-5:00 p.m.

$20 Single. $30 Couple. Includes wine glass. 10% discount on wine purchases.



February 2016


Drinkable Cards with

"Valentine Wishes & Kisses"


As displayed at the PA Farm Show

January 2016


Wine for Holiday Parties 2015


November 2015


Cornucopia Wine Quest 2015


Teal Select 2013

New release in September 2015


Jen Wampler

Our New Winemaker

August 2015

Gold Medal Award Winners

INDY International Wine Competition

August 2015























Ethereal bunches of DeChaunac

in late-May. Destined for Naughty Marietta

our most popular red wine.


Springtime at the Winery

Springtime at the Winery