Do you consider yourself a wine aficionado? If so, look no further, because we have the perfect activity for your next trip to the Laurel Highlands. While visiting Pennsylvania’s countryside, explore the Southwest Passage Wine Trail and discover the best wineries in the region! It’s a fun day trip activity that will add some flavor to your Pennsylvania getaway. Read on to discover all you need to know about the trail and download our free Vacation Guide to receive recommendations for local restaurants, events, museums, outdoor adventures, and more!
Have the Best Day Along the Southwest Passage Wine Trail
What Is the Southwest Passage Wine Trail?
The Southwest Passage Wine Trail is an exciting adventure that awaits you right outside of Pittsburgh. If you want to discover delicious wine, there’s no need to go all the way to California or Europe; Pennsylvania produces some of the best on the East Coast! Take a scenic trip through the state and stop at these wineries for delicious wines and glorious views.
Discover Numerous Wineries
The trail is composed of eight different wineries that are scattered all over the Laurel Highlands. Here is the route we think is best if you start and end your journey at Oak Lodge:
- Greendance Winery in Mt Pleasant, PA – 24 minutes away from Oak Lodge
- Greenhouse Winery in Irwin, PA – 48 minutes from Oak Lodge
- Ripepi Winery in Monongahela, PA – 57 minutes away from Oak Lodge
- J&D Cellars in Eighty Four, PA – An hour and a half from Oak Lodge
- Thistlewaite Vineyards in Jefferson, PA – An hour and 15 minutes from Oak Lodge
- Christian W. Klay Winery in Chalkhill, PA – 57 minutes away from Oak Lodge
- B&L Wine Cellars in Johnstown, PA – 48 minutes away from Oak Lodge
- Glades Pike Winery in Somerset, PA – 35 minutes away from Oak Lodge
Must-Sees on the Way
Don’t rush from one winery to the next! Take some time to soak in the scenery and enjoy the wonders that the Laurel Highlands has to offer. For instance, you can stop by Frank Lloyd Wright’s legendary Fallingwater after your visit to the Christian W. Klay Winery. It’s only 24 minutes away and gives you the chance to explore one of America’s most famous architectural landmarks.
Your Relaxing Retreat Awaits at Oak Lodge
You’re going to have so much fun going from winery to winery on your tour of the Southwest Passage Wine Trail. When it’s time to come home and relax, make your way back to our beautiful countryside inn! Oak Lodge is nestled in the rolling hills of the Laurel Highlands and offers gorgeous country views and a peaceful atmosphere.
Our rustic-chic accommodations are perfect for nature lovers, families, and groups. Take a look at our cabins, for example. Each cabin is equipped with a fireplace, comfortable king bed, and luxury linens. Relax your muscles with a warm shower and slip into a complimentary robe before making yourself a hot cup of tea in the kitchenette. In the morning, wake up to the sound of birds singing outside your window and get ready for the day ahead. A delicious, homemade breakfast will be waiting for you in the main lodge. Make sure you try our delicious pancakes and homemade maple syrup; they’re to die for!