Londonderry Twp., PA: Time flies when you’re having fun. That’s what the partners will tell you as The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey begins its fifth year in business. In just four years, the Pennsylvania winery and brewery has become an agriculture powerhouse in the production of Pennsylvania wine and craft beer – and 2016 will only look to increase that growth based on customer demand.
On Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 12:00 p.m., a special press conference will kick off. The Honorable Executive Deputy Secretary of Agriculture, Mr. Michael Smith, will offer remarks about the organization’s impact on PA agriculture, followed by remarks from Senator Mike Folmer, Representative David Hickernell and a proclamation from the Dauphin County Commissioners. Immediately following the remarks, Vineyard & Brewery President Jason L. Reimer will make major announcements regarding the company’s growth plans and unique events for 2016, followed by a partners’ toast with customers over this year’s new vintage of Sparkling Moscato. After the press conference, a “PA Preferred” festival of local foods and pairings with new releases will be accompanied by music from local bands. The anniversary event will end with a Country Line & Wine Dancing class from 5-8 p.m.
“This has been a labor of love for us and I can’t believe we are starting year five,” said Merlot Mike Wilson, partner at The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey. “This place has been entirely built by customers. They have done everything from product focus groups to choosing our logo, to naming our wines and growing the business. This is all a result of their support, and we will always ensure our growth is based on their feedback and desires. They love coming here, and we love having fun with them,” Wilson added. “We have an absolute blast experimenting with Pennsylvania’s finest agricultural products in Dauphin County, and we’re thrilled the enthusiasm seems to be contagious when people visit. If you thought the last four years were fun…believe me, we’re just getting started.”
Event: The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey Four Year Anniversary Press Conference & Release Party
Location: The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey / 598 Schoolhouse Rd. / Middletown / PA / 17057
Date: 2/6/16: 12:00 p.m. Press Conference / 11-4 p.m. PA Preferred Festival / 5-8 p.m. Line & Wine Dancing Class
Contact: “Merlot Mike” Wilson, Vice President
The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey was founded in 2012 and is Pennsylvania’s first all-in-one winery and craft brewery. The organization produces “the Pennsylvania wine that will change your mind” and artfully crafted microbrews. The Vineyard & Brewery at Hershey is a local, fresh, and independent PA Preferred business that features year-round weekend entertainment.