Halbrendt Vineyard is a small winery owned by a husband and wife who built their winery while both holding full-time jobs at Penn State University Fruit Research & Extension Center. We very much enjoyed the wines here, and the tasting room is dog-friendly!
Adams County Winery is one of the oldest wineries in Pennsylvania, and also was voted Best Winery in Gettysburg. Best of all, they have free wine tastings every day!
Santa, Mrs. Claus, and a few of their elves even stopped by to visit Margarita and tell her she was on the Nice List!
Lager Visited the Irish Brigade Monument in Gettysburg Battlefield located in Gettysburg National Military Park.
This monument features an Irish Wolfhound.
Reid’s Winery and Cider House did not allow dogs inside the tasting room, but they did have a dog-friendly outdoor patio.
During our stay in Gettysburg this past Thanksgiving, Margarita had the opportunity to go shopping with her PAWrents!
Dogs of Gettysburg Pet & Gift Emporium is a Civil War inspired shop that contains unique gifts for both people and dogs.
We found a cool Pointer print, which we now have hanging in our home:
…and a few other fun gifts:
We took Lager to the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry War Dog Memorial located in The Gettysburg National Military Park .
Location: Gettysburg, PA
Sculptor: E. A. Kretschman
“Sallie,” a brindle Staffordshire Bull Terrier, was the regimental mascot for the 11th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. Given to 1st Lt William R. Terry as a four-week old puppy, Sallie grew up among the men of the regiment. Sallie followed the men on marches and to the battlefield. At the Battle of Gettysburg, the dog got separated from the unit. Unable to find her way, Sallie returned to the Union battle line at Oak Ridge, where she stood guard over the dead and wounded. The dog continued her faithful service through February, 1865, when she was struck by a bullet to her head in the battle of Hatcher’s Run, Virginia. She was buried on the field of battle. For her devotion to the men, Sallie is memorialized at the 11th Pennsylvania monument erected at Gettysburg.”
*All information obtained from the Vietnam Dog Handler Association ( http://www.vdha.us/content15795.html )
We stopped at Crossings Vineyard after visiting a War Dog Memorial with Lager to celebrate Veterans Day.
The vineyard was situated on beautiful grounds, and had a really neat tasting room!
Not only did we love their wines (we bought a case!), they had a chocolate fountain – YUM!
Balic’ also had a quite outdoor sitting area:
Best of all, they are dog friendly, and have their own vineyard dog, Mariah , who Margarita quickly made friends with!
We will definitely be adding this winery to our “visit regularly” list!