BYOWine: 8 Top Restaurants to Bring Your Own Pennsylvania Wine in South Central PA

Tasting along one of Pennsylvania’s wine trails is a great way to sample a variety of wines made throughout the Commonwealth. But after sipping all day long, you’re bound to get hungry.

Luckily, Pennsylvania is also home to many BYOB (Bring Your Own Bottle) restaurants, so you can uncork that fantastic bottle of Chambourcin or Chardonnay you purchased earlier in the day. Here are some of our favorites in South Central Pennsylvania.

 

Harrisburg Hershey Wine Country

  • Mangia Mangia (Hershey): Authentic Italian eats in a comfortable setting with warm and attentive staff.
  • Pastorante (Harrisburg): Tiny Italian mainstay preparing homemade pasta dishes and sauces along with desserts and espresso.
  • John Wright Restaurant (Wrightsville): Casual dining in a restored warehouse along the Susquehanna River with breathtaking views. Although NOT a traditional BYOB, Allegro Winery has a wine shop just inside the entrance to the restaurant, and you can taste and purchase bottles to accompany your meal.

 

Mason-Dixon Wine Trail

  • Citronnelle (Lancaster): A chic and intimate French BYOB featuring classically prepared yet modern dishes, with global influences from Asia and Africa. Ingredients are locally sourced.
  • Mi Caldero (York): Casual spot serving an authentic Puerto Rican street food like empanadillas and tostones, Cubano sandwiches, mofongo and more.
  • Fidler & Co. Craft Kitchen (Biglerville): This hidden gem is one of the area’s only locally focused upscale craft dining destinations and BYOBs. Relax in the stylish dining room or on the patio and dig into an expertly crafted gourmet meal.
  • Ma(i)son (Lancaster): Intimate new American kitchen serving upscale, farm-to-table dishes with a French-Italian flair.

 

The Pennsylvania Winery Association is a trade association representing more than 100 member wineries and an advocate on behalf of the state’s growing multibillion-dollar wine industry. With some of the most fertile grape-growing land on the East Coast, Pennsylvania ranks fifth nationally in the amount of grapes grown, seventh in wine production, and seventh in the number of licensed wineries. To learn more about Pennsylvania wine or to plan a trip, visit PennsylvaniaWine.com.

 

Ronna Dewey