Happy Valley Vineyard was established in 1999 with an initial three acres of vines on land initially settled for farming in the 1850’s. Since then, the vineyard has more than tripled in size at 9.5 acres and consists of white and red cultivars that are well adapted to the continental climate of Centre County and to the limestone soils of our farm. Enologists state that “wine is made in the vineyard” so we have been growing premium grapes that produce wines with distinctive varietal character.
The winery was built in the summer of 2010 and our first vintage followed in the fall of 2010. We grow 90% of the grapes that we use to make our wine so we consider ourselves “Farm to Bottle”. Since we grow over 10 different cultivars we can produce many different wines of varying styles. Anything from dry fruity whites to oaky full-bodied reds, of course, everyone’s favorite Appalachia Red which is a sweet blend, and even an award-winning Ice Wine.