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Adams County Winery Adds a New Dry Wine to Their Shelves

Adams County Winery, Gettysburg’s original winery and the fifth oldest operating winery in PA, will be releasing their newest off-dry white wine, Seyval, on November 12th, 2022, at both of their winery locations.

The varietal of grape used, Seyval Blanc, is known for its ability to thrive in colder climates and the early ripening of its fruit, making it a staple in Pennsylvania. Timothy Jeffcoat, Adams County Winery’s Vineyard Manager, states that “2022 is our first year planting Seyval Blanc in our vineyard & these young vines have been growing faster, stronger, and thicker than others in the past. The vineyard team and I are being very diligent, checking the new growth often so that we will see a high-quality harvest.” Seyval Blanc can be enjoyed on its own or blended with other varietals, as seen in their hallmark wine, Tears of Gettysburg. Owners John Kramb and Katherine Bigler received the Tears of Gettysburg recipe when they purchased the winery in 1998, noting how pleased they were to see Seyval as an ingredient.

A hybrid varietal

While the hybrid varietal stands somewhere between Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, Seyval Blanc boasts its own flavorful profile. Adams County Winery’s Winemaker, Bernard Cannac, noted flavors of green apple, citrus, and fresh melon before stating that the new wine “Has a nice bite first thing on the palate, coming in dry with some volume before lingering with a citrus aroma on the finish.”
Visit Adams County Winery’s Farm Winery or Gettysburg Wine Shop locations to taste and purchase Seyval.

About Adams County Winery

Adams County Winery opened its doors in 1975 in Orrtanna, PA, and is currently Pennsylvania’s fifth oldest operating winery, as well as the Gettysburg area’s original winery. The Farm Winery location sits on over 75 acres of rolling hills and farmland while operating out of an 1860’s registered historic PA bank barn. In 1988, Tears of Gettysburg was first introduced, and to this day remains one of their most popular wines, as well as one of the oldest wines in Pennsylvania.

The vineyard is home to five different varieties of grapes, spanning over 12.5 acres. Adams County Winery is the nine-time winner of Best Winery in the Gettysburg’s Greatest awards, and a favorite spot for locals to relax and enjoy a glass of PA made wine.
For more information, please call 717.334.4631 or visit us on the web at


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