Nissley Vineyards

140 Vintage Drive
Bainbridge, PA 17502

The Place

Just down a country lane bordered by tended vines and sun-dappled meadows, our stone-arch winery is set near an 18th-century mill and a winding creek. Nissley Vineyards, and it’s companion Winery Estate, are located on 300 acres within the fertile Lancaster Valley viticultural area of western Lancaster County — an area renowned for its rich, well-drained limestone-based soils.

The Vineyards

On 30 acres of carefully tended vines, we grow 14 varieties of grapes. If you visit early in June, you will catch the luscious fragrance of the grape blossoms, with the tender young grape leaves unfurling. Through the spring and summer, the vineyard staff is busy tying the expanding vines onto their arbors and removing unneeded clusters. With Mother Nature’s cooperation, the first plump juicy grapes are ready for harvest by early September. The juice that ultimately becomes Nissley estate-bottled wine is pressed from grapes brought into the winery fresh from the vineyards. To complement our own harvest, we purchase select fruits, grapes and juice from other growers in Pennsylvania.

The Tradition

Today, we continue our tradition of producing distinctive wines since 1977, and many bear the “Estate Bottled” designation. We are dedicated to making quality wines, which have won numerous awards over the years in state and international competitions.

The Wines

To satisfy the wide variety of taste preferences in our region, we produce 30 different Nissley wines. They range from dry to very sweet and are made from Vinifera, French-hybrid and Labrusca (Native American) grapes, as well as cherries, apples and raspberries. For more details and a list of wines with descriptions and food matches, please go to the About Our Wines page. For information about such topics as Aging and Storage of Nissley Wines, go to the Wine Tips page. If you would like to place an order, please see the Wine Shop page.