Mount Joy winery opens its tasting room
The tasting room at The Vineyard at Grandview has opened, marking a milestone for the Mount Joy winery that planted its first vines in 2009 and expects to begin making its wine on site later this year.
As construction continues on the building that will eventually house winemaking operations at 1489 Grandview Road, the tasting room opened last week to the public.
"It is a real milestone," said Larry Kennel, who founded The Vineyard at Grandview with his wife, Marilyn. Their two daughters and sons-in-law are partners in the venture.
From the tasting room, The Vineyard at Grandview sells its six wine varieties, including four dry wines, one sweet wine and one semi-sweet wine. They include: Chardonnay, Ros' of Pinot Noir, Crimson Quartette, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sun-Kissed and Sapphire White. All but the Sapphire White are made from grapes grown at the vineyard.
Prices for bottles range from $15 to $28. The tasting room also offers wine, cheese and chocolate tastings. The roughly 1,100-square-foot space has table seating for 24 as well as the tasting bar.
The seating arrangements can be varied for special events.
A rear brick wall of the tasting room is lined with bottles, and large windows look out onto the rows of vines and rolling countryside north of Route 283 between Mount Joy and Elizabethtown. An 80-foot-long deck also will be constructed.
Until the on-site winery is completed, the Vineyard at Grandview has its grapes made into wine by Allegro Winery in York County.
Kennel declined to give the cost for the project.
For now, the tasting room keeps regular hours only on weekends, opening from 10 a.m to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 4 p.m. Sundays.
Kennel expects some of those hours to be expanded, while adding that the tasting room will be open regularly for various special events or dinners. 653-4825, www.thevineyardatgrandview.
The Petal Company of Lancaster has closed its store at 234 E. Fulton St. after a merger with Flowers by Paulette, which has its shop at 258 N. Queen St.
Kim McNabb, owner of Petal Company of Lancaster, will join the staff of Flowers by Paulette, as clientele and services of the two companies will be combined.
Flowers by Paulette is a full-service flower shop begun in 1985. It moved to its current location the following year. Since 2006, it has been owned by Jack and Mary Beth Shenk.
Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. 295-5411, www.flowersbypaulette.net.
Salon 717 has opened at 645 Harrisburg Pike as part of College Row, the commercial strip at Franklin & Marshall College.
The salon offers hair cutting and coloring, waxing and makeup, while specializing in formal styling. It is owned by Kellie DuAime, who formerly managed a salon in Park City Center. At Salon 717, she has seven stylists.
DuAime said the salon has an "art gallery vibe" and seeks to create a compelling atmosphere for clients.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. 617-2360.
Hunger-N-Thirst, a craft beer tap room, cafe and specialty food store at 920 Landis Ave., is on track for an opening in mid-to-late March, according to Andrew Neff, who owns it with his brother, David.
The exterior of the building just south of Harrisburg Pike near Dillerville Road is pretty much finished, and installing equipment inside is next, Neff said.
Once it is completed, the craft-beer tap room will be a 60-seat cafe with 24 taps of craft beer, plus artisan whiskeys, ryes, wines and other beverages, next to a 1,300-square-foot store and the bottle shop. Hunger-N-Thirst will emphasize using small, preferably local suppliers of high-quality foods and beverages.
Next month, Mr. Steve's Homebrew & Wine Supplies will open in a new spot at 241 West Roseville Road, next to Savemart.
Mr. Steve's has been sharing space with The Beer Place, a beer distributor at 2104 Spring Valley Road, but owner Steve Stoppard said it was becoming too cramped.
The new store, which is expected to open Feb. 16, will offer some 1,300 square feet of space, allowing a doubling of the product line, including supplies for soda and cheese making, as well as Mr. Steve's merchandise, Stoppard said.
Mr. Steve's carries a range of equipment and supplies for making beer, wine and mead. It also has stores in York, Hanover and Camp Hill.
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