As with many Pittsburghers, I fled the city for the weekend in the hopes that when I returned I would find the city free of riot police and jersey barriers and navel-gazing news coverage. I may not have much trouble crossing a river to get to another neighborhood but I do rarely make it beyond the City Limits. I need to be reminded of the rich amenities and recreation just beyond. So how about a trip through wine country? And no, I did not fly to Napa or visit the Finger Lakes region. This weekend I was tipsily traipsing through the Southwest Passage Wine Trail and blissing out in one of Western PA’s greatest assets, the Laurel Highlands. The region (through the PA Winery Association) is working on highlighting the wineries as a great asset to grow the tourism industry and as part of that initiative invited IheartPgh to visit, all expenses paid! Interested in purchasing wine for my upcoming nuptials I quickly signed on to report from the grape-soaked trenches.
Here is a link to the Google map I made of the wineries and restaurants I visited, which I’ll be writing about throughout the week!
View Southwest Passage Wine Trail in a larger map