Great wineries and vineyards are difficult to come by which is why when you find one you must stop and savor the flavor.
Oak Spring Winery is one of those great wineries that you find only once in a blue moon.
You’ll get wines that are prepared by experienced wine artisans, wines that are balanced in flavor, and wines that are made by a winery that cares about each and every bottle that it produces.
View information about our winery and vineyard below.
Nestled in the picturesque mountains of Central Pennsylvania Oak Spring Winery was founded in 1987 by John & Sylvia Schraff. About half way up the drive, an old oak tree grew at the spot where a spring came out of the ground and created a marshy area full of cattails. That tree inspired the name Oak Spring and became the symbol for the winery that still appears on the labels.
The Schraffs planted 3 acres of vineyard and in September 1987 and received their license to open a winery. By November they decided that they should open the winery to take advantage of the Christmas season.
They bought a building along the main North-South highway from Altoona. Originally a fruit market, the structure had about 7500 square feet of space, enough for a winemaking facility, case storage, a cold room for wine stability, the largest tasting room in Pennsylvania, and an extra space for winemaking or beer-brewing classes.
Shortly after the building became available, John's son Scott decided he'd like to return to Altoona after spending 10 years working in New York City as a photojournalist, and learn the wine business. Five years later, Scott is running the winery, and John & Sylvia have retired from their full-time jobs and from day-to-day responsibilities at the winery.
Today the winery is producing 6,500 cases annually.
The Schraffs currently have 4 acres of producing vineyards. The remainder of grapes are purchased from growers around the State.
Come into Oak Spring Winery today at 2401 East Pleasant Valley Boulevard in Altoona, PA to browse our spacious wine shop filled with our award winning wines, or browse our website for more information about our wine selection sales or our wine tasting events.
Get 10% off when you buy a whole case of wine
We'll host your private party in our tasting room - the largest in PA. Capable of handling any size group!
Our award winning wines will amaze your taste buds with flavor while entertaining your nose with potent aromas.
After your tour and tasting, purchase some of our delicious wine to take home and share!
Everything you need for wine making and some beer supplies.