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Oak Spring Winery

Oak Spring Winery

Oak Spring Winery
2401 East Pleasant Valley Boulevard
Altoona, Pennsylvania
USA 16601
Phone: (814) 946-3799
http://www.oakspringwinery.com/

Contact: Sylvia Schraff
Email: oakspringwinery@verizon.net

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.

The Schraffs currently have 4 acres of producing vineyards. The remainder of grapes are purchased from growers around the State.

Winemaker: Scott Schraff

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