In 1807 the Harmonists, a religious sect founded in Germany by George Rapp, planted their first vineyards north of Pittsburgh. Their arched stone cellars could hold 30,000 gallons of wine and can still be seen today at Old Economy Village and the Harmony Museum. Today over 195,000 gallons of wine are produced annually in Pennsylvania, making it the fourth-largest wine-growing state in the country. With its varied climate, the region is well suited to a wide range of grape varieties: hybrid grape varieties like Chambourcin and Vidal Blanc are best suited to the humid summers and frigid winters, but traditional native grapes such as Concord and Niagra continue to thrive alongside classic European varieties such as Chardonnay, Riesling and Cabernet Sauvignon.
Application of proper viticulture methods and technologies play an important part in wine growing in western Pennsylvania. A strong interest exists among growers to farm in a sustainable manner, minimizing pesticide use and protecting the environment.
Located in southwestern Pennsylvania, Ted and Janet Miller produce wines solely from the grapes harvested from their seven-acre vineyard. Free winetasting. Visit the retail store at the Shoppes at Quail Acres.
Discover the Christian W. Klay Winery in the beautiful Laurel Highlands of southwestern Pennsylvania. Come and tour the area's only fully operational winery. Browse two shopping locations offering grape motif giftware, gourmet snacks, and the award-winning Christian W. Klay Wine collection.
Glades Pike Winery was established in 1994 and has quickly won critical acclaim. Native American, French hybrid and other European grapes, all grown in Pennsylvania, are carefully chosen and blended to produce clear, crisp and flavorful wines. Located in a pastoral setting on historic Glades Pike, six miles west of Somerset, Glades Pike offers regular tours, wine tasting and a gift shop.
Greendance Winery offers free tastings everyday in our beautiful tasting bar. The shop is filled with wine accessories, gourmet foods, glassware, and many unique gift ideas. The gardens will be bursting with blooms! Enjoy our beautiful setting and make plans to spend an afternoon with us.
A family-owned and -operated winery producing classic Italian wines crafted with centuries of experience. Special events, tours, tastings, rentals, baskets and more. Large groups please call ahead.
We carry a full line of award-winning fruit and grape wines. Our vineyard currently features 16 different varieties of grapes. Home wine-making supplies and gift shop.
First conceived in 1975, Quaker Ridge Winery is located in historic Washington, Pennsylvania. The winery is a family-run business committed to maintaining its heritage and producing quality wines.
Store open 10am-6pm daily at the Cheese House, Route 22 West. Tastings available. Make new memories on the patio overlooking their lake with a glass of wine.
Winery and specialty shop offering a wide range of local products and gourmet foods. More than 30 varieties of reds, whites, blushes, blends and fruit wines. Wine tastings.
Offering different varieties of honey wines (made with grapes and honey no additives). Family owned and operated alongside the Shields Herb and Flower shop on Rt. 218 south about 11 miles from Waynesburg. Hours: M-Sa: 9am-5pm; Su: 11am- 5pm. Apr 10-July 4: 8am-8pm.
Located four miles west of Brownsville on Route 40 West, between Linda's Mart and Gary Rable Allstate Agency. Features winetastings of 30 different wines.
Located in the heart of the Laurel Highlands. Opened to the public in August of 2000, the winery now has five acres of grapes on nearly 150 acres of farmland. Stone Villa features over 12 varieties of grapes and over 20 varieties of wines. With its new facilities, production is expected to be around 12,000 gallons. Parts of the grape supply are currently sourced from Erie and Lancaster, but all production will eventually come from the winery's own vineyards.
Family owned and operated. Wines vinted solely from grapes harvested from their 5 acre vineyard: Traminette,Seyval, Vidal Blanc, Leon Merlot, Foch and Chambourcin are a mixture of red and white varieties destined to become dry, semi sweet, or desert wines. Free wine tasting at the retail store located on the family farm, featuring 11 different varieties. All wine sold at winery.
Perched on top of Mellon's Mount, 25 minutes north of Pittsburgh. Visit our grape and wildlife kingdom for panoramic views and warm hospitality. Rental cabins available.
Family-owned and -operated winery founded in 2005. Wines made from the winery's own vineyards. Unique gift shop.
Award-winning handcrafted wines. A spectacular Amish-built timber-framed building houses the winery, tasting room, gift shop and a frontier museum.
Family-owned winery established in 2000.
Located in the countryside of Cabot in southern Butler County. Our wines are fermented and aged in our underground fermentation room.
Organization of over 90 Pennsylvania wineries. Website features articles, regional events and wine competitions, featured wineries, and rankings of the best wines in the state. Detailed listings and descriptions of each winery include location, amenities, and available varieties.
Project run by Penn State University. Provides current and accurate viticulture and farming information to grape growers in Southeast Pennsylvania and the surrounding areas with the aim of improving quality and yield. Comprehensive information on the state of winemaking in Pennsylvania, discussion groups, disease reports, and technical information for grape growers and vintners.
A communications and publications enterprise serving the North American wine industry and wine consumers through promotion of a growing number of distinct winegrowing regions. Appellation America aims to catalyze local industry discussion and global consumer interest in the immense diversity and character of wines grown all across the rich viticultural patchwork of North America.