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Legend has it that state (OK, technically it was just a province back then) founder William Penn planted the first vinifera vines on his property in the 1680s. While others continued to produce wine, it was mostly for personal consumption. In the 1790s, the state’s first commercial vineyard, Pennsylvania Vine Company, was established by French entrepreneur Peter Legaux. But European varietals never grew successfully in the Northeast during this time, susceptible to uncontrollable disease and rot. The Prohibition and Depression didn’t help. Finally, in 1968, the Pennsylvania Limited Winery Act was enacted to encourage wine-making. 
However, the quality of those early wines, produced from local labrusca such as Cayuga, Niagara, and Concord, could never rival quality California wines. Demand for European varietals and modern innovations in horticulture have inspired growing more popular grapes. Chardonnay and Cabernet Franc in particular fare well in Pennsylvania&rsquo Read more »

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Varietals Produced in Pennsylvania View all

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chambourcin

    Little is known about the exact parentage of Chambourcin. It was a hybrid developed by Joannes Seibel in the Loire Va...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

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  • Heritage Wine Cellars

    Heritage Wines was established in 1984 and is situated in the historic village of Marananga, a re...

  • Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery

    Welcome to Galen Glen Vineyard nestled between the Appalachian and Mahoning mountains, located in...

  • Birdsong Winery

    We finally have some of our wines available for purchase. First on the market is “She Smiled” fol...

  • Sand Castle Winery

    30 feet deep underground wine cellar was blasted, excavated and engineered to provide the foundat...

  • Calvaresi Winery

    Welcome to the Calvaresi Winery Web Site. In addition to being the official winery of Berks Coun...

  • Kog Hill Winery

    Kog Hill Winery, Winemaking Supplies & Gift Shop was established in 2002. Kog HIll was founded on...

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