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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

  • Chambourcin

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

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Merlot

    The Occitanian word “merlot” translates to “young blackbird.” An accurate description for this popular, early-budding...

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Popular Wineries in Pennsylvania View all

  • Va La Vineyards

    In 1928 two Pietmontese immigrants, Matteo and Carolina Carozzo, workers in a gun powder factory ...

  • Christian W. Klay Winery

    The Christian W. Klay wine collection is available for sale at the Pennsylvania Wine Cellars at t...

  • Pickering Winery

    Nestled in the heart of the endless mountains, Pickering Winery is located on Route 187, 5 miles ...

  • Marburg Estate Winery

    The name Marburg Estate derives from the Hamlet of Marburg, which has rested beneath the waters ...

  • Tamanend

    Tamanend Winery is owned and operated by Linda Jones McKee and Richard Carey. The winery is named...

  • Rose Bank Winery

    Located in the heart of historic Bucks County, Pennsylvania and situated on a subdivision of l...

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