Lancaster Valley Wine

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Only in recent years has Lancaster Valley returned to the wine scene, after a 100-year sabbatical. The first vineyards were planted here in 1790, and flourished well into the mid-1800s. Plagued by disease and some unusually cold winters, the industry was wiped out and vine growing did not resume until the 1960s. Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, the Lancaster Valley is over 30 miles long and 12 miles wide, encompassing over 225,000 acres, 400 of which are under vine. Home to less than 10 wineries, this appellation is featured in many of the state’s winery trails. More accurately described as the "Lancaster Depression", the boundaries of this appellation are defined by its highly-elevated surroundings. Similar to other valleys in the state, the Lancanster Depression rests on an easily-eroding, very well drained and deep limestone bed. Lancaster Valley is rich and fertile, making it the wealthiest agricultural community in the entire state. While grapes are not the premier crop, the fruit is rich and Read more »

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  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

  • Concord

    Concord started out as a chance hybrid between vitis vinifera and vitis labrusca. It was first introduced in 1843 by ...

  • Vidal Blanc

    Vidal Blanc has proven to be amongst the versatile varietals in North American viticulture. In Canadian vineyards, th...

  • Seyval Blanc

    Well suited to cool climates, this popular French-American hybrid is the second most planted vine in England, behind ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Syrah

    The irony here is that Syrah’s origins could give Carmen Sandiego a run for her international wallet. Syrah’s deepest...

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