PennsylvaniaFrom the metropolis of Philadelphia and historical areas to the rural areas of the state, vineyards abound and Pennsylvania offers many wineries to visit. If you cannot visit a winery, the next best way to buy Pennsylvania produced wine is at farmers’ markets. A law passed Summer 2007 allows wineries to sell their crafted wines at farmers’ markets.
Pennsylvania is alive and well in the production of wine. With almost 15,000 acres of grapes, Pennsylvania ranks 8th in the production of wine. Pennsylvania wine regions are Lake Erie, Pittsburgh Countryside, Groundhog Region, Upper Susquehanna, Lower Susquehanna, Lehigh Valley & Berks County, and Philadelphia Countryside. Located within these wine regions are 11 wine trails.
Many varietals of grapes are found in Pennsylvania including Cabernet Sauvignon, Catawba, Cayuga, Chambourcin, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir, Riesling, Seyval Blanc, Vidal Blanc and Vignoles.
Be sure to visit Pennsylvania wineries and find out what all the excitement is about.
Pennsylvania Quick Stats for 2007
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Central Delaware Valley (AVA)
Cumberland Valley (AVA)
Lake Erie (AVA)
Lancaster Valley (AVA)
Lehigh Valley (AVA
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