Doc Grog's Pennsylvania Wine Page
- Pennsylvania is blessed with all the important
elements of great wine growing-
- The major appellations have mild winters thanks to their proximity
to warm bodies of water- Lake Erie in the West and Gulf Stream
waters of the Atlantic in the East.
- Long moderate growing seasons, Pennsylvania does not get the
burning heat of other American wine growing regions, but at the
same time, the growing season is long and warm leading to ideal
fruit ripening with plenty of sugar and flavor!
- Plenty of rain. Pennsylvania is not reliant on artificial
irrigation, thus not only are we friendly to our natural resources,
we are not subject to the build-up of heavy metals and salts in
the soil that has been growing as a problem in California in recent
- Pennsylvania's various climates parallel those
of the better wine regions of France!
- Just check out today's weather in Pennsylvania and compare
to France- Southeast Pennsylvania is like Bordeaux (or Burgundy
depending on which part of each region you're looking at). This
means we can make the great Bordeaux and Burgundy wines- like
Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Pinot Noir, etc.- naturally.
- South East Pennsylvania's rolling hills provide wonderful
southern exposures and good drainage that make European grape
- Your trip to Southeastern Pennsylvania can readily
combine American History and America's Wine
- If you're traveling on Route 30 in the Pennsylvania Dutch
Country, you're in the Federally designated Lancaster Appellation,
many delightful wineries are just off the beaten path to delight
you with tastings, and if you time it right, maybe an open air
- If you're on Route 1 traveling the same road that Washington
took on his way to Valley Forge, you will pass Chadds Ford and
Smithbridge Wineries- two wineries that are very different, but
yet offer their own unique great wines!
- Bucks County, Pennsylvania's summer playground and art colony
has many old established wineries to add spice and variety to
- The Lehigh Valley, known for its beautiful vistas, outdoor
activities, and booming economy is also the location for many
fine Pennsylvania Wineries.
Information and contacts for Wine Grape Growers
and anyone who would like to learn more about growing wine grapes
The SEGA page we're 4th
in grape production, but only 12th in wine production
in the US! Why? Are you interested in winegrape growing or wine
Wine and Health
is the Pennsylvania Wine Association, the association of wineries
These are primarily in South East and
Check these links to find out how to
contact or visit a Pennsylvania winery soon!
Pennsylvania's wines are coming of age!
Other links to Pennsylvania Wines
PENNSYLVANIA WINERY LISTINGS
Wineries in Pennsylvania
- Pennsylvania Wineries
(the official state guide)
- The Wine Tours Project
- FlavorWeb : Pennsylvania
- Guide to Pennsylvania Wineries
Homebrewing Supplier List - Pennsylvania
Rather than my putting together yet another list of wine links,
I'd suggest you check out the UC Davis wine links page-
they are constantly monitoring their pages. Plus, someone there
gets paid to do it!
Let me know about any new Pennsylvania wine links.
e-mail the webmaster!
4 Dec 1997
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