If you’re in Pennsylvania and you love wine, you’re in luck. From sprawling, picturesque vineyards to cozy, family-run tasting rooms, there are more than 200 wineries that dot the landscape between Lake Erie and Lancaster, plus more than a dozen wine trails criss cross the state. In fact, from any place in PA, you’re less than an hour’s drive from a winery, and from many of our cities and towns, that distance is even shorter. Check out our winery map to see what is in your neck of the woods and to plan your wine tasting itinerary.
If you’re more of a homebody, you’re also in luck. With the recent passing of Act 39, local wines are now being sold in grocery stores across the state – which is big news for Pennsylvania. Prior to this cheers-worthy milestone, the only place to purchase many of our local wines was at the wineries themselves. Now, you can stock up on wines from down the road or across the state while doing your weekly (or daily) shopping. And, of course, PA wines are also proudly on display at the Fine Wines and Good Spirits stores in all regions of the state.
Speaking of our large state, it might come as a surprise, but Pennsylvania’s climate and soil has made it the fifth largest grape growing region in the entire country. And it’s not just quantity that’s being produced, it’s quality as well. Pennsylvania has been producing more and more award winning wines and capturing the attention of local sommeliers. Keep an eye out for locally produced wines at your favorite restaurant, whether it’s farm to table or fine dining.
And you know what pairs well with PA wines? A stay at a Pennsylvania Bed & Breakfast. Plan your getaway at painns.com.
It’s a great time to be in Pennsylvania Wine Land, so get out there and get (and keep!) tasting.