Floral flavors make these wines perfect for spring

Instead of picking up a bouquet to liven up your dining table, try a Pennsylvania wine bursting with floral aromas and bright spring flavors.

Floral wines feature the aromas of flowers — lavender, rose, honeysuckle and citrus blossom are a few of the most common. Many of these wines are whites and rosés. Specific varietals, such as Muscat and Riesling are well known for their floral character. So raise a glass to your lips and let hints of your favorite blooms entice your palate.

Below is a sampling of floral wines for you to try from all across PA Wine Land. Check your local wineries for more floral wines.

From the South West region

Christian W. Klay, Blanc De Lafayette
This light, dry white wine, similar to a Sauvignon Blanc, boasts a pleasant hint of grapefruit alongside vibrant floral notes.

R Wine Cellar, Fumé Blanc
Made from single-vineyard grapes, this unoaked wine delivers fresh flavor and a symphony of floral aromas.

Glades Pike Winery, Vignoles
In this wine, the delicate scent of honeysuckle leads the bouquet, followed by flavors of peach, pear, and apricot, with a pleasant citrus pop.

From the South Central region

The Vineyard at Grandview, Riesling
This semi-dry white wine exudes fruity and floral notes with a hint of tartness, making it a very food-friendly wine.

Spring Gate Vineyard, Meadow White
Floral aromatics are complemented by tropical fruit notes in this dry white wine.

Naylor Wine Cellars, Grace
The base of this wine is Sauvignon Blanc, while flavors of lemon peel, grapefruit and melon are boosted by the addition of stainless steel-aged Seyval Blanc and Traminette, with its distinct floral notes of spiced apricot and honey.

From the South East region

Paradocx Vineyard, East Coast Niagara
This wine boasts floral aromas on the inside and beautiful flowers on the outside (the bud-covered labels are painted by the winemaker’s mother). Niagara is a sweet white with a nose of spring blossoms and a palate of stone fruits.

Radical Wine Company, Flagship
This semi-sweet wine, made from 25 percent Pinot Grigio and 75 percent Moscato, boasts lush, delightful floral notes on the nose, followed by juicy peach and tropical fruit flavors.

Folino Estate, Traminette
Floral aromas of elderflower and mulberry lead the palate on this wine, before giving way to soft ginger, hints of lemon, and the essence of verbena.

From the North West region

Presque Isle Wine Cellars, Freeport Wine
A semi-dry white blend of Seyval and Cayuga, this wine features notes of tropical flowers and citrus zest.

Volant Mill Winery, Edelweiss
Fruity and full of flavor, this wine boasts a floral aroma and crisp finish, along with notes of pineapple and tropical fruit.

Courtyard Winery, Great Lakes Beach Glass Captain’s White
According to the winery, this semi-sweet white wine, a blend of Traminette and Chardonnay, “sparkles like a polished piece of beach glass.”

From the North Central region

Bee Kind Winery, Edelweiss
This wine offers distinct floral notes, with hints of passion and starfruit.

Happy Valley Vineyard & Winery, Happy Valley White
An off-dry blend of estate-grown grapes, this white is floral on the nose with notes of citrus, pineapple, and melon.

Laurel Mountain Vineyard, Moscato
This wine is defined by its beguiling floral aroma and hints of apricot.

From the North East region

 Sorrenti Cherry Valley Vineyards, Pinot Grigio
This light, refreshing semi-dry white begins with a soft, floral aroma, and ends on a high citrus note.

Antler Ridge Winery, Moscato
Boasting a smooth grape finish, this wine has a delightful floral bouquet.

Wood Winery, Edelweiss
This hardy hybrid grape produces wines that are floral on the nose and honeyed peach, pear, and pineapple in the glass.

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