Wine Swap: Trade White Zin for Catawba
If you usually reach for White Zinfandel, the beloved blush wine, now is the time to branch out. Maybe you’re at a winery and looking to sip something local. Maybe you want something with a bit more fruity pop.
Grown across Pennsylvania, this varietal is native to the Americas and was one of the first grapes used in U.S. wine production. The closest style to White Zin is “Pink Catawba,” a wine on the sweeter side, with medium body, moderate acidity, berry notes, and a bright finish. It’s a drinkable, unpretentious choice — ideal alongside a picnic or at a barbecue — but special enough to elevate your next date night.
Below is a sampling of PA Catawba wines for you to try from all across PA Wine Land. Check your local wineries for more Catawba wines.