PA Wine Association

Welcome to Pennsylvania Wine Land! For more than 330 years, Pennsylvania has been creating a deep winemaking legacy. It all began when William Penn planted a vineyard in what is now Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. Today, more than 400 wineries and 14,000+ acres of Pennsylvania vineyards are producing more than 2 million gallons of wine every year.

Pennsylvania ranks fifth in the nation for wine production with growing attention for our exciting diversity of wines. We invite you to experience all Pennsylvania Wines has to offer through our wine trails, tastings, and events. Book that weekend getaway and Keep Tasting everything Pennsylvania Wines has to offer.

Board of Directors

Scott Neeley

President | KingView Mead | Penn Shore Winery

Scott is one of Pennsylvania’s premiere mead, wine and cider creators. As president of PWA, he is committed to building structure in the diversity of the Pennsylvania wine industry into a state of quality cohesion.

Mark Rozum

Vice President | Black Dog Wine Company

Mark is a former software engineer turned master wine maker. His Allegheny County-based winery, Black Dog Wine Company, has two locations with successful retail partnerships throughout Pennsylvania.

Richard Woolley

Treasurer | Weathered Vineyards

Richard is the owner of Weathered Vineyards and Winery in western Lehigh County. His background in meteorology and environmental engineering continue to make a positive impact on the region’s wine economy.

Andrew Yingst

Secretary | Grace Winery

Andrew is the head winemaker at Grace Winery located in the Brandywine Valley. Andrew’s Pennsylvania roots bring the great passion needed to promote the region’s remarkable potential as a fine wine destination.

Richard Blair

Setter Ridge Vineyards

Richard is the founder of Setters Ridge Vineyard located in Berks Count, Pennsylvania. He started his family-owned and operated vineyard and winery, out of his love for the wines of central France.

George Hazard

Juniata Valley

George blends his love of agriculture and hospitality with his Juniata Valley and The Wilson House Bed and Breakfast located in scenic Mifflin, Pennsylvania. His dry and sweet wines have garnered many winemaking awards.

Joe Kendrick

Bee Kind Winery

Joe is the owner of Bee Kind Winery located in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, part of the Laurel Highlands region. He is strong supporter of local farms and businesses where he sources all the grapes and honey in his sweet wines.

Andrea Creato

Penns Woods Winery

Andrea is the COO/CFO of Penns Woods Winery located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. Andrea's experience and passion drive her to spread recognition, aid in advancement and advocate for Pennsylvania's wine industry.

Organizations Supporting
PA Wineries

Pennsylvania Wine Marketing & Research Program

The vision of the Pennsylvania wine and grape industry is to be recognized as the premium East Coast wine appellation. The Pennsylvania Wine Marketing and Research Program continues to work in support of this vision by promoting an increase in the quality, profitability, and consumer awareness of Pennsylvania wines.

View and download the WMRB Fact Sheet for more information and contacts.

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and PA Preferred

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture encourages, protects, and promotes agriculture and related industries throughout the commonwealth. Pennsylvania’s 63,000 farm families continue to be the stewards of more than 7.7 million acres of farmland. With $5.7 billion in cash receipts annually from production agriculture, Pennsylvania farmers and agribusinesses are the leading economic drivers in our state.

The Department also leads the PA Preferred program, a public-private partnership with many companies throughout the Commonwealth. The program works with thousands of companies and stores to support and promote Pennsylvania products. Next time you are shopping, whether in a major grocery chain, farmers market, or roadside stand make sure to look for the PA Preferred logo and purchase products grown or made in PA.

Penn State Extension

Penn State Extension is an educational network that gives people in Pennsylvania’s 67 counties access to the University’s resources and expertise, including a world-class enology and viticultural education practice, which provides educational outreach for commercial wineries, home winemakers, and wine enthusiasts.

Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB)

The PLCB was created by state law on Nov. 29, 1933, at the end of Prohibition. Pennsylvania is one of 17 states and two Maryland counties in the United States that controls the sale of alcohol. The agency is governed by a three-member Board whose members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by two-thirds of the state Senate.

The Board regulates – through a selective licensing process – more than 15,000 retail licensees including restaurants, taverns, hotels, clubs, etc., and more than 1,250 wholesale licensees in the Commonwealth.

The PLCB, in conjunction with the PWA, operates a PA Preferred Wine Program, allowing PA Preferred designated wineries to sell up to 10 varietals in a select number of Fine Wine & Good Spirits stores. 

For more information on this program, please contact the PWA.


The mission of WineAmerica is to encourage the dynamic growth and development of American wineries and wine-growing through the advancement and advocacy of sound public policy. With more than 600 members, WineAmerica serves the interests of wineries in all 50 states by leveraging its formidable grassroots lobbying strength to benefit the entire industry.


The Pennsylvania Winery Association (PWA) is a trade association that markets and advocates for the nearly 500 limited licensed wineries in Pennsylvania.