This ever-evolving section of our website is tailored to winemakers and vineyard operators across the commonwealth. Please see below for pertinent information related to the people and organizations that are ready to help your winery be successful.
If you are a member of the PA Winery Association (PWA) and are looking for instructions to submit events and/or update your winery’s profile on this website, please follow the links on the left. Access the PWA Member Portal.
JOIN THE PWA OR RENEW MEMBERSHIP
For dues information and to join OR renew PWA membership, please visit this website.
107TH PENNSYLVANIA FARM SHOW
The 107th Pennsylvania Farm Show will be held Saturday, January 7 through Saturday January 14, 2023. If you are interested in joining, please complete the Farm Show Interest Form to be considered as one of the wineries to join by November 10, 2022 at 12:00PM. As a reminder, in order to join, you must complete all of the following:
- 2023 PWA Membership Dues
- 2023 Dues for PA Preferred
- Complete the Farm Show Interest Entry Form
- Enter Wines for the Farm Show Wine Competition
- Department Rules for wine: Department 32 – Wine Competition.pdf
- 2023 Winery Box Tag: Wine Box Tag-2023.pdf (pa.gov)
- Online Registration. Click on Family Living and Commodity Registration: Forms & Registration (pa.gov)
- For questions regarding the Wine Competition, please direct them to Molly Kelly ([email protected])
The deadline for all of the above is November 10, 2022 by 12:00PM. Please reference any links and documents above for more details and any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to myself and Scott Neeley, PWA Farm Show Committee Chair ([email protected]).
EASTERN WINERY CONFERENCE | MARCH 14 – 16, 2023
The EWE will be held this year on March 14 – 16 in Lancaster. As the largest industry event east of the Pacific states, EWE is designed to provide Eastern U.S. and Canadian wineries, vineyards and suppliers with an easily accessible, affordable and professional meeting place, trade show and Eastern-focused conference.
EWE provides numerous opportunities for meeting the experts; sharing wine, knowledge, tips & techniques; networking, learning, socializing, equipment purchasing and wine tasting.
Mark your calendars now for March 14-16, 2023. Registration opens November 2. PWA members receive a 15% discount to the 2023 Eastern Winery Exposition. Registration opens Nov. 2. PWA to contact [email protected] to receive the discount code and visit EasternWineryExposition.com for all the details.
2022 PA SOMMELIER JUDGMENT
The Pennsylvania Winery Association is pleased to announce the results of the 2022 PA Sommelier Judgment of PA Wines!
Best in Show | Bella Terra, 2019 Estate Merlot
Best Red | Armstrong Valley, 2019 Cabernet Franc
Best White | Galen Glen Winery, 2020 Riesling
Best Sparkling | Chaddsford Winery, 2020 Sparkling Sémillon
Best Hybrid | Galen Glen Winery, 2020 Chambourcin
Armstrong Valley | 2019 Cabernet Franc
Bella Terra | 2019 Estate Merlot
Chaddsford Winery | 2020 Sparkling Sémillon
Fero Vineyards & Winery | 2020 Estate Lemberger
Galen Glen Winery | 2020 Riesling
Galen Glen Winery | 2020 Chambourcin
Grandview Vineyard | 2018 Cabernet Franc
Greendance The Winery at Sand Hill | 2021 Grüner Veltliner
Presque Isle Wine Cellars | 2021 Dornfelder
Setter Ridge Vineyards | 2020 Cabernet Franc
Armstrong Valley | 2020 Pinot Noir
Chaddsford Winery | 2019 Merlot
Chaddsford Winery | 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon
Fero Vineyards & Winery | NV 1812 Red Blend
Galen Glen Winery | 2021 Gewurztraminer
Grandview Vineyard | 2020 Albariño
Penns Woods Winery | 2019 Proprietor Reserve
Penns Woods Winery | 2021 Rosé
Penns Woods Winery | 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
Presque Isle Wine Cellars | 2020 Teroldego
ANNUAL BUSINESS MEETING
The 2022 Pennsylvania Winery Association (PWA) Annual Business Meeting was held virtually on April 5, 2022 to include Marketing, Legislative and Membership updates. PWA Members are welcome to review the meeting minutes, please contact the PWA for questions.
2023 Annual Meeting details coming soon.
PRESS & MEDIA CONTACTS
PA Winery Association
ORGANIZATIONS SUPPORTING PA WINERIES
Pennsylvania Winery Association (PWA)
The PWA is a non-profit trade association and an advocate on behalf of the state’s growing multi-billion dollar wine industry. For more information on the PWA and to inquire about membership, please contact the PWA.
PWA Board of Directors
Larry Shrawder, President (Stony Run Winery)
Sam Best (Lakeview Wine Cellars)
Richard Blair (Setter Ridge Vineyards)
Erin Troxell (Galen Glen Vineyard & Winery)
Andrew Yingst (Grace Winery)
Scott Neeley (King View Mead Wine & Cider)
Ed Lazzerini (Octoraro Cellars)
Richard Woolley (Weathered Vineyards)
Jan Waltz (Waltz Vineyards)
Pennsylvania Wine Marketing and 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 driver in our state.
The Department also leads the PA Preferred program, a public-private partnership with many companies throughout the commonwealth. The program is working 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 road-side 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.
In an effort to support local wineries, the PLCB, in conjunction with the PWA operates a PA Preferred Wine Program, which allows PA Preferred designated wineries the opportunity 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.