Whether you like white, pink, or red, the wine industry in Pennsylvania has something to satisfy your palate. The Keystone State is home to some of the best growing conditions for varieties offering a wide appeal to please your aroma profile. With wineries scattered throughout the state, there is no doubt there is one that can offer you a fine wine and good spirits.

Here we bring you a directory of wineries and a look at the wine trails in the western half of Pennsylvania. Don’t miss part two, where we will explore the offerings of the eastern side of the state.

WINE TRAILS

Southwest Passage Wine Trail

With over 350 awards collectively, the eight vineyards that make up the Southwest Passage Wine Trail focus on high quality. Explore the mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania while enjoying their libations.

Mercer County Wine Trail

Home to over a half dozen family owned wineries, the Mercer County Wine trail is the perfect experience for couples or groups. Sample a wide variety of regionally produced wines and their distinctive flavor. You can also enjoy the Pennsylvania countryside as you travel from location to location. For more on the Mercer County Wine trail and the wineries that make us this trail, see visitmercercountypa.com. Click on Explore and select Wineries.

Lake Erie Wine Country. Photo by Matt Kleck. Courtesy of Lake Erie Wine Country.

Lake Erie Wine Country

Experience Lake Erie Wine Country, formerly known as the Chautauqua-Lake Erie Wine Trail, located on the south shore of beautiful Lake Erie in Pennsylvania and New York. Here you’ll step back in time as you explore the wineries, villages and beaches that are nestled among green rolling hills in the midst of 30,000 contiguous acres of luscious, fragrant grape vineyards.

Lake Erie Wine Country is located between Harborcreek, Pennsylvania and Silver Creek, New York. With only a handful of stop lights from beginning to end, your drive through almost 50 miles of vineyards in Lake Erie Wine Country will transport you to a bygone era, where people are friendly, and sleepy, quaint Victorian towns are calm and inviting. Along the way you’ll enjoy stopping at any or all of our 23 wineries to sip, swirl and savor the true taste of our region.

Wine, Beer, & Shine Tasting Trail

Just about everywhere in the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors region, you can enjoy tastings in the relaxing atmosphere of a local winery. Visitors will find delicious selections of red, white, and fruit wines. Beer lovers can tour Pennsylvania’s second oldest brewery, Straub Brewery and pour themselves a draft from the famous “Eternal Tap”. If you like micro-breweries, make sure to stop by Clarion River Brewing Company. Experience Moonshine at Chicken Hill, Triple Nickel, and America’s only distillery handcrafting moonshine from grain to bottle on site at Blackbird Distillery! The new PA Great Outdoors Wine, Beer, & Shine Tasting Trail is an all-encompassing resource guide with a map for finding and enjoying wineries, breweries, distilleries, and related events in Pennsylvania’s Great Outdoors, see VisitPAGO.com/WineBeerShine

Groundhog Wine Trail

The fourteen wineries that make up this trail have something for everyone. Reaching over 120 miles throughout the Pennsylvania Wilds, the Groundhog Wine Trail, may not help you see your shadow, but it will open your eyes the splendor of Pennsylvania wines.

Wineries

Vinoski Winery

Laurel Highlands

Conneaut Cellars Winery & Distillery. Photo Courtesy of Visit Mercer County PA

Pennsylvania’s Great Lakes Region

Foxburg Wine Cellars. Photo Courtesy of PA Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau.

Pennsylvania Wilds

VentiSei Winery. Photo Courtesy of Visit Lawrence County.

Pittsburgh & its Countryside

Juniata Valley Winery & Wilson House Bed & Breakfast

The Alleghenies

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Jason Krysinski is a lifelong resident of Pennsylvania. He’s been in hotel management for 18 years. He’s passionate about writing, food, history, and travel. Writing for Pinpoint unifies all of his passions. He’s always looking to discover new and off the beaten path locations throughout the state. If you have any suggestions, email him at jason@pinpointpennsylvania.com