Tag Archives: Western Pennsylvania wineries

Edge of Tomorrow

I recently visited with Jay Bell owner/winemaker at Bella Terra Vineyards in Hunker, Pennsylvania. Jay is one of the ambitious young winemakers making his mark on the developing wine scene here in Western PA. The first thing you notice when … Continue reading

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The Pirate & The Pearl

I didn’t know of any Petite Pearl being grown or made in Pennsylvania so when I had the opportunity to do a barrel tasting of a Petite Pearl wine that was grown and made just a short drive from my … Continue reading

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Just Saying!!!

Here are a few of my views on recent trends. I am not a big fan of bottle caps on wine bottles. I have no problem with screw tops or wine in cans but when I see a wine bottle … Continue reading

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Harvest Report 2018

     The 2018 growing season in the Northeastern United States turned out to be one of the most challenging in recent years. I contacted several of the top winemakers/vintners to get their thoughts and opinions about the 2018 season. After … Continue reading

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Greendance The Winery at Sand Hill

     It was a beautiful evening as we drove down the access road past row after row of manicured vines clinging to trellis on our way to Greendance Winery. We were driving through Sand Hill, a fruit and berry farm that … Continue reading

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Lake Erie Wine Country Wine & Cheese Weekend

     Lake Erie Wine Country will be presenting its Wine & Cheese Weekend event the weekend of April 21-23, 2017. There will be twenty two wineries participating in this event. Tickets are only sold online and must be picked up … Continue reading

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Ripepi Diamond is Forever

     The white grape Diamond is a cross between the Concord and Iona (Vitis Vinifera –labrusca hybrid) grape developed in Western New York during the mid 1880’s. This grape had a major influence on winemaking in the Eastern U.S. during … Continue reading

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