Pennsylvania wine

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Wine region
Map of USA PA.svg
Official name Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Type U.S. state
Year established 1787
Country United States
Sub-regions Central Delaware Valley AVA, Cumberland Valley AVA, Lake Erie AVA, Lancaster Valley AVA, Lehigh Valley AVA
Climate region Continental in AVA's, also humid subtropical in extreme SE lowlands
Total area 46,055 square miles (119,282 km2)
Grapes produced Aurore, Baco noir, Barbera, Cabernet Foch, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Carmine, Catawba, Cayuga, Chambourcin, Chancellor, Chardonel, Chardonnay, Chelois, Concord, Corvina, De Chaunac, Delaware, Diamond, Dolcetto, Dornfelder, Edelweiss, Fredonia, Geisenheim, Gewürztraminer, Isabella, Lemberger, Leon Millot, Malvasia, Marechal Foch, Merlot, Niagara, Noiret, Norton, Petit Verdot, Pinot blanc, Pinot gris, Pinot Meunier, Pinot noir, Primitivo, Rayon d'Or, Riesling, Rougeon, Sangiovese, Sauvignon blanc, Seyval blanc, Siegfried, Steuben, Syrah, Tocai Friulano, Traminette, Vidal blanc, Vignoles, Villard blanc, Villard noir, Vincent, Viognier[1]

Pennsylvania wine refers to wine made from grapes grown in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The climate in Pennsylvania is mild compared to surrounding states, with the moderating effects of Lake Erie to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. 119 wineries[2] are located in all parts of the state, including five designated American Viticultural Areas. Pennsylvania is the eighth-largest wine producing state in the country.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Appellation America (2007). "Pennsylvania: Appellation Description". Retrieved Nov. 23, 2007.
  2. ^ "Pa data". Appellation America. Retrieved 30 January 2015.