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Jul 17, 2008 06:22 AM

pa wineries

hello from south west pa i'm looking for some wineries in this region we have visited several but asking around always helps... we have been to stone villa for the weekend events which are wonderful they have great wine and free music and we have been to ck winery were about 2 hours outside of pittsburgh and are wondering if there are any other small wineries that aren't as easy to find in pa any suggestions?

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  1. Not in your area, but if you're ever in or passing through the southeast part of the state, I highly recommend Va La in Avondale:

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    1. re: spyturtle008

      I agree! I live very close to Va La and I can confidently say that it has the best wines in the area. Two heads above the rest at least. Very nice wines and a lovely tasting experience. Bottles are a little spendy, so be prepared for a $30-40 bottle.

      1. re: marcia131

        Agreed. Nice enough wine, but too expensive for what it is.

    2. You have got to check out Va La Vineyard. Come out this way and stay at a Bed & Breakfast, it'd be a lovely romantic or girlfriend weekend. The wines are worth this trip. Great italian style reds and paired beautifully with cheese and chocolate.

      1. If heading up toward Erie, Presque Isle Winery is a must. IMHO, it is the premier winery of Pennsylvania.

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          1. I did a weekend in the Chautaugua wine region which includes northeast PA and into NY a bit. While its not exactly Napa (and doesn't pretend to be) it was a very enjoyable trip. Everyone we came in contact with was friendly, warm, and personable.


            I used this site to plan. (We actually attended the 'holiday wine weekend' last year).

            I believe the winery Chefpaulo mentioned would be included in this area.