Named after the founder, the Quaker William Penn (1644-1718) on the central Atlantic coast with the capital Harrisburg was one of the 13 founding states of the USA, The forest and lake-rich country extends from the coast over the Appalachian Mountains to Lake Erie - one of the five Great Lakes. In the vast forests that grows Oak wood which is for the production of American Barriques serves. Viticulture was already practiced here in the 17th century, among other things brought from the year 1683 from their homeland distributed French Huguenots their viticulture skills. Towards the end of the 18th century, Philadelphia became the historic grape variety Alexander discovered. The areas classified as AVA are Central Delaware Valley, Cumberland Valley, Lake Erie, and the only Lancaster Valley restricted to the state of Pennsylvania. The viticulture centers are located around the two cities of Philadelphia and Lancaster in the southeast of the country.
The vineyards cover about 4,000 hectares of vineyards. They are nearly three quarters with varieties of the American species Vitis labrusca such as the here discovered and cultivated historical variety Concord planted. This will be sweet wines with a clear Foxton or grape juice. Also by the American viticulture pioneer Philip wagner (1904-1996) from the 1940s made popular French hybrids are common on the east coast as in the other states. Well-known production facilities include Allegro, Arrowhead Wine Cellars, Big Creek Vineyard, Blue Mountain Vineyard, Chaddsford, Cherry Valley Vineyard, Clover Hill Vineyards & Winery, Conneaut Cellars Winery, Evergreen Valley Vineyards, Flickerwood Wine Cellars, Heritage Wine Cellars, Mount Hope Estate Winery, Oak Spring Winery, Presque Isle Wine Cellar, Quaker Ridge Winery, Slate Quarry Winery, Stone Villa Wine Cellars and Vynecrest Winery.