The state 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 United States, The forest and lake-rich country stretches from the coast over the Appalachian Mountains to Lake Erie - one of the five Great Lakes. It grows in the vast forests Oak wood that for the production of American Barriques serves. Viticulture was practiced here as early as the 17th century, and French Huguenots who had been expelled from their homeland brought their wine-making knowledge with them from 1683 onwards. Towards the end of the 18th century, Philadelphia became the historical grape variety Alexander discovered. Central Delaware Valley, Cumberland Valley, Lake Erie and Lancaster Valley, the only ones limited to the state of Pennsylvania, are classified as AVA areas. The winegrowing centers are located around the two cities of Philadelphia and Lancaster in the southeast of the country.
The vineyards cover around 4,000 hectares of vineyards. Almost three quarters of them are varieties of the American species Vitis labrusca such as the historical variety discovered and cultivated here Concord planted. This turns sweet wines with clear Foxton or grape juice. Also by the American wine-growing pioneer Philip wagner (1904-1996) popularized from the 1940s onwards hybrids are common as in the other states on the east coast. Well-known production companies are Allegro, Arrowhead Wine Cellars, Big Creek Vineyard, Blue Mountain Vineyards, 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.