Owners Mark & Carrie Gerencher sourced peaches and mangos for this intriguing blend from orchards across the river in New Jersey. A 50/50 blend of both fruits, the wine is juicy and sweet with low alcohol at 11.3%. In addition to fruit wines, Sleepy Cat produces a full range of grape wines as well, another…
Dating to 2013, Woody Lodge Winery in the Allegheny Mountains was a labor of love and hobby gone wild. Now expanded to flavored wine tea, jalepeno wine, port-style wine and full roster of native, hybrid, and vinifera wines, their Semi-Dry Riesling shows exemplary pear, peach and apricot flavors. Pix: Co-owner John Gailey
A bright and clear rosé made with Cabernet Franc (80%) and Syrah grapes (20%) brimming with strawberry, raspberry and currant flavors. A hint of pomegranate makes it stand apart, and creates an affinity for lightly spicy cuisine. Perfect for a barbeque or a wide variety of tapas.
Those of us of a certain age remember a song, fondly: “Sweet cherry wine, so very fine.” Well, here it is! 100% cherry fruit from New York state. With an rs of 9.5%, this low alcohol quaff can be the start of a quite enjoyable evening. (No, it’s not by Stevie Wonder!)
From the Lancaster AVA in Pennsylvania, Waltz Vineyards blends estate-grown semillon, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc in this semi-dry white wine. With a climate similar to northern Italy and central France, these white varietals enjoy a long growing season resulting in optimum phenolic development. Crisp and fruity, with a hint of minerality on the finish.
This family-owned winery profits from higher elevation vineyards in the Pennsylvania mountains with good air flow, and a southern exposure that contributes to ideal ripening of the fruit. This estate grown wine, a blend of French-American hybrid grapes, is smooth and fruity, very food friendly and easily quaffable on its own.
A fragrant moscato, bursting with white flower aromas and juicy peach, apricot and pear flavors, comes from the Lake Erie area in Pennsylvania. Linda and Steve Weaver, daughter and son-in-law of founders Betty and Joe Carroll, manage the 65 acre estate, and have recently been joined by their son Robbie at this award winning family-run…
Deep Roots produces high quality apple cider from locally grown apples. For this refreshing quaff, peaches are combined with Northern Spy and Idared apple varieties for a winning mix of tart and sweet flavors. Try with a crisp garden salad, baked or grilled salmon or simply on its own.
From chocolate wine to sweet tea ciders to wine ice cream, Woody Lodge speaks to the sweet tooth in all of us. This port-styled blackberry wine is no exception: Pour over vanilla ice cream or try with cheesecake for dessert. Pair with pecans, almonds, and hazelnuts for a more savory treat.
2018 Linden Vale Rose’ by Mount Nittany Vineyard & Winery, PA Shade Mountain Vineyard – This dry rose is made of 60% cabernet franc and 40% syrah grown in central Pennsylvania. Ripe strawberry notes tease the palate, with highlights of cherry, watermelon and soft rose. Crisp and light-bodied, clean.