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Presque Isle Wine Cellars ~ A FREE Virtual Event

March 21 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm


“Presque Isle Wine Cellars: Where Pennsylvania Wine Began”

      by Marty Cook

There is a town in the northern most part of the northwest corner of Pennsylvania that is named North East (go figure!).  Near this town is where you will find one of the very first wineries licensed in Pennsylvania soon after the Commonwealth’s legislature passed the Limited Winery Act in 1968.  The name of that winery is Presque Isle Wine Cellars.

Presque Isle Wine Cellars was founded by a man named Doug Moorhead, who was the first Chairman of the State Grape Marketing Council, which developed the legislative proposal that became the Pennsylvania Limited Winery Act in 1968.  Doug is often called “The Father of the Pennsylvania Wine Industry”.  It is Doug’s winery that we will feature on Sunday, March 21st at 3:30 p.m. Eastern during another in our continuing series of PA Wine Society Virtual Wine Tasting events.

Joining us as co-host, and representing Presque Isle Wine Cellars is Bob Green, who is a man of many talents, including Executive Winemaker at Presque Isle Wine Cellars.  Bob is a thoughtful and innovative winemaker whose career spans over 35 years of professional experience as a consulting winemaker as well as being a longtime instructor in Hospitality for Mercyhurst University and lead instructor for the Penn State – Berks Workforce Development Winemaking Certificate.  Bob will feature three of his “soon-to-be-released” wines during our upcoming tasting, as follows:

 The Wines 

  • 2020 Pinot Blanc – a dry, medium-bodied white wine made from a grape that is a mutation of Pinot Noir and that is offered as a new release.
  • 2020 Grüner Veltliner – a dry, crisp white wine made from the signature white grape of Austria that has found a home in some areas of the east coast in recent decades. Offered as a “pre-release teaser”.
  • 2019 Carmine – a dry, medium-bodied red wine made from an intriguing three-way crossing of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Carignan that may present dark fruit, dark chocolate and the occasional hint of mint. Offered as a new release.

Ordering Wines

  • The 20% discount price for this 3-pack of wines is $45, plus your state sales tax, plus shipping.
  • Please note that Presque Isle Wine Cellars ships to 39 states and the District of Columbia.  
  • Order wines online at using the Promo Code PWS2021.  Use the search box on the home page and search “PWS2021” the PWS  Sneak Peek Package comes right up for you.   OR you may also call to order – phone 814-725-1314 and ask for the PWS2021 Sneak Peek package.

So, order those wines today, and please join us on Sunday, March 21st at 3:30 p.m. Eastern for another exciting online wine tasting interlude with the PA Wine Society!   Zoom link and information below.

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March 21
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