March 9th, 2018. For the second year in a row, a Presque Isle Wine Cellars wine has been honored as Pennsylvania’s Best Red Wine at the PA Wine Association Governor’s Cup Competition. Our 2016 Dornfelder took the honors as best red and best dry red, following up with style on the sterling accomplishments of our Cabernet Franc last year. Our Traminette garnered yet more honors, winning gold as well.
February 2nd, 2018. Presque Isle Wine Cellars Announces its Community Giving Program. Through our WINE4GOOD Program, we will be donating a percentage of sales to various charitable organizations when customers purchase wine using the charitable donation codes that have been set up for each charity. For a full description of the WINE4GOOD Program, why we are supporting these particular causes, and the charities we have chosen to support, Click here.
Janurary 31st, 2018. Traminette Named Top PA White Wine. We are humbled to announce that several of our wines have received honors in PA Wine Society's Pennsylvania Wine Excellence Competition. Our 2016 Traminette finished second overall- making it the second best wine in PA and the Top White Wine in PA! Our Touriga Nacionale Port finished in tenth place, and our Eskimo Kisses Dessert Wine was named in the Honorable Mentions. Read the press release here.
December 14th, 2017. Ripper Red- New Wine Bottled and on our shelves. he terribly harsh winters of 2014 and 2015 wiped out our local Syrah vineyards and left us in a pickle because the Syrah was so good and we miss it. So, we turned to our friends Down Under and made a really nice Shiraz from the wonderful Aussie juices we have been importing. Ripper Red brings two great complementary wines together – our Down-Under Shiraz and local Noiret. The result a fantastic blend which in Australia, they’d say was a ripper. Ripper Red is intensely colored with great berry aromas, light oak, a bit of pepper, and a long, lightly tannic finish. Order Ripper Red here.
December 7th, 2017. New Wine Releases. Today we are releasing our legendary Kisses ice-style dessert wines in a smaller 187mL size option. Perfect for the solo Kisses lover and couples who want to share a private Kiss, or as gifts and stocking stuffers. AND, some of our best varietals from the great 2016 vintage – Cabernet Franc, Noiret, Dornfelder, Traminette, and a lovely Chardonnay Cuveé Reserve - are now bottled and ready to share and enjoy!
November 22nd, 2017. Select PIWC Wines Available at Pittsburgh Airport. A selection of Presque Isle Wine Cellars wines are now being carried at Vino Volo at Pittsburgh International Airport, just in time for you Holiday travel! If you are passing through PIT during your Thanksgiving Odyssey, stop by and have a glass of Pennsylvania’s Finest - Presque Isle Wine. Cheers!
November 21st, 2017. Eskimo Kisses joins wines at the TX JW Marriot Austin. Our exquisite multi gold medal winning Eskimo Kisses ice-style dessert wine has just been selected for the wine menu at the amazing JW Marriott Austin Hotel, chosen by Condé Nast Traveler as one of the World’s Top 50 Hotels.
September 27th, 2017. PIWC's Executive Winemaker Partners with Penn State to Teach Winemaking. We are so proud to announce that our Executive Winemaker, Bob Green, will be teaching Winemaking: The Art and Science, a learning series offered by Penn State Behrend Youth Education Outreach. Learn More.
September 22nd, 2017. New Wine Releases! Great news! New wine previews this weekend! Our 2016 Cabernet Franc is ready to be released, and we think this one will be even better than the phenomenal 2013, which was a multi-gold medal and Keystone Cup winning wine. Our Traminette is back with a vengeance in our 2016 vintage after the devastation of the horrible 2014-2015 winters. This lovely semi-dry white has wonderful Gewurz-like characteristics of spice, pear and aromas of rose petal.
August 22nd, 2017. The Wine Curmudgeon Sings Our Praises. Presque Isle Wine Cellars' Eskimo Kisses was recently tasted by Jeff Siegel, The Wine Curmudgeon, an influential wine writer. He referred to Eskimo Kisses as a "tremendous value." Read more.
July 1st, 2017. PIWC Can Now Ship its Award Winning Wines to Texas! ALL of our award-wining wines can now be ordered direct from the winery and shipped right to your door. We can now ship to any residential or business address in the great state of Texas. Learn more here, or read our press release regarding the news here.
June 20th, 2017. PIWC Takes Home 13 Medals in the 2017 Lone Star International Wine Competition, held in Texas. Texas' oldest competition is a prestigious and truly international competition where our wines are judged against wines from around the world. Winning awards here is a testament to the quality of the wines we produce, and evidence that our wines can hold their own against wines from anyplace in the world. Gold medalists were Eskimo Kisses and Cabernet Franc and Silver medalists were Riesling, Blanco Fresco, Reflections, Falling Waters, True Blue, and Blushing Heron. Bronze medalists were Cinnful Kisses, Pinot Blanc, Niagara, and BluSecco. Learn more here.
April 27th, 2017. PIWC Wins 17 Medals in the 2017 Finger Lakes International Wine Competition. Read more here.
April 1st, 2017. PIWC Wines won Multiple Awards and Keystone Cup in 2017 PA Wine Competition. Our Presque Isle Wine Cellars Lake Erie Cabernet Franc 2013 has been named Best Dry Wine and Best Red Dry Wine, and has won a gold medal in the 2017 Pennsylvania Wine Competition. In addition to these awards, the wine was declared Best in Show, earning the winery the Keystone Cup. Other Presque Isle Wine Cellars wines that were awarded medals in this competition include 2015 Falling Waters (Gold), Touriga Nacional Port (Gold), 2015 Reflections of Lake Erie (Silver), Blushing Heron (Silver), and Freeport Red (Bronze). Learn more here.
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