The wine I’m sharing today is from another Pennsylvania winery (honestly I had no idea that PA had so many wineries), Penns Woods Winery located in Eddystone, PA with a tasting room in Chadds Ford, PA. Eddystone is 20 minutes south of Philly and the tasting room is about 40 minutes outside of Philly, near the PA-Delaware border. This is the first wine I’m featuring that costs more than $15. Honestly, I don’t mind spending more money (although I realize this isn’t that much, I naturally gravitate toward less expensive wines) for good alcohol. The reasons I chose this (in the beautiful new Wine & Spirits store near 20th and Market Streets) was the fact that it’s from PA and it was a variety of wine I hadn’t yet tried.
The Wine: Penns Wood Traminette 2010. The Traminette is “A hybrid grape grafted at Cornell university in the 60’s, this grape is part gewürztraminer, and gives off a yellowish straw color. On the nose the sweet smells of honey and lemon zest give way to a clean, crisp and mineral finish.”
Bottle Description: Like the visionary William Penn this wine was crafted with the future in mind. Arriving here required the latest technology and wine making techniques. We feel this wine represents a small piece of what the future holds with regard to Pennsylvania viticulture and it’s [sic] devoted wine community. Honoring this spirit and tradition, one dollar from the proceeds of this bottle will be donated to furthering wine and grape research in Pennsylvania.
Note: I must mention here how much that typo in the bottle description is getting on my nerves.
About Penns Woods Winery: Penns Woods Winery has been in business for over 40 years, and is family-run by Gino Razzi and his daughter, Carley Razzi Mack. All wines are made from grapes grown in Pennsylvania. You can have wine shipped to you, unless you have a PO Box or live in any of the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Alaska, Georgia, Hawaii, Indiana, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah, and Virginia
Impressions: Smooth and sweet. Exactly how I like my wines, and it paired wonderfully with the baked chicken and pumpkin risotto I had for dinner. I would buy it again, but there are so many others to feature here.