Thursday, October 13, 2011

Regional Wine Week: Maiolatesi Wine Cellars is hosting "Regional Wine Week" across the U.S. from October 9th through the 15th, so this week, all my blog posts will focus on Pennyslvania and its wine industry.  However, visit the website to see more blog posts about wines across the U.S - all those states we don't hear too much about in the wine world.  Remember that October 15th is Pennsylvania Wine Day, and make sure to cheers Pennsylvania wine, no matter where you are!

Tucked deep in Pennsylvania's north eastern wilderness is Maiolatesi Wine Cellars, which is a perfect place to stop in between your fishing, kayaking, skiing, or hiking experiences.  The Pocono/Scranton area is one of the most beautiful parts of Pennsylvania that I know of, and Maiolatesi is no exception.  Here's a look at some of the key features inside Maiolatesi's tasting room:

The mural inside the tasting room at Maiolatesi Wine Cellars

Welcome to Maiolatesi's tasting room!

Wines to purchase inside the tasting room

A close up of Maiolatesi's White Label - one of my personal favorites

An old, historic wine press inside the tasting room

The view from Maiolatesi Wine Cellars (during the summer months)
(All photos by author)

At Maiolatesi, winemaking is an art that has been passed down through several generations.  There's something at Maiolatesi Wine Cellars for everyone.  Some of their specialties include Sweet Tea Wine, Watermelon Cayuga White, and Just Peachy - some of my favorite sweet wines found throughout the state.  The fruit flavor in these wines is phenomenal and made with great care.  Additionally, Maiolatesi sells a very nice sparkling wine: Sparkling Viognier - one of the few sparkling wines with a Viognier base.  However, if you're into drier wines, try the Riesling, White Label (incredibly aromatic and enticing), and Giulia's Reserve Chardonnay.  Nonetheless, enjoy your experience tasting wine in north eastern Pennsylvania.  Cheers!

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