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Satellite Tasting Rooms Extend PA Wineries’ Reach

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It’s a lovely drive through the Pennsylvania countryside to the modern tasting room at the Flickerwood Wine Cellars’ winery, located in Kane in rural McKean County.

But if you can’t visit them, Flickerwood is happy to bring their wines closer to where you live.  Flickerwood, like many winery tasting rooms in PA Wine Land, operates three satellite tasting rooms in more populous areas, including downtown locations in Kennett Square and Oxford, both in heavily populated and tourist-filled Chester County and both about 250 miles away from the Kane winery.  Moreover, if you plan to vacation on the Jersey Shore this summer, there is even a Flickerwood outlet on Dune Avenue in central Avalon.

Increasingly, Pennsylvania wineries are operating satellite or remote tasting rooms within main shopping areas of cities, shopping malls, tourist destinations and farmer’s markets.

For example, Blue Mountain Vineyards and Cellars in the Lehigh Valley has tasting room outlets in Philadelphia’s iconic Reading Terminal Market, at two Giant supermarkets and in area shopping malls.

Chaddsford Winery in Chester County was an early pioneer in satellite centers and has operated a shop in Peddler’s Village near New Hope in Bucks County for many years.

Of course, some of the remote tasting rooms are not far from the wineries but are situated in more-convenient shopping locations.  For example, Kreutz Creek Vineyards in West Grove has a location in nearby West Chester that caters to that city’s lunchtime crowd with a “bring your own food” promotion, and Landenberg’s Paradocx Vineyard has a second location in downtown Kennett Square.

During summer months, regional farmer’s markets often feature local wineries.  For example, the Lansdowne Farmer’s Market has Penn’s Wood Winery as one of its booths, Pittsburgh Public Market features Glades Pike Winery and the Allentown Fairgrounds Farmers Market is home to Clover Hill Winery.

Finally, many wineries also have online shopping with shipping available – just in case you can’t reach any of their locations!

To find out more about individual wineries and their shopping locations as well as the 12 wine trails located throughout Pennsylvania, log onto www.PAWineLand.com.  The site also has maps and contact information for the more than 150 wineries spread across the state as well as wine tips and wine information.  And if you’re on the road, find nearby wineries by using the mobile website at m.pennsylvaniawine.com.