North East - Presque Isle Wine Cellars

9440 West Main Road

Hours: Year Round

Winery History

Presque Isle Wine Cellars shares with nearby Penn Shore Vineyards the distinction of being the first wineries to obtain Pennsylvania winery licenses following enactment of the Limited Winery (Farm Winery) Act in 1968. We and others began research on the practicality of restarting a wine industry in the state, which had begun in the 1820's , but which had died out because of disease problems and the rise of Prohibition sentiment. A legislative effort was begun in 1968 and because of very fortuitous circumstances a Farm Winery Bill was passed in that same year. The Pennsylvania industry has grown to 173 licensees as of June 2010 with at least 125 of them reporting sales.

We introduced the growing of Vitis vinifera (European) grapes to the Lake Erie Region in the late 1950's and we were key participants in the successful effort to establish the LAKE ERIE American Viticultural Appellation in the early 1980's.


Mark Truett

Friday, March 9, 2018
Visited the wine and beer home brew store. They have a modest selection of ingredients and supplies for the home brewer and wine maker. Very friendly, knowledgable, staff. Definitely worth the visit if you're interested in wine making or home brewing.

Steve Dolan

Monday, Jan. 22, 2018
Customer service was/is excellent! I ordered some winemaking equipment (for the first time with them and close to $2000) and when I went to use it a month and a half later I realized some of the chemistry was not shipped. Based on past experience with other vendors I was anticipating a problem but I called and they were great, realized the mistake and shipped everything out with no questions or cost to me. They have earned a loyal customer in me.

Marsha Maddy

Saturday, Sep. 23, 2017
Delicious wines! We liked everything we tasted and ended up buying several bottles. My husband likes red and I like sweet whites and both of us were pleased. The best of 3 we tried in the area. Much much better than others!

Dan Becker

Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017
Large selection of wine with a knowledgeable staff; they had the most dry reds of any vineyard we visited this trip. We had to use the full 6 samples per person to taste all of the wines we wanted to try. They also had two years of Noiret (2012 and 2016), and we love tasting verticals! We got two of the last bottles of 2012 Noiret.

Tom McMann

Tuesday, July 25, 2017
A large variety of wines. Easy to find one you will like. Customer service is exceptional. The company really works hard to give customers a great experience. Fully satisfied!