West Pa. Winery & Brewery Website

antenna     West Pa. Winery & Brewery is the companion website to this blog.  I started this site as a comprehensive source of contact information for many of the wineries and breweries in Western Pennsylvania.  The homepage allows you to choose directories for wineries and breweries that list addresses, phone numbers, and links to these businesses.  Links to this months and next months scheduled events can be easily accessed by clicking on the desired months tab.  You can view photos either on the gallery page or on the scrolling slide show on the homepage.  The “More” tab contains pages for contacting me with your event info, a Finger Lakes Region winery directory plus a page linking you to some of my blog posts.  I started this website with the sole purpose of providing a place where you could find all the info about the wineries and breweries in West Pa.  I don’t have a hit counter on this site and had no idea if it was being used until  I was doing maintenance on it and I noticed it had 5000 Facebook “Likes”.  There isn’t a Facebook page for this site and I am asking everyone to help me promote it by giving it a “Like”, tweet, retweet, post, repost, well you get the idea.  I hope this site can be helpful in educating the public on what is available for them in the area of winery and brewery entertainment.  Thank You    twitter@wpawinepirate     West Pa. Winery & Brewery

Lavender Festival at C.W.Klay Winery

 

Sharon Klay's "Gator" sits outside the tasting room

Sharon Klay’s “Gator” sits outside the tasting room

     The 3rd Annual Lavender Festival at the C.W.Klay Winery in Farmington, Pa was held on one of the most beautiful days of the year.  Blue skies and warm breezes greeted guests as they arrived to stunning views of the winery and the surrounding Laurel Highlands.  C.W.Klay owner and winemaker Sharon Klay was on hand, as well as her friendly and knowledgable staff, to welcome visitors to the tasting room where they were served plentiful and free samples of the C.W.Klay wines that were available for purchase. The tasting room also has a collection of wine themed merchandise so you can find the perfect gift for the wine lover on your list.  The cool jazz sounds of Harold Betters filled the air on the lawn along with the scent of lavender coming from the vendor tents.  Most of the offerings included lavender in them and ranged from hair care produces, soaps, chocolate, lavender plants and of course C.W.Klay’s very own speciality lavender wine.  The Klay Winery has a list of events that varies from their weekly “Pavilion Music Series” to a Lobster Clambake and Murder Mystery Dinner Theaters that can be found on their website http://www. cwklaywinery.com.  C.W.Klay wines will be at the Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival in Twin Lakes Park  Greensburg, Pa from Thursday, July 3rd through Sunday, July 6th, 2014. 

Western Pa Winery & Brewery Website Debut

Ripepi Vineyards

Ripepi Vineyards

I would like to invite you to view a website I started to promote the wineries and breweries of Western Pennsylvania.  The site has lists of wineries and breweries with their addresses and contact information.  I have also included event schedules for the next two months.  Other content includes pages dedicated to Finger Lake Wineries, wine & beer related news and galleries of local photos.  Please take a minute to look at this site and see what it has to offer.  If you find it helpful please mention it in your social media with a “Like” or a “Tweet”. Thanks!  Here is a link to the site  http://wpawinepirate.wix.com/wpawinepirateevents/#

Greenhouse Winery Expansion Planned

Best of Show-Hybrid 2014 PA Farm Show Photo Courtesy:GWLLC

Best of Show-Hybrid 2014 PA Farm Show Photo Courtesy:GWLLC

Greenhouse Winery L.L.C. of Rillton, Pennsylvania has announced plans for a $1 million expansion project.  At the heart of the plan is the construction of a 72’x76′ building that will house a tasting room along with retail space for their wines.  The structure will also house a 30’x72′ banquet facility for hosting weddings and other gatherings.  The winemaking operations will occupy the remaining 3200 sq.ft. and will allow production to rise to 14,000 gallons this year from the current level of 11,000 gallons in 2013.  Greenhouse Winery uses 15 varieties of grapes sourced from a vineyard in North East, Pa to make the 35 wines they sell.  The plan calls for construction to start in April 2014 and be completed by August of the same year.  www.greenhousewinery.com