Papa Joe's Wine Cellar

Papa Joe’s Wine Cellar (est. 2013) is a small, family-owned winery in Western Pennsylvania. We pride ourselves on creating great wine with the same hard work and passion our ancestors put into their wine. It is with this strong devotion to familial and cultural tradition that we strive to share the wine that our Papa Joe would have proudly served on his table. Our label pays tribute to our past, proudly displaying a photo of Papa Joe’s village Sersale, in the Catanzaro region of Calabria.


Vino da Tavola
The Vino da Tavola is a dry red table wine. It is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Sangiovese from California grapes. Medium bodied with hints of black cherry, licorice, and black pepper flavors, its tannins are moderately high, and acidity is moderate. Alcohol content: 12-15%

Montepulciano 2015
The Montepulciano is a dry red wine, full bodied with hints of black fruit and chocolate flavors. Montepulciano is an Italian varietal that we ship from Lodi, California. Alcohol content: 14%

Frascati 2015
Frascati is a dry white table wine made from a blend of primarily Malvasia and Trebbiano grapes, imported as juice from Central Italy, near Rome. Frascati has a citrus aspect from the Malvasia grapes and some floral notes and acidity from the Trebbiano grapes. It is a slightly bubbly, light bodied wine, ideally served chilled. Alcohol content: 11.5%

Pinot Grigio 2015
Pinot Grigio is a dry white table wine imported from Italy as juice. It is a medium bodied wine with hints of lime and pear flavors. A moderately high acid content provides a uniquely refreshing character. Alcohol content: 12.5%

Moscato 2016
Our Moscato is our sweet wine. It is a white Italian varietal that we import from Chile as juice. It is slightly bubbly with moderate sweetness (residual sugar 6%), sweet enough for pairing with dinner or dessert. Alcohol content: 13%

Sauvignon Blanc 2016
Our Sauvignon Blanc is a dry white wine, with a hint of citrus. Served chilled, it is refreshing with a moderate acid content. It pairs well with seafood or chicken. It is shipped from Lanza Musto Vineyards in the Suisun Valley, California. Alcohol content: 14.5%

Ghiacciato (“Iced” Wine)
Ghiacciato is a sweet wine made from Vidal Blanc grapes left on the vine until after freezing. High acid and sugar content from concentration of the must by pressing while frozen makes this an ideal dessert wine. It is made from juice from Presque Isle Wine Cellars in Erie. Alcohol content: 13%

Tannat is a fruity, full bodied dark red wine with high tannins, good acid balance, and hints of raspberry, blackberry, and leather. Originally from France and the Basque region, immigrants brought Tannat to South America; it is considered the national grape of Uruguay. Our Tannat is grown in Clarksburg, CA in the Sacramento Valley. Alcohol content: 15.5%

Malbec is a full bodied red wine with moderately high tannins, with earthy, citrus, and subtle floral notes. Malbec is originally from the Bordeaux Region in France, and is very common in Argentina and Chile. Our Malbec is grown in the Lodi, CA area. Alcohol content: 15%