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.


Red Wines

Vino da Tavola 2015

Dry red table wine, is a blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Sangiovese from California grapes.  It is a medium bodied wine with hints of black cherry, licorice, and black pepper flavors.  Tannins are moderately high, and acidity is moderate.  Range from 12-15% alcohol.

Montepulciano 2017

Dry red wine, full bodied with black fruit and chocolate flavor.  Montepulciano is an Italian varietal that we ship from  California.  Alcohol content is 14%

Tannat 2017

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%

Teroldego 2017

Teroldego is a deeply colored red wine with intense fruity flavors and a bright acidity.  It does have significant astringency, but in spite of this, it has a subtle soft character.  It can also be earthy, and some have been described as “appetizingly bitter.”  Our Teroldego has unmistakable raspberry and plum flavors with an earthy/smoky character.  Our Teroldego is grown in Clarksburg, CA, in the Sacramento Valley.  Alcohol Content 14.5%

Rosso Alpino 2017

Rosso Alpino is a blend of Nebbiolo and Barbera. It is light in color, almost as light as a rose’, but full bodied and and high in tannins and acidity, with leathery, floral, and raspberry notes.  Our Rosso Alpino is grown in Lodi, CA.  Alcohol content 15%.

Petit Sirah 2017

Petit Sirah is deeply colored red that is high in tannins with hints of blueberry, chocolate, plums and black pepper.  It is originally a French grape that is grown widely in the Central and Sacramento Valleys in California.  Ours is grown in Lodi, in the Northern Central Valley. Alcohol Content 14%.

White Wines

Frascati 2015

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 light bodied wine ideal chilled and is slightly bubbly.  Alcohol content is 11.5%.

Pinot Grigio 2015

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 is 12.5%

Moscato 2018

Our moscato is our sweet wine.  It is a white Italian varietal that we imported from Chile as juice.  It is slightly bubbly with moderate sweetness (residual sugar 6%), sweet enough for a dessert wine, but not so sweet as to prevent serving it with a meal.  Alcohol content is 13%

Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Dry white wine, fruity and refreshing with a moderate acid content.  Shipped from Lanza Musto Vineyards in the Suisun Valley, California.  14.5% alcohol content

Ice Wine 2016

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. Made from juice from Presque Isle Wine Cellars in Erie.  Alcohol content is 13%