Pennsylvania Wine Society

Pennsylvania Wine Society


~ 35 years of wine education & appreciation ~


Exploring wines from around the world with you!

About Us

The Pennsylvania Wine Society (PWS), founded in 1987, is a non-profit organization whose aim is to help everyone appreciate and enjoy wines from around the world.

Our goal is to help people learn about fine wine, various wine-making processes, selecting fine wines, and pairing food and wine for an even better sensory experience. PWS’s philosophy is that “life is too short to drink bad wine.”

Pennsylvania Wine Society
Pennsylvania Wine Society
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Who We Are

We are a growing wine society with over 100 members.  Benefits of membership include Wine Cellar newsletter subscription, exclusive access to website resources, priority registration for events, reduced event fees, and voting for the Board of Directors to name a few.

We support the Pennsylvania wine industry with events and an annual wine competition award.

We also hold many events each year featuring knowledgeable and engaging wine experts from all over the world.  Wines for PWS events are purchased in Pennsylvania.

Our Mission

Our mission is to educate people about fine wine, vinifera grape growing, and the wine-making process. We aim to provide a high-end sensory experience of fine wines, and wine and food pairings.

Pennsylvania Wine Society
Pennsylvania Wine Society


We currently hold FREE bimonthly virtual wine tastings, weekly informal Wine Wednesday virtual gatherings, and carefully planned safe-distanced, outdoor events.  Our renowned in-person events are returning in October at the Hilton Harrisburg!

Events range from social events to structured, formal tastings of wines from all over the world presented by knowledgeable and engaging winemakers and wine experts. Our members range from beginners to connoisseurs. Many of us knew very little to nothing about wine when we joined PWS, and we have had so much fun learning!

We’d love to share this fun with you – all are welcome – you do not need to be a member to attend!