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Petite Sirah – Not Just for Sipping!

You may think we are fanatics (well, we are) but we just can’t get enough Petite Sirah! PS I Love You’s 10th Annual Petite Sirah Noble Symposium, held here at Concannon Vineyard a few days ago, was a huge success. We again found that our love for this wine is equally shared with winemakers and sommeliers all over the world. And though this wine is beautiful for sipping, did you also know it’s great for cooking? Continue reading

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Celebrating the “great” and “grand” Concannon ladies

Ellen Rowe Concannon

This past Mother’s Day had me thinking about my mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Each of these remarkable women made huge contributions to the success of our family winery over the last 128 years, and I thought I’d share some fond memories and a bit of history with you. Continue reading

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The Gatekeeper’s Guild

Did you know there is a way to stay in “the know” on all the latest and greatest Concannon wines? It’s called the Gatekeeper’s Guild, and it is a great way to discover some of our finest wines, most of them produced in extremely limited quantities. Members are the first to try these spectacular wines before they’re released to the public, even before they enter our Tasting Room! Continue reading

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“Cead Mile Failte” (A Hundred Thousand Welcomes)

I was asked how it felt to return to Ireland nearly 150 years after my great-grandfather, James Concannon, sailed from the rocky coast of the Aran Islands for America’s fertile shores.

Coming back for me always stirs something deep inside. It’s a reminder of so many of the Irish values that have made us who we are, a return to my family’s roots, our original homeland which is integral to our history and identity. I’m very proud of that spirit which I know began in this place – I see it all around me! Continue reading

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