A visit to a local vineyard isnt only for vinophiles. Its a ‘must do for anyone who enjoys a day out on the land meeting the people who grow the grapes and craft quality wines from the fruits of their labor. Oh, and the tastings are cool, too!
Monroe County, Pennsylvania is home to several vineyards ready to welcome you for a winery tour and a sampling of select vintages.
“Wine is food, and best served at the dinner table” is the motto of the Strohlein Family at Big Creek Vineyard in Kresgeville, on the south face of the Pocono Escarpment. The winery occasionally hosts special events and has a shop on Race Street in historic Jim Thorpe.
Cherry Valley Vineyards is the perfect place to “drink in” the Poconos at the base of the Appalachian Mountains. The Sorrenti Family offers free daily tastings. Or, treat yourself to a guided weekend tour.
Fans of microbrews may want to include the Shawnee Inn to this tour. Shawnees Gem and Keystone™ Brewpub features a selection of ShawneeCraft® beers.