Everyone said we were crazy when we gave up our jobs (teaching & pharmaceutical sales) to open a winery. They were right in a way, because we are crazy about what we do.
It all started with a trip to the Finger Lakes region of New York. There, we fell in love with grape growing & wine making.
We decided to try it on our own here in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. So, we planted 6 varieties of grapes on our driveway’s split rail fence. When those 70 vines flourished, we cleared about four-acres of our six-acre property to plant a vineyard.
It wasn’t long before Randy thought, “If it’s this much fun to own a vineyard & winery, how much more fun would it be to have a vineyard, winery & distillery?”
We opened our Pocono distillery on Labor Day Weekend in 2013, the same weekend we celebrated the 4th anniversary of the winery & our 24th wedding anniversary.
It’s been more than 15+ years since we planted our first few dozen vines. Now, we have a nearly 100-acre farm and thousands of vines in our vineyard.
“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine…” – Ephesians 3:20