Planting Verona Grapes – An Organic Farming Experiment

Many farmers say it’s impossible to grow grapes organically in northeastern Pennsylvania’s cool, wet climate. But we don’t believe in the word impossible! So, we were thrilled to work with SARE on an organic grape growing experiment. SARE invests in groundbreaking research to find innovations and improve American agriculture. We work to operate as sustainably as possible here at Mountain …

The Best Wine in Pennsylvania and Other Awards

Sometimes we have to pinch ourselves when we realize our little hobby has grown into a major passion and a thriving business. Sometimes it takes an amazing moment for us to realize just how far we have come. One of those moments recently happened at the American Wine Society Conference when we learned three of our wines earned awards, including …

See How Chickens will Help Keep Our Farm Sustainable

Say hello to our new Cornish Cross Hen, Corny! She loves playing in the barn. She’s one of a dozen birds we recently brought to the farm. We got a few Cornish Hens, Amber Links, ISA Browns, Barred Rocks, and Blue Asians. (Who knew there were so many types of chickens!?) So many people have asked us what chickens will …

Gardener Planting Rain Garden Flowers

What is a Rain Garden? See Why We Planted One at the Winery.

The new gardens at the winery entrance are no ordinary gardens. They are rain gardens! As gardeners planted last week, so many guests asked us, “What is a rain garden? What is it for? Why is it important?” We love your curiosity! A rain garden is an earth-friendly water management system. The carefully selected plants absorb water that runs off …

Pocono Wedding Venue

2018 Wedding Trends – Pocono Wedding Coordinator Looks Ahead

From the wedding cupcake craze, to candy buffets, to the introduction of the wedding hashtag,¬†Kate Lewis has helped hundreds of couples navigate trends over the past decade. Since she has helped so many couples design their occasions, she knows what will be a big hit with guests and what might fall flat. As Mountain View Vineyard’s Wedding and Event Coordinator, …

Galaxy Wine Recipe

Once upon a time in a galaxy far, far away… Never mind that…we’re bringing a galaxy close to you, really close, right under your nose close. Behold…galaxy wine! As we write this, the United States is looking forward to a solar eclipse. We’ve even heard a few of you might be calling out “sick” that day so you can stop …

Mermaid Wine Cocktails

There may be a million fish in the sea but you are different. You’re mythical, special….a mermaid! So, you’re not just going to drink any wine at a cocktail party, you deserve mermaid wine. This under-the-sea-inspired cocktail was a big hit at our special Mermaid Wine Weekend. So, by popular demand, we are sharing the recipe. If you like this …

Winery Yoga for a Cause

Yoga is relaxing. Vineyard views are relaxing. Wineries are relaxing! Can’t you just feel the stress floating away when you think of those things? We’ve brought them all together to bring you a blissful Saturday morning routine. Here at Mountain View View Vineyard, we’re hosting a yoga class overlooking the vineyard every Saturday morning at 9:30 am. Class is just …

New Brewery Coming to the Poconos

In case you can’t tell from Randy’s face, we are SO excited! We’re opening a new brewery in the Poconos. Many of you know we just opened our new winery in May. The brewery will be located in the same building. (No, we don’t ever plan to retire. Our jobs are too much fun!) The brewhouse (that’s the set up …

New Winery Opening Ceremony

It’s time for a toast! The doors to our brand new winery are now open. Here are some photos from our opening ceremony. Thank you Nicole Taylor Photography for capturing our special day. The event started with some brief remarks. We thanked everyone who helped us reach this moment. Then, the Frogtown Bistro owners had some fun with the crowd. …