Every year on February 18 we celebrate National Drink Wine Day. Wine brings people together over laughs and plain old good times. Wine also offers plenty of health benefits, including the possibility of lowering the risk of liver disease, heart attaches, and more. So, why not celebrate it whenever we can!
Whether you’re pairing a glass with your dinner or enjoying a few with friends, here are a few of NEPA’s wineries you can support.
Pittston, PA 18643
With a large selection of wines, you can celebrate National Drink Wine Day at Bartolai Winery & Distribution with a selection of specialty foods! You can book private parties, private wine tastings, and you can even create personalized wine labels for any occasion.
1228 S Main St.
Old Forge, PA 18518
It all started in 1929 when Mary and Antonio Lana opened up a neighborhood general store. From there, a tasting room came to be and you can enjoy wine in a beautiful environment with a pressed tin ceiling and the old general store’s working cash register!
2 Honey Hole Rd.
Drums, PA 18222
From meads to fruit wines, you can enjoy anything you like at Honey Hole Winery. Located next to Simply Homebrew, you might even be inspired to visit them next door and make your own wine! Check out their Facebook page for special events, and read more about Honey Hole Winery here.
41 Susquehanna S.
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
Located right near the train tracks of downtown Jim Thorpe, Big Creek Vineyard and Winery has been making wine since 1986 when they first started plating grapes. Their winery is located at 120 Keller Road Kunkletown where you can watch them bottle their wine on-site! View their wine selection here.
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
This is the perfect place to take the non-wine drinker in your life so you can still celebrate National Drink Wine Day! You can view their wine and beer list here. They also offer on-location events, which you can keep up with here.
32 Cabernet Dr.
Olyphant, PA 18447
Pairing wine with the beautiful setting at Maiolatesi Wine Cellars located just a few miles north of Scranton is an experience in and of itself. They offer charcuterie boards during regular business hours (excluding Mondays) and a full menu Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays. Check out their wine list!
What are your favorite wineries? Let us know in the comments—we love learning about new local hot spots.
Kayleigh is a content writer with a BA in technical writing/literature and an MA in creative writing. When she’s not at work writing, she’s at home writing, reading, or binge-watching television shows… for research, of course. A big do-it-yourselfer and crafter, Kayleigh loves testing out projects and gifting them to friends and family—all in preparation for when she owns her own home one day and decorates with her own personal creations. Her work has appeared on The Writing Cooperative and as an Honorable Mention in East Meets West American Writers Review.