The beautiful Pocono Mountains make for the perfect setting to sip wine. Several vineyards and wineries offer Poconos wine tastings which enable you to indulge in the unique flavors while soaking in the views. See below for some of the best wineries to visit. Looking for other places to visit while here? Download our complimentary Vacation Guide for recommendations for great restaurants and excellent breweries in the Poconos.
The Best Poconos Wine Tastings
The Pocono Wine Trail
Following this trail will lead you to the best wineries in the Poconos. Each winery is family-owned and within a short drive from the next. Additionally, you will be able to explore the distinctive flavors of Poconos wine in vineyards framed by dramatic backdrops of sweeping vistas, lush trees, and mountains.
Below are the places you can visit for wine tastings on the Pocono Wine Trail.
Rated one of the top vineyards in the country by Travel + Leisure, this elegant winery in Saylorsburg is a wonderful place to spend a few hours. The tasting room at the Blue Ridge Winery overlooks sprawling, 360-degree views of the surrounding vineyards, mountains, and Christmas tree farm in the valley.
If the owner happens to be on site, you just might be lucky enough to take a tour and learn more about the history of the vineyard and winery!
There’s a reason why this vineyard is named after its mountain views. You will also have several different kinds of wines to choose from here.
Nestled at the base of the Appalachian Mountains in Cherry Valley, this vineyard has been producing fine wine since 1981.
The Renegade Winery is the Poconos’ premier urban concept winery. They make their wines right in the heart of historic downtown Stroudsburg.
This urban winery sources its fruits from farmers and makes their wines and ciders in a fashion similar to microbreweries; that is, in small batches intended for local consumption.
Big Creek is a family-owned vineyard that focuses on French-American hybrids, rich, hearty reds, and mellow but expressive whites. You’ll find traditional wines along with more inventive blends like their apple wine when you visit.
One of the most striking features of this vineyard is the level of hospitality you will experience. You’ll feel like you’re part of the family as you not only enjoy the excellent wine but also the great company. There is also an antipasteria on site that serves antipasto plates, home-made soup, and baked goods to pair with your wine.
Franklin Hill Vineyards is one of the oldest in the Lehigh Valley, and the tasting room of Franklin Hill Vineyard incorporates its roots by blending old world charm with modern excellence. Order a glass of your favorite red or white, and as you sip you’ll discover why Franklin Hill’s wines have consistently won awards time and again.
Plus, the staff is always ready to show visitors around the facility, so you can enjoy a wine your along with your tasting.
They also operate a micro-distillery in Bethlehem called Social Still, where you can enjoy craft cocktails, local wine, and delicious food in a prohibition era bank building.
Tour the grounds while you take in the views of the vineyards or visit the tank room when you come here for a wine tasting.
Poconos Wine Tours
Want to visit more than one winery in one day? With a Poconos wine tour, you won’t have to worry about transportation. You’ll be able to sit back and relax as you are driven in a comfortable vehicle from winery to winery. Below are some of the places in the Poconos that offer wine tours.
If you’d like to take a wine tasting tour in style, consider PA Wine Tours! You’ll ride in an SUV or a luxurious limousine from winery to winery. Sit back and relax as the scenery rolls by.
With Pocono Wine Tours, you can choose from three different packages that take you to several different local wineries. Their most popular package is the Reserve Package, which includes tastings at 4 different wineries along the Pocono Wine Trail plus lunch arrangements.
Britton Detrick created Renegade Tours after helping his son start the Blue Ridge Estate Winery & Vineyards. Renegade Wine Tours is dedicated to making your visit to the Poconos an unforgettable experience.
The most popular package at Renegade Tours is all inclusive! You’ll visit three different wineries along the Pocono Wine Trail and have a satisfying afternoon lunch at Sarah Street Grill.
Relax at Mountaintop Lodge
It’s the perfect place to escape from city living and reconnect with nature for a while. You can spend your time here simply relaxing on our porch or by exploring the fantastic amenities. Guests of Mountaintop Lodge also gain complimentary access to Lake Naomi Club. This means you’ll have access to pools, tennis courts, boating, fishing, sailing, and more!
Our Out and About suite is a great home base for your exploration of the Poconos. Return after a day of adventure and relax on your comfortable king-sized bed or the cozy couch. If it is a cold day, you will enjoy the warmth from the fireplace tucked into the corner. Your private bathroom is stocked with plush Turkish towels and luxurious bath products.
If you’re on a romantic getaway, you can put the finishing touches on your vacation with our “I Love You” Every Day of the Year” package. This package includes a vase filled with six red roses, a bottle of wine, gourmet truffles and chocolate-covered strawberries from a local chocolate shop, and two Mountaintop Lodge ceramic keepsake mugs.
This is just a sample of what Mountaintop Lodge provides. Be sure to browse all our accommodations before booking your vacation in the Pocono Mountains!