Three Questions with Elaine Pivinski – Franklin Hill Vineyards
1. Franklin Hill has recently become known for its fun events like painting classes and yoga in the vineyard. How do you think these events enhance customers’ experience when visiting your winery?
At Franklin Hill Vineyards, we want our guests to really experience our wines, and what better way than to pair wine with events? Whether it’s yoga and brunch in our beautiful vineyard, hikes in the vineyard, food trucks and wine in the pavilion, or an evening of painting and wine in the cellar, visitors feel welcome and relaxed. We are always coming up with great ways experience our wines.
2. FHV recently introduced wine in a can and also hard cider in a can. Why did you think putting these beverages in cans would be popular with your customers?
We embrace and drive change in our industry. Not only is Franklin Hill innovative and creative, but our customers are too. They are loving the newly released Hopped Hard Cider (with a crisp citra hop flavor) Midnight Rush (sparkling plum wine in a can) and the newest, Beach Bum (coconut wine in a 1.5 litre pouch). We are already working on another great addition to our list… so stay tuned; you’re not gonna want to miss it!
3. Wine festival season is upon us and we know that FHV LOVES festivals. Which festivals does the winery attend each year? Does FHV have a dedicated festivals staff that goes to these events?
The only thing we love as much as having our customers visit us, is visiting our customers. Our festival crew is on the road again and super excited to bring our wines and ciders all over PA. Look for us at York Flavorfest, Wine Me Up, PA Ciderfest, 275th Bethlehem Anniversary, Great Tastes of Pennsylvania, Hard Pressed, Wine on the Mountain, Buy Fresh Buy Local’s Taste event, Martin on Main, Slate Belt Wine Festival, Bethlehem VegFest, Seven Springs, Gettysburg, and Forks Community Days. Whew! We’re not tired yet, so watch for us to show up at even more festivals!