Big Creek Vineyard is the northernmost of the nine wineries, on the southern face of the Pocono escarpment. Though only 30 or so miles above the Lehigh Valley as the crow flies, our environs differ markedly in both local climate and geology.
A shorter growing season and extremely stony soils led us on a 20 year sojourn to learn what variety of grape would mature consistently and still produce a desirable wine. Our vineyard has gone through as many changes through the seasons. Pulling out ill-chosen vines and replanting with more suitable ones was our rite of passage for a long, long time.
At present we have a baker’s dozen of varieties from all over the globe. A few of the names seem like old friends, while most need some explanation as to the where and why. But, all is revealed in the taste. We are, after many years, getting to know each other: the land, the vines, the wine, and you.
Sun.-Thurs. 1-5 p.m.; Fri. & Sat. 1-7 p.m.
At present we do not charge for a tasting. However, this may change at any time, so please call to confirm prior to your visit.
We do not allow limousines, buses, vans or other public livery/commercial vehicle at any time. Groups of eight or more should contact us at least one week in advance of the visit. We do not host bridal showers, bachelorette parties, or other types of parties.
Take I-78 East to Rt. 22 East to Rt. 476 North to Rt. 209 North. Take Rt. 209 North for 10.4 miles to Rt. 534 West. Turn left onto Rt. 534 West travel 50 yards to Beltzville Dr. Turn left onto Beltzville Dr. and go 1.3 miles to Keller Rd. Turn left onto Keller Rd and go 0.3 miles to a dirt lane on the left. Look for sign.
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41 Susquehanna St., First Floor
Historic Hooven Mercantile Building
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229