About Our Winery
“Come share our passion! We invite you to taste our award-winning wines.”
Owned and operated by Elaine Pivinski for over 40 years, FHV has been creatively crafting some of the Lehigh Valley’s and Pennsylvania’s best and most awarded wines for longer than most in our area. As an outgrowth of the 60’s, Elaine left her hometown of Fairlawn, NJ, and headed to PA to live off the land. It was the advice of Cornell University that planted the idea of developing a vineyard and led her to where we are today.
We encourage you to take a ride to Bangor, PA, and drive down our mile-long lane. There you’ll find our vineyards, planted in 1976, our tasting room, winery, and our second main attraction: Franklin, the owner’s pet peacock. We welcome you to visit us for tastings. While you’re here let us walk you around the facility and show you why we love what we do! You’ll meet our staff of over 90% women including our head winemaker, Bonnie Pysher, who has been a part of FHV from close to the beginning.
The story of Franklin Hill Vineyards is rich in love, bravery, strength and faith. We look forward to your visit and sharing our story, and of course, our wines, with you.
Our regular customers’ #1 tip: NEVER leave without trying Sir Walter’s Red!
Fridays & Saturdays – 11 am – 5 pm
Sundays – Noon – 4 pm
Spring, Summer & Fall Hours:
Monday – 11 am – 5 pm
Tuesday & Wednesday – CLOSED
Thursday – 11 am – 5 pm
Friday – 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday – 11 am – 5 pm
Sunday – noon – 4 pm
We offer tastings (5 tastes for $7), wine flights, party pouches, and a variety of seasonal sangrias. Sangrias are also available in two different FHV logoed growler sizes.
We offer light snacks, wine slushies during the summer months, and mulled wine when the weather is chilly. Throughout the year we also create wine cocktails featuring spirits from our sister company Social Still in Southside Bethlehem. Anytime is a great time to visit us. We’ll see you then!
From Routes 78 or 22: take Route 33 North to 191 Bangor/Stockertown exit. Make right at the end of ramp. Make left at traffic light following 191 North for approximately 5 miles. You will pass Bono’s Pizza. Next right is Franklin Hill Road. Follow for 2.4 miles, sign on right, entrance on left; take dirt road back for 1 mile to winery.
From Routes 80: Take Route 33 South to the 191 Exit. Turn left at end of ramp. Make left at traffic light following 191 North for approximately 5 miles. You will pass Bono’s Pizza. Next right is Franklin Hill Road. Follow for 2.4 miles, sign on right, entrance on left; take dirt road back for 1 mile to winery.