Tolino Vineyards is a family owned and operated nine acre vineyard and winery established in 2007. We are committed to growing the finest grapes and preserving the pristine rural landscape while hand crafting artisanal wines. Our passion for winemaking grew out of our agrarian roots, our strong Italian heritage and our love of spending time and sharing a glass of wine with our family and friends.
Shortly after Carl Jr purchased the 76 acre farm at 280 Mount Pleasant Road, he was looking for suggestions on uses for the land. Carl's daughter, Mandy, thought that the hilly property with the beautiful views would be a perfect spot to grow grapes. The dream was born, and the hard work of planting a vineyard had begun. Carl and his four children spent many Saturdays picking rocks, amending soils, preparing the land, and planting the vines. Mandy has a background in plant science and was involved with the planning of the vineyards and the selection of the vines. After the planting, Carl Jr's son Carl continued working in the vineyards under Paul Shumaker learning the unique craft of grape growing. After a few years in the vines, Carl moved into the winery when it opened in the spring of 2013. Carl Jr's daughters Liz and Mandy focus on marketing and events, and his son Mark has taken over the role of working in the vineyard.
We invite you to gather some friends and visit our beautiful estate vineyard nestled in the rolling hills of Northampton County. Relax with a glass of your favorite selection and take in the majestic mountain views, the tranquil rows of vines, and the serene rural landscape. Our vineyard is the perfect place to spend the afternoon sipping wine and enjoying the countryside.
Our unique terrain allows us to grow wonderful grapes to create an impressive selection of wines. We nurture the classic Vinifera and Hybrid varieties of grapes for our winemaker to craft our Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Vidal Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Mama's Rosé, Papa's Red, Chambourcin and Ice Wine. Our 2010 Cabernet Franc has been very good to us. We are proud to have won the Double Gold medal and the Governor's Cup at the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show Competition as the Best of Show Dry Grape Wine in the state.
Wine Tastings and Sales
Visit our tasting room for a premier tasting for $5.00 that includes tasting 6 wines and includes a souvenir glass. We also offer a free tasting of up to 3 wines. Enjoy the view of the vines on our patio, or bring a savory snack to pair with our wines in our picnic area. Wines can be purchased every day, except select major holidays, in our tasting room. Our wines are also available for sale at the Easton Farmer's Market on Wednesdays during the summer and in a few select restaurants.
We are a member of the Lehigh Valley Wine Trail
and enjoy participating in the 6 annual events; Vino in the Valley in March, an annual May event, Wine on the Mountain in July, Harvest Weekend in September, Chambourcin Weekend in October ,and Noveau weekend in November. We recently became a member of the Pocono Wine Trail
which provides maps and brochures to improve the public awareness of the beautiful wineries located in the Poconos.
Events at the Winery
Year round, the winery is the place to be! In January and February we focus on food and wine pairings and participate in Vino in the Valley food and wine event in March. Listen to live music every Saturday starting in May through December. In addition, we hold many special events including a Mother's Day Event, Paint and Sip, Create your Glass off, Yoga in the Vines, End of Summer Sangria Sunday, Dinner in the Vines and even a Halloween 5k! Check our events calendar for specifics. We also rent our facilities for small parties (up to 75) and large tented weddings. We host local clubs, business functions, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers and more.