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meet the team
Carl Tolino, Jr -  Owner
Carl Tolino, Jr - Owner
Carl is the entrepreneur behind two successful area businesses. His father, Carl Tolino, started Tolino's Fuel Service, which Carl owns and operates along with Tolino Vineyards. After purchasing the 85 acres farm at 280 Mount Pleasant Rd in Bangor, Carl and his daughter decided it was the perfect spot for a vineyard. Carl uses his 40 years of small business experience combined with an unwavering goal of creating a high quality product and positive customer experience to make Tolino Vineyards successful. In his spare time Carl enjoys spending time with his grandkids and flying his helicopter.
Carl Tolino III - Winemaker and Off Site Manager
Carl Tolino III - Winemaker and Off Site Manager
Carl graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a degree in Philosophy. Over the years, he has worked in every aspect of the business from field hand up to winemaker. Carl's passion is making unique alcoholic beverages and sharing that passion with others in the tasting room and at off-site events and festivals. In his spare time Carl enjoys spending time with his wife and kids, brewing beer, riding bikes and skateboarding.
Liz Tolino Cosenza - Tasting Room and Events Manager
Liz Tolino Cosenza - Tasting Room and Events Manager
Liz graduated from East Stroudsburg University with a BA in Commercial Recreation and MA in Sports Management. Liz makes sure customers have the best experience in the tasting room whether they are stopping by just for a tasting, to celebrate a wedding, or hanging out to listen to music, paint and sip, or do yoga. Liz and her staff know how to make customers feel welcome and comfortable with the wine tasting process. In her spare time Liz likes to run, hang out with her husband and kids and play on the beach.
Mandy Tolino - General Manager, Marketing, Business Development
Mandy Tolino - General Manager, Marketing, Business Development
Mandy has a BS in Plant Science and MA in Public Policy from the University of Delaware. She uses her planning and project management skills acquired while working as Urban Forester at the City of Wilmington, Delaware to identify goals and growth opportunities for the business. Mandy's love of wine was cultivated on a trip around the world, visiting vineyards in South Africa, Australia and New Zealand and she continues to further her education by obtaining a wine making certificate from UC Davis school of Enology and Viticulture. In her spare time, Mandy likes spending time with her husband and kids, looking at trees, hiking and gardening.
Mark Tolino - Assistant Winemaker, Assistant Off Site Manager
Mark Tolino - Assistant Winemaker, Assistant Off Site Manager
Mark graduated from Northampton Community College and is the winery Jack of all trades. Mark provides help where it is needed most, either in the field pruning, mowing or spraying, or in the winery pressing grapes and filtering wine. Mark also manages Tolino Vineyards at the Market located at the Easton Public Market. In his spare time Mark enjoys birdwatching, playing video games, practicing guitar and taking his dog Rosie on hikes.
Paul Shumaker - Vineyard Manager
Paul Shumaker - Vineyard Manager
Paul is the grape growing expert. With a background in Plant Science and many years of experience in the grape growing industry Paul is able to consistently produce high quality fruit year after year. Paul manages the team of vineyard workers who prune and harvest each variety by hand. His philosophy is to aim to use the least amount of synthetic materials on the vines and instead focuses on overall plant health through proper pruning.