Lackawanna County, a picturesque community in Northeast Pennsylvania, has announced the launch of their year-round wine trail. The Lackawanna County Wine Trail features wineries and tasting rooms serving some of the best wines in Pennsylvania. Uncork and unwind, as you sip on homemade wines and enjoy the scenic route from city to countryside.

“Many of our wineries are locally owned and have been family operated for generations,” says Curt Camoni, executive director of the Lackawanna County Visitors Bureau. “Our wine trail will serve up some of the best wines in the region, and also tell a story of a rich tradition that has been passed down through the ages.”

The trail starts in Childs at Marilake Winery, which began in the home of two Italian immigrants and developed into a restaurant and winery where patrons can enjoy great food, wine and live music. The next stop, Maiolatesi Wine Cellars in Scott Township, is a Tuscan themed tasting room run by the Maiolatesi family.

Next, visit Case Quattro Winery in Peckville where the Sebastianelli family keeps the memory and work of the family patriarch alive by producing more than 20 of his different wines.

At the Capra Collina Wineryin Blakely, the Betti family has generations of winemaking experience passed down from Antonio Betti, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1894. Space Time Mead & Cider Works in Dunmore produces the highest quality and innovative craft meads (honey wines), ciders and wines all with locally sourced ingredients. In Scranton, hop between Center City Wine Cellar and Lucchi Family Wine Cellars where you can also try a selection of regionally brewed beers. Mucciolo Family Wines in Old Forge is in a renovated 1929 general store once operated by their great-grandmother.

Finish your trip in in the beautiful countryside at Wood Winery, a family owned and operated business where quality wines are hand crafted in small batches.

The Lackawanna County Wine Trail also features transportation options for carefree travel between wineries. Options range from car services to group tour busses. 

For more information on the Wine Trail, visit www.visitnepa.org. 

About Lackawanna County Convention and Visitors Bureau

Located in Northeast Pennsylvania just west of the Poconos, Lackawanna County is named for the picturesque river which flows through it.

The county, including its largest city, Scranton, saw rapid growth at the turn of the 20th century by producing coal during the growth of steel production.

This early industrial heritage lent the county a rich multicultural heritage as mining drew immigrants from around the world. While the area has recently transitioned to a more diverse economy due to the globalization of the steel industry, the county preserves its cultural mix with various heritage festivals as well as outdoor activities. Lackawanna County is part of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Hazleton Metropolitan Statistical Area.