Farm-to-Bottle is a Winner at this North Central Pa Winery

A beautiful country setting at the foot of Knob Mountain
would be reason enough to visit the Freas Farm Winery in Berwick, but it’s the
array of delicious wines, from dry to sweet, that really makes the winery a
must-stop for our wine-loving guests.
 
closeup of white wine in glass with larger glass of red wine behind, blurred background
Freas Farm is located on property that has been in the
family for more than 90 years, and with that heritage comes a deep respect for
the land itself. Agricultural sustainability is an important part of their wine
making process. But so is combining grapes to create wines that are extremely
drinkable. The Winery currently has seven varietals, ranging from dry to sweet,
including three that recently won awards at the Finger Lakes International Wine
Competition.
 
Forget Me Not, a fruity sweet rosé won a silver medal, as did the
winery’s port-style blend, Athair Láidir, Celtic for “strong father” and a
tribute to the owner’s dad. Awarded a bronze was Starry Night, a sweeter white
with hints of apricot and pineapple and a trace of grapefruit finish. Other
varietals include the dry red Mystical Miracles; the sangria-like Joy; Three
Turns of the Lathe, a semi-dry blend; and 1752, a Pinot Grigio which is named
for the number of the farm’s original permit. The names of the wines all have
deep meaning for the winery and the artsy labels reflect the stories as well.
 
With a belief that wine fosters friendship, joins the arts
and brings families together, the Winery welcomes visitors and encourages
tastings. At the Berwick location, visitors can reflect over wine on the patio
or, in cooler weather, can cozy up to the warmth of a fire pit. If you choose
to buy a bottle, you can always enjoy it back at the Inn on your own patio or
relaxing by the fireplace in your room.
 
130 Twin Church Road, Berwick
240 Southern Dive, Catawissa
570-759-9463
Berwick hours:
Thursday, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.; Friday-Saturday, 1:00 p.m. –
8:00 p.m.; Sunday, 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Catawissa hours:
Friday – Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
When you’re staying with us at the Inn, the winery makes a
nice outing, of because it’s close-by Ricketts Glen State Park, you can stop by
for a taste after a hike.
 
 

 

 

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