They say the best wines are the ones we drink together. Whether you’re savoring new blends or are just along for the ride, these are the moments that make life special. The Pocono Mountains are a haven for wine enthusiasts, offering a delightful escape for groups looking to relax and explore. From rich Merlots to crisp Chardonnays and refreshing ciders, our guide has a must-see lineup for your next group getaway. 

Join us as we toast to the beauty of the Poconos, inviting you to discover the flavors, explore the vineyards, and take in the stunning views that make this region a must-visit for your group.

Great for Large Group Tastings 

No trip to the Poconos is complete without a visit to Blue Ridge Estate Vineyard and Winery. Known as “The Most Joyful Place on Earth,” it’s nestled into the Pocono hills and offers stunning views and delightful wines. Their 17,000-square-foot tasting facility features a 36-foot wine tasting bar, a wrap-around porch, and an inviting atmosphere. Sample five wines with a commemorative glass, and enjoy a free wine cellar tour on Saturdays and Sundays. Every Friday night, savor an enticing dinner menu and live acoustic music. Mark your calendars for some of their amazing upcoming events, such as the Bluegrass Music Festival on August 10, 2024, 6th Annual Labor Day Weekend Barrel Wine Tasting Festival, the Blues Festival on September 28, 2024, and the 9th Annual Lighting of the Vineyards on Saturday, November 30, 2024. Check out their event calendar for live music and more. There’s always something special to enjoy at Blue Ridge!

Food & Wine Offerings

For a touch of Poconos history, visit the Sorrenti Family Estate. This winery, distillery, and pizzeria has been a staple since 1981, serving up award-winning wines and great memories for over 40 years. Enjoy live music weekly, Trivia Night on Tuesdays and special events such as the Italian Festival on July 27, 2024. Sample their award-winning wines and spirits through guided tastings, and don’t miss the chance to indulge in their delicious pizzeria offerings. 

Newest Winery on Tour

Another Pocono favorite is Mountain View Vineyard. With stunning views and a newly built facility, you can enjoy wine, beer, spirits, and more. They offer vineyard tours and hayride tours every Saturday, live music, and an on-site bistro with a great menu, including appetizers and charcuterie boards. Enjoy 90’s Themed Goat Yoga with Buttinhead Farms on July 19, 2024, Vinyasa in the Vineyard, Summer Luau on August 11, 2024 and Cigars and Spirits Party on August 25, 2024. Check out their events calendar for more exciting happenings!

Historical Winery Stop

Big Creek Vineyard boasts two locations: the vineyard and winery in Kresgeville and a shoppe in Jim Thorpe. With a rich history, they offer a wide variety of wines, including dry reds, dry whites, rosé, and sweet wines. Enjoy tastings and the remarkable views and scenery.

A Local Favorite 

For a unique experience, make the short drive to historic Jim Thorpe to visit Wild Elder Wine & Cider Co. Born from age-old Pocono traditions, this winery offers a wide selection of wines and ciders made from elderberry, blackberries, grapes, apples, and more. Sample some of their unique offerings and enjoy the rich history and culture of Jim Thorpe, a classic Pocono mountain town.

More to Explore 

Here are a few more places to visit on your trip: Silverback Distillery with locations in East Stroudsburg, PA and Afton, VA, The Renegade Winery, Hardball Cider, M&M Vineyards, Richmond Farm & Brewery, Eagles Rest Cellars, Tolino Vineyards, Holy Ghost Distillery and Blue Mountain Vineyards & Cellars.

The Poconos offer a wine lover’s paradise, ideal for friends seeking a memorable escape together. Whether you’re an experienced connoisseur or simply curious, this region promises a captivating adventure. Each sip reveals a tale, and every vineyard visit creates unforgettable memories. So gather up the crew and come experience this amazing place!

When it’s time to start planning that perfect wine getaway, begin by choosing the ideal home base. Pocono Mountain Rentals has been the leader in large group vacation rentals in the Poconos for over 25 years. From large homes that can accommodate even the largest of groups to quaint lakeside properties – we also have wine lovers packages. Gather your friends, book your stay, and get ready to create unforgettable memories in the heart of the Pocono Mountains. Cheers!