Big Creek Vineyard

Winery Hours

Vineyard:
Sun-Thur: 12:00-5:00 pm
Fri & Sat: 12:00-7:00 pm

Jim Thorpe Storefront:
Sun-Thur: 12:00-5:00 pm
Fri & Sat: 12:00-7:00 pm

Holiday Hours

12/24 (Christmas Eve):
Vineyard: 12-5
Jim Thorpe: 12-7

12/25 (Christmas):
Both locations closed

1/1 (New Year's Day):
Both locations closed

The Winemaking Process

Deciding how to handle the grapes once we get them to the winery is sometimes called “philosophy” by the wine illuminati. As a Farmer John (not born into or uber-educated in growing grapes or making wine), it is a matter of what is practical and appropriate for each particular grape from each particular vintage.  The choices are bewildering (over 1,000 different options and counting), but being out there with the vines on a daily basis gives us lots of little hints, taking some of the guesswork out of the equation. 

Putting in the time and doing the research in the vineyard really pays off in the winery. The equipment available in the wine world keeps getting more fantastic, complicated and specialized. Looking to and connecting with the past is what works for us. Sophisticated doesn’t mean complicated; it means simple and elegant. For example, using a bucket instead of a pump, paying attention instead of relying on a computer, and treating all things gently and with care. The way things were done two or three generations ago are still appropriate today, maybe more so.

Simple and appropriate are the foundation. We strive to cultivate a quiet wisdom in order to make the right choices. 

Oak Barrel Aging

 

 Oak Barrel Aging

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine Bottling

 

 

 Bottling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine Bottle Corking

 

 

Corking

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine Bottle Labeling

 

 

Labeling

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine Bottle Packaging

 

 

 Packaging and Final Quality Inspection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Year's Vintage

 

 This Year’s Vintage

About Us

Learn more about the family traditions behind Big Creek Vineyard.

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Our Wines

Hybrids of European and American vines, Big Creek Vineyard offers a variety of dry, sweet and rose wines.

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