At the winery, we taste and we talk. Often a dialog or tête-à-tête, sometimes a discourse or an oration, and, occasionally, a debate. Not always about wine; maybe the good old days, the Old Country, grandchildren…. Understanding an unfamiliar wine is the first step to its appreciation and enjoyment. Take it home and share, we would love that.
No tasting fees, signs, or rules in general, save one: respect.
As respite for the quiet folk, we also offer wine by the glass and, in the near future, cheese platters and other simple fare. Though legal, we will not uncork a bottle for consumption on premises.
Our family has been part of the landscape of Kresgeville for over 70 years. It’s a quiet place, and that suits us just fine. It was settled in the 1760's and founded by the Kresge family. Their descendant, Sebastian Spering Kresge, went on to found K-Mart.
Seventy-odd years ago, the men in our family were looking for a place to go hunting. Grandma Millie, our matriarch, was just a girl at the time. Her mother Nana saw an ad in the New York Times advertising 80 acres with an old farmhouse, a barn, and an old school from the 1800’s for sale. Should anyone wish to view the property, the landowner would pay for their train fare to Stroudsburg and put them up in the Indian Princess Hotel. They would also in a free set of Melmac dishes.