Space Time Names Label Contest Winner

Space Time Mead & Cider Works has announced the winner of its second annual Label Art Competition. The winner, selected via online voting, was Kyle Kuczma of Dunmore, shown at left, receiving his prize from Dan Schreffler. Runner up was Maggie Clauss of Damascus.

The competition raised $300 for Geisinger Health Foundation’s COVID-19 fund. This year’s competition theme was inspired by the Mars rover and the world’s collective response to COVID-19 pandemic, Perseverance.

Kyle’s art work will be featured on the label of a wine named Perseverance.  This small batch of wine was started on the day Lackawanna County was placed under “shelter in place” orders.  The wine will be released on Feb. 18, 2021, the target date for the rover Perseverance’s landing on Mars.

Lackawanna County Launches Wine Trail

wineLackawanna County 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, including two based in Dunmore.

The launch will begin on Thursday, May 9, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Hilton Scranton and Conference Center when interested persons can join a meet and greet with the Lackawanna County Wine Trail’s wineries and transportation companies while enjoying wine tastings and hors d’oeuvres.

Please RSVP by May 1 to Alexa at 570-468-8625 or aperegrim@visitnepa.org.

“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.”

case quattroThe 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. There is also a branch of Case Quattro Winery in Dunmore.

At the Capra Collina Winery in Blakely, the Betti family has generations of winemaking experience passed down from Antonio Betti, who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1894.

space timeSpace 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.