LUNA

Wine & Table
A boutique winery serving vegan-vegetarian whole food.
For the Fall & Winter 2021 Seasons our hours will change. We will not have set hours, so please ignore any posted hours that say we're open. We are doing a Prie Fixe Menu (fixed price/menu/seating time) which offers both a personal and collective experience in creative whole food dining with two seatings. Reserve at Make A Reservation.
All wines are made on site. Original, creative dishes.

About


About
LUNA Wine & Table is the culmination of John & Doreen, who moved to Northeastern PA over ten years ago from New Jersey leaving behind professional careers for the country life.  Both had a longstanding love affair with food and wine so opening a winery, planting grape vines and growing their own food was inevitable. They started out with a small farm by acquiring a milk cow, chickens, ducks, and Nigerian Dwarf Goats. Then came the gardening, the compost making, and off-grid living.  Heirloom vegetable varieties were the most surprising. Tomatoes, beans, potatoes, with flavor! They tried new recipes and delved into international cooking.  This was happening alongside another passion they had carried with them from the suburbs: making fermented foods.  Live culture kombucha, sauerkraut, kimchi, natto, yogurts, cheese, sour cream, water kefir and milk kefir, tempeh, nukka pot. It was the experimental aspect of making foods and drinks that they loved and that ultimately catapulted them to starting a winery restaurant.

Luna is a boutique winery. A simple Google search of the term sums up, saying it is, "A winery producing less than 10,000 cases annually is considered a boutique winery. Other terms associated with boutique wineries and wines include small-run, limited-production, hand-crafted and artisanal." Oct 3, 2019

MAKE A RESERVATION DINNER/EVENTS 2021


9 Course Tasting Event

9-Course Tasting Fri, Dec 31, 2021 5:30pm-8:30pm

This is a non-refundable purchase. 9-Course is 100% Plant-Based Foods. 100% Vegan-Friendly Wines. You are welcome to sell your ticket to this event or give it away. 5:30ppm is the start time. Doors open at 4:30pm and will be offering wine, cocktails, spirits, mead, fruit and kombucha wine by glass or bottle. Price for this event includes 9-course tasting, unlimited water, and coffee during dessert segment. Includes sales tax and gratuity. For this event there will be a choice to purchase a wine or mead pairing that is being sold under a separate menu on the main screen.

  

$65.00

Optional Wine Pairing For 9 Course

3 Wine Pairing Options

Three wine pairings of our finest house-made wines. Non-refundable purchase. You are welcome to sell your ticket or give it away.

  

$15.00

MEAD PAIRING

This mead pairing will include at least one aged mead that has been aged over four years and two aged between 1-2 years. Do not miss the pure exuberance of a great mead with great food! Non-refundable purchase. Feel free to sell your seat or give it away.

  

$25.00

4 Course Dinner Menu

4-Course 12/17.Friday 5pm Seating

Please join us Friday night for dinner at Luna Wine & Table! This price is per person and is for our 5pm seating. Door opens 4:15p. Drinks will be available as well. Kindly advise us of dietary needs in advance so that we can prepare for your arrival. This includes coffee/tea and water. Tax & Gratuity are not included. Please note that seats purchased are non-refundable. You are welcome to sell or give away your seat or table. Thank you for understanding.

  

$45.00

4 Course 12/17.Friday, 7pm

Please join us Friday night for dinner at Luna Wine & Table! This price is per person and is for our 7pm seating. You are welcome to arrive 45 minutes before seating time. Drinks will be available. Kindly advise us of dietary needs in advance so that we can prepare for your arrival. This includes coffee/tea and water. Tax & gratuity are not included in price. Please note that seats purchased are non-refundable. You are welcome to sell or give away your seat or table. Thank you for understanding.

  

$45.00

4-Course 12/18.Saturday, 5pm

Please join us Friday night for dinner at Luna Wine & Table! This price is per person and is for our 5pm seating. Door opens 4:15p. You are welcome to arrive 45 minutes early. Drinks will be available. Kindly advise us of dietary needs in advance so that we can prepare for your arrival. This includes coffee/tea and water. Does not include gratuity & tax. Please note that seats purchased are non-refundable. You are welcome to sell or give away your seat or table. Thank you for understanding.

  

$45.00

4 Course 12/18.Saturday, 7pm

Please join us Friday night for dinner at Luna Wine & Table! This price is per person and is for our 5pm seating. You may arrive 45 minutes early. Drinks will be available. Kindly advise us of dietary needs in advance so that we can prepare for your arrival. This includes coffee/tea and water. Gratuity & tax are not included in price. Please note that seats purchased are non-refundable. You are welcome to sell or give away your seat or table. Thank you for understanding.

  

$45.00

3 Course Sundays 3pm

3 Course Dining12/5 Sunday

Please join us the ultimate dining experience at Luna Wine & Table for the Sunday 3-Course Option! This price is per person and is one seating at 3pm. Kindly advise us of dietary needs in advance so that we can prepare for your arrival. This includes tax, coffee/tea and water. Please note that seats purchased are non-refundable. You are welcome to sell or give away your seat or table. Thank you for understanding.

  

$40.00

3 Course, 12/19. 3pm Seating

Please join us for the ultimate dining experience at Luna Wine & Table with our 3-Course starting with one seating only at 3pm! This price is per person and is for our one seating at 3pm. Kindly advise us of dietary needs in advance so that we can prepare for your arrival. This includes gratuity, coffee/tea and water. Please note that seats purchased are non-refundable. You are welcome to sell or give away your seat or table. Thank you for understanding.

  

$40.00

3 Course, 12/26. 3pm Seating

Please join us for the ultimate dining experience at Luna Wine & Table with our 3-Course starting with one seating at 3pm! This price is per person and is for our one seating at 3pm. Kindly advise us of dietary needs in advance so that we can prepare for your arrival. This includes tax, coffee/tea and water. Please note that seats purchased are non-refundable. You are welcome to sell or give away your seat or table. Thank you for understanding.

  

$40.00

3 Course Dining 1/2/22 3pm

Please join us for the ultimate dining experience at Luna Wine & Table with our 3-Course starting with one seating only at 3pm! This price is per person and is for our one seating at 3pm. Kindly advise us of dietary needs in advance so that we can prepare for your arrival. This includes tax, coffee/tea and water. Please note that seats purchased are non-refundable. You are welcome to sell or give away your seat or table. Thank you for understanding. Look forward to seeing you! JD

  

$40.00

The Luna Experience


The Luna Experience
To have the experience that you don't feel like you're sitting at just another table at some anywhere restaurant. At Luna the two people who make the wine and the food will service you from the moment you step in the door.. You will meet the chef at Luna who makes every dish from scratch and  she will present the menu to your table and take any questions you may have.  The winemaker will do the same.  Both will serve your plates and drinks throughout. This form of quality control ensures that the Luna vision of providing a unique dining experience is achieved and some. 

Luna Wines


  • LUNA wine encompasses red and white wine, aged mead, hard cider, craft cocktails, spirit samplers using PA Distilled Spirits.. ALL grapes grown locally and processed and fermented at Luna in small batches.  Come see through our viewing glass into our (pretty dark!)temperature-controlled small batch (cave) room (!) where wines age. And with every day that passes the wine grows more and more complex, more  mysterious, and more desirous.  We do not use flavor extracts or blending and disguising agents (i.e. MegaPurple) that are routinely used with third rate grape juices, or clearing agents such as crustacean shell finings. Do you know what that translates to? Our wines are vegan friendly.  A good wine made with care and patience doesn't need seafood based chemicals; it just needs care and patience.  

  • Craft cocktails are also available.  We use PA Distilled Spirits from two distilleries we think make the best of the best. . 

We are proud to offer mead made with 100% PA honey. There is nothing that comes close to the flavor of a good aged mead. Our Amber Mead and Burnt Honey aged 3 years are top shelf.





Luna Food


Luna FoodLuna FoodLuna Food
First and foremost, our food is all scratch-made.  From the bread to the vinegar-wine reductions, the cheese, the yogurt, pasta, marinades, sauce, even the herbal salts. It's always a challenge but we love the end product. The kitchen offers simply complex dishes consisting of plant-based whole food. There is no reason why a vegetable dish can't be delicious AND hearty, the vegetable simple yet succulent. The menu is vegan & vegetarian. The thing is, our ancestors who ate all-vegetable dishes  on a given day didn't call it vegan or vegetarian. It was dinner.  Here at Luna, the labels fade and real flavors emerge. Some of the food is grown on site using sustainable organic practices and the rest is sourced locally from farmers markets.  Our friends take great care in growing vegetables and are as fascinated as we are by the microbes in the soil and the practices taken to make those microbes happy. Composting is a way of life! Especially in the kitchen.

We highly encourage people who come to eat at Luna to share plates with the rest of the table. The staff on our best day consists of four people. Plates are made fresh and not held under heat lamps or warmers. When they're ready they come out, they come out 1-2 at a time, sometimes three, depending. Sharing plates will allow you to experience more of the menu. It is not uncommon for a table of 3-4 to order every dish on the menu. Today there were eight items to choose from. Sharing plates are provided. Sharing becomes a communal experience and by the time you've finished your food you will feel restored in every way and some. Of course, you are welcome to order your own plates and enjoy it all the same.


Private Parties


OPTION 1: Tasting Menu 6-12 People

This option includes TEN course tasting of our best vegan-vegetarian dishes. Starting at $420 for six. Add $70. for each additional person. You may offer vegetable suggestions and dietary restrictions ahead to be incorporated. Add four 3oz. wine pairings for $15 per person or a wine menu will also be available throughout the meal to order individual glasses of your choice for our by the glass price. The final menu will not be available for viewing ahead as it will depend on what vegetables are available at the time. For additional questions, please contact us at 570-967-2185 or direct message. Seating indoors or outdoors seasonally on our gazebo or deck. Days available Thursday-Saturday Afternoon or Evening (The winery will be closed to the public for your event) Please Note: Private events scheduled with the tasting menu are open to the public by reservation only. This gives others an opportunity to receive a full dining experience while not interfering with the main party who scheduled the event. The more the merrier. If you'd like to have a private event at Luna CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, add $200.00.

OPTION 2: Prie Frix 6-12 people

This prie frix menu includes a FIVE course dinner. The final arrangement of course types can be decided with the chef at the time of booking. For example, you may desire three appetizers, one entree and a dessert or salad, appetizer, two entrees, and a dessert. Subject to ingredient availability. Cost for Six People that includes 20% gratuity and sales tax: $330. Add $55.00 per person up to twelve. Add two 4oz. wine for ten dollars per person. A wine menu will be available throughout the meal to order wine by the glass cost. Your choice of red or white. Seating indoors or outdoors seasonally on our deck or gazebo. Days available Thursday-Saturday Afternoon or Evening (The winery will be closed to the public for your event) Please Note: Private events scheduled with the Prie Frix menu are open to the public by reservation only. This gives others an opportunity to receive a full dining experience while not interfering with the main party who scheduled the event. The more the merrier. If you'd like to have a private event at Luna CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, add $200.00.

On Children / & aNIMALS


On Children / & aNIMALS
We love dogs. We love all animals and living things. Unfortunately, Luna is a winery but it' is also a small farm with free range chickens.  To avoid issues, dogs and other animals are not permitted on the premises.

Well behaved children are always welcome to partake in the Luna experience.  

THANK YOU for respecting our business space and we look forward to seeing you!








The Farm @ Luna VV


The Farm @ Luna

The winery resides on ten acres. We grow vegetables and serve them in the restaurant. Peach trees, walnut and pear trees, currants, raspberries, asparagus, and rhubarb dot the land and the fruits are also integrated into the menu.. A starter vineyard of red grapes was planted 6 years ago and gift in abundance. More planting is in the works.

Hours/Contact US


  • Franklin Forks, Franklin Township, Pennsylvania, United States
  • 2296 valley view road, franklin forks, pa 18801

Luna is reservation only. You are welcome to stop by to taste/sit for drinks, but our hours vary depending on our table reservations day to day. If, for ex, our earliest reservation is one hour after our opening time, we open 15 minutes before that time. So, we highly recommend calling beforehand.


F.A.Q


What should I look out for when I turn onto Valley View Road, the street Luna is on?

Luna is only .6 mile from Silver Creek Road and will be on your left.You will see our OPEN sign near the road and sign in the backdrop. Here's the thing. The Luna sign is not visible when coming the other way on the Laurel Lake Road side. When driving on Laurel Lake Road, turn onto Valley View Road and go 2 miles and you will see the OPEN sign on the right. You will not see our Luna Sign as it only faces the other way. That's as good as it gets in a NEPA Valley! See you here!

What makes your place different from the next vegan-vegetarian eatery?

Well, there are many restaurants with heart and soul doing vegan and vegetarian. Here, everything is scratch-made. From marinades to bread, from cheese to tempeh to pasta, we do it all. We mill grains manually, churn butter, produce cheese. And we think the finished product makes all the difference.

Are you BYOB?

No. We are a fully licensed winery serving a variety of red/white wines, aged mead, sparkling fruit wines and sparkling boozy kombucha. Plenty to delight the senses. 

Can I walk in at Luna without a reservation?

(THIS ANSWER DOES NOT APPLY UNTIL LATE SPRING 2022. Fall/Winter 2021/2022 we have moved to a Prie Fixe Menu. See our reservation schedule for details.)  Yes of course. There is plenty of room if you'd like to sit and taste our wine, mead or hard kombucha samplers or have a pour of one of our many wines made on location. Depending on how busy we are, there may be a chance of getting lightfare food if you like. It just depends.

What if I call to make a reservation on the same day I want to come to eat?

PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE DOING A PRIE FIXE MENU WITH SET SEATING TIMES AND ARE NOT OPEN OUR REGULARLY SCHEDULED HOURS UNTIL LATE SPRING 2022.  ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE CALL US.  ///  If you want to make a reservation for 6pm on Friday and call at 9am that Friday, you will not receive the full food menu. We need at least 24 hour advance for it to be a reservation. This helps us limit food waste and valuable time.  And it guarantees you the best possible food experience on the planet! Well, let's just say you won't be disappointed. 

How many people work at Luna? I've seen the two owners working there, but I'm curious if there are others since it does get busy.

There are two full-time employees at Luna. The owners. They run every facet of the winery and restaurant. From planting and harvesting vegetables, tending to grape vines, to making and serving wine and food.  With business picking up, we are thrilled to have found a couple like-minded souls to bring on board, which will only make Luna more bright and attractive come 2022. 

Blog


Gift certificates purchased in 2019 have passed their expiration of December 31, 2020. 

Read More  

Any great poet will tell you that country life and sunshine go together. It's summer in Northeastern PA and it is a truly lovely time of year. Luna Wine & Table sits on ten acres of open and wooded land. Seating on the backside of the restaurant is sublime being literally surrounded by unadulterated green growth of nature. Maple, elderberry bushes, wild grape vines meandering along the wooded structures. We haven't had a single person opt to sit indoors once shown outside seating. Sublime I tell you.  There's a gazebo with the best view in the house, not to mention it sits in the pathway of resident hummingbirds. Of course, if you prefer indoor seating, we got you covered. Make your table reservation now, you will not be disappointed. 

Read More  

We are the lucky ones. The pandemic knocked out numerous restaurants large and small. Here we are in June and it's still taking a toll. But, there's a sense that things are getting better. Luna is back and we are grateful. We are open four days. We suggest making a table reservation but walk ins are always welcome. Time to celebrate. To a new beginning. Cheers!


Read More