LUNA

Wine & Table
A boutique winery serving vegan-vegetarian food
Now Offering a 9-course tasting menu on select days thru oct., nov., dec. 2021
check it out at this link:https://my-site-104455-106408.square.site/
Walk ins welcome for tasting/drinks and cancellations.
All wines made on site. Original, creative dishes. Off The Beaten Path. no byob.
Indoor & Outdoor Seating Available.

Call or make a reservation at www.tableagent.com and search "Luna Wine & Table"

About


About
LUNA Wine & Table is the culmination of John & Doreen, who moved to NEPA 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 was inevitable. They started out with a small farm by acquiring a milk cow, chickens, ducks, and Nigerian Dwarf Goats. Then came the gardening.  Heirloom vegetable varieties with flavors they never experienced before. 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, the list goes on. It was the experimental aspect of making foods and drinks that they loved that ultimately catapulted them to starting their winery restaurant.

Luna is a boutique winery. A simple Google search of the term sums up perfectly what a boutique winery is about.
"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" And for John & Doreen, that is the vision. Small and artisanal, meaning the highest craftsmanship invested in the making of food and drinks. 

9-Course Tasting Events


Food & Wine

9-Course Tasting Menu OCTOBER

6pm start time. Arrival starting 5:00p serving wine by glass or bottle. Price includes sales tax and gratuity.

  

$55.00

The Luna Experience


The Luna Experience
To have the experience that you don't feel like you're sitting at just another table at an 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 tell you a bit about the wines and where they came from.  Both will serve your plates and drinks throughout. This ensures that the Luna vision of providing a unique dining experience based on first class original, creative food plates and wine and service are achieved every time.  

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.





Reservation Explained


Reservation Explained
Tables are a max of four.  If you'd like to make a reservation with a party over four people you are welcome to do that as a special event. Special events come with a fixed menu (please see that information under the section "Private Parties"). The reason we limit tables to four is that it maximizes the efficiency and experience of the dining experience.  Luna is a boutique winery and restaurant.  Food is scratch made and whole. Dishes are original and creatively designed. Two people run every facet of the business to make it possible to deliver this sort of full food experience without compromise. You will love it.

Please be on time for your table reservation. If you arrive late, the chef may limit the food menu options so that it does not interfere with the next reservation in the case there is one. Fair is fair. Luna goes out of its way to ensure a full food and wine experience for everyone coming through the door, but at the end of the day we need your cooperation to make it possible.

Luna is Reservation-Only.  Doing a reservation-only helps the kitchen to minimize food waste. Reservation only also allows us to take in the maximum number of tables while providing an excellent dining experience. Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance, but, in the case you didn't make a reservation you are still always welcome to contact us on the day you're interested in coming and we'll let you know if there are openings. Occasionally there are cancellations on the day they're booked to come.  Tableagent.com will not allow you to make a reservation the same day, So feel free to call us 570-967-2185 in that situation. Or, you're also welcome to stop by and we'll try our best to get you a seat. If nothing else there's great wine and plenty of seating. We just can't promise food will be available. 

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/Dogs


On Children/Dogs
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 a reservation only winery. You are welcome to stop by to taste/sit for drinks, but our hours vary depending on our table reservations daily. If 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. 

Do I have to make a reservation if I want food?

A reservation must be made at least 24 hours before your arrival.  Making a reservation guarantees you the full food menu. In the event you call to make a reservation on the same day you want to come or if you are a walk in there is a chance you can still get a table if there has been a cancelation. 

Can I walk in at Luna without a reservation?

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?

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. 

Can I make a reservation if I only want a table seated outside? I don't want to sit inside given the virus.

No. We have had too many last minute cancellations because rain was in the forecast or it was raining on their reserved day and the party didn't want to sit indoors. The problem for us is that we set times for table reservations that provide the best possible food experience. There is spacing between reservations, so when you cancel you leave a huge time gap in our schedule without the ability to fill it. So if you want outside seating only, please just call us ON THE DAY you want to come and likely we'll be able to fit you in. Thank you. 

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 to making and serving wine and food.  We decided that to provide the best possible dining experience, the two of us would service all tables. The chef comes out to discuss the menu with every table and take questions. The wine maker is also the bartender.

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

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