LUNA Wine & Table is the culmination of John & Doreen, who moved to Northeastern PA over a decade 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 small winery and restaurant was inevitable. They also love gardening, composting, caring for animals, food preservation, foraging, and off-grid-living. The entire Luna project is part of their sustainable lifestyle. Grow the food, make the wine, invite like-minded souls. It's all connected.
Chef Doreen comes with a long history of cooking that dates to days in her grandmother's kitchen in Hackensack, NJ who herself was a locally beloved chef. Her culinary skills shine on the plate. Having a love for and connection with animals from a very young age, Doreen spent time in various capacities caring for them. She equally loves trees and the landscape of Luna is a full representation of that. Customers who sit outside enjoy the shade of the big tree canopy.
John spent much of his young adult life in libraries chasing college degrees, but it was reading books that mattered most. He is a bibliophile and has stacks of books in the loft of their bedroom. Fiction, non-fiction. old food & wine and farming magazines. His favorite book---the book that inspired John to walk away from 9-to-5 life---is Henry David Thoreau's Walden, Or, Life In The Woods. John visited Walden Pond with a friend in the early 2000s---a pilgrimage he calls it. Getting off the train in Concord he found himself on Thoreau Street. After several miles of walking in sandals Walden Pond emerged on the right and the replica of Thoreau's cabin on the left. John is planning a second pilgrimage to Walden in 2022. This time he'll make sure to be wearing walking shoes.