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, growing grapes, composting, caring for animals, food preservation, foraging, and off-grid-living. The entire Luna project is part to 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. She loves the challenge of doing plant-based dishes for international cuisines. She has had a deep connection with animals from a very young age and spent time in various capacities caring for them. She loves trees and LUNA is a full representation of it. People who sit outside in the warmer months enjoy the shade of the big tree canopy. Doreen learned to tap dance at a young age and spent several years training at the famous tap school in NJ run by Gene Kelly's brother, Fred. She has seen Pink Floyd several times; but still, her favorite is Syd Barrett.
John "The Vintner", spent much of his young adult life in libraries chasing college degrees. He loves used book shops and day trips. In the warmer months he spends a lot of time in his garden and small vineyard and plans to put in two acres of grape vines in 2023 with some of his favorite Finger Lakes red varieties - Foch and DeChaunac. John's most memorable moments include going to Walden Pond to visit the ghost of Henry David Thoreau; performing a poem out loud at an evening of Slam Poetry in The Bowery, NYC; shaking hands with French Philosopher, Jacque Derrida; fist bumping Cornel West; and a chance encounter with Ralph Nader in a college bathroom.
John and Doreen are loving their adventure.