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 lifelong love affair with food and wine so opening a small winery and restaurant was inevitable. These days they love gardening, growing grapes, composting, caring for animals, food preservation, foraging, and off-grid-living. The entire Luna project is about building a sustainable lifestyle. Grow the food, make the wine, invite like-minded souls: earth happy. It's all connected.
Chef Doreen’s cooking dates back to days in her grandmother's kitchen in Hackensack, NJ who herself was a locally beloved chef. Doreen’s culinary skills shine on the plate. She loves the challenge of doing plant-based dishes of international cuisines and has had events for Korean, Nordic, Italian, Indian, Tibetan, mushroom, raw. She has had a deep connection with animals from a very young age, spending time in various capacities caring for them. She loves trees and LUNA is a full representation of it. People who sit outside enjoy the shade of the big tree canopy.
John 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 vineyard and recently he planted 150 vines of Marechal Foch and Leon Millot. John's most memorable moments include going to Walden Pond where his favorite writer, Henry David Thoreau, once spent time writing. He is planning a second pilgrimage in fall, 2023!
John and Doreen are loving their adventure.