Member Spotlight: The Lerners
It was the July of 2014 that Kathy & Kent Lerner stopped in the winery “just for a glass” which quickly turned into many future visits. Kathy & Kent have been loyal customers, members, and friends of our Penns Woods team ever since they stepped foot inside our tasting room. Check out Kathy's story of the vineyard below!
"By chance my husband and I along with my cousin and his wife happened upon Penns Woods Winery while traveling to Winterthur on July 19, 2014. Stopped in for a glass and of course it didn't stop there. It became my “Happy Place”. I can't say enough about the staff and how warm and inviting they make one feel so it's easy to keep going back.
I started enjoying wine while in the state of Washington in 2010 and always chose a Riesling. I still enjoy a good Riesling once in a while but when I did a tasting at Penns Woods of the reds, I was sold. There is not any one varietal I prefer but I enjoy the Proprietors Reserve 2014, the Chambourcin and Dui Amici. I learned the longer the wine “sleeps” the better it becomes. I would not however pass up the Cabernet Franc or Cabernet Sauvignon.
Being outdoors on the patio when the weather cooperates and having wine (Penns Woods) and cheese with music in the background during the evening hours is a favorite for my husband and myself. A summer day at the vineyard watching the grapes grow is another way to relax and a great stress relief from everyday nuances and we visit often.
Events at the Winery are always fun and I try to attend as many as possible. The member happy hours are great date nights and the pairings are always a hit but my all-time favorite is the Harvest Dinner in late August. My husband and I have attended all three and the event gets better every year. So looking forward to it again this year so let me be the first to register!
Floral arranging and gardening is a hobby I have enjoyed for many years but now I garden with pots and I enjoy a good mystery/crime novel on cold rainy days accompanied by a glass of wine. Entertaining friends at various times of the year and trying different recipes paired with Penns Woods wine is another activity I enjoy. Nothing makes me happier than to have guests to our home for good food and drink. Some have come to the winery with my husband and I to experience the ambiance and enjoy some wonderful wine.
Since my family all live outside PA when they do visit a trip to the winery is always on the agenda. My 2 sons have enjoyed my Happy Place and my youngest ran the Mother’s Day 5k last May in the pouring rain. My sister from MA has enjoyed a glass or two on the deck and my nephew from MD bought a case because he thought the wines were that good.
If you see me at the winery come over and say hello! Would enjoy sharing a glass or two."
We are thankful that wine (and cider and beer) brought us all together back in 2014. We value the bond we have created with so many of our members, especially the Lerners. You definitely do not want to pass up an opportunity to join them for a glass of wine...it will turn into a cherished memory and a future friendship! We look forward to more great times and memories made with them. Cheers to Kathy and Kent!
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