A Seriously Fun Experience
Mountain View Vineyard, Winery & Distillery is nestled into the scenic mountainside of Neola, Pennsylvania. You'll enjoy picturesque views while tasting sustainably made local wine and spirits.
Wine and Spirit Tastings
You can try wine or spirits made with local grapes seven days of the week. We grow our grapes right here on the property in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania.
Our unique wine tasting experience includes pairings of chocolate, cheese, and dip. After your tasting, you get to take a souvenir wine glass home with you.
There are special events all year long and unique drink specials every weekend.
Every weekend, the owners guide guests on tours. During your distillery tour, you'll learn how we make vodka, brandy, and moonshine from grapes. During the vineyard and winemaking tour (check our website for seasonal schedule), you will get to see our sustainable planting methods and eco-friendly wine making facility.
In addition to teaching you about grape growing and wine making, the passionate owners will share their story about how they gave up their day jobs to follow their dream. You'll leave feeling uplifted.
Mountain View Vineyard opened in 2009 but the journey started long before that. Owners Linda and Randy Rice first fell in love with grape growing and winemaking after a trip to the Finger Lakes with friends. In 2003, they planted their first vines on their driveway's split rail fence.
Their friends and family loved the wine they made with their home grown grapes, so they planted a vineyard in their backyard with a plan to sell their handmade wines.
The business grew quickly. In 2013, they added a distillery, which uses recycled grape products.
In 2014, the Rices purchased a 90-acre farm. The purchase saved the land from being developed. It is now preserved under the Pennsylvania Clean and Green Act.
They are planning to open a new winery building this year. It's design includes geothermal energy, LED lighting, and top of the line insulation to reduce energy use. The couple is proving sustainable economic development is possible.
The new project will provide jobs, educational courses, and internships. The public will enjoy its hiking trails and organic farm, which will provide produce for meeting and events on the property.