Before the Romano family launched Romano Vineyard & Winery in 2007, the family farm had already lived many lives. It all started with a fee beehives that eventually produced so much honey, the family couldn’t use it all—which led them to begin selling it under the name Golden Leaf Farm. Next came clovers (for the bees), a vegetable garden, and fields of wildflowers. In 2006, Joseph and Jo-Ann Romano saw an ad for a grant to grow grapes for wine and decided to start their next adventure.
Now nearly 15 years since that first harvest, Romano Vineyard & Winery ships its vino all over the country—and invites you to come and enjoy a glass in the beautiful vineyard space every weekend. The winery is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, and on Saturdays, it usually has live music to accompany your sipping. The chardonnay tends to sell out, but if you’re lucky enough to see it on the list that day, you should definitely grab a glass. The same goes for the berry-infused Chambourcin. But the wine list has something for everyone, whether you prefer your vino red or white, dry or sweet, flat or bubbly.