Stroudsburg, Monroe County (WBRE/WYOU) — Strict liquor laws are slowly loosening and customers are taking full advantage. In fact, the commonwealth is on track to ship more cases of wine in 2017 than other states who’ve had the option for years.
The Mountain View Vineyard in Stroudsburg has been offering wine shipping since it became legal. Spokesperson Laurie Monteforte says, “Customers have been asking for years can you ship will you ship can I get this at home so the consumers have been waiting so as soon as they knew they had this service they were on it.”
The winery will even hand deliver local orders – but says they’ve seen the shipping boom firsthand. According to a recent report, Pennsylvanian’s spent nearly 22 million dollars, having wine delivered to their doorstep.
Wendy James, the Mountain View Vineyard tasting room manager says, “Everyone loves the fact that you can do that its so much safer and easier they don’t have to worry about taking it on vacation with them or worrying about it breaking or leaving it in the car when its too warm or too cold.”
Experts add Pennsylvanian’s got on board with the wine shipping industry faster than most. In fact, the state is on track to have one of the largest wine shipping industries in the U.S. this year. A trend, experts say, that’s great for business.