Meet The Team

Meet the Team!

 

Elaine – Momma Grape – 1976 – The Original Crafts(wo)man. The Head Honcho. Our Fearless Leader. Read more about Elaine on our “About Us” page.

 

Adam – King Pin – 1974 – Working before he could walk, Adam is the creative genius behind many of the amazing wines, labels and ideas at FHV. At a very early age he could be spotted on Elaine’s back while she worked the vineyard. Inspired by his mother, he followed in her footsteps as a pioneer in the beverage industry. Adam is the owner and mastermind behind the Lehigh Valley’s first distillery since prohibition, Social Still. We’re all so proud of his success surrounding his endeavors although miss having him around FHV from time to time.

 

Bonnie – Vino Genius – 1982 – The self-taught, mechanically minded brilliance behind every bottle of Franklin Hill wines. Our head winemaker has been with us since the beginning and we wouldn’t want it any other way. Check out more on our winemaking page.

 

Helen – Gravy Train Conductor – 1992 – Starting out helping in the vineyards, Helen has earned bragging rights to tying the whole vineyard by herself in 1996 and is a proud member of the original Fab 5 crew. If you’ve ever admired the gorgeous flowers surrounding our property that is thanks to Helen’s green thumb as well. Helen has been a key factor in FHV’s success from very early on keeping us organized and on track.  Helen is also the one who keeps Elaine in check and where she needs to be everyday…Every great leader needs an amazing assistant! Side note: If you’re looking for a sure win in a spelling bee…Helen’s your gal.

 

Michael – Retail Ringleader – 1998 – Our staff is so well trained and this guy is why. Michael is the wittiest of the bunch with an eye for design. Our stores layouts and organization are due to Michael’s attentions to detail. He is the King of current events and keeps us all updated on what’s happening in our industry.

 

Scott – Keeper of the Vines – 2001 – Not rain nor snow nor sleet nor hail will keep this guy out of the vineyards…from pruning to tying to running harvest, Scott does it all. His kind demeanor and super strong work ethic make Scott an awesome guy to have around for all of our “honey-do” chores too.

 

Cheryl – Facilitator of Fun & Fixes – 2010 – How are both sides of one brain so strong? From Sangria pitchers to Scavenger Hunts to our super popular wine flights, Cheryl has been the mastermind behind everything fun at the winery. She has envisioned, created and executed just about every new event, food pairing and holiday treat. Technical issue? Phone is out? the computers crashed, camera on the fritz, and oh yeah, how do we get 825 cases of wine to the warehouse? Cheryl’s on it. She’s even better then Alexa.

 

Kasie – Kit & Caboodle – 2013 – Kasie started as a runner in the tasting room carrying case after case up the steps.  She’s graduated to an official office lady and takes care of our wholesale accounts, orchestrates all of our grocery and FHV store deliveries, keeps us on point with inventory and shipping not to mention her “adorable personality”  Kasie is a true team player and we’re super happy she’s a part of our FHV family.

 

Sue – Basket Case – 2013 – Based in our Easton store, Suzie Q the is as quirky as she is creative. If she’s not being the counter helping out our customers, she’s in the back room making those gorgeous FHV gift baskets.

 

Jeremy – Assistant to the Keeper – 2015 – Scott’s right hand man for all things vineyard related. You can also find Jeremy helping out on the bottling line and with deliveries and he’s been known to help out at festivals and other off-site events as well!

 

Rob – Right Arm Rob – 2021 – If our wine cellar was missing anything in years past it was Rob!!!  He’s Bonnie’s assistant and has quickly become her right arm!  His mechanical mind is worth its weight in wine and his easy going personality makes a walk through the cellar a delight.  Rob runs our brand new bottling line with ease and takes care of Bonnie’s “honey-do list” each day with a smile.  We’re happy to have this guy around!

 

Eric – Wine Stork – 2021 – Eric is FHV’s secret weapon.  He quietly walks in, loads up and keeps the shelf’s stocked at your favorite place to grab our wines.  From our Subaru to our Mack truck Eric drives each with ease.  Delivering joy in a bottle day after day keeps Eric on our list of top FHV guys for sure!

 

David – Sales and Staff Guru – 2021 – Adam met David as a food rep. at the distillery and knew he needed to a part of our team.  His past experience as a team leader, salesman and overall super cool guy has proven to be just what FHV was missing.  You’ll catch him anywhere from our stores welcoming our guests and guiding our staff to checking in and making sure our wholesale accounts are happy and taken care of.  You may even find him helping out at some off- site events and festivals too!  “FHV Dave’s” chill vibes are a perfect fit with our family and we’re thrilled to have him around!

 

 

Customer Service

At Franklin Hill Vineyards, we’ve been operating under the same vision established by Elaine Pivinski since 1976. With a wonderful staff of wine lovers, hard workers, and family-centered individuals, we are here to help. We have been blessed with the good fortune of producing award winning wines over the years, and we understand you will have questions about all some (or all) of them! Our collections are a reflection of our first-class standards and our customer service team is here to ensure you are always satisfied with your experience.

Don’t forget to inquire about group wine tasting experiences and private tours. We always have a great lineup of events at all of our locations and are proud to celebrate the holidays with specials throughout the year!

Call upon our customer service experts at (610) 588-8708 or by emailing bookings@franklinhillvineyards.com, M-F, 8am-5pm (PST) and we will be happy to address any questions or concerns you have.

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