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The Pohatcong Historic House Tour & Wine Tasting

Visit beautiful historic homes and enjoy a winery tour and tasting.

Snuggled along the banks of the Musconetcong River is the Village of Finesville, home to a legion of historic homes, lime kilns, farms and bridges. The Pohatcong Historic Society will open a number of these homes for tours. Meet hosts dressed in vintage clothing, see period household implements and furnishing. Start your tour with a trip on a steam engine; take a guided bus tour; enjoy a boxed lunch; finish with a wine tasting.
 

The Train

Enjoy a ride on our historic passenger coaches.

The Tour

Take a private tour of three beautiful historic properties in Pohatcong Township.


 

The Homes

Pohatcong Township has many historic homes. After the train ride you will be driven by bus to tour three homes, guided by a docent. A Box lunch will be served.

The Winery

At Villa Milagro Vineyards you will be treated to wine tastings with hot hors d'oeuvres and a tour of the vineyard and winery.


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Fun!

Great fun for the whole family!

August 16, 2016:

We had a great time on the wine train on 8/29/16. Well organized getting us on the train. The scenery down the Delaware river was very pretty. A school bus with a lovely driver (Luz) took us from the train on a short ride to the winery. Once there, we were greeted on the bus by the owner. We had a very nice private tour for our group and then a tasting of wine with snacks. We tend to like dryer wines and found even their sweeter varieties very drinkable. Our hosts were charming and informative. A great day out!

October 23, 2016:

Had a great time on this trip. We learned ahead of time that you can bring your own drinks and snacks on the train so we were prepared. You can also open the wine you purchased at the winery on the return trip if you bring a corkscrew! Nice ride with beautiful foliage. It is rushed at the winery, they really should give you a little more time there but all in all a very enjoyable day. Go with a group and BYOB! It's fun!

September 18, 2016:

We went on the trip yesterday and it was a perfect day. The volunteer on the train was very knowledgeable about the history of the area as well as the train. It was very informative and interesting. The scenery along the Delaware was gorgeous. Unfortunately, the train does not yet go all the way to the winery. We were told that they have a 1/2 a mile of track left and it will drop off at the winery driveway. We were picked up by a school bus but it was a short ride so it was not uncomfortable. I was pleasantly surprised that the owner of the winery met us at the end of their driveway and got on the bus with us. She proceeded to give us a little tour of the vineyard. Once at the winery she spoke a little bit about the harvest and grapes etc. Then we went up to the "work area" (I'm sure it has a more technical term) and she explained the fermenting process. We then got to go into the bottling room. It was a neat experience. After our tour we sampled 6 wines with hot hor d'oeuvres. After our tasting the owner announced that the glasses were ours to keep as a gift from the winery. We bought 4 bottles to take home. My only negative comment would be that I wished we had more time at the winery. It may be one of the prettiest wineries in New Jersey and it would have been nice to relax on the porch and sip some wine. Some people on our tour brought picnic lunches and stopped at the mine picnic area. We choose to skip that part and instead went on to another winery (Four Sisters Winery) which is about 30 minutes north of the train depot. We will definitely go back to Villa Milagro and I recommend both the train and the winery.

By Car

Located at the intersection of Interstate 78 and Highway 22  we are exactly 73 miles from both New York City and Philadelphia. Please click here for directions.

By bus

Transbridge Lines operates into Easton Pennsylvania. The bus station is under one mile away, just a short taxi ride or walk. Click here for the bus companies web site.

By Taxi/cabs

Via Uber or local taxi companies we are just  a short ride from the bus station in Easton Pennsylvania.

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