I have a tradition. Since I can remember, I’ve gone out to dinner on the first day of school. What started as a spur of the moment meal as a student is now an event that I look forward to each year as a teacher. To celebrate the start of the 2017-2018 school year, my main squeeze made sure my first day was the best one yet. After a day full of surprises, we wrapped up our night out with a trip to The Renegade Winery on Main Street in Stroudsburg. Talk about the perfect end to date night!

If you’re like most locals and roll your eyes at the thought of yet another winery, you’re in for a pleasant surprise. Not only is the wine delicious, but the atmosphere is awesome. Renegade proudly identifies as “An Unconventional Winery,” a welcome change from traditional tasting rooms. Its rustic appearance and array of seating options make it a versatile location for any occasion. Whether you’re chatting one-on-one about your day or sharing a bottle with a group of friends, you’re sure to enjoy your visit.

Renegade offers a variety of wines, including dry and sweet whites and reds, a sweet rosé, and even a few fruit wines. As a diehard white wine drinker, I chose a glass of Riesling and couldn’t believe my tastebuds. Unlike the stereotypical “local wine” that often tastes more like juice than vino, the Riesling was tasty and, get this, just $6 a glass. (In that case, I’ll take another!) My date opted for the Cabernet Sauvignon and gave it his stamp of approval. Having trouble deciding? Participate in a tasting and try several different varieties. They’ll even send you home with a complimentary wine glass. Winery tours are also available, where you’ll get a behind the scenes look at Renegade’s wine-making process.

“Like” The Renegade Winery on Facebook to stay informed of upcoming events. From Open Mic Nights to Paint & Sip parties and Yoga, Renegade is a happening place with something for everyone to enjoy. The Renegade Winery is open 7 days a week, so grab your sweetheart or your besties and stop by for a drink. Cheers!

The Renegade Winery
(570) 350-2638
600 Main Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
www.therenegadewinery.com