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  Meet the Vintner

Tom Carroll, Jr. is the vintner at Crossing Vineyards and Winery. He is also one of its principals and founders. His lifelong dream has been to create a vineyard on the historic property where he spent his childhood. His goal is to produce handcrafted wines which embrace the regional terroir. His signature is quality.

Tom Carroll Jr. in the Barrel Room at Crossing Vineyards & Winery

Tom was born in 1975 and was educated at Chapin School and Princeton Day School in Princeton New Jersey. He obtained a double degree in English and Film from Vassar College in 1997 and spent three years in California self-educating in viticulture and enology.

He returned to his roots and partnered with his parents to establish first the vineyard and then the winery in 2000. “We are willing to work very hard to establish a regional identity for Pennsylvania wines,” says Carroll. “Our French Hybrids and Vinifera are different from California’s, not inferior. I have no interest in imitating the mass-produced, mass-marketed California wine style.”

Wine Education
One of the Carroll's priorities is wine education. Currently offered at Crossing Vineyards and Winery are the following:

Wine Tasting for Dummies: Instructor Tom Carroll Sr. teaches the basics of wine appreciation. No wine snobs allowed! These sessions fill up quickly. Book early.

Wine Tasting in Riedel Crystal: Learn how a properly shaped glass can enhance wine enjoyment. Workshop price includes a tasting set with four Riedel Vinum glasses and offers participants a 20% discount on Riedel purchases. This class is a great value. Offered several times a year. Call for details.

Wine 101: A semester-long course taught by French sommelier Eric Cavatore. Includes behind the scenes vineyard and winery access. Takes students from a basic understanding of viticulture and winemaking through the principles of food and wine pairing.

Workshops and Winemaker's Dinners featuring state and local wine experts including: State Enologist Stephen Menke, State Winegrape Agent Mark Chien, Wine Enthusiast's Man of the Year Jonathan Newman, local physician and wine expert David Mino.

Check the Events section of the website calendar for dates, times and topics.

Tom Carroll Jr. in the vineyard at harvest time
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