Meet our winemaker
Michael Vorauer spent over 30 years mastering the skills of handcrafted wine-making and brings years of knowledge, experience, and passion to Folino Estate and Vintner’s Table as our Winemaker. He developed his multifaceted expertise through formal education, studying viticulture and wine-making on the Rhine River Valley, and working as a Winemaker in different regions across the US. As our Winemaker, Michael quickly launched Folino Estate into a respected and award-winning winery in the East Coast.
Michael is also actively involved in sharing his wine expertise with the public through events like our popular Winemaker’s Dinners and Wine Education classes. Both involve Michael sharing his knowledge on how wine pairs with food, how to properly taste wine, and answering questions regarding the winemaking process.
Our beautiful Vineyard and Winery are situated on 54 acres at the Folino Estate location among the rolling hills in the Pennsylvania countryside. First planted in 2014, the vineyard has grown to include 15 varieties, 23,544 vines, and spans over 14 acres of the property. With new grapes maturing, we are looking forward to producing new wine such as the anticipated Estate Label wine that will be made exclusively from grapes out of our vineyard. The vineyard is also the perfect backdrop for wedding pictures, engagements, or just to enjoy the view as the sun sets.
We have been busy with continued progress on our new Winery addition to Folino Estate. Our new winery adds 10,000 square feet of new state of the art winery capacity, which will include a red and white fermentation room increasing production potential to over 147,600 gallons. The new addition will also house a Barrel Room capable of holding 400 barrels, and perfect for smaller private events.
This will also serve as a new space for our Winemaker, Michael Vorauer, to continue crafting unique new wines such as our Estate Label Wine, our special edition red blend for Vintner's Table, and perfecting the production of the Black Label Collection and Signature Folino Estate wines.