There is a certain sense of unparalleled fulfillment and purpose that comes from seeing the fruits of one’s labors literally grown from the ground up. This is the driving force that would propel Adrian Mobilia back to his roots and inspire him and his wife, Shannon, to open Fenwick Wine Cellars.
Mobilia is a fourth-generation farmer, growing up on the shores of Lake Erie, an area of Pennsylvania rich in the traditions of agriculture. He was raised on his family’s 200-acre farm, which consisted mainly of different varieties of grapes, apples, cherries, and peaches. Mobilia learned the family trade early, and he enjoyed it so much that he would continue on to study horticulture at Penn State. When Mobilia left the farm for college in the mid 90s, the family business was well on its way to what would become the next successful venture. In 1980, they had already begun pressing their own grapes, and by 1989, the juice was going directly to wineries. The wheels were then set into motion for the Mobilia family to open their own winery.
Working alongside his father Nick, planting Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Riesling, Chardonnay, Chambourcin, Pinot Grigio, and Merlot grapes, Adrian Mobilia helped the family winery come to fruition. In 1999 the first bottle of the Mobilia family winery was produced, bottled as Arrowhead Wine Cellars. The winery added another facet to the already existing strong family legacy of farming.
At Fenwick Wine Cellars, the roots do indeed run deep. The Mobilias invite you in to be a part of something that has been grown for generations, from the ground up.