Bastress Winery is a beautiful, independently-owned winery just outside of Williamsport in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. In an area known for gorgeous rolling hills and river access, Bastress is notable for its property as well as its product.

In early 2018, the winery and its sister company, Mountain Top Distillery, were purchased by Frank and Sarah Kudlack—a husband-and-wife entrepreneurial team with a history of successful business ownership and deep ties to the local region.

  Owners, Frank and Sarah Kudlack with their son Finn

Owners, Frank and Sarah Kudlack with their son Finn

Frank has a background in real estate. He’s an expert in construction, management, commodities, and consulting—perfectly prepared for managing and reinventing the historic Bastress property. Sarah, on the other hand, handles the marketing and event side of the business, relying on her years of experience in food and beverage, event management, marketing, wedding planning, and public relations. Together, they plan to revitalize the space, reimagine the tasting room, and reestablish the winery—not only as an exceptional producer of outstanding wine, but also as a unique venue for public events.