Scott Bubb is a Mifflin County native and still lives close by in southern Centre County. Born in Lewistown, he grew up in Lumber City (a suburb of Reedsville), and graduated from Kishacoquillas High School in 1974. At the age of 17 he started a nearly 35-year career in manufacturing at New Holland in Belleville, Pennsylvania.
In October 2007, the announcement came that he never expected to hear; corporate management decided to close the Belleville plant. After hearing the bitter-sweet news, Scott decided to pursue the career that he longed for. He would leave the world of amateur winemaking, go professional, and open a winery with his wife Mary Ann.
Winemaking has been a part of Scott’s life since 1976. He made his first wine from Concord grapes that he picked from his Aunt Sylvia’s backyard. This first try wasn’t what he had hoped for, but it wasn’t all that bad either. Since that day, he has had a strong passion, almost an obsession, with trying to produce the highest quality wine that he possibly can. His Father once told him “If the job isn’t worth doing right, it’s not worth doing at all.” He has lived by that advice for many years.
This passion for quality is evident in the many award-winning wines he produces today. He has garnered many awards at both regional and national Amateur Wine Competitions, and in 2008 when he decided to make the move to commercial wine making, he was ranked 12th on the American Wine Society's list of the top 50 Amateur Winemakers in the United States.
He has continued winning awards at the commercial level, winning two Governor's Cups at the 2011 PA Farm Show and also took home a third Governor's Cup at the 2012 PA Farm Show giving him Back to Back Governor's Cups!
He is looking forward to sharing his passion and love for wine with you. See you in the mountains!
Willy's White is 100% un-oaked Chardonnay & is our tribute to Will. Everything that went into making this wine was donated to us and all proceeds will go to the Willis Reed Memorial Fund. Supplies are limited.