Book “Tour”

Ok, so it wasn’t much of a tour. But I did speak about my book Lost Mount Penn at the following events:

History of PA Wine
October 26, 2019 at What Am I Drinking

As we sip through a complimentary tasting of surprisingly delicious local wines, we’ll discuss the oft-forgotten role our great commonwealth played in the development of the US wine industry, as well as the many barriers nearby winemakers have faced since then.

Lost Mount Penn Release Event
November 18, 2019 at Firefly Bookstore in Kutztown

Join us for a evening of local history, intersecting food, wine and trains with German immigrants to the Reading area.

Reading Red: A Wine Tasting & History Program
November 21, 2019 at the Berks History Center

To celebrate the launch of his book, Lost Mount Penn: Wineries, Railroads and Resorts of Reading, author Mike Madaio will be joining us for a special event and wine tasting. After sharing some of the fascinating history of wine in our area–including the colorful characters that made it, and the events that led to its downfall–Mike will lead us through a tasting of high-quality local wines, all grown and made within 50 miles of Reading.

A Taste of the Lost Pennsylvania Grape
November 7, 2020 at the Historic Foodways Society of the Delaware Valley (virtual)

Wine historian and author Mike Madaio will share his research into the early efforts to cultivate and create a burgeoning wine industry around Philadelphia. Watch the full session here.

Mike Madaio Presents Lost Mount Penn
February 18, 2021 at the Exeter Community Library (virtual)

Mike Madaio — local author of Lost Mount Penn; Wineries, Railroads and Resorts of Reading — will be discussing how German immigrants established Berks County, PA as a renowned area for native wines in the mid 19th century, helping Reading become one of the top summer resort destinations in the country.

Local Author Event 
March 28, 2020 at the Reading Main Library
Cancelled due to the pandemic

Mike Madaio will explore the fascinating society and culinary culture that made Mount Penn one of the best known resort regions in the country in the  late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Tredyffrin-Easttown Historical Society
May 21, 2020 at the Easttown Library
Cancelled due to the pandemic

During his talk, Mike will be sharing some of the fascinating history of wine in Southeastern Pa. and Berks County, including the colorful characters that made it, and the events that led to its downfall.