Nick Mobilia, a native to North East, Pa, is the third generation owner of Mobilia Fruit Farms. Growing up in the family business of farming, Nick has always been a part of the farm. It wasn't until 1970 when Nick became full-time where he began to grown Mobilia Fruit Farms into the 225 acres it is today. Of the 225 acres, 120 acres are 14 varieties of grapes, the rest consists of cherry, peach and apple trees, and a vegetable garden.
Nick has an excellent knowledge of growing quality fruits and vegetables. His track record of producing award wining wines and great marketing skills has built Arrowhead Wine Cellars from a farm market into the successful winery it is now.
When asked this question Nick just laughed. When youíre at work seven days a week, your ďoutside of workĒ time is slim to none. When he does get the time, family is number one. He enjoys visiting his son Adrian and wife Shannon and his precious granddaughter Reilly. Nikki Marie, and her husband Greg, and his youngest daughter Jennifer. He enjoys visiting other farms and wineries, listening to 60ís and 70ís music, dining out, walking through the vineyards and volunteer work including:
Erie County Farm Bureau (40 years)
North East School Board (14 years)
North East Community Foundation (10 years)
Pennsylvania Wine Association (13 years)
Several other advisory committees
He is also a fan and supporter of the Michael Knight Racing dirt track team.
Kathy MobiliaCo-Owner, Retail Sales Manager
Kathy Mobilia, Co-Owner of Arrowhead Wine Cellars and wife to Nick Mobilia, was born in Westfield, New York, but now happily resides in North East, Pennsylvania. She has been a part of the winery since the beginning with her husband and children.
Kathy oversees the day to day operations of the winery's exquisite showroom. Kathy is solely responsible for filling the showroom with the latest trends of unique wine gifts and merchandise out of New York City.
In her free-time Kathy loves to spend quality time with her family, but you can also find her at the local dirt race track to cheer on the team of Michael Knight Racing.
Nikki Mobilia ColeExecutive Assistant
Nikki is the wife of Greg Cole and the daughter of Nick and Kathy. She was born in Erie, Pa. and grew up on the farm with her Grandpa Nick and her Dad working the vineyards that would eventually become Arrowhead Wine Cellars. Nikki assists Nick with the day-to-day operation of the winery. She has a degree from Toni & Guy hairdressing academy, Academy of Cosmetology and the Carson Institute of hair in New York City. In her off time she owns and operates a hair salon.
She likes hairdressing, farming, running, shooting, gardening, swimming, campfires and pretty much anything out doors! She dislikes bad attitudes.
Jennifer MobiliaBuyer/Website Development/Communications Manager
Jennifer is Nick and Kathy's youngest child. She works full-time as an evening News Anchor/Correspondent for the NBC affiliate in Rochester, New York but still keeps active in the family business.
Jennifer writes all of Arrowhead Wine Cellars press releases, television and radio advertisements and maintains the winery Twitter account.
Jennifer works closely with the owner of Migoto Designs on ArrowheadWine.com's content and design.
In 2003 Jennifer redesigned the winery showroom and started the winery gift shop. Jennifer and her mother regularly attend the New York International Gift Fair to bring their customers unique and one-of-a-kind gifts from around the world.
Jennifer has degrees in Journalism and Business Management from Mercyhurst University. She's a proud Buffalo Bills fan and in her free time she enjoys spending time with her Standard Poodle "Anna", shopping, kickboxing and trying new desserts.
Greg ColeVineyard Manager, Press Floor and Crush Pad Manager
Greg Cole, Arrowhead Wine Cellars Vineyard Manager, plays an intigral role in the process of wine making at the winery. Greg, who is originally from North East, has been working close to Nick Mobilia over 10+ years and has learned the proper and successful ways to farm. When you control the entire process of producing your final product, the quality of that final product is a direct reflection of what you start off with, and thatís where Greg comes into play. Being the Vineyard Manager he oversees the entire growing process of our grapes, cherries, peaches, black berries, red raspberries and vegetable garden. Weather itís planting, pruning, spraying, weeding or picking, Greg has a part in it. With the help of his crew, Greg plays a large part in the production of our award wining wines.
Greg is a huge car and truck show fan. Heís big into ATVís and Motorcycles and has had many over the years. Pretty much anything with a motor and can be raced, he enjoys. Spending time with his family and friends is also very important to him.
Chris TrippRetail Sales Associate
Chris was raised in Harborcreek, PA and spent many years living in Flordia. She returned to live in Harborcreek and joined the Arrowhead team in 2008. If you happen to stop by our Winery in North East, PA she is more than likely the one who will greet you. She handles our customers with a friendly smile and her playful nature makes our customers feel at home. Her knowledge of our products is supurb and she shares that knowledge with you so that you can make the best selection.
She likes movies, reading spending time with her family and Mexican food. She is an avid Miami Dolphins fan and you can find her following the team each season.
Bob has over 25 years experience making wine in the lake Erie region, which is no wonder after he grew up in North East, PA. After earning his degree in Biology at Penn State he became the program director for Enology and Viticulture at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC). He is also a culinary instructor at Mercyhurst North East.
Bobís experience in wine making is what makes him such an asset to Arrowhead, which is why he has been a part of the team since 2005. He has such a passion for the wine industry and our growing list of award wining wines proves this. Outside of work, Bob enjoys sailing.
Greg DuCharmeWine Maker
Greg was born in Rome, NY and has lived the majority of his life in PA. He has a bachelors in Economics, a Masters in Business Administrations from Penn State and currently pursuing a degree in Enology (Science of wine making) from the Harrisburg Community College. In 2011 he decided to change careers from retail management and began perusing classes in Enology that brought him together with Nick and Arrowhead wine cellars. "After being a home wine maker for a few years I was inspired to pursue a career in the business. I was inspired by the friendly and cooperative competition in the industry."
Greg Likes: Wood working, being married to his wife and enjoying a bonfire on a nice fall night.