The Cottage at Burnt timbers
Inspiration for our Winery's Name
The History behind our name
Our logo is a modern artistic rendition of a Native American "dug-out" canoe commonly used by the many groups of Natives that have once called the Juniata Valley home. The Natives would burn and dig out logs to create a hollow and primitive canoe. These canoes were integral to the Native's lives. They lived in the valleys near water and their dug-outs aided them in many ways from fishing, travel, and trade.
Routes of Trade
The Natives used their "dug-outs" to travel the rivers for trade, fishing, and the hunting of game. They often stayed and lived close to water, rarely venturing up into the surrounding mountains. Their canoes played pivotal roles in their means of survival and daily life from hunting, fishing, trade, and travel.
All of the lands in the Juniata Valley are loaded with Native artifacts, including the rich farmlands of the Burnt Timbers' estate. The rich agricultural fields along the river are popular hunting grounds for arrowheads as well as other native artifacts. Many tribes have used these areas for thousands of years and local historians can pinpoint many artifacts age by the distinctive features of the artifact.