OVID, NY, July 19, 2018 /Hosmer Winery -- Cameron and Maren Hosmer began planting grapes on the gentle slopes of Cayuga Lake in the early 1970's. After spending over 10 years simply growing and selling grapes, they made their first vintage of wine in 1985; establishing Hosmer Winery. They opened up their first tasting room in the garage of their home in the summer of 1986. In 1990, with increased production and growing recognition, the decision was made to renovate a barn across the street and inaugurate a new tasting and retail facility. This is where Hosmer Winery now welcomes thousands of visitors each year to learn about and experience Hosmer wine.
As they reflect on the 33rd year in business thus far, they can't help but look back on the great milestones. Hosmer wines were featured in Wine Enthusiast with the 2016 Pinot Noir, 2016 Chardonnay, and 2015 Limited Release Chardonnay all bringing home 90 points. Hosmer was also recognized at the NYIWC as New York Dry Riesling Winery of the Year. They are excited to be expanding their Riesling portfolio this year with 2 new wines. One of which is a Sparkling Riesling called 'Naomi', named after Cameron Hosmer's grandmother. The other wine, a Late Pick Riesling, will be unveiled at the Anniversary Party.
Starting Saturday, August 4th, 2018, Hosmer Winery invites you to join them for a two day celebration of this milestone. They will launch the 33rd Anniversary Party at 1pm with the release of their very first Late Pick Riesling. Immortal Jellyfish will be playing outside in the vineyard, Blowin' Smoke BBQ will be serving some great food, wine and beer will be available by the glass and exclusive special pricing on wine will make you want to restock your wine cellar. If you are looking to bring more than wine home with you, they will have local vendors selling their handcrafted goods on premise. Saturday's event will end at 5pm but the festivities will continue into Sunday for their weekly Music and Mimosas. Join them Sunday, August 5th from 1 - 4pm as they serve freshly-made mimosas and light snacks with live music from Marc and Tom and take advantage of the final day of our huge sales event. Standard wine tasting are also available during our normal hours. While food, wine and beer is purchasable, the rest of this event is free of charge.
Hosmer Winery is open year round on the west side of Cayuga Lake at 7020 Route 89 in Ovid, NY.