PENN YAN, New York, April 8, 2014 – Award-winning Fox Run Vineyards, on Seneca Lake in the Finger Lakes, gears up for an active 2014 schedule of winery events. The winery will be offering a varied schedule this year - from detailed vineyard tours, estate wine tastings, a farm-to-table Food & Wine Experience in the historic barrel room - to the popular heirloom Garlic Festival in August.
“We look forward to welcoming old friends and new at the winery this year. The Finger Lakes reputation as one of America’s great wine regions, continues to grow exponentially”, says Fox Run’s owner, Scott Osborn. “We receive guests at the winery from all over the world, eager to learn more about Fox Run wines and our cool-climate profile.”
The Tasting Room at Fox Run Vineyards is open year-round. Guests are invited to sample current vintages including exclusive, small-lot releases not available commercially. Structured tastings are $5 and showcase seven different wines, with flights of dry and off-dry styles, giving guests an opportunity to discover Fox Run’s lovely varietals - including the award-winning Rieslings, Lemberger, and Cabernet Franc. The Riesling Geology Series highlights the geological terroir of their Seneca Lake Vineyards, and the Fortified Wine Series offers a unique range, including a Tawny, Ruby-Style, and the latest addition - Hedonia, a white port made from Traminette grapes. Visitors are encouraged to take a walking tour through the vineyards and winemaking facility to learn the history of Fox Run and winemaking in the Finger Lakes for $5, or enjoy a combined tour and tasting for $8. For either the tasting alone, or the combined tour and tasting, a $2 coupon is offered toward the purchase of one bottle of wine – valid that same day.
Fox Run Vineyards Café & Market has reopened for the season, featuring a wide variety of locally-sourced products, including the much-loved farmstead cheeseboard and estate wine pairing. The onsite garden provides a diverse selection of leafy greens, heirloom tomatoes, hardneck garlic and summer vegetables used for the salads, pizzas and other delicious items, which can be enjoyed al fresco on the deck overlooking Seneca Lake. The Café is open daily from 11 am to 5 pm April-November.
The Food & Wine Experience will return in June, where guests are immersed in the educational and culinary offerings of the Fox Run estate with a 45-minute walking tour, followed by a light lunch featuring New York State seasonal and artisanal foods paired with a flight of seven signature estate wines. Lunch is served in the historic barrel room and the cost is $35 (plus tax). Reservations are required and can be made by visiting www.foxrunvineyards.com.
The Twenty-SecondAnnual Glorious Garlic Festival will be held on August 2-3, 2014, kicking off on July 31 with the Thursday night Garlic Festival Concert. The acclaimed Vancouver band, The Town Pants, will return for another spirited performance that evening. Celebrating the harvest of cool-climate garlic is a beloved tradition at Fox Run. Guests enjoy a menu of local foods infused with heirloom garlic, meet regional garlic farmers, pick up a culinary tip or two during garlic cooking demonstrations offered by Finger Lakes chefs, and enjoy live music and entertainment. More details on the Garlic Festival will be announced in the coming months.
Fox Run Vineyards overlooks Seneca Lake in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes, America’s premier cool-climate wine region. With fifty acres of vineyards, the winery has taken its place as one of the first and truly great artisanal wine producers, creating a remarkable range of limited-production, site-expressive estate wines. Fox Run Vineyards was named one of the top 100 wineries in the world by Wine & Spirits Magazine in 2008, and has been a multiple gold medal winner at the Riesling du Monde competition in Strasbourg, France.
For detailed information on 2014 events, tickets, Café, Tasting Room and Winery Tour packages at Fox Run Vineyards, guests planning a trip to the winery should visit www.foxrunvineyards.com and sign up for the e-newsletter.