Fox Run Vineyards is located in Penn Yann, New York. I know, I know. Where? It sits on a hillside overlooking Seneca Lake, just off State Route 14. Now the problem with finding Fox Run is that you must drive along SR14 with the view of the lake constantly grabbing your eyes. What a beautiful distraction! It is, I’m sure, not quite so spectacular if you see it out your window every morning…but it is…spectacular (and the subject of another blog later).
Anyway, up the gravel drive to Fox Run and there sits the main building with the vineyards marching up the slope into the distance. Beautiful sunshine and a blue-sky day that makes you want to take a stroll through the vines. We were greeted by the owner of Fox Run, Scott Osborn, who was just as cordial as could be in his welcome. He quickly turned us over to his vineyard manager, John Kaiser, who was to be our guide on the tour.
So much to see. Fox Run is 55 acres of sustainably-farmed vines that are not only eco-friendly in their farming but is also completely ran off the grid for electricity by using solar power installed right on their property. Their wine making facility was first located in the farm’s old dairy barn, but in 1996 was completely revamped and, under the hand of wine maker Peter Bell, is turning out some lovely wines that fit quite nicely in my cabinet.
I’d really like to come back to this region of New York and spend a couple of weeks (rather than a couple of hours) visiting Fox Run and the other wineries in the area. If you ever happen to be in the area of the metropolis of Penn Yann, New York, stop in at Fox Run and sample some of their treats.
We are going to be at the Wine Bloggers Conference, 2016, in Lodi, Califorfnia. Don’t give me that look! Who doesn’t want to go to Lodi in August? If you are in the area stop on by and say hello. I’ll be looking for you over the rim.
And now, my personal rant: