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Fox Run Vineyards opens $1.5M winemaking expansion in Yates County

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Fox Run Vineyards, located on Route 14, has celebrated the opening of its expansive new winemaking facility with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on October 16.

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The $1.5 million investment will increase the vineyard’s winemaking capacity and provide services to emerging wineries in the Finger Lakes region. Owners Scott and Ruth Osborn express this expansion as a commitment to the region’s thriving wine production industry and an avenue to fulfill the growing demand for Fox Run’s wines.

The newly constructed facility offers an additional 9,000 square feet of interior space and an overall extension to 10,500 square feet, equipped with contributions from local businesses including Sugar Creek Construction and Lyons National Bank. Ryan Hallings, Senior Vice President of Lyons National Bank, highlights the project’s importance not just for Fox Run, but for the local economy and the Finger Lakes wine industry’s broader landscape.

The development signifies more than just an increase in production capabilities; it is expected to generate local employment and support the regional wine industry’s expansion. Steve Griffin, Yates County’s economic developer, commends the vineyard for its substantial contribution to the local wine industry, emphasizing the broader economic benefits and the winery’s ability to offer custom winemaking services. The Fox Run team looks forward to welcoming a new full-time member to their ranks in the wake of this development.