Tuesday, December 11, 2012

December - A Time for Celebration and Appreciation.

Our estate vines in winter.

December is a time for celebration and appreciation. To all of our special customers and friends, we joyously extend our warmest wishes for the 2012 Holiday Season. Thank you for your business and valued friendship.

And what a landmark year this was for Fox Run. In January, we became a family-owned winery - a dream that has been 20 years in the making. We have always been about vinting our estate wines with perfection and passion. But now, with this pivotal change in place, we are pushing our creative boundaries even further.  2012 saw the launch of an exciting Riesling trilogy - the Lake Dana Vineyard Geology Series: three wines, three groundbreaking styles. These distinct and aromatic Rieslings express the beauty of our winemaking, our terroir and the geological profile of our unique soils. 

And known for our iconic cool-climate port series, we introduced Hedonia, a white port crafted from exotic Traminette grapes.

Our 20th Annual Garlic Festival took place this past August. It’s considered the reigning heirloom garlic festival on the East Coast. And, as in every year, thousands of epicureans, wine lovers, vacationers and fans descended upon our scenic winery grounds overlooking Seneca Lake, enjoying all of the fun and deliciousness of this great event.

Chatting with wine buyers in Hong Kong.
2012 was also a year of important travel overseas. Ruth and I crossed the Atlantic for Fox Run’s launch in the United Kingdom. We visited our importers in Belgium and Denmark as well, and saw how much wine drinkers in Europe are appreciating the distinctive flavors of New York’s Finger Lakes cool-climate wines. In November, I took my first trip to Hong Kong, an exciting wine market growing at an electrifying pace, where I poured Fox Run wines for influential sommeliers and beverage directors. The affinity between Asian food and Finger Lakes Riesling is so perfect that I’m expecting to have a very good problem - keeping up with the demand. 

A great year from start to finish.

From all of us at Fox Run Vineyards, Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas and all best wishes for a very happy and healthy 2013.

Scott Osborn, Proprietor