Fox Run Vineyards was the place I started my winery adventure on Day 1 of checking out these fun establishments in the Finger Lakes.
It was raining so a good distractions on a day to be inside. I had just googled places to visit and this one stood out. It was an eye-catching building and because when I went it was before the true start of a holiday weekend, it was pretty quiet.
Their grapes were planted in 1984, but it wasn’t until the ‘90s that they made their wines and opened the tasting room. This year they turned 26. When visiting you could select one of their flights for $5 (I opted for Flight A), with thee wines. You also received a Welcome Wine and then a wine of choice from their menu.
The Welcome Wine was the 2014 Reserve Chardonnay. Cool-climate with subtle oak influence and medium body. RS 0.2% $15 — subtle nose, not too oaky, which is nice.
The components of Flight A included:
2016 Chardonnay. Crisp and vibrant, fermented in stainless steel. RS 0.4% $18 — nice and crisp for a chard. Not a hint of oak on it. Love finding these type of chards.
2014 Dry Riesling. Riesling is king in the Finger Lakes, earning international recognition and consumer demand around the world. RS 0.7% $18 — nice and dry, metallic nose.
2015 Lemberger. A grape variety that truly thrives in the climate of the Finger Lakes. RS 0% $21 — pepper, blackberry, raspberry all around, very nice.
For my extra tasting I opted for the 2016 Dry Rose. A fruit-forward wine that is crisp and refreshing; there is no match to its food-pairing versatility. RS 0% $18 – dry is the word; awesome.
Since it was pretty quiet they were very kind and offered me some extra pours. I opted for the:
2015 Cabernet Franc. A classic, cool-climate red wine that is giving the Finger Lakes international renown. RS 0% $25 — nothing exciting.
2015 Cabernet Sauvignon. A medium-bodied, cool-climate version of this world-renowned grape variety. RS 0% $25 — fruit and jam in the taste.
This was a great way to start off the adventure. Very much enjoyed this place. I ended up purchasing a bottle of the Reserve Chardonnay. And by doing this, you end up getting $2 off your tasting. Cheers!