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

October 16, 2023
Contact: Scott Osborn, President & Co-Owner

For Immediate Release 
PENN YAN, NY – On Monday, October 16th, Fox Run Vineyards celebrated a
monumental moment for themselves and the Finger Lakes Region during a ribbon-cutting
celebration for their new winemaking facility.
Fox Run Vineyards has been one of the best winery destinations in the Finger Lakes for
years and recently had the opportunity to expand its own winemaking capacity as well as
custom winemaking capacity for others within the Finger Lakes. The new facility marks
the winery’s continued commitment to investing in the Finger Lakes region and
continued support to elevate themselves and others throughout the area.
The new facility, sitting atop Fox Run’s property, is 9,000 square feet inside and 10,500
square feet in total. All together Fox Run invested $1.5 million to make the project
happen. With help from Sugar Creek Construction, Lyons National Bank, Marks
Engineering, Martin’s Electrical and Plumbing, and TLM construction, the vision became
a beautiful reality. The new space now offers over 50% more space for the winemaking
team and anticipates adding a full-time employee to the Fox Run roster in the near future.
Through constant support from others within the community, this new facility has already
and will continue to help the area grow and prosper.
"I want to congratulate Fox Run on their new winemaking facility in Yates County which
is a significant addition for our region's wine industry, creating new local job
opportunities and bolstering the wine industry as a whole. This investment enhances Fox
Run’s own manufacturing capacity and their ability to assist other wineries with custom
winemaking services. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to Fox Run for their enduring
leadership in the wine industry, which has consistently contributed to our region's
prosperity." said Steve Griffin, Chief Executive Office of the Finger Lakes EDC of Yates
“LNB is proud to continue our long-time banking partnership with Fox Run Vineyards
and we are thankful for the opportunity to be involved in this project alongside many
talented local businesses. The project will not only help Fox Run reach new heights, but
will positively impact the local economy and the FL wine industry as a whole. Thank
you to Scott, Ruth and the entire team for your industry leadership and this significant
investment in the future of Fox Run.” said Ryan Hallings, Senior Vice President of Lyons
National Bank.
Fox Run Vineyards is family-owned and has been making estate wines since 1989. Fox
Run Vineyards overlooks Seneca Lake in the heart of the Finger Lakes of New York,
America’s premier cool-climate wine region. Regularly recognized in national wine
publications, Fox Run has garnered numerous “Best Buy” “Best of Class” and “Best of
Show” designations over the last 33 years, along with being named a “Top 100 Winery"
and winning the NY “Governor’s Cup”.