In the words of Fox Run winemaker Peter Bell, "the aim of our winemaking is to make the most delicious wines possible." Simple enough, and one of the many reasons that what we love this place.

Overlooking one of the deepest sections of Seneca Lake, Fox Run Vineyards is producing some of the highest quality and critically acclaimed wines in the region. The winery sits amidst fifty-five acres of meticulously managed vineyards, including plantings of Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Gewurztraminer.

In this segment, we sit down with both Bell and Fox Run owner Scott Osborn, who explain their unique paths into the wine world and discuss the draw of the Finger Lakes for winemakers and enthusiasts.

We also delve into the question of what makes for a delicious wine at Fox Run and, in particular, the notion that wines should not only taste good, but also be refreshing.

Finally, we visit Fox Run's vast vineyard and taste a sampling of wines including two very distinct vintages of Riesling (one drawn directly from a stainless steel tank) and a spectacular unreleased Port.

Fox Run Vineyards is located at 670 State Route 14 in Penn Yan, NY. The winery offers tours every day, every hour, on the hour, with the last tour at 4 PM. For more information, visit

A thousand thanks to Scott and Peter for being such tremendous hosts on our first visit. We've been dreaming of a return ever since!

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