Local wineries raise money for flood victims

Fox Run Vineyards, with the help of the Finger Lakes wine community, raised $4000 to assist in the recovery following the flooding in Penn Yan, New York. A donation of $2000 will go to the Penn Yan Flood Relief Fund and $2000 to the Yates County ARC.Fox Run asked the greater wine community and area businesses from the Finger Lakes to donate items to be raffled off at their annual anniversary party. Three Brothers Wineries and Estates donated $980 to the event generated from a portion of their tasting room sales, in addition to their raffle donation.“Penn Yan is the home of Fox Run Vineyards and many of our staff. We have received so much support from our neighbors and the community, we wanted to help in some way,” says owner Scott Osborn.“We work with the Yates County ARC Printshop and knew they lost so much from the flood. They had just finished printing our party invitations and dropped them off at the post office only days before. We wanted to make sure that they received some support because we are very appreciative of the services they offer in the Penn Yan community,” continues Osborn.The following businesses helped make the fundraiser a success with the donation of their raffle items:Anthony Road Wine Company (Penn Yan), Atwater Estate Vineyards (Hector), Billsboro Winery (Geneva), CaryMo Chocolates (Dresden), Corning Museum of Glass (Corning), Dr. Konstantin Frank Vinifera Wine Cellars (Hammondsport), Earthly Possessions Boutique (Geneva), Eddie O’Briens Grille & Bar (Geneva), Finger Lakes Distilling (Burdett), FLX Wienery (Dundee), Glenora Wine Cellars (Dundee), Halsey’s Restaurant (Geneva), Hector Wine Company (Hector), Java Gourmet (Penn Yan), Joe’s Hots (Geneva), Lakewood Vineyards (Watkins Glen), Love Geneva (Geneva), Miles Wine Cellars (Himrod), Muranda Cheese (Waterloo), New Vines Bed & Breakfast (Penn Yan), New York Wine & Culinary Center (Canandaigua), Ramada (Geneva), Red Dove Tavern (Geneva), Red Jacket Orchards (Geneva), Red Tail Ridge Winery (Penn Yan), Smith Opera House (Geneva), Splitrock Pub/Elmira Jackals (Elmira), Staving Artist (Penn Yan), Stomping Grounds (Geneva), Stonecat Café (Hector), Stu Gallagher Photography (Syracuse), Studio Salon (Geneva), Thirsty Own Wine Company (Ovid), Three Brothers Wineries & Estates (Geneva), Vere Sandals (Geneva), Villa Bellangelo (Dundee), Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel (Watkins Glen) and the Wine Symposium of the Finger Lakes (Geneva).Donations are still being accepted to the Penn Yan Flood Relief Fund at Lyons National Bank, Bank of the Finger Lakes, The Observer, the Chronicle Express and the Finger Lakes Times. Proceeds from this fund will be used to assist businesses and individuals affected by the flood, coordinated by a local panel.

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