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Fox Run wins accolades, releases wine in cans

Fox Run wins accolades, releases wine in cans

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It was quite a weekend for Fox Run Vineyards in Yates County.

On Friday, the winery announced that two of its 2016 Chardonnays have won scores of more than 90 points from Wine & Spirits magazine. And on Saturday, the winery scheduled a release of three wines, including a Chardonnay, in cans, joining a growing trend to package wine in a more portable container for on-the-go consumption.

Wine & Spirits will be awarding a 92 to Fox Run’s 2016 Reserve Chardonnay Kaiser Vineyard, an oaked version, and score of 91 to its 2016 Doyle Chardonnay, which is unoaked.  The scores will be listed in the October issue, available beginning Saturday.

In a wine region renown for the quality of its Rieslings, Fox Run reports that only three other Finger Lakes wineries have scored above 90 with their Chardonnay wines.

“Being a cool-climate region differentiates Finger Lakes Chardonnay from warmer regions. They are lower in alcohol, much more food friendly, and cool-climate Chardonnays are crisp and delicious,” said Scott Osborn, president and co-owner of Fox Run.

Meanwhile, the can release will make available a 2017 Doyle Chardonnay, a 2017 Semi-Dry Riesling, and a white table wine known as Arctic Fox.

“People want convenience. This is responding to consumer demand in a lot of ways,” Osborn said. Fox Run is one of only a handful of Finger Lakes wineries to produce canned wine this year.  The cans hold 375 milliliters—roughly the volume of a standard can of beer, providing two generous glasses of wine.

Fox Run, established in 1989, overlooks Seneca Lake from the west side.

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