(GENESEO, NY - November 9, 2006) Deer Run Winery on Conesus Lake has recently unveiled its newest wine. Named "Max Black" in honor of the winemakers Scottish Terrier Max, the new wine will assuredly appeal to those with a sweet tooth. According to George Kuyon, owner and winemaker his newest vintage is "a sweet, fruity and fun red wine." The wine is a blend of the Vincent and Niagara grape grown locally in our Finger Lakes Viticulture Region. In addition to the unveiling of their new "Max Black" Deer Run Winery has also released their 2004 Traminette, a previous bronze and silver medal winner and their 2004 Seyval.
Deer Run Winery along with Eagle Crest Vineyard in Conesus form "The Little Finger Lakes Wine Path." Eagle Crest Vineyards has been in continual operation since 1872 and was established by Bishop McQuaid from Rochester for production of sacramental wines and is still today one of the largest producers of altar wines in the United States.. Deer Run Winery is a baby in comparison to Eagle Crest, having begun operation in 2002. It has grown remarkably in its infancy and has established itself as one of the up and coming wineries in the Finger Lakes having won the prestigious Silver Medal at the Finger Lakes International Wine Competition in April for the 2003 Traminette.
"Our Livingston County wineries are a source of great pride for our community," notes Lisa Burns, Livingston County Tourism Director, "they have established themselves firmly as high quality wine producers and in a region that is vastly becoming internationally recognized for its wine and culinary virtues; this is no small accomplishment. Our county's place within the Finger Lakes Vacation Region of New York State continues to benefit greatly due to our wineries and our culinary attributes."