Fox Run Vineyards, Penn Yan, NY

Winemaking is a huge and growing business in New York State — a business now threatened by hydrofracking for natural gas.  A few facts and figures:  In 2011,  the industry contributed $3.76 billion to the state’s economy from the production of wine and grapes grown on nearly 1,400 vineyards statewide.  Since 1976, the number of New York’s farm wineries has grown from under 20 to nearly 306 in 2011. Most vineyards are in the Finger Lakes region, which is being targeted by gas drillers.  Vintners and retailers are fighting back by joining Chefs for the Marcellus. We are pleased to welcome Fox Run Vineyards;  Ports of New York of Ithaca, and the fine NYC retailer Pasanella & Son Vintners to our campaign.