|Architect's rendering of the new structure.|
CAZENOVIA -- Madison County's first winery, Owera Vineyards, is projected to raise its profile by the summer of 2012.
Ben Reilley, director of operations, is planning a 6,000 square-foot production facility to stand alongside the field by next summer.
Owera's vineyard consists of four acres of Minnesota cold hearty varietals Frontenac Gris and Marquette, first planted in 2008.
Reilley also is thinking beyond the bounds of Owera. With nearby Critz Farms producing its first hard cider this year and Empire Brewing evaluating a site near Routes 20 and 13 for a 60,000-barrel facility that would open next fall, the germ of a new Cazenovia-area beverage trail is being discussed.
Owera Vineyards is located at 5276 East Lake Road. Phone (315) 815-5026.
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