(Cazenovia, NY) Owera Vineyards, Madison County’s first vineyard, is officially opening its doors, creating a dozen jobs.  The 57-acre picturesque farm winery l unveiled its brand new, state-of-the-art 7,200 square foot production facility, complete with tasting room, tank and barrel rooms.  The 5,200 square foot event center and amphitheater will accommodate guests for weddings, corporate events and private parties.  The property has four acres of Marquette and Frontenac Gris vines, as well as fruit orchards, a vegetable garden and many ponds.

In 2011, Central New York’s Regional Economic Development Council awarded Owera Vineyards a grant to promote agri-tourism in the area.  Owner, Nancy J. Muserlian says “We are thrilled to receive this grant and that New York State is behind us in the development of this project”.

Owera has been producing wines since 2010 and boasts 25 awards including top Wine Spectator ratings for two of their Riesling wines. Owera Vineyards is located four miles north of the village of Cazenovia.  For more information, visit www.oweravineyards.com