I entered the first session of my first Wine Bloggers Conference sat down at a table and was greeted with a “hello” and “how are you” little did I know I was being greeted by Scott Osborn Owner of Fox Run Vineyards. Scott was so personable and shared a little bit of the history behind Fox Run Vineyards.
Fox Run Vineyards used to be a dairy farm. The first grapes were planted in 1984 and the dairy barn was converted to a winemaking facility in 1990.
The vineyard became exclusively family owned in 2012. The vineyard produces approximately 15,000 cases annually. Plantings include Riesling, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer, Lemberger, Cabernet Franc, and Pinot Noir.
Fox Run has 50 acres of grapes and 19 acres are devoted to Riesling. Fox Run is a three time Gold medal winner at the Riesling du Monde competition in Strausbourg, France.
I love the fact that Fox Run Vineyards has a charitable heartbeat that shows through via contributions for children, cancer research, and supporting the local community.
After hearing a little of the history of this vineyard, I was ready to taste the wines coming out of this vineyard.
I got the chance to taste my first Fox Run wine at the Live Blogging session where local wine makers have 5 minutes to pour and share information about their wine. My first Fox Run wine was a 2011 Reserve Riesling presented by Scott Osborn himself.
I always jot down tasting notes on most wines I taste, but especially ones I really enjoy. I wanted to make sure I wrote down all of the details about this beautiful Riesling. Right away I noticed the lovely aromatics full of smoked citrus and stone fruits. On my palate, it was luscious full of melon and tropical fruits.
After tasting the 2011 Reserve Riesling and loving it, I wanted more Fox Run wine. I got my wish! The next wine I tasted from the Fox Run portfolio was the 2012 Lemberger. I have tasted many Lembergers and was curious how this cool climate Lemberger would show. I was pleasantly surprised. Again, I took out my little tasting notebook and started formulating my tasting notes.
The Lemberger was full bodied full of black and red berries. Black stone fruits and cracked black pepper. I was quite impressed and wanted more.
After tasting these two wines, I look forward to tasting the other wines in the Fox Run portfolio.
One thing I know for sure Fox Run Vineyards is committed to making incredibly delicious cool climate wines to be enjoyed with family and friends. I have fallen for these lovely wines and having met Scott Osborn and Marisa Indelicato, I know these wines are made with heart.
Thank you Fox Run Vineyards