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JD Wine Cellars

1342 Eddy Road
Macedon, NY 14502
(315) 986-4202

On the Web:

www.longacrefarms.com
JD Wine Cellars

JD Wine Cellars, the newest addition to Long Acres Farms, will open May 1.

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The tasting room will be open from noon to 6 p.m. daily and will offer juice, animal crackers and a small indoor activity area for children. Free commemorative tasting glasses will be given to every wine taster this weekend while supplies last.

"We are excited to bring our farm's mission of education and fun into the tasting room," Joan Allen said in a news release. "We want to be a different type of tasting room where guests will come for the wine but they will leave with an experience. ... Tasting room menus will change often, giving guests a reason to visit on a regular basis."

Educational classes, winery events and tours will be offered and private events can be hosted throughout the year.

The new winery, which already is on the Lake Ontario Wine Trail, produces red, white and fruit wines.

The initial red wine offerings are Trilogy, a Meritage blend of Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot; and Red Propeller, a semi-sweet Cabernet Franc named as a tribute to Long Acre Farm's history in flight. Dechanac, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lemberger, Noiret and Marquette wines are aging and will be released later.

The winery's first whites are Lucky 13, a Cayuga White that will have a tie-in to the farm's 2010 Maize Maze; Traminette; and Free Flight, made from Diamond grapes.

The fruit wines are made from whole fruit: Blackberry Boogie; Rhythm & Bluesberry, a blueberry wine; The Blue Note, a dry blueberry wine; Strawberry Shuffle; Peach Street; Cranberry Riff; and Jam Session, a combination of cranberry, strawberry and Cayuga White grapes.

Doug and Joan Allen, who own Long Acre Farms, co-own JD Wine Cellars with Joan's mother, Charleen Lawrence. Doug Allen and Tim Gregory, who have a combined 10 years of experience in making wines, are the winemakers.

"Living in an agricultural area with access to quality fruit is a winemaker's dream," Doug Allen said in a news release. "Working in small batches we are able to produce unique, high-quality wines that can be enjoyed by both the novice and experienced wine enthusiast."

Long Acre Farms also will open for the season on Saturday. It will be open from noon to dark in the spring and from 10 a.m. until dark in the summer and fall.

Activities include gem panning, a jumping pillow, a giant slide, a giant sandbox, a trike track, a traverse climbing wall, playground equipment, a straw jump and duck races. Fees apply to some activities.

Long Acre Farms is at 1342 Eddy Road, Macedon. For more information, visit www.longacrefarms.com or call (315) 986-4202.