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Ontario Barn Vineyards

513 Whitney Road
Ontario, NY 14519
(716) 202-4469

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Located on a farm with roots trailing back to the 19th century, Wayne County-based Ontario Barn Vineyards specializes in grape and fruit wines. The winery belongs to the Lake Ontario Wine Trail and hosts an annual barn festival.

Chris Staub, who works full time leading a community blood service, wears three hats at the winery: owner, winemaker and vineyard manager. Rubbing shoulders with California and New York winemakers helped him hone his skills.

Grape wines in the lineup include Chardonnay, Cabernet Franc and Noiret. The fruit wines range from peach to an apple-persimmon blend.

The tasting room, which is inside a fully renovated barn, also samples and sells other New York wines, including ones from the Finger Lakes and Long Island.

Tasting room hours: Noon to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, from the end of March to mid-December. Reservations preferred for groups or eight or more.

Accessibility: Fully accessible.

Tasting fee: $3 for five samples.

Amenities: Selling grape and fruit wines. Annual barn festival promotes solar energy and features U-pick apples and pears, barbecue, and live bluegrass and indie music.