Owera Vineyards to host Taste of Cazenovia in grand opening event

— After two years of planning and development, Owera Vineyards, located at 5276 East Lake Road, will open to the public and present Taste of Cazenovia on Wednesday, June 12.

Owera will offer a VIP tasting hour from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., which will include an exclusive tour of the winery, tastes of select Owera wines such as new release Frontenac Gris, hors d’oeurves, delicious foods direct from local farmers and a commemorative Taste of Cazenovia wine glass.

The VIP Taste hour will be held in the production and tasting facility and will include music performed by the Cazenovia High School String Ensemble, directed by Mary Coburn.

Following the VIP taste hour, Owera will present the main event, Taste of Cazenovia from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the new Event Center. The evening will begin with a selection of jazz numbers performed by the Cazenovia High School Jazz Ensemble, directed by Kathy DiNardo. Following the ensemble performance, the band Stroke will entertain throughout the evening with their musical fare. Visitors can then stroll throughout the delectable samples from area culinary and beverage sponsors and bid for prime items at the silent auction.

Reservations for the Taste of Cazenovia (500 guests maximum, includes VIP guests) from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. are $40 per person. Reservations for the VIP Taste hour (200 guests maximum) 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. (includes Taste of Cazenovia event) are $75 per person.

Parking space at Owera Vineyards is limited, therefore Taste of Cazenovia patrons will park at the Cazenovia College Athletic facility (Liberty Street) and board a Cazenovia Limousine-sponsored shuttle bus to Owera Vineyards. Cazenovia Limousine sponsored shuttle buses will run continuously to and from the vineyard every 15 minutes beginning at 6:15 p.m.

This year’s Taste is sponsored by presenting sponsor: Owera Vineyards Master Sommelier: AmeriCU Credit Union.

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