Madison County Farm Bureau to Host Takeover Night at Owera Vineyards Proceeds to Benefit Food Bank of Central New York

Monday, October 1, 2018

On Friday, November 2 from 5:00 – 10:00 pm, members of the Madison County Farm Bureau will host the fourth annual Farm Bureau Takeover Night at Owera Vineyards. All tips generated at the event will benefit Food Bank of Central New York. In addition, Owera Vineyards will donate 20% of sales at the event to the Food Bank. Attendees will be able to enjoy local wines and beer samples along with great food. Music will be performed by ESP.

“The Farm Bureau is an important partner to the Food Bank and what better way to increase awareness about our mission than to partner with experts in agriculture,” stated Kathleen Stress, Executive Director of Food Bank of Central New York. “While the event at Owera highlights a local vineyard, it also raises awareness that hunger exists in our local communities and that the Farm Bureau and the Food Bank are working to eliminate hunger for families in need.”

"The Madison County Farm Bureau is excited to once again be partnering with Owera Vineyards and Food Bank of Central New York to help bring awareness of agriculture and the impact it has on our everyday lives,” said Johanna Bossard, promotion and education chair of the Madison County Farm Bureau. “The money raised at this event goes to support those struggling from food insecurity in our local areas and that is something that we at Farm Bureau are very proud of."

Owera Vineyards is a picturesque rural and groomed farm winery including vines, gardens, ponds, and orchards located at 5276 East Lake Road in Cazenovia, NY. Over the past three years, this event has raised $7,094 to help feed the hungry.

For more information please contact Lynn Hy, Chief Development Officer, at (315) 437-1899 ext. 247 or at

Madison County Farm Bureau is dedicated to solving the economic and public policy issues challenging the agricultural community. The county is part of New York Farm Bureau, a statewide lobbying/trade organization that represents thousands of farm families and is known as “The Voice of New York Agriculture.”

Owera Vineyards has a warm and welcoming tasting room which houses their award-winning Rieslings and delicious blends that are complemented by drier Chardonnay and Owahgena Red. Owera’s premium New York State wines are produced from the finest grapes grown across the state. Owera’s Cazenovia estate wines, grown from Minnesota cold-hardy varietals, provide a welcome diversity to the portfolio. The Frontenac Gris, with its wonderful aroma and pineapple undertones, is a must try!

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