We have a new addition to our staff, Danielle Sanderson, who is introducing Deer Run Winery to Pinterest. Danielle is a Marketing Major at RIT and will be overseeing our Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest accounts! Next time you go pinning, be sure to follow Deer Run Winery's boards for food and wine pairing suggestions, drink recipes, winery wedding ideas and more! Good luck and welcome aboard Danielle!
When we were selecting vintage pictures for our Lifestyle blends, we knew immediately we wanted Whiskey 7 on our most award-winning wine: Runway Red. After speaking with the folks at the National Warplane Museum, we were granted permission and are proud to show her off on our label. Whiskey 7 was the lead airship which dropped paratroopers over Normandy, France on D-Day in World War II. She was restored by the National Warplane Museum to her former glory. Our friends at the National Warplane Museum were nice enough to give George and Scott a chance of a lifetime and offer them a chance to go for a short flight to Rochester last night. The guys were beaming nas they joined other "VIP" guests for the 20 minute flight. It was a flight they will never forget. Thank you!!!
Deer Run Winery Aging to Perfection with Vintage Rebrand06/03/2015 BY CONRAD BAKER
GENESEO – As Deer Run Winery continues to grow onward and upward, they have incorporated the rich history of Geneseo, Conesus Lake, and the Genesee Valley into their new labels for their lifestyle (blended) wines and premium wines, grown and produced in the town of Geneseo.
Owners George and Joan Kuyon say that due to the help and generosity of the Livonia Historical Museum and National Warplane Museum, they were able to see hundreds of vintage pictures, including images of the iconic ice harvest on Conesus Lake, Whiskey-7, and 100-year-old images from around the lake, and incorporate them into their new wine labels.
“We have quite a bit of wine to sell featuring the older labels, so you will find a mix of the old and new labels in our tasting room until the previous inventory sells out,” said Marie Kuyon, event coordinator at Deer Run Winery. “We invite customers to stop in for a free wine tasting and welcome the opportunity to show off the new labels and share the stories that go along with them. Livingston County has a rich history and we hope that the new labels convey a portion of that history.”
For example, the label on their most award winning wine, Runway Red, boasts a photo of Whiskey-7, one of the few surviving Douglass C-47’s that dropped allied paratroopers into Normandy on June 6, 1944, currently in the care of the Warplane Museum in Geneseo. Max Black, their best-selling table wine, shows a turn-of-the-century picture of a dock on Conesus Lake.
All labels on premium wines, which include mostly vintage wines, now showcase a photo of the Prohibition Era ‘fruit press’ which has been handed down through three generations within the family. It was used by the owner’s grandfather to make wine in his basement during Prohibition. The press can be seen in the tasting room at the winery.
“We’ve been growing ever since my dad decided to set up this place after making wine in his basement as a hobby for years,” said Scott Kuyon at the winery. “We looked at our old labels, thought it was time to do something different as we continue to increase production. We talked to Rich Carrerro after his Destination Downtown presentation, and he worked with us on a bunch of ideas. We hope these photos tell the stories behind the wines.”
The winery, at 3772 W Lake Road, Geneseo, has continued to grow since its small beginnings in 2003. Besides being the only winery in Geneseo, they feature a full gift shop and continue to become more popular as a host for weddings, special events, and their summer concerts.
Last night we saw about 250 people as we kicked off our free Thursday Night Summer Concert Series. Strummerz band performed classic rock songs for the crowd as the guests enjoyed 3 Legged Pig BBQ and wine slushies. Our new Tropical Fawn slushy recipe was a hit with the masses and will be featured weekly along with our well-loved Max Black Slushy! Join us every Thursday night for live music, food and wine from now until September 3rd at Deer Run Winery. Bring a friend and bring a chair!
I am the newest addition to the Deer Run Winery family. Scott and I married in 2014 and I transitioned from a hospitality manager to a grape farmer's wife.