Vineyards of Concord and Niagara grapes once filled the entire Naples Valley and all the surrounding areas. In the fall, stacks of boxes lined the rows of grapes ready for pickers to fill them and the air was thick with the sweet smell of grapes being harvested. Today, the Finger Lakes Region is home to many grape varietals and produces over 54,000 tons of grapes each year. The region now boasts 130 wineries and has been recognized both nationally and internationally. So, it should be no surprise that home winemaking is on the rise. This year we are bringing together our local home-based winemakers in a friendly competition to see who will be named Judge's Choice, Vintner's Choice, and People's Choice at the recently opened Engine 14 Brewery. Located on the site of the old Widmer's Winery, now the home of Hazlitt Winery, owners Greg and Kate Borden are sharing their newly renovated space to host both the Home Winemaker's Competition and the Chili Cook-off.
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