America’s First Hemp Winery to open on Skaneateles Lake

This summer, Sovereign Vines, owned by Kaelan Castetter, plans to open its first tasting room south of the village of Skaneateles on East Lake Road (Route 41) overlooking Skaneateles Lake. Eventually the tasting room will offer food and perhaps a bed-and-breakfast, but it will start with tasting and sales of its own wines. It will also sell other craft beverages like beer or cider.
“America’s only hemp-infused” wine producer, it blends wines produced in the Finger Lakes and elsewhere with terpene, an aromatic and flavorful extract found in the buds of the hemp plant.

“It (the terpene) creates earthy, woodsy tones and a smooth finish,” Kaelan Castetter said. “It makes the wines pop.”

Information taken from New York Wine and Grape Foundation newsletter.

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