GREENFIELD CENTER — Fossil Stone Vineyard and Winery celebrated its opening Friday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony featuring local officials including Greenfield Town Supervisor Kevin Veitch and members of the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce.
Located at 331 Grange Rd, the property totals 140 acres and features a 720-square foot barn, seven acres of vineyards, and a previously-established horse farm known as Fossil Stone Farm, according to a press release. Fossil Stone is owned by Greenfield resident Mike Spiak and his wife, Kelly.
While speaking to those in attendance, Spiak noted the opening was meaningful, and thanked the crowd, saying it took “a long, long time to get here.”
“Making wine or making alcohol in New York is not an easy business,” said Spiak. “There’s a lot of permits to go through. But (Supervisor Veitch) really helped us out a lot towards the end.”
“We’re really proud to have you here, also,” Veitch told the Fossil Stone team. “Welcome very much, and thank you for being here. We really appreciate it.”
In addition to the indoor barn space, Fossil Stone also features a spacious outdoor setting. They offer wines such as Rose, La Crescent, Marquette, Oak-aged Marquette, and Amber, according to the press release.
The winery plans to hold limited public hours and private events throughout the fall before opening to the public with regular hours in Spring 2024, the release states. Fossil Stone will host a public Harvest Party on Sept. 23, beginning at 10 a.m. and including live music, food, a cash bar, and grape harvesting.
“Our goal was to make some place that would fit nice in Greenfield,” Spiak said to those in attendance. “A nice place to come and relax, and have a little wine, maybe reflect.”