Cape Winery at Deerlick Farm, 2066 Deerlick Road in Cape Vincent, will be able to expand and add a 480-square-foot fermentation room thanks to a $28,100 Rural Business Enterprise Grant from the U.S. Department of Agricultures Rural Development Program.
On Friday, U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten E. Gillibrand announced that the Development Authority of the North Country will be awarded the money for the project.
With this USDA grant, the Development Authority of the North Country will invest in Cape Winery, a growing local business, said Sen. Schumer in a news release. The new fermentation room will help Cape Winery expand and capitalize on New Yorks growing wine tourism industry and spur local economic development.
When we invest in local businesses like Cape Winery, we can help strengthen the local economy and support job creation, while helping the business grow, and showcase some of the very best that New York state has to offer, said Sen. Gillibrand.