Harvest Hosts is an incredibly unique RV membership program. Through this program, members are granted access to 2377+ host locations across North America for overnight accommodations with no camping fees. To support each of these businesses, members typically make a small purchase of wine or produce or whatever it is that the business is selling or offering. Locations include establishments such as farms, wineries, breweries, museums, restaurants, attractions, and more. Long Acre Farms and JD Wine Cellars is an incredible Harvest Hosts location that allows guests the experience of both a winery and a farm. Located near Rochester, New York, this host offers a market, a tasting room, and a slew of awesome products to try. Continue on to learn all about the farm/winery combo, its history, the business today, and its joining of the Harvest Hosts program.
Long Acre Farms is a fourth-generation farm that planted its roots in the Macedon, New York, area in the 1920s. Following the construction of their farm market in 1993, the farm has evolved and adapted greatly. Over the years, they have since added a pond, a breezeway, an ice cream shop with expanded deck, a pavilion (which was later converted into their current restaurant), a play area, a barrel room, a tasting room, an event space, solar panels, a food trailer, and so much more. Since their very beginning, the family of owners has greatly enjoyed welcoming guests to their farm.
JD Wine Cellars opened in 2010 and began producing small, handcrafted batches of, red, white, and 100% fruit wines. They grow their own Marquette grapes on one-half acre for their Estate Rose. Any additional grapes and juices are sourced from farmers within New York state, primarily in the Finger Lakes region. For both the farm and the winery, each year brings about new changes and challenges, and constant innovation and adaptation has allowed the farm to remain at the forefront of agricultural entertainment.
The Business Today
Today, Long Acre Farm and JD Wine Cellars continues to successfully operate one of the oldest agritourism farms in New York State. The Farm Market, Ice Cream Shop and play areas are open seasonally from between May and October. Meanwhile, the winery tasting room is open from April through December.
The extensive farm market features in-season produce and many unique and delicious food items. These include jams, sauces, dressings, soups, baked goods, cheeses, and more. Meanwhile, the gift shop features many fun gift items. The ice cream shop serves both hard, soft and vegan ice cream, with many different options such as cones, shakes, sundaes, and flurries.
In addition, JD Wine Cellars tasting room features reds, whites and one-hundred-percent fruit wines. They also sell local beer and spirits to suit a variety of palates. Throughout the year, they host a variety of special events, including private events such as weddings and parties.
Joining Harvest Hosts
Long Acre Farm and JD Wine Cellars joined the Harvest Hosts family about a year ago, and they have since welcomed guests from all over the country. Their close proximity to Rochester and friendly and welcoming atmosphere have made this a perfect location for spring, summer, and fall fun. All the offerings mentioned above are even better when they are available just outside your front door! Currently, this location has five spaces available for RVs of any size. Please note that they are not open between January and early April.
Long Acre Farms and JD Wine Cellars is an awesome location, perfectly showcasing the excellence of the Harvest Hosts experience. Be sure to stop by on your next drive through upstate New York!
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