Another step in the rejuvention of Main Street in Swanton took place Friday as Benfield Wines held a ribbon cutting for their new location.
Rob and Julia Benfield of Benfield Wines have been making wine for about 15 years. The winery started as a gesture of love with Rob making wine for his wife of over 20 years, Julia, and their friends.
After much encouragement from those friends and family, the Benfields decided to turn this pastime into a family business. They sold online and privately for three years then moved from Pettisville to Swanton to be closer to their customers, finding the perfect spot to open initially at Shaffer Road and State Route 295.
After almost two years and lots of loyal customers, they have outgrown their current space and are excited to announce they will be opening a new tasting room in downtown Swanton.
“We are proud to be part of the Swanton Community and look forward to expanding our operations at 102 N. Main Street,” said Julia Benfield. “Our new facility will have room for small parties and events, art classes, and, of course, enjoying our wine selection with plans and the space to grow more in the future. We are excited about the relocation of our small, veteran owned family business and are honored to be part of the amazing things happening in Downtown Swanton! We appreciate how supportive the village administrators and Chamber of Commerce have been in helping us see our dream come true.”
Benfield Wines will continue to offer tastings Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, go to Benfieldwines.com and Benfield Wines on Facebook and Instagram.