Brant and Amy Gorsuch, owners of The Corks Winery, spoke to the Stryker Rotary Club at their Tuesday evening meeting. Amy told the club that they are just getting started in business and are located five miles east of Fayette on State Route 20. They currently have 12 wines for sale that compose a mixture of both sweet and dry varieties. The winery is open three days each week, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. They grow some of the grapes used in wine making, with 250 vines on the property. The also buy fruit as well as juice to use in their business. Amy works full time in the winery, and Brant helps as much as he can as he also works full time in the construction industry. They plan to grow the winery to the point they can both work full time in the business, but no grow it to large because they want to maintain the small business feel. Brant said they may plant more grapes but will continue to use purchased juice and fruit to make wine. Their goal is to find all Ohio grown fruits to use in the wine making process. He told the Rotary that their first year in business they made close to 3,000 gallons of wine. Amy, on the right, and Brant, center spoke as guests of Stryker Rotary Member Wendy Koch, right.
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