Grape Discovery Center to hold 4th Annual Blessing of the Grapes

The Grape Discovery Center will hold its Fourth Annual Blessing of the Grapes this Saturday. Reverend Virgina Carr, of St. Peters Episcopal Church in Westfield, will begin the service at 1 p.m. sharp on the Steve Baran Memorial Patio.

A reception will follow the service where 13 years of the Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association will be recognized and celebrated. Those in attendance can enjoy a Concord-filled cake, grape juice, coffee and tea while visiting with the members of the community.

The Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization of grape growers, juice processors and wineries, related grape industry businesses and regional organizations. The mission is to encourage and support the grape and wine industries within the region, and to enhance the region’s quality of life.

In May, 2013, the Grape Discovery Center was opened by the Heritage Association as a showcase for local grape-related products, and as a venue for sharing the rich history and culture of the region.

The Grape Discovery Center is located in the heart of grape country at 8305 West Main Road, Route 20, Westfield, NY 14787.

Call 326-2003 or email with any questions related to the event.