Midgard Winery
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How We Got Into Wine

We began as local beekeepers producing unfiltered unheated natural raw honey. For many years we never even considered using our honey to make mead because we had tried other meads and were uninterested. Michael's cousin however had other plans. Tony had been a home wine maker for many years, he convinced us to make a batch of honey wine using our fresh local honey. It turned out better than expected, So we made more and more and more.
Over the next few years we spent all of our free time learning, reading, and finding out everything we could about mead and wine making. During this time we met Dominic and became friends. He sampled our wine and became interested in helping us start Midgard Winery. We then applied for our farm winery license and began acquiring equipment to make wine to share with everyone. Schedule an appointment today, to come by and sample all the great honey mead and fruit wines available, or visit our location page for a list of locations that carry our fine products.
Wooden barrel - midgard winery corfu ny

People Involved

Michael J. Potoczak
Retired math professor U.B.
Long time commercial beekeeper (1970s-present)
John D. Potoczak
Mike's son and Life long beekeeper
Vice President
Jonathan J. Hayward
Marketing, Sales, & Events
Cassidy Gertis
Here for the fun of it all!
Tony Cefali
Mike's cousin & home winemaker
and our R&D professional.
Winemaking Consultant
Domenic Carisetti
WNY's premier vintner UC Davis Graduate. Domenic has been in the wine making business for 30 years and has produced over 300 million gallons.
541 Bell Rd, Corfu, NY 14036