Guide at a Glance
Webster, New York, United States
Lifestyle, Wine Tour
David Bower Sr. is the owner and the wine maker of Lake Ontario Winery. In 1962, David Bower purchased Mayer’s Cider Mill Inc in hoping to continue producing apple cider and grape juice. It was a business his late father had been carrying on since he was a child. Hard work ensues, and soon he was making name in the region. Grasping the opportunity, he included the work of his sons and they purchased the Hilton farm, bringing not only apple cider and grape huice in the area, but also fresh fruit and fried cakes. Their quality product gained even more reputation, and soon, a Bistro and Dinner came into the scene. That was in 2005. As 2012 approached, their business expanded. Now they have expansions at International War of 1812 Peace Garden, Mayer’s Antique Apple Cidery, a new 6000 ft. greenhouse and flower shop, and of course the family classic: Lake Ontario Brewing Company.