The Winery at Marjim manor is located in Western New York’s fruit belt. This W.O.W. (Woman Owned Winery) is owned by Margo Sue Bittner.
The Marjim name comes from a blending of her first name with that of her husband, Jim. It is a name they created 30 years ago when they began dairy farming.
The Winery is a truly a family affair: Margo Sue Bittner is president; Margo’s daughter, Janet Walker assists with sales and marketing. The fruit comes from Bittner-Singer Orchards, where Margo’s husband Jim, is president. Their sons work full time at Bittner-Singer Orchards also.
The 9500 square foot mansion has a unique appearance and history. Formerly called Appleton Hall, it is built of bricks imported from Italy by its original owner, Shubal Merritt, who bought the property from the Holland Land Company. It features a wrap-around enclosed porch, carefully restored to its former glory.