About the Winery at Marjim Manor
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.
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.
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
mansion, built in the 1800's, was originally a farmhouse
and later a summer retreat for the Sisters of St. Joseph
convent. The house even has resident ghosts. Visit the Tasting
Room to hear the whole story. No recent sightings have been
if you don't see any of the resident ghosts,
you can still say hello to one of our Manor Cats!
Photo: William Shakespeare