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.
Winery is a truly a family affair: Margo Bittner is president;
the winemaker is her son, Kevin Bittner; her daughter,
Janet Bittner assists with sales and marketing; and the
fruit comes from Singer
Farms, located about a quarter mile down the road
where Margo’s husband Jim, is a partner.
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