Heron Hill Winery in New York’s Finger Lakes region focuses on sustainable practices and quality, producing exceptional wines from European varietals like Riesling and Chardonnay. With over 53 years of experience, they emphasize minimal intervention and meticulous vineyard management. As they plan to expand their retail reach and strengthen local industry connections, Heron Hill remains…

Cornell AgriTech is set to host the National Grape Improvement Center, a $70 million state-of-the-art research facility in Geneva, New York. This center aims to revolutionize grape production with sustainable solutions and innovative practices, addressing challenges like climate change and pest management. The collaboration between Cornell and USDA-ARS will cement the Finger Lakes as a…

The Saperavi grape, an ancient variety native to Georgia, is gaining recognition in New York’s Finger Lakes wine region! Brought to the area by Dr. Konstantin Frank in the 1960s, it remained obscure until 2014 when the Tax and Trade Bureau officially recognized it. Saperavi produces diverse wine styles, from semi-sweet to deep, ebony-hued wines…

Scott Osborn of Fox Run Vineyards has been elected to be the Board Chair of WineAmerica, the National Association of American Wineries based in Washington, DC. What is WineAmerica? They’re the only national wine industry association in the USA, and they work to encourage the growth and development of American wineries and winegrowing through the…

Cabernet Franc is growing in recognition around the world, and Finger Lakes winemakers recognize the valuable place it can hold in their portfolios. While Riesling may hold the honors as the most widely planted variety in the region, “Long sunny days promote depth of character, while cool nights preserve freshness and acidity,” for Cabernet Franc,…

Sharing the art and science of blending Riesling was the founding component of Riesling Camp. Spectrum News 1 in Syracuse visited Camp to check out the Blending Trial to learn more and share perspectives from Campers, wineries and our host, Cornell AgriTech. Click here to read the full story: https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/central-ny/news/2024/04/30/finger-lakes-riesling-draws-wine-professionals-from-all-over-the-country

Explore Steuben and Finger Lakes Countrysides have premiered a new YouTube documentary video exploring The Influence of European Winemakers on the Finger Lakes Wine Region. From Charles Fournier of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin in Reims, France to Ukrainian immigrant Dr. Konstantin Frank to Hans Peter Weis, there’s European influence in our vineyards. Check out this I…

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